Language: Hindi, Punjabi, English are understood and spoken by the people engaged in tourism trade.
Temperature: Largely warm to hot in summer, and mild to pleasant in winter.
Clothing: Cotton clothes in Summer and light woolens in winter.
Where to stay: Una has accommodation to suit most types of budgets and tastes.HPTDC guest houses provide a comfortable stay at reasonable prices. Details are available from local tourist offices.
By Rail: Una is well connected by broad gauge rail.
By Air: The closest airport is located at Chandigarh.
How To Get Around: Local buses operate regularly. Taxis are also available
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- View the Gobind Sagar Lake and visit spiritual places like Jogi Punga and Naina Deviji at Bangana.
- Be a part of the Religious festivities and prayers at Chintpurni Temple.
- Visit the Dera Baba Bharbhag Singh Gurudwara.
This fair is held during the 10 days of “Shukalpaksh” in August when thousands of devotees visit this temple to seek blessings.
Chaitra and Ashwin Navratra Mela
During the Chaitra Navratra in March/April and Ashiwin Navratra’s in September/October, large number of Pilgrims visits the temples to seek the blessings of the Goddess Durga.
Baba Bhar Bhag Singh Mela
During the month of February, this famous fair is held here in the honour of Barbhag Singh ji who was renowned for his magical powers.
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A Shaktipeeth of much religious significance, Chintpurni is a major pilgrimage center that attracts lakhs of people each year. A Shaktipeeth considers female divinity as the source of all cosmic energy and Shaktipeeth temples span the length of the Himalayas from Kashmir to Assam.
Hindu religious literature tells about a grieving Lord Shiva performing the death dance Tandava by carrying the dead body of Sati, his wife, who has met a tragic end. Symbolic of the cosmic cycle of destruction-creation-preservation, the dead body is dismembered in the consummative dance and body parts fell across 51 places in the Himalayas. Whereever they landed, a Shaktipeeth was born. At Chintpurni is where the feet fell, so is the belief.
A gold plated shrine, at the center of the temple complex, is an impressive monument.
Getting there: Chintpurni is 175 km from Chandigarh, 65 km from Kangra and 55 km from Una. The nearest train station is at Una and the closest airport is at Kangra.
Places to stay: Himachal Tourism’s hotel ‘The Chintpurni Heights’ is available at Bharwain. In addition private hotel accommodation facilities are also available in & around Chintpurni.
Shiva Temple, Ambota
The Shivbadi at Amobta village traces a history stretching to over 5000 years. This old Shiva Temple is considered to be the Gurukul school of Acharya Drona where he imparted education to Kaurav and Pandav princes, who later grew up to fight the Mahabharata, narrated in the famous Hindu epic. The temple is surrounded by cremation grounds and there is no place to stay here. People are expected to pay obeisance and leave.
Getting there: Ambota is 38 km from Una and 30 km from Chintpurni.
Solah Singhi Dhar
A relatively unexplored and untouched marvel, the Solah Singhi Dhar also known as the Jaswan Dhar was the outpost of the Katoch dynasty of Kangra. Hidden high in the hills are two forts that were built between the 11th and 13th century. Even as ruins they are magnificent structures.
To reach the Forts one has to trek over a rocky trail. En-route there is small temple and a well that has clean water. One must trek to the place in daytime as leopards have been sighted taking refuge in the ruins.
Getting there: Bangana village is 21 km from Una. The fort can only be reached on foot from Bangana.
Places to stay: There are private hotel accommodation facilities available at Una from where it is easy to reach Solah Singhi Dhar.
Dera Baba Bharbhag Singh
The place has a famous Gurudwara where thousands of Sikhs visit every year to receive the blessing of Baba Bharbhag Singh, who was a saint who established this Gurudwara which was earlier known as Dera. It is about 40 Km from Una Town and one can reach this place by bus directly or by train upto Una or by air upto Chandigarh.The Gurudwara is situated on the top of the hill and is surrounded by Eucalyptus trees. The Gurudwara Sarai apart from PWD Rest House is available for the night stay. A famous fair known as Baba Bhar Bhag Singh Mela is held here in the month of February in honour of Barbhag Singh ji who was renowned for his magical powers. This fair is held at the time of holi and is famous for the treatment of mental problems and is unique of its kind in the country. A large number of visitors suffering from mental problems come to this fair and are treated at the Gurudwara by the priest called ‘Masands’.
Bangana Lathian Piplu
This area falls on the Una Barsar-Hamirpur road. Piplu is situated on the top of Sola Singh Dhar from where the view of Gobind-Sagar is fascinating. This area can attract tourist during winter season especially, when they propose to visit other religious places like Jogi Ponga and Naina Deviji.