Una: General Information

Located in the rugged mighty mountains, Una is the place where tourist shall encounter the divine presence of God. Una is a cultural and religious hub, which has been hidden away in the lush green hills of Himachal Pradesh for a long time. The name ‘Una’ which in Hindi means ‘Unnati’ was given to the town by Shri Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth Guru of the Sikhs. The district of Una was carved out of the Hoshiarpur District of Punjab in 1972.

Gurudwara Dera Baba Bharbhag is the prime attraction of Una. The Gurudwara is located on a hillside and was built in the honor of the renowned social reformer and spiritual leader, Baba Gurbarbhag Singh, the son of Baba Ram Singh. The Gurudwara is famous for its Baba Bharbhag Singh Mela or the Hola Mohalla Fair which is attended by a huge number of pilgrims from the Hindu and Sikh community in India. It is also said that the Baba Gurbarbhag Singh used to hold some magical powers. During the festival, the priests of the Gurudwara called ‘Masands’ treats people who are affected by some evil spirit or mental illness.

Moreover, Una is renowned for a pious shrine devoted to the Hindu Goddess Chintpurni. The temple is one of the most important Shakti Peethas, dedicated to the supreme Goddess Shakti. The main deity of the temple, Goddess Chintpurni is placed in the temple as a stone idol, which is also known as Pindi. Thrice a year, Chintpurni Fair, also known as ‘Mata da Mela’ is organized in Chintpurni Village.

If tourists are planning to visit Una via roadways, then they should visit a picturesque place called Amb. Amb is a small hill station which was once the garden of the renowned king of Jaswal (Chandravanshi Rajput clan). Tourists can also visit the famous Bagana Latin Piplu, which is situated on top of Solah Singhi Dhar (hilly range). Bagana Lathian Piplu offers a splendid view of the Govind Sagar Lake, which is located in the vicinity of the place.

Bharwain, the Kutlehar Forts, the Sheetla Devi Temple, Baba Rudran and Ashram are some of the noteworthy sites which are worth a visit on a trip to Una. From evening to morning tourists will be able to listen to the echoes of holy hymns within the premises of the town. All this creates a wonderful atmosphere that one would love to experience.

Adventure activities

  • Bhwarwain, around 25 km away from the district of Una, is an ideal place for trekkers and nature lovers.
  • 78 km away from Una rests the famous Govind Sagar Dam where activities like swimming, surfing, water-skiing, kayaking, rowing, canoeing, and White Water River rafting are organized.

Where to staySuvidha Palace (Hamirpur Road), Hotel Savera (Una main road), Natraj Guest House (Opposite DC office), Hotel Green Palace, Maya Deluxe Hotel (Near Bus stand) and Trishma Resorts (Una-Nangal Highway) are some of the hotels and guesthouses to stay in Una.

Where to eatSethi Juice Bar, Sharma Dhaba, Dayal Sweet Shop (Opposite the Bus Stand) and Sunny’s Spicy Treat (Opposite Una Goverment Collage) are some of the best places in Una to enjoy figure licking food. If tourists are looking for fine-dining option then Pandit Moolraj Residency, Menon Hotel (Mehatpur), Trishma Resorts, Hotel Jai Maa (Chintpurni) and Hotel Alfa Gagret (Hoshiarpur-Chintpurni Road) are the best options.

Weather and ClimateWinters (October to March): 0-20°C
Summers (April to September): 15°C-30°C
Best time to Visit: Una is one of the destinations in India which are ideal to visit all year around. The temperature remains comfortable throughout the year and is ideal for nature-lovers to indulge in mesmerizing sightseeing opportunities.

How to Reach

By Airways: The nearest International Airport is Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport, Amritsar, roughly a two hour drive from Una. It is well connected to major cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Srinagar, Surat and Mumbai through the airlines like Spice Jet, Indigo, Air India, and Go Air.

By Railways: The town has its own railway station, Una railway station. The rail head is connected with other cities like Rupnagar, Chandigarh, Ambala, Haridwar and Delhi.

By Roadways: Tourist buses and taxis are available from every city of Himachal Pradesh to Hamirpur. The Himachal Road Transport Corporation runs buses that connect the whole state. The distances of some of places that are nearby Hamirpur are:

City

Distance

Hoshiarpur (Punjab)

41 km

Jalandhar  (Punjab)

116 km

Chandigarh

139 km

Mandi (Himachal Pradesh)

139 km

Pathankot (Punjab)

139 km

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)

182 km