Tourism in Una Himachal Pradesh:
Una lies in the South-Western part of Himachal Pradesh. In the Western part also there is hill range whose maximum height is about 600 metres. The altitude varies from mere 350 metres to over 1,200 metres on the Solahsinghi Dhar. Shivalik ranges experience heavy rainfall. The hill ranges are covered by scanty vegetation comprising mostly of shrubs. Una has been carved out of Hoshiarpur district of Punjab in 1966 where the hilly areas of Punjab were transferred to Himachal Pradesh and the whole area is warm. It has borders with Kangra Hamirpur and Bilaspur and then acts as a gateway to these regions. Efforts are being made to develop same places in Nangal and Bhakra areas.
Famous Places Around Una :
Chintpurni Temple : It is located on Dharamshala-Hoshiarpur road on a ridge. Thousand of devotees visit this temple. The main fair is held during the 10 days of "Shukalpaksh" in August. In addition to many religious festivals. There is a Yatri Niwas which is managed by Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation.
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.
Dera Baba Bharbhag Singh : The place has famous Gurudwara where thousand of Sikhs visit every year to receive the blessing of Baba Bharbhag Singh, who was a saint and established this Gurudwara which was earlier known as Dera. It is about 40 Kms. 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 Ecyluptus trees. The Gurudwara Sarai apart from PWD Rest House is available for the night stay. A famous fair also known as Baba Bhar Bhag Singh Mela is held here in the month of February in honour of Barbhag Singh ji who was reowned 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 fair 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'.
Tourism in Una :
Tourism in Una offers very famous Chintpurni temple and hence is ideal for religious minded paople. Tourisn in Una is mainly concerned with Chitpurni Temple and Dera Baba Bharbhag Singh which attract a large number of tourists throughout the year. The weather of Una is hot and pleasant and it is also close to Chandigarh. If visiting all the famous and inportant temples of Himachal is on your list, tourism in Una may appeal you more.
District Una : General Information
Altitude : varies from 350 meters to 1,200 meters.
Headquarter : Una ( altitude 750 meters )
Location : District Una lies within 31°21' to 31°50' North Latitude and 71°55' to 76°28' East Longitudes. It is bounded by Kangra, Hamirpur and Bilaspur districts of Himachal Pradesh in the North, East and South, by Hoshiarpur district of Punjab in the West. Una district is in Himalayan foothills zone bounded by palins of Punjab in the West and Solahasinghi Dhar in the East.
Access by Air : Nearest airport is Jalandhar 78 km. via - Hoshiarpur.
Access by Rail : Una is well connected by broad gauge rail.
Access by Road : Almost each and every part of the state is linked by roads. The Himachal Road Transport Corporation is running its buses covering the whole state. There is huge network of HRTC to cater the needs of the people.
Distances : Jalandhar 78 km., Hoshiarpur 39 km.