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Una district,Himachal Pradesh

Una is one of the districts of Himachal Pradesh, India, and shares its border with the Hoshiarpur District and ropar district of Punjab. The terrain is generally a plain with low hills. Una has been identified as a main industrial hub and has become a transit town for travellers going to the famous city of Dharamshala or locations within the Himalayas such as Kullu, Manali, Jawalamukhi, and Chintpurni.

Una has 5 Tehsils Ghanari, Haroli, Amb, Bangana and Una .

Una is home to the Kila, which is a historical fort and an ancestral home of the descendants of the first guru of the Sikhs, Guru Nanak.

Una although unchanged for past century has shown huge appetite for growth and development. The City and Urban area is expected to grow at rapid pace amidst the investment coming from native N.R.I community which is huge in number as every household has at least one family member or relative working abroad.

Language
Local languages are Punjabi and Hindi, the prominently spoken being Punjabi.
Attire

Kurta and Pajama is the culturally accepted dress for men. Farmers find Punjabi Tamba and Kurta particularly comfortable. Office-going men wear shirts and pants.

Women wear Salwar Kameez on most casual and formal occasions. A Sari is also worn, especially to weddings.

Young people mostly wear western styled clothing: tight-fitted denims, pants; t-shirt, polos and shirts. Unisex clothing is gaining acceptance, especially in the suburbs.

Shawl, known locally as “Loi”, are worn in the winters. They can be plain or embroidered (especially for women).

Jutti is a culturally accepted footwear, for both men and women.

Geography

Una lies in the southwestern part of Himachal Pradesh, with the beautiful Sivalik hills of the Himalayas gently rolling on one side. The Satluj river passes alongside Shahtalai hills, known for the shrine of Baba Balak Nath.

Una is geograhically one of the most apt and versatile area of Himachal Pradesh with close vicinity to Chandigarh connected by broad gauge railway and four lane express highway.

Pilgrimage

Chintpurni and Baba Balak Nath are the temples most visited by Hindus and Sikhs, especially on weekends and on special religious days.

Bhadurkali Mata Mandir,Guga Jahar Peer, Bhadurkali;Dera Baba Barbhag Singh MAIRI; Dera Baba Rudru; Radhe Krishna Mandir, founded by Baba Bal, Kotla Kalan; Baba Moni temple, Ghanari; Jogi Panga: Dharamshala Mahanta; Dhunsar Mahadev Temple, Talmehra; Pir Nigaha, Madanpur Basoli; Shivbari Temple, Gagret; Dmamiya, Ispur, Suhin Guga, Lohara Mandir are some other popular temples.

Brahmahooti, situated near Mehatpur, is one of the two temples in India dedicated to God Brahma, the other being in Pushkar, Rajasthan. Though less known, this temple is situated close to a serene lake in the laps of hills.

Economy

The people of Una mainly earn their livelihood through agriculture. Una is also becoming an industrial hub. There is a hub of small scale Katha factories. Kamal Katha Udyog, Master Katha Udyog are prominent manufactorer of Katha. In addition of that there is cylinder factory named Him Cylinders and Steel Plant by the name of Him alloys.The International Cars and Motor has also one their plant in the City.The Jeevan Market Has Many Shops Dealing In All Types Of Products.

[New mall and Multiplex is expected to open in Rakkar area which is becoming the new face of modern urban, well planned, neat and clean city with all the advanced facilities like banks, private and convent schools, best hotels, showrooms etc.]

Famous Destinations in UNA

  • Sheetla Mata Mandir Una, Takka Road -Sheetla Mata Temple is famous for curing disease like chicken pox, eye disease and other skin diseases. The water of the temple is very divine and deity which cure the disease. The locket given by the Priest also helps in curing the diseases.
  • Maa Chintpurni Devi Temple Pictorial Tour Maa Chintpurni
  • Sri Radha Krishan Mandir Kotla Kalan Una.
  • Shiv Bari Temple
  • Dhyunsar Mahadev Temple
  • Dera Baba Rudru | Dera Baba Rudrashram
  • Baba Barbagh Singh
  • Suhin Guga Mandir
  • Jogi Panga
  • Jyoli Mata Temple Samoor Kalan (Pracheen Shiv Mandir Samoor Kalan)
  • Thaneek Pura
  • Garib Nath mandir
  • Baba sahib singh ji bedi
  • Baba Moni Temple Ghanari
  • Mahandev Mandir, Pracheen Mahandev Mandir in Kotla Kalan.
  • Pracheen Gouri Ganga Mata Mandir Near Tirthwal Village post office chowar Tehsil amb Distt. Una (H.P.)
  • Shri Ram Mandir, Andora
  • Santoshi mata mandir at village khad. It is a beautiful small temple which is looked after by a holy sannyasin who devoted her life to this temple and serving this for about 43 years. It is located on Una–Gagret road.(shyamsuamnsingh)
  • Multiple screen multiplex and mall is expected to open in Rakkar area making it first of its kind in the city.