Una is a city and a municipal council that falls in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It shares its border with Kangra, Hamirpur, and Bilaspur districts and is known as ‘the Gateway to Himalayas’. According to local folklore, Una was named by Shri Guru Arjan Dev ji who was the fifth Guru of Sikhs. There is another school of thought too. ‘Una’ means ‘Unnati’ which means progress. Hence, ‘Una’ was coined keeping with the growth and progress of the town.
Places to Stay
Una has many budget hotels and local home stays. Hotel Suvidha Palace (Tariff – Rs. 469) is one of the popular ones that offer convenient stay and pocket-friendly rates.
Devanagari is the official language of Una. Hindi and Punjabi are the alternate languages spoken here.
Two of the most famous festivals here are Prakash Utsav (birthday of Baba Sahib Singh Ji) celebrated between 26-28 March and Baisakhi Festival celebrated on 13 April.
Places of Interest
Nearest tourist attractions nearby Una are Bangana (26 km) and Dera Baba Bharbag Singh (40 km).
How to Get There
There are no direct flights to Una. The nearest airport is in Chandigarh which is 120 km away.
Una is well connected on all the major railway junctions.
Una is well connected by busses to Shimla, Chandigarh, and Pathankot. Once the road widening project on Mehatpur-Una-Amb finishes by 2014, the travel time will be considerably reduced. There are many private bus operators who ply frequent busses to Una. Online bus reservation through Ticketgoose.com is one of the safest and convenient ways to get your tickets.