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.
A city and a municipality in Valsad district in the southern part of Gujarat, Vapi, is situated on the banks of the Damanganga River. the largest city in the Valsad district, Vapi is now a very important industrial town and is known to be the largest industrial area in Asia in terms of small-scale industries. The numerous chemical industry plants in the city had once even earned it the rank of being one of the most polluted places in the world. National Highway 8 passes through Vapi and the city is the gateway to Daman and Silvassa.
Places to Stay
There are many places in Vapi offer affordable accommodation. Places like Hotel Green View, Hotel Royal Garden and Hotel Royale Inn offer lodging facilities that start at Rs.750.
All the annual religious holidays like Dussehra, Diwali and Holi are celebrated here.
Gujrathi is the local language here.
Places to Visit
The Arabian Sea, at the delta of the Damangana and Daman and Silvassa are located within 7kms of Vapi city centre.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Daman Airport (9.5kms) and the nearest major airport is the Surat Airport (84.4kms)
Vapi has its own railway station.
The Vapi bus stand connects the city to the neighbouring towns. There are great bus operators like Datta Krupa Travels, Neeta travels, Anukool Travels, Shree Balaji Travels, Shree Chaudhari Travels, Shree Arbuda travels and Shree Balaji Travels that offers travellers regular bus services to and from the city. Making use of bus ticket offers are the best way to save money while travelling.