Places to visit in Una
Una, a gateway that lies at an elevation of 369m above sea level in the state of Himachal Pradesh and one of the lowest lying city in the state. Being close to Punjab, Una is known for its typical Sikh influenced culture from the rest of the towns in Himachal Pradesh.
With the hilly ranges, the zone of Una mostly comprises shrubs, covered by Scanty vegetation. Including various historical places and temples, Una is one of the famous tourist locations in the region of Himachal. Here are some of the travel locations in Una that are must explore while being here.
The temple Kaleshwar is around 400-years-old within the influence of its current structure. It was originally built by Pandavas during their exile and later on, completed by the Katoch dynasty in our country. It is revered as a place as holy as Haridwar in Uttarakhand and dedicated to Lord Shiva. Kaleshwar is also famous for a fair that gets frequented by the thousands of pilgrims during May and June.
Thaneek Pura is a hill station located near the Chintpurni temple, situated at an average elevation of 950m above sea level. It is famous for its various temples, and fairs held here, which is attended by thousands of people of Hindu and Sikh community. Thaneek Pura has the most amazing nature and adventure locations that are famous for various treks trails.
Kila Baba Bedi Ji
Kila Baba Bedi Ji, a historical mausoleum offering situated atop of a mountain and offers some great views of the surroundings. It is a famous tourist spot built in an attractive Indian and Afghani style of architecture. Kila Baba Bedi Ji ka is a dome known to be the ancestral place of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
A temple dedicated to Chhinnamastika Devi and considered as one of the most important of the 51 Shakti Peetha in India. It is believed that forehead of Goddess Sati had fallen at this place. Situated at an elevation of 950m above sea level is also known by the name of Hindu deity Maa Chandi.
Pong Dam is one of the famous dam constructed across the river Beas, located 450m above sea level. It also includes a wildlife sanctuary with a large number of species of animals like leopard, deer, etc. within it. The place is ideal for picnic and photography lovers due to the several species of birds spotted here.
Dera Baba Bharbhag Singh
Dera Baba Bharbhag Singh is a famous place has a gurudwara where many Sikhs visit every year. A saint namely Baba Bharbagh Singh established this spot and named it as Dera. This location is set on the top of a hill, and one can cover 40kms from Una to reach here.
Pir Nigaha is a religious place situated around 8km from the district of Una. Located in the Basoli Village, there is a fair organised every Thursday at the shrine.
So, if you ever make your visit to Una, don’t forget to visit these places and share your experience with us in the comments below.