Una District is located in the south-west region of the state of Himachal Pradesh. One of the twelve districts of Himachal Pradesh, Una was carved out of Hoshiarpur District of Punjab in 1972. Situated at the base of the Shivalik ranges, Una District shares its boundary with Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra and Hoshiarpur of Punjab.
Spread over an area of 1,549 sq km, this district of Himachal Pradesh is made up of Una and Amb sub-divisions. Over the years, it has been a popular stopover location for tourists and devotees heading towards Dharamshala, Kullu, Manali, Khajjiar, McLeodganj and Jawalamukhi.
As per a regional folklore, Una, meaning \'only that much\' in Punjabi, was named by Guru Nanak Dev. Besides, there is another belief that associates Una with \'unnati\', meaning progress, in Hindi.
A historical fort, known as Killa, is the most notable sightseeing of Una. This fort is believed to be the ancestral home of the descendants of Guru Nanak Dev. Chintpurni Temple is the chief religious centre of Una, which is also counted among the Shakti Pithas.
Among other notable sightseeing attractions within Una District are Dera Baba Rudru Ashram, Shiv Bari, Baba Barbhag Singh Temple, Dhyunsar Mahadev Temple, Bangana Lathian Piplu and Baba Rudranand Ashram.
Holla Mohalla, Prakash and Sawan Asthmi fairs along with Baiskahi are celebrated with great zeal and fervour. Piplu Fair, Pir Nigah Fair and Gugga Fair are also celebrated in the district.
The district of Una is well-connected by various means of transportation, which include road, rail and air. Amritsar Airport is the closest airbase to Una at a distance of 78 km. The international airport of Amritsar has frequent flights to New Delhi, Muscat, London, Tehran, Tashkent and Sharjah. The railhead of Una is linked with Chandigarh and New Delhi.
Situated in the shadow of the Himalayas, Una District experiences pleasant climatic conditions throughout the year.