Una – Places Of Interest

    Chintpurni Temple
    Chintpurni Temple It is located on Dharamshala-Hoshiarpur road on a ridge. Thousand of devotees visit this temple. The main fair is held during the 10 days of “Shukalpaksh” in August. In addition to many religious festivals. There is a Yatri Niwas which is managed by Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation. Chintpurni is dedicated to the temple of Chinnamasta Devi. Chinnamasta temple is one of the 7 major and 51 total Shakti Peeths.

    Bangana Lathian Piplu
    Bangana Lathian Piplu Bangana Lathian in Piplu is a point from where panoramic views of the Govind Sagar dam can be enjoyed.This area falls on the Una Barsar-Hamirpur road. Piplu is situated on the top of Sola Singh Dhar from where the view of Gobind-Sagar is fascinating. This area can attract tourist during winter season especially, when they propose to visit other religious places like Jogi Ponga and Naina Deviji.

    Dera Baba Bharbhag Singh
    Bangana Lathian PipluThe place has famous Gurudwara where thousand of Sikhs visit every year to receive the blessing of Baba Bharbhag Singh, who was a saint and established this Gurudwara which was earlier known as Dera. It is about 40 Kms. from Una Town and one can reach this place by bus directly or by train upto Una or by air upto Chandigarh. The Gurudwara is situated on the top of the hill and is surrounded by Ecyluptus trees. The Gurudwara Sarai apart from PWD Rest House is available for the night stay. A famous fair also known as Baba Bhar Bhag Singh Mela is held here in the month of February in honour of Barbhag Singh ji who was reowned for his magical powers. This fair is held at the time of holi and is famous for the treatment of mental problems and is unique fair of its kind in the country. A large number of visitors suffering from mental problems come to this fair and are treated at the gurudwara by the priest called ‘Masands’.

    Gobind Sagar Lake
    Gobind Sagar Lake The beautiful and vast Gobind Sagar Lake starts from district Bilaspur and extends into district Una. It is an artificial lake formed as a result of the world famous Bhakra Dam on the river Sutlej in district Bilaspur. It is one of the world’s highest gravity dams, the Bhakra rises 225.5 m above its lowest foundations. Under the supervision of the famous American dam-builder, Harvey Slocum, work began in 1955 and was completed in 1962. Incidently, Slocum had no formal training as an engineer, but his conceptions and designs had been proven successful. To maintain the level of water, the flow of the river Beas was also channelled to the Gobind Sagar by the Beas-Sutlej Link whish was completed in 1976. Today, this dam feeds electricity and water to several states of north India. Its reservoir – the Gobind Sagar – is 90 km long and encompasses an area of approximately 170 sq. km.

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