Una is a district of Himachal Pradesh which lies in the south western part. On the 1st september, 1972 the Himachal pradesh Govt. reconised the then Kangra district into three district namely Una, Hamirpur and kangra. The famous places of una are ‘Chintpurni’ Goddess temple, Dera baba barbhag singh, Dera baba Rudru, Joggi panga, Dharamshala Mahanta, Dhunsar Mahadev temple Telmehra, Shivbari temple Kotla MAHADEV Mandir, Gagret and Mini secretariat. Una district is well developed in the industrial sector due to close proximity punjab. Mehatpur, Gagret, Tahliwal & Amb are main industrial centres of una. On 11th january 1991, Una has been provided with railway line by laying 14 Kms broad gauge track from Nangal (punjab) to Una which has now been extended up to Daulatpur Chowk and a DMU Train runs between this station and Ambala cantt. via Chandigarh. As per a local folklore, Una was so named by first guru of sikhs, Guru Nanak Dev. “Unna” means “Only That Much” in punjabi. Una is home to the “killa”, which is a historical fort and an ancestral home of the descendants of the first guru of the sikhs, Guru Nanak. According to 2001 census, total population of una is: 447,967. There are 997 females per 1000 males. Literacy rate is at 81.09%. Total area of district is 1549 sq. kilometers. The majority of population are hindu. people of una speak punjabi and pahari, while some part of society speak hindi. The dress of folks is kurta pajama for men and salwar-kameej for the women. Most of its people are govt. employees. Most amazing place in una is, Dera Baba Rudru. It has the “Akhand Dhoona” that is little from more then 100 years. It is believed that the holy ash of “Akhand Dhoona” can cure various diseases. It is famous for removing poision of snake. Person bit by a snake can be bought to Dera Baba Rudru, for taking out the poision by holy water. It provides 24 hours free food to all visitors and needy people called “Langar”. There are some more small towns in this district are Amb, Gagret, Pirthipur, Daulatpur, Chintpurni(Chinnmastika Dhamm); a holy temple, Mehatpur. Pirthipur is an ideal village with small rivulat and good mountains and with fully greenery. The town has famous Shiv temple and near by Baba ji temple on hillock. It is an ideal place to live in natural Harmony. Chintpurni is a very famous temple and millions of people pay visit to this temple each year. This small town is divided into two district Kangra & Una. Gagret is the main industrial hub of una. It is well known for its educational system.