Una town is the district headquarters of Una which lies on the banks of the River Swan. Una was named by the 5th guru of Sikhs, Shri Guru Arjan Dev ji. The word 'Una' stands for 'Unaati' which means progress in punjabi. Una got the status of a district at the time of reconstitution of districts in 1966 when Una was formed along with some parts of Hoshiarpur of Punjab.
Una Borders with Nangal & Hoshiarpur towns of Punjab and Hamirpur, Kangra & Bilaspur districts of Himachal Pradesh. Una is known for its temples and Mata Chintpurni Devi Templeis the most visited amongst them. Una also has one of the few temples dedicated to Brahma in Hindola however very few people visit Brahmhuti as there are no roads to the temple.
Pir Nigahe – Basoli
The shrine of Pir Nigaha is situated in Basoli village which is about eight kms from Una. Every Thursday especially the first of the month large crowds visit the shrine.
Mata Chintpurni Devi Temple is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas located on the Solah Singhi Mountain Range 3 kms away from Bharwain about an hour away from Una town. Mata Chintpurni Devi Temple is constructed with a square base and has dome in the centre of the roof. Apart from the main diety the temple has idols of Lord Hanuman and Lord Ganesha along with bells hanging high at the entrance. Many festivals like the Navaratra fair in Ashad is celebrated at the temple. Poornima and Ashtami are also celebrated at this temple.
Baba Bharbhag Singh Gurudwara
Located about 40 kms from Una Baba Bharbhag Singh Gurudwara stands on top of a hill. It is beleived that the Masands in the Gurudwara can treat mentally challenged people in the Gurudwara and many people come here to get rid of evil spirits.