Una, Gujarat

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Una is located in Gujarat
Una is located in India
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 20°49′N 71°02′E / 20.82°N 71.03°E / 20.82; 71.03Coordinates: 20°49′N 71°02′E / 20.82°N 71.03°E / 20.82; 71.03
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Gir Somnath
Elevation 14 m (46 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 58,528
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 362 560
Vehicle registration GJ
Website gujaratindia.com

Una (or Unnatnagar) is a city and a municipality in Gir Somnath district of the Saurashtra region in the state of Gujarat, India .


Una is located on the bank of Machchundri river. It has an average elevation of 14 metres (46 feet). Kodinar is located on the west, Diu is on the south. Una has highest the number of villages of all the Talukas in Gujarat state.


As per 2011 India census,[2] Una had a population of 130000. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. In Una, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Una has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: Male literacy is 74%, and Female literacy is 59%.

Una is the biggest taluka in Gir Somnath District in number of villages.

Some villages are:

  • Nathal, Amodra, Khapat, Chachakvad, Delwada, Nathej, Vyajpur, Rameshvar, Sultanpur, Samter, Garaal, Motha, Sanakhada, Sanjvapar, Simar, Navabandar, Kajrad, Bhacha, Umej, Gundala, Kesariya, Kob, Tad, Paldi, Olwan, Vansoj, Untwada, Varsingpur, Simasi, Kansari, Kalapan, Gangada, Khatriwada, Anjar etc.

Una is a perfect blend of people such as People and businessmen such as Baniyas(Vaniyas), Lohanas, Sindhi's etc. Since the town is a purchase hub of so many surrounding villages, it has variety of things available which other towns may not.


Una is situated on the national highway No. 8 E. This highway connects Bhavnagar with Somnath.

The city is well connected to other major cities of Gujarat such as Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Junagadh and Bhavnagar etc. & Mumbai by Bus services operated by state-owned transport corporations and private services. Daily bus services available for Mumbai by state-owned transport corporations and private bus operators. Good transportation service is available for Diu, as it is one of the famous & popular tourist place.Diu is the nearest city having air transportation.Diu is 15 km far away from Una.

Una is also connected with Veraval & Junagadh by train service.


  • Tribhovandas Parekh Tower.
  • Pauranik Talav (Ancient Lake) is in the heart of Una.
  • Rawal Dam is also a nice place to visit in rainy season.
  • Machundari Dam is also a nice place to visit in rainy season.
  • Droneshwar is also a nice place to visit in rainy season.
  • Jamjir Waterfall at Jamvala (Gir) is very wonderful place to visit.
  • Diu is also a near place to visit.
  • Ahmedpur Mandvi Beach it is also a near place to visit.
  • Gir National Park Home of Asiatic lions is a wildlife sanctuary near Una.
  • Tulshishyam is a religious place and hot water natural geysers(Hot water springs) is 29 Km away from Una.


  • Mahakaleshwar Mahadev Temple.
  • Modeshwar Mahadev Temple.
  • Kankeshwari Mata Temple.
  • Jalarambapa Temple.
  • Maa Shravan Khodiyar Mata Temple.
  • Gayatri Mata Temple.
  • Swaminarayan Temple.
  • Haveli una.
  • Tapovan Temple of Hanumanji near Una.
  • Khodiyar Mata Temple at Amodra near Una.
  • Kapasi Bapu Ashram at Khapat near Una.
  • Ratneshwar Mahadev Temple at Gupt Prayag near Una.
  • Gupt Prayag Tirth at Delwada near Una.
  • Annapurna Ashram at Dhokadava near Una.
  • Droneshwar Mahadev Temple at Dron near Una.[3]
  • Tulsishyam famous for Temple of Krishna, and with 3 Hot water springs there, situated in middle of Gir forest near Una.
  • Bhim Chas this is historical place situated in middle of Gir forest near Una.
  • Banej Temple of Mahadev in middle of Gir forest near Una.
  • Tapkeshwar Mahadev at Fareda in Gir near Una.
  • Pataleshwar Mahadev at babariya in Gir near Una.
  • Khodiyar Mata Temple at Chikhala nes in Gir near Una.
  • Hanuman Temple at Vajdi near Una.
  • Jagjivandas Bapu Ashram at Simar near Una .
  • Dudhnath Mahadev Temple at Motha near Una.
  • Amargiri Bapu Ashram at Garal near Una.
  • Gangnath Mahadev Temple at Garal near Una.
  • Sidhnath Mahadev Temple at Saamter near Una.
  • Rudreshwar Mahadev Temple at Arithiya near Una.
  • Sopatiyala Mahadev Temple at Vadaviyala near Una.
  • Rajalvejal Mataji Temple at Valaviyala near Sopatiyala Temple.
  • Rajput villa At vadaviyala.

Public Life[edit]

People of different religions live in Una. People speak Gujarati [Kathiawari] language. Some people also speak other languages like Hindi, Sindhi, Kutchi.

Medical Centres[edit]

The city have several Hospitals & Clinics.

  • Community Health Center.
  • Primary Health Centre Dhokadava.
  • Shree Mehta Sarvajanik Hospital.
  • Ramani Hospital Tower Chowk
  • Bavadiya Hospital

Educational Institutions[edit]

The city has several colleges and schools, and other institutions of higher education, both public and private.

  • Nathalia Uneval boarding.
  • Swami Vivekanand Sankul.
  • Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul.
  • Shri H.M.V. Arts & Commerce College.
  • V.P Science College.
  • Shah H.D High School.
  • DAV Senior Secondary School.
  • Shishu Bharati School.
  • Una Taluka School.
  • Amodra Vinay Mandir High School.
  • St.Joseph's School.
  • Gayatri Vidhyalay.
  • Devine English School.
  • Shivoday English School.
  • Sahajanand English School.
  • Smt. Vanitaben Bachubhai Nandola Computer Science College.
  • A.R.Bhatt College.
  • Shruti Vidhyalay.

Famous People's[edit]

  • L.T Saint Mahatma Muldas a famous Gujarati saint, hailed from "Amodra" a small village near Una.
  • L.T Saint Jagjivandas a famous Gujarati saint, hailed from "Simar" a small village near Una.
  • Raja Ranmal Mori a famous Gujarati Person. Who Started Sugar factory in Una, hailed from "Amodra" a small village near Una.


  • Una's economy is mostly of agriculture. Coastal ports provide good revenue like Nava bandar, Saiyad rajpara, Vanakbara and Dhara bandar.
  • Una is also "the biggest Limestone supplier" in Gujarat state, the Limestone business grabs revenue of nearly 80-90 crores per month.
  • Una is known for its Kesar Mango Farms too & Una and Diu has plenty branching Palm trees called "Hokka" Hyphaene Indica(A species near to extinct and under protection) which are found nowhere else in the country.



In the month of July 2016, an extremist vigilante mob calling themselves "Gau raksha dal" brutally assaulted, stripped, and flogged a group of young Dalits, falsely claiming that they had "skinned a cow". This horrific incident took place amidst full public view and was photographed.[4] This sparked a nationwide outrage after around 10 Dalit men attempted to commit suicide in two separate incidents in Saurashtra with the entire region erupting into a wave of protests against the thrashing of the seven Dalit men.[5]

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