Information on Thaneek Pura, Thanik Pura, Chintpurni, Bharwain, Una, Himachal Pradesh, India by Manav Bhardwaj
Welcome to Thaneek Pura
Chintpurni, Una, Himachal Pradesh
Thaneek Pura or Thanik Pura, is situated near the Chintpurni Temple, which is a place of pilgrimage in India. Thaneek Pura, Chintpurni is located in Himachal Pradesh state, surrounded by the western Himalaya in the north and east in the smaller Shiwalik (or Shivalik) range bordering the state of punjab. Chintpurni is a very sacred place of pilgrimage for Hindus and Sikhs where the Chhinnmastika temple of the goddess Durga is situated. People from all over north India come to this temple.

Thaneek Pura is situated at a distance of about 3KMs from the Chintpurni Shrine. Apart from its scenic beauty, Thaneek Pura is famous for its temples like Guga Zahar Peer Temple, Radha-Krishna Temple, Mahiya Sidh Temple.
Here people can also see an ancient and unique deep well that digs down around 60 stairs and main well being further down. Thaneek Pura is also famous for a fair which is an annual event starting on the subsequent day of Krishna Janamashtmi and coincides with Guga Navami celebrations. A grand Yajna and Bhandaara is also organized which is one of the largest of its kind.

A very famous wrestling competition is also a part of this fair that is attended by all the famous wrestlers of Himachal, Punjab and other nearby states. This fair continues for three days. Krishna Janamashtami and Shivaratri are also big religious events in Thaneek Pura.

For picnic freaks, who come to visit the Chintpurni Temple, the Chaat Bazar of Thaneek Pura in Chintpurni is a big attraction. This place is also famous as Chaat Wala Mod and visitors can not only enjoy the famous spicy mix fruit chaat but along with this it is a very scenic place. The view from here is awesome with beautiful Swan Valley in the sight and huge spread of pine tree forest on Shivalik Hills. It's a favourite hang out for people from nearby states and other tourists.

Location and Travel Information
Thaneek Pura, Chintpurni is situated at the altitude of around 900 metres and is part of Una district, Himachal Pradesh. Thaneek Pura is near Bharwain which is located on the Hoshiarpur-Dharmashala road. This road is part of the State Highway network and is normally kept in good shape throughout the year.

Weather
Spring : About mid-February to mid-April. The winter starts losing its bite around mid-February.
Summer : Mid-April to end of June. It is hot in summer and light cottons are recommended.
Rainy season : July - September. Still quite warm and, of course, humid. Lots and lots of rain.
Autumn : October - November. Days are pleasantly warm, nights are cool. May need light woollens at night or early mornings.
Winter: December - January. It is quite pleasant during the day and you may get by with one layer of woollens. The winter nights are cold and an extra layer of woollens is required.
In general, temperatures in Thaneek Pura, Chintpurni are about 5-8 Celsius lower than in the Punjab and Haryana plains and in Delhi.

Accommodation
There are a number of dharamshalas, guest houses and hotels of varying quality in and around Chintpurni. Himachal Tourism runs a Yatri Niwas at Bharwain which is only 3 km from the Chintpurni temple. It has a magnificent view of the Swan valley to the south. At night to the west you can see the bright lights of the Temple and its bazaar. Looking towards the northeast are the shimmering waters of the Govind Sagar.

There are other hotels like Hotel Yatri Niwas of Himachal Tourism Department, Hotel Pankaj, Jalandhar Hotel, Bombay Picnic Stop, etc, in and around Chintpurni.

Getting There

There are a number of ways to get to Chintpurni from Delhi. 1. Delhi - Chandigarh - Ropar - Nangal - Una - Mubarakpur - Bharwain - Chintpurni A number of trains (including a Delhi-Kalka Shatabdi Express which departs Delhi at 730 am and arrives at Chandigarh at 11 am) run between Delhi and Chandigarh. There are also very frequent buses plying on the Delhi-Chandigarh route (about 5 hours). Chintpurni is another 5 hours away by bus from Chandigarh.

2. Delhi - Jalandhar - Hoshiarpur - Gagret - Bharwain - ChintpurniYou could take the Delhi-Amritsar Shatabdi Express from Delhi (departing 7.20 am and which arrives at Jalandhar around 12.0 noon) or you could take an overnight train from Delhi to Jalandhar. Then take a bus or taxi to Chintpurni.

Jalandhar - Chintpurni journey should take no more than 4 hours.
Delhi and Himachal State Transport run buses on the Delhi-

Chandigarh-Chintpurni route. Buses running on the Delhi-Chandigarh-Dharamshala and Delhi-Chandigarh-Palampur route stop at either Bharwain or Chintpurni. Frequent State Transport bus services are also available from most important cities of Punjab, Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir.

Rail: Closest railheads are at Hoshiarpur ( 42 km) and Una ( 55 km). Frequent bus and taxi services to Chintpurni are available from these towns.

Airport: Nearest airport is at Gaggal which is near Kangra. Distance to Chintpurni is about 60 km. Indian Airlines flies to Gaggal via Chandigarh. Other airports are at Amritsar (160 km) and Chandigarh (200 km).

Some distances -

1. Delhi - Chandigarh - Ropar - Nangal - Una - Mubarakpur - Bharwain - Chintpurni : 430 km

2. Chandigarh - Ropar - Nangal - Una - Mubarakpur - Bharwain - Chintpurni : 200 km
3. Jalandhar - Hoshiarpur - Gagret - Bharwain - Chintpurni : 90 km
4. Hoshiarpur - Gagret - Bharwain - Chintpurni : 42 km
5. Kangra - Jwalaji - Bharwain: 70 km
6. Naina Devi - Nangal - Una - Mubarakpur - Bharwain: 115 km
7. Vaishno Devi - Jammu - Pathankot - Kangra - Bharwain : 250 km

Nearby Places of Interest

Chintpurni Temple Chintpurni is located in Himachal Pradesh state, surrounded by the western Himalaya in the north and east in the smaller Shiwalik (or Shivalik) range bordering the state of punjab. Chintpurni is a very sacred place of pilgrimage for Hindus and Sikhs where the Chhinnmastika temple of the goddess Durga is situated. People from all over North India come to this temple.
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