A visit to this temple will make the devout feel truly blessed

Koteshwar Temple in Kutch

A pilgrimage to the Koteshwar Temple will enable the devout to see one of the syambhu Linga, set atop the hillock surrounded by the sea
Tourism in Kutch

Rated 4.3/5 (based on 361 reviews )

See Map

Quick Information

Best time to visit
Nov - Feb
Ideal Duration
2-3 Days
Visa
N/A
Starting from
Rs. 6,000
  • Cultural Show
  • Shopping
  • Desert Safari

About Koteshwar Temple in Kutch

Surrounded by the sea…

Koteshwar is tiny village set in the west Kutch. In the village on the banks of the Kori Creek is the famous Koteshwar Mahadev temple. When the high tide comes in the temple, it gets cut off from the mainland. But with the roads being developed in the region, the temple is now accessible all through the year.

.. set on a hillock.

The temple is set upon a sandstone hillock and fortified against the sea by a wall. The inscription at the entrance bears the year of construction, 1820, and the Sethjis who constructed it, Sundarji and Jetha Shivji. Set in a big courtyard fortified by a battle wall and three ancient cannons, stands a stone structure dedicated to Mahadev. The temple has three domes, and houses a carved brass Nandi presented by the Rao Deshalji I of Kutch State. The shrine also has images of Lords Ganapati and Hanuman and the image of Parvati. The temple has a ‘self-born’ Linga (svayambhu linga) which is considered the incarnation of Mahadev. There are some nails on the linga believed to have been driven in by Allaudin Khilji in the thirteenth century.

Designs altered over time

The temple has seen several renovations over the years, which have left the original structure and design altered considerably. There are several other temples in the area surrounding the Koteshwar Mahadev.

A little distance away is the Narayan Sarovar, which is said to be filled by the Mythical River Saraswati, and is one of the blessed lake according to Hindu Mythology. There is a temple complex around the sarovar, devoted to Lord Vishnu.

Historical Background.

When the Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsiang passed through the region, he mentioned the Koteshwar port and the temple in his travel diaries.

Mythological Legends

There are several legends associated with the temple. One of them states that Ravana, after a long meditation, was granted a boon by Lord Shiva. He was given a Shiva linga with immense spiritual power. But the other gods, not wanting to let Ravana grow all powerful, conspired and stole the Linga and installed it in Koteshwar. This is known as the Kotilingeshwar temple too.

This spot were the temple is built is also presumed to be the place where Lord Shiva, during his journey of the earth, stopped for mediation on his way to Kedarnath.

Legend also has it that The Koteshwar Shiva is said to be the Shiva avatar Bhairava of the Hinglaj Mata, whose temple is in Hinglaj, of Lasbela district in Balochistan of Pakistan. It is said that visiting both the temples gives the pilgrims ultimate blessings.

Popular Packages

Unlimited Choices. Trusted Agents. Best Prices. Happy Memories.

View All
  • Cities:

    • Diu
    3 Days & 2 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹9,500/-

    ₹10,106/-6% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 2 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfers
  • Cities:

    • Diu
    3 Days & 2 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹9,500/-

    ₹10,106/-6% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 2 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfers
  • Cities:

    • Diu
    3 Days & 2 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹9,500/-

    ₹10,106/-6% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 2 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfers
  • Cities:

    • Diu
    3 Days & 2 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹9,500/-

    ₹10,106/-6% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 2 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfers
  • Cities:

    • Diu
    3 Days & 2 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹9,500/-

    ₹10,326/-8% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 2 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfers
  • Cities:

    • Dwarka
    3 Days & 2 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹9,599/-

    ₹10,434/-8% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 2 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfers
  • Cities:

    • Dwarka
    3 Days & 2 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹9,600/-

    ₹10,786/-11% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 2 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Cities:

    • Gir
    3 Days & 2 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹10,500/-

    ₹11,170/-6% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfers
  • Cities:

    • Bhuj
    2 Days & 1 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹10,599/-

    ₹11,276/-6% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 2 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Cities:

    • Gir
    3 Days & 2 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹10,600/-

    ₹11,648/-9% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Cities:

    • Diu
    3 Days & 2 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹10,999/-

    ₹11,827/-7% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 2 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Cities:

    • Ahmedabad
    • Vadodara
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹11,500/-

    ₹12,366/-7% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfers
  • Cities:

    • Ahmedabad
    2 Days & 1 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹11,500/-

    ₹12,105/-5% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfers
  • Cities:

    • Kutch
    3 Days & 2 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹12,099/-

    ₹13,010/-7% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Cities:

    • Diu
    3 Days & 2 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹12,100/-

    ₹13,152/-8% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 2 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Cities:

    • Dwarka
    • Somnath
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹12,400/-

    ₹13,478/-8% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersAirport Pickup-DropHotel
  • Cities:

    • Sasan Gir
    • Dwarka
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹12,500/-

    ₹13,441/-7% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay Included
  • Cities:

    • Dwarka
    • Somnath
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹12,500/-

    ₹13,441/-7% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfers
  • Cities:

    • Bhuj
    3 Days & 2 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹12,600/-

    ₹13,846/-9% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Cities:

    • Kutch
    2 Days & 1 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹12,600/-

    ₹13,548/-7% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included

Places To Visit In Kutch

Let the experts guide you to the best of this mesmerizing destination

View All
  • Mandvi Beach In Kutch

    A little sea side town in Kutch, Gujarat, Mandavi has several claims to fame. Among others is the Vijay Vilas palace, now made famous by Bollywood movies, and the second is the Wind Mills which dot the Mandvi Beach in Kutch.

    History made by the ship makers of Mandavi

    This port town was set up by the Maharao of the prin...

    • Beach
    • Adventure
    • Family fun time
    • Beach activities
    Read More
  • Prag Mahal In Kutch

    Bhuj is set in a desert, a land so arid that there is no respite from the sun. Yet the colour of the people and their culture shines forth in many ways. The history of the land is also rife with stories of people wanting to add to the rich heritage. One such mark on the history of Bhuj is the Prag Mahal.

    Legacies of a Raj...

    • Historic sightseeing
    • City Tour
    • Photography
    • Shopping
    Read More
  • Dholavira in Kutch

    The Indus Valley civilization is one of the oldest civilizations in the world, as told by our history books. The civilisation was formed around the area fertilised by the Indus River and its tributaries. Archaeologist and historian have had an ongoing love affair with this period in history and periodical finds of sites of ...

    • Sightseeing
    • Historical Sites
    • UNESCO World Heritage Site
    Read More
  • Bhuj Chattardi in Kutch

    Bhuj, the capital of Kutch District, has an ancient past. It has been the capital for the Maharaos of the princely state of Kutch for many centuries. Monuments found around the town bear testament to the era gone by.

    A Cenotaph’s complex

    The cenotaph’s complex is an interesting place. The complex is a set of monuments er...

    • Sightseeing
    • City Tour
    • Historical Sites
    Read More
  • Kutch Museum in Kutch

    This is one of the oldest museums in Gujarat. But if you want a glimpse into the past of the region, the Place to come to is the Kutch Museum. It is set on the shore of the beautiful Hamirsar Lake in Bhuj.

    A house for wedding gifts

    When Maharao Khengarji III, the Maharao of the princely state of Kutch, got married in 188...

    • Sightseeing
    • Museum
    • Historical Sites
    Read More

Things To Do In Kutch

Your list of the best things to do, compiled on the basis of actual traveler experiences

View All
  • Rann Of Kutch In Kutch

    Rann of Kutch is a vast salt marshy area in the Kutch district in the Indian state of Gujarat, parts of the Rann of Katch region lies in the Sindh region of Pakistan. The region is divided into two parts, one is called the Great Rann of Kutch and the other one is called the Little Rann of Kutch. The region supports both the...

    • Cultural shows
    • Adventure
    • Desert Safari
    • Traditional music
    Read More
  • Koteshwar Temple in Kutch

    Surrounded by the sea…

    Koteshwar is tiny village set in the west Kutch. In the village on the banks of the Kori Creek is the famous Koteshwar Mahadev temple. When the high tide comes in the temple, it gets cut off from the mainland. But with the roads being developed in the region, the temple is now accessible all through ...

    • Temple
    • Religious Tour
    • Ideal for families
    Read More

How to Reach Koteshwar Temple in Kutch

Read about the best & quickest routes to save time & money, as suggested by our travelers

Our experts would love to create a package just for you!

Fill in your requirements here >

Your Preferences

Where do you want to go?

<>
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

2020

    Fastest Growing Holiday Marketplace

    650+

    Verified Agents

    22 Lac+

    Happy Travellers

    65+

    Destinations

    Easy, Secure & Reliable

    Traveltriangle

    Verified

    Stringent

    Quality Control

    24/7

    Support

    Authentic Traveler Reviews

    Read on to find out why our customers love us!

    SS

    Somyagupta Sg

    New delhi

    Somyagupta's 4 days trip to Kutch

    The driver of the trip was very rude .With elderlies ans senior citizen on board and he did not cooperate at all.He used to drop at far off places especially in Somnath where other cab drivers were dropping the passengers at the nearby point but our driver stopped the cab at city parking point. Similar behaviour was observed at other places as well. He refused to stop the car when there was a need for natures call to a kid.

    RJ

    Rohit Jha

    Ahmedabad

    Rohit's 7 days trip to Kutch

    We booked a trip to Gujarat (Ahmadabad, Dwarka, Somnath, Diu and Gir) through Aarti tour and travels during the Christmas season. The driver, Mr Pancholi was very polite and courteous for most of the trip and the hotels except for the first night were very cosy and comfortable. The driver also guided us throughout the locations. The agents service was prompt and when we raised the issue that our first night at the hotel wasn't very comfortable, he made sure that we were given better rooms on our return leg stay. Would recommend Daksh at Gir for stay and Krishna Beach resort in Diu. In all a very decent trip at a competitive pricing.

    MG

    Mayank Gupta

    New delhi

    Mayank's 5 days trip to Kutch

    Hello Travel Triangle and Diu Holidays, I would like to thank you on behalf of my family for arranging the Gujarat Trip. We all had a good time, and we enjoyed the trip. Wanted to share few feedbacks: 1. All the hotels were good except the one in Somnath (The Heritage). Hotel had some foul smell (sever like), and smell was intolerable in one of the room. Breakfast also was not that great. 2. Irshad (Driver) was good, well behaved, and friendly. But faced problem with car as it broke down couple of times. Once in Somnath, and the second time Just before reaching back Ahemdabad Airport. We were fortunate that car didn't break down at some isolated place. 3. Also, in your iterinary if you can recommend some good restaurants and mention some local delicacies it will be an add-on to your services. Overall it was a good trip, and we came back with some great memories of Gujarat. If someone asks me I'll definitely refer Diu Holidays.

    AT

    Ashwini Tangade

    Bengaluru

    Ashwini's 9 days trip to Kutch

    Our experience with the Agent was not so good by the end of the trip. Initially she was good, friendly and helped us. But in the later part of the trip they did not provide information for Jeep Safari advance booking, could not see the Statue of Unity properly, the tickets were almost sold by the time we reached. Statue of Unity closes at 6:00 PM and driver took us there at 4:00 PM. The Agent was rude when asked about the Safari or the Statue of Unity Tickets

    SV

    Sugandha Varshney

    Bhuj

    Sugandha's 5 days trip to Kutch

    For most of the people in our group, it was a first experience with Diu Holidays and Travel Triangle, and we definitely are very happy with it. Some of the points we would like to mention - - We were able to customize the itinerary (before booking).  - We will definitely recommend the driver and the cab we had. His behavior, communication, even recommendation for local food were very well. And he was very considerate too. At the end of the trip, we had a bus to catch. He waited till the time we were all settled in the bus, and only then left. Throughout the trip too, he was always on time, and was very cooperative. - The places we visited, Mandavi, Kutch, and Bhuj are absolutely beautiful. It's perfect for family trips too. People are courteous and friendly and as we were an only-girls group, we especially noted that it's a very safe place too. - Every place in Kutch has its own charm, but the Huts deserve a special mention. Definitely spend at least one night in the huts if you visit Kutch. The people managing these are the most hospitable, and the cleanliness there will surprise you.  Thanks for the amazing trip! :)

    VS

    Vaibhav Sharma

    Delhi

    Vaibhav's 7 days trip to Kutch

    This trip to Gujarat is one of the best trips we've has so far!! All thanks to these guys. :-) Right from Services of Travel Agent to the cab services and the hospitality received in the hotels, everything was commendable. Gir Safari, Nagoa Beach, Darshan at Somnath, Nageshwar Jyotirlinga and Dwarkadheeah Temple, Beyt Dwarka, Palaces, Rann Utsav of Kutchh.

    BS

    Bhim Singh

    New delhi

    Bhim's 7 days trip to Kutch

    Overall experience was really great, everything was as per the expectation and as told by agent. In 7 days journey we did not face any issue and enjoyed everything throughly. Our driver Laxman Ji assisted us a lot, he was very helpful suggesting site scenes and took vehicle where ever we asked for. Great experience with TravelTriangle and Diu Holidays.

    AV

    Arun V

    Bengaluru

    Arun's 6 days trip to Kutch

    The trip was planned 2 months ahead, the driver provided had very less knowledge of the places and he used google maps to commute to places. He was not instructed to go as per itinerary, he was taking us whichever place he knew. The timing of leaving from one place to another was not communicated, we had to inquire the hotel or the local people or the other cab drivers and then decide the onward travel. After complaining about this to the driver, he got offended and purposefully missed few places saying there is nothing there., for eg., we did not reach on time for the kuchch utsav where we had planned for sunset and shopping, because of which he started to blame us we had left late from the hotel. The driver later next day apologized, that was too late... Post the counselling from his owner he behaved properly and took us to all the places as per the itinerary, apart from this he was a very slow driver, from Ahmedabad to Bhuj he took 9 hrs including lunch break. The hotels which they booked were really good, especially the one in Kuchch(Hodka Zeel Resort), we had asked the hotel guy to prepare for us breakfast by 7am, and hot water by 5am, without hesitating he agreed and gave us a very good breakfast. One bad experience we faced was in Diu (Rainbow Resort), the staff was worst than ever, we had booked 2 rooms + extra bed, the people at the reception we not ready to give us extra bed, they were telling that we need to pay then extra bed would be given, later after contacting Amin (our tour co-ordinator) we got the extra bed, later in the evening when we tried to take bath in hot water after playing in the beach, there was no hot water coming from the tap, we were asked to wait for 10 mins, even after 2 hrs we did not get water, had to waste 4 buckets of water, then we were told will get water in the morning. So, we waited in the morning and still we did not get hot water, after complaining to the reception the guy was so adamant to listen to us, and even not ready to change the room. Later by 10am after lot of complaints and phone call we finally got alternate room for taking bath, we had already wasted 3 hrs of our travel time to Gir. Apart from these bad experience the trip was totally good and enjoyed a lot with my family and extended family. My request to Diu Holidays is please try to provide proper drivers who are knowledgeable and who knows the location very well. Since, my Aunt had taken the same itinerary and had traveled before us, they had got a very good driver who instructed and took to most of the places.

    PZ

    Priyanka Zanvar

    Pune

    Priyanka's 7 days trip to Kutch

    Can n driver was very good. Driver was very informative. Hotel at Bhuj is average. Overall trip was good

    SS

    Shubha Shastry

    Bangalore

    Shubha's 5 days trip to Kutch

    We had a nice trip to Gujarat during December time. We liked all the arranged services from Aarti Holidays. I am not able to provide the feedback via the link shared by you as it is showing 404 page not found error. So writing in email. Arranged Hotels for Stay were good. Good Driver was provided. Only thing we felt was planning the travel time would have be done better. When we requested for plan, they could have optimized the travel time with in the Gujarat and they could have suggested instead of returning from Ahmadabad again we could have returned from Diu itself as there is a airport. That way we could have saved a day travel back to Ahmadabad again. Otherwise all services were good. Thanks to you and Aarti Holidays for making our trip memorable.

    Want best packages handpicked just for you?

    Fill the form and get a callback from our holiday experts

    FAQ's of Kutch

    Read on to find out why our customers love us!

    Gujarat is renowned for being a dry state, meaning alcohol is banned in the state. It is not advised for travellers to purchase liquor illegally in Gujarat. However, there are some designated high-end hotels that sell alcohol to permit holders. A permit can be acquired from the officials by showing a valid identity proof. Non-Indians can also purchase a 30-day permit to buy alcohol in Gujarat.

    Navaratri, Rann Utsav, and Uttarayan (kite festival) are famous festivals in Gujarat. The Bhavnath Fair in Junagadh, Vautha Fair in Vautha, Shamlaji Mela near Himmatnagar, and Dang Darbar in Ahwa are popular fairs to visit in Gujarat.

    Ahmedabad is considered one of the safest city in India, especially for solo travellers. The Gujaratis are very warm and welcoming people. However, it is best to take care of yourself like in any other place during travel and keep your luggage safe at all times.

    How It Works

    1

    Personalise This Package

    Make changes as per your travel plan & submit the request.

    2

    Get Multiple Quotes

    Connect with top 3 agents, compare quotes & customize further.

    3

    Book The Best Deal

    Pay in easy installments & get ready to enjoy your holiday.