Kothara is a small village in Absada taluka of the Kutch district in Gujarat. Initially, Kothara was just an estate that belonged to the ruler of Kutch-Godjaji. He then gifted the estate to his brethren Haloji and it was Haloji who established the town of Kothara. The village is well known for the Jain Derasar (temple) that was built by Vikram Samvat in 1918. Kothara lies in the hot and dry part of the Kutch district.
Places to Stay
There are many dharamshalas or rest houses (Tariff- Rs 200) for travellers in Kothara. These guest houses provide people with all basic and few modern facilities.
The most common languages spoken in Kothara are Kutchi and Gujarati.
Rann Ustav in Kutchv (97 km) is a big event held in the month of December every year.
Places of Interest
Shri Kothara Tirth is considered to be chief temple here and is situated in the centre of the Kothara village.
How to Get There
Bhuj Airport (65 km) is the nearest airport to the Kothara district. It provides domestic flight facilities to all nearby states and cities.
There is no direct train to Kothara railway station. Bhuj is closest major railway station (80 km) to Kothara.
There are many bus operators such as H K Travels that provide bus services to Kothara. Many Volvo AC buses also travel to Kothara frequently from Ahmadabad. One can also get buses from Kothara to all neighbouring towns. TicketGoose.com is one of the well-known bus tickets online booking sites of the Indian subcontinent.