The temple of Kunkeshwar was built many years back. According to legend, a sailor traveling in the sea for trade came near the beach of Kunkeshwar. Suddenly a havoc appeared in sea. The sailor was a Muslim. The ship seemed to sink in the sea. He saw a lamp on that beach. He prayed to that lamp "I don't know who you are. But if you will help me and stop the havoc I will build a temple for you". And his ship came to the seashore of Kunkeshwar without any problem. He built the temple as promised. The Lingam was already there. As the Sailor was a non-Hindu, he thought that his religion will not accept him. Therefore, he committed suicide from the top of temple.
The region observes numerous migratory birds and thus the countryside location is a perfect spot to perform this beautiful activity of birdwatching here. one of the villages of korle in devgad also sees many visitors worship at the popular temple of brahmadeo. the temple does not have a specific idol of a deity, but an installed rock.
Kunkeshwar, vimaleshwar, gajabadevi, and rameshwar temples, gushing manache and saitavade falls, and the exotic beaches of padavne, devgad, kothar and many other virgin ones, are some of the sensational places to visit when you arrive at devgad. at the same time, relish the ethnic local cuisine, while experiencing the remote and cultural nuances of devgad.
Kunkeshwar is located in the Sindhudurg district. Kunkeshwar is 16 kilometers away from Devgarh(devgad), 54 kilometers from Malvan and 60 kilometers from Kankavli. The nearest railway station is in Nandgaon which is approximately 42 kilometers away from Kunkeshwar.and best railway station option is kankavli railway station where all railways stops which is 60 kilometers
Best Time to visit:-
The best season to visit Kunkeshwar is the winters and the onset of summers. The temperature remains comfortable and is apt for sightseeing. The best months to visit are October, November, December, January, February, March and May.