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Karni Mata Temple

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Deshnoke, Deshnoke, India
+91 98984 67264
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Fascinating...and a bit smelly!

There are many who cannot stomach the thought of visiting the Rat Temple in Deshnok, Rajasthan. As... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sydney, Australia
Very beautiful and attractive Temple

It is the only one temple of the world's black and white Rats. This is the world's famous temple... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Rat Temple Karni Mata Karnimata
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  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“white rat” (62 reviews)
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Deshnoke, Deshnoke, India
+91 98984 67264
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There are many who cannot stomach the thought of visiting the Rat Temple in Deshnok, Rajasthan. As neither of us have a problem with rodents (we love most animals), we decided to brave it. We were expecting swarms of rats with the difficult task ahead...More

Thank Bontaks
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is the only one temple of the world's black and white Rats. This is the world's famous temple. People come from far away to see Karni Mata, it is located 40 kms away from Bikaner.

Thank minakshi76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes the famous rat temple is karni mata temple,small temple with beautiful intricate marble carving. There is a saying if ur lucky u will be able to see the one white mouse. Beautiful peaceful place worth a visit

Thank purnima s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jai Mata Di, Karni Mata template is famous for big Rats around the whole main template compound. It was really amazing experience, it was my second visit to Karni Mata template and I am blessed. Situated on Bikaner – Jodhpur Highway approx 30-35 Km from...More

Thank rahuljasrotia
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Karni Mata is incarnate of Mother Goddess. She incarnated in 1444 Vikram Samvat (1387 AD). She is supposed to have lived for 125 years and was instrumental in establishing the kingdoms of Jodhpur (Thru Rao Jodha) and Bikaner (Rao Bikaji). She has many miracles attributed...More

Thank 444jss
Reviewed 14 October 2017

For Indians this is a religious, sacred and often a once-in-a-lifetime experience. For foreigners however, embracing the idea of a rat-infested building as a religious experience is a struggle. The story behind rats at the temple is that a 20,000 strong army deserted a nearby...More

Thank smoboz
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Visited in February 2016. Took a train from Bikaner and on the way back took a bus back to Bikaner. There is a place to keep your shoes. As Indians we were dissuaded from using covers for our feet as we are supposed to be...More

Thank MusafirHarsha
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Sorry there is something about us and temples, i try to visit but unable to complete the visit many a times, yesterday it was alwar due to total traffic chaos, today here again to holiday season a fair was going on so huge line and...More

Thank YashGoyal
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

It may be the Eighth Wonder of the World...Hundreds and thousands of rats in a Temple of Devi Karni Mata who blessed the founder ruler of The city of Bikaner before he founded the same.Harmless creatures roaming all around the PRASAD but not a single...More

Thank rishumishu9
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Iknow this temple is sacred for Hindus but for foreigners from European countries it comes as a shock. The smell is sickening and walking bare -footed in rats pee is disgusting. There are thousands of black mangy rats everywhere and quite a few dead ones....More

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Response from SanjeevNirwani | Reviewed this property |
Yes. For a fee as answered by others.
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13 May 2015|
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Response from seafare74 | Reviewed this property |
We arrived in early morning and while bowls of milk and food were set out already we were told that more rats can be seen in the afternoon. Be sure and view the area where the rat food is prepared / cooked in very large pots.

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