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Address: Deshnoke, Deshnoke, India
Description: Rat Temple Karni Mata Karnimata

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Intriguing Temple

For people like us with our education, it is difficult for us and boarding on creepiness to see hundreds of rats in a small temple and no history of disease. The place is blessed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Anupam18
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Jaipur, India
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Jaipur, India
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

For people like us with our education, it is difficult for us and boarding on creepiness to see hundreds of rats in a small temple and no history of disease. The place is blessed. With such devotion, folklore, and the freedom and food being offered to "kaba"/ kids (rats) you will find it intriguing that you don't see either a... More 

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Bhubaneswar, India
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6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

"Rat Temple" as it is popularly known is located an hour drive from Bikaner. All that words can describe about this place are all over on the internet - written and in pictures.. But you will have to be here to actually know what a possible 8th wonder of the world could be like... A highly recommended place to visit!!... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Visited as part of a tour and also received a wedding blessing here. Whilst it may not be a traditionally romantic setting it is the only rat temple in the world. It isn't for the squeamish as there are thousands of rats and about the same amount of pigeons again. The rats will walk over you and be careful not... More 

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I think it is an absolutely must if you are in Bikaner, considering the fact that there is not much to do in the city, you can reach Deshnoke by local bus and it only takes 40 minutes. The fee for the temple is R30 if you have the camera with you, otherwise is FOC. For those that are afraid... More 

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Menen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

we visit this temple in january 2015... I recommend this to everybody.... the place is about 30 km from Bikaner ... never seen so much rats in our entire life... they are everywhere you look..... entry is for free... only fee for the camera (100 roepie = 1,5€)

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Yes, there are lots of rats, but as some other reviewers mentioned, once you see them all there they don't seem to be the same as infesting your own home. Be sure to grab some of the sock covers from the person storing your shoes as crunching on rat feces and wet floors without them would mean some socks are... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We had heard about this temple and attraction, but wanted to see it for ourselves. It is not for everyone, as it is filled with holy rats, thousands and thousands, but the entire concept, worship, and Hindu spiritualism associated with this place is amazing. We wouldn't have missed it, as I t is truly a unique experience. Take your own... More 

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Bromborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I feel slightly uncomfortable reviewing a holy place as a tourist attraction and have no wish to be disrespectful or cause offence. The temple is interesting and I am glad we went but of course it is fairly grubby. It is not a place you would necessarily wish to go without shoes but of course you must. The rats are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

If you are in Bikaner...Karni Mata temple is a must place to visit..This temple is situated 35 kms from Bikaner..takes harldly 45 mins to reach this place by car...Rats are the special attraction of this temple...there are 20 thousand rats insude the temple....rats are worshipped in this temple song with Karni Mataji ..Karni Mata is Durga devi avatar... Don't miss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have visited this temple about 5 years ago, and actually had wish to have done it since, once a child, I had seen it in a TV documentary. You really have not to mind little rats, which is impressive at start, but as it is their temple I'm surprised people are horrified... Don't like it? Stay out of it!... More 

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