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Karni Mata Temple

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Address: Deshnoke, Deshnoke, India
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Rat Temple

Karni Mata

Karnimata

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Long back in history never be any problem or disease spread out, due to moving mouses in temple. Its a Unique experiences, not the mouse from out enter inside the temple nor the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
RajeshBhardwaj
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Jaipur, India
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Gurgaon, India
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited this temple solo. This place is 32 km from Bikaner and easily accessible by Bus from Bikaner Bus stand. The temple is peaceful and one can have very good darshan if they are comfortable with Rats. The temple premises has rats moving all around the temple.

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Jaipur, India
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Long back in history never be any problem or disease spread out, due to moving mouses in temple. Its a Unique experiences, not the mouse from out enter inside the temple nor the mouse inside temple goes out. It challenged my mindset. Different behaviour of mouses take you somewhere else, people believe these are the sacred soles. I see the... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A must visit temple, purely for the experience. We took a public bus from museum road bikaner to the deshnok karnimata temple. Costs rs 20 per ticket and they drop you right in front of the temple. Bus took around 1 hour 15 mins to reach. Once inside the temple you will notice that rats are everywhere. They generally mind... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like rats, you will love this temple a 30 km taxi ride from Bikaner. The entire temple is crawling with rats, they drink from bowls of milk put out for them and eat the offerings inside the temple. Make sure to take some old socks as you will no doubt like to bin them after walking on all... More 

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Surat, India
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Must visit if visiting to Bikaner. Its a unique experience and one can say spooky if you are afraid of rats. It is one of the rarest places of India that one must visit to explore unexplored truth of Indian traditions.

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Thank blackcaps
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple is dedicated to Karni Mata Devi and is located about 25 - 30 kms from Bikaner. The temple is famous for the fact that it has rats scurrying freely all over the temple premises. Photography is permitted within the temple on payment of Rs. 30. One should wear socks inside the temple to accidentally stepping on the rats.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great big addition being built so maybe they'll go from twenty to 100 thousand rats... The stench is real, not for the squeamish. A couple of rats scurried over my bare feet so I guess my luck will hold out. If you're a westerner don't line up to get in as you will be sent back. One guy was offering... More 

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Delhi
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Karni Mata temple is located about 30 kms from Bikaner. The temple is dedicated to Devi Karni Mata. The unique aspect here is that rats are welcome and are provided with milk and food. So there are literally hundreds of rats all over the floor. Whilst the chances of accidentally stepping on of them is remote it is advisable to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As it was at a distance of 30km from Bikaner, we were doubtful to go at that place. But, once we visited there, it was found worth. A temple where there are supposed to be 20,000 rats. Quite scary, but a very different experience altogether. One must visit!

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is so famous and why not. It is totally different with thousands of rats. They are just every where eating, playing, moving, drinking water and milk. Actually you have to walk carefully so that you don't crush them under your foot. Very sacred temple.

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