We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Karni Mata Temple

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Deshnoke, Deshnoke, India
Description: Rat Temple Karni Mata Karnimata

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 300 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 123
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
For Devotee of godess Durga... must go place

This is the most visited place by Rajput community all over the Rajasthan, also by Hindu Communities across the India with due respect of godess Durga. this historical temple was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
Krishan27
,
mumbai
Add Photo Write a Review

300 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Top Contributor
244 reviews 244 reviews
179 attraction reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Well ,as advertised, its the rat temple and its just that. There are hundreds if not thousands of rats scurrying about everywhere, eating food, drinking milk and minding their own business. Don't stamp on them and they will leave you alone. Its not for the nervous or squeamish though. The rats are so used to humans that they might scurry... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Seemed like we were in and out in about 5 - 10 minutes. You need to take off your footwear to enter - it is a temple. Rats were more interested in the food offerings than our feet. Take your time when you enter, look for doors and rooms that others walk past. Look for the white rats - they... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
mumbai
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is the most visited place by Rajput community all over the Rajasthan, also by Hindu Communities across the India with due respect of godess Durga. this historical temple was built by The Rajput King. Specialty of this temple is it is flooded with rats, thousands of rats you can find in this temple. As per the mythology, if you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
hengelo (ov)
Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
75 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This temple is easy to reach from Bikaner and well worth it. I do not think you will ever see anything like it again. Do not get scared off by thinking there are thousands of rats and they will attack or hurt you. There are quite a few rats, but they get fed so they are not hungry and looking... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Chennai
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

It was worth travelling the extra 25 kms to see this temple from Bikaner. The rats are everywhere and have learnt to co-exist with humans. Would be interesting to learn the origins.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
58 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

A famous Hindu temple dedicated to Karni Mata at Deshnoke, 30km from Bikaner also known as the Temple of Rats. There are about 20,000 black rats that live and are revered in the temple. The front of the temple has a beautiful marble façade with solid silver doors. The silver gates to the temple and the marble carvings are noteworthy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jaipur, India
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
26 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Bhubaneswar, India
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

"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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Southampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
97 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Karni Mata Temple also viewed

 

Been to Karni Mata Temple? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Karni Mata Temple staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?