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

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Incredible temple with interesting history

The first word which came to my mind after visiting Karni Mata Temple was "Incredible"... Its a simple and small temple compared to other famous temples in India like, Dwarka... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

A superb site to explore india and its faith. Lots of mouse around but nothing to fear of. Ultimate experience but lots of heat at this time of year. Be careful for I'll health..

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Karni Mata Temple (a.k.a. the Rat Temple) is home to over 20,000 resident black rats. Shoes are not allowed inside the temple. So be sure you are able to walk barefoot on rat feces before you enter. Karni Mata Temple (a.k.a. the Rat Temple) Deshnoke, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India. GPS Coordinates: 27°47′26″N 73°20′27″E

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Vadodara, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The first word which came to my mind after visiting Karni Mata Temple was "Incredible"... Its a simple and small temple compared to other famous temples in India like, Dwarka, Shrinathji, Puri, etc. It is situated at walkable distance from Deshnok railway station. Its famous for the presence of "Kabas" (Rats) which are present inside the premises of temple. These... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

To enter the temple is necessary to take off your shoes and go through a whole gate carved in marble, with beautiful details. The temple has hundreds of rats scattered everywhere and which are running through our feet. The temple is 30 km from Bikaner, in the village of Deshnok. The people of this village believe that rats are reincarnations... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Its a thrilling experience to see rats everywhere. These rats are worshipped here and roam free in the temple complex.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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.

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