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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

very difenrt temple mouse are all over and they are known as ansector of the prists of the goddess and white mouse brings good luck

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 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 June 2, 2015

What an incredible experience seen nowhere Else in the world. Only in India. Rats all over, sitting round the big plate with milk. Ratshit and rats running over my feet - a must see whey in Rajasthan

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 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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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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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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Address: Address: Deshnoke, Deshnoke, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Rajasthan  >  Deshnoke

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