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Karni Mata Temple

Deshnoke, Deshnoke, India
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Deshnoke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Rat Temple Karni Mata Karnimata
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Rat Temple Karni Mata Karnimata
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The temple is very easy to get to from Bikaner, just stand at the side of the main road heading south and a bus will pull over to let you on. After reading some of the bizarre reviews on here, we weren't quite sure what to expect but the Rat Temple does exactly what it says on the tin. It's... More 

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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Visited the mouse temple as part of our India road trip. 5:30am and there were not as many rats as I was led to believe which I guess was a bonus as I don’t think I could have entered if they were all over the floor. The area is peaceful and it’s wonderful to experience another cultures beliefs. Take some... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Everyone is willing to see tigers, lions and other glorious mammals, then why not rats? Well this is a chance to experience Hindu philosophy and beliefs at its best. Even rats are revered in India!!! This is a temple worth a try if one has the guts. It is not as bad as it sounds. I too was skeptical about... More 

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10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Karni Mata Mandir it has around more than 20 thousands mice in mandir, it is said that if you see the white mouse then you are blessed. I awe one of them. This is one of the wildest places to visit on India Should visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Wanted to go to this place ever seen I saw this once in Discovery. Finally had my chance. It is enroute to Bikaner while coming from Jodhpur. You have rats all over the temple and one should be lucky to spot a white rat. Did not have the courage to taste the prasad nibbled by rats. Still, it is an... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Not for the faint hearted, but definitely interesting. This temple was included in our tour itinerary, but only half of the group went inside. Vendors outside of the temple complex do a roaring trade selling offerings to the sacred rats. The stench is awful, but the rats themselves weren't at all threatening. In fact most of them looked unwell. Priests... More 

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Beauvais, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We visited the temple because it was included in our tour, but if you aren't into rats, then this is not for you. The place is filthy with rat droppings and urine everywhere, the stench is abominable. And of course you have to take your shoes off, to enter the temple, so you cannot avoid walking in all the filth.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

It is very old and best temple in bikaner . Thre is lot of mouse .it is so amaging in my life . plzzz must go there .

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Hissar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Ppl say your wish may b ful filled if u get to see white rat in temple among 1000s of other brown ones

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Hermanus, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I know this was a great honour & blessing to visit this temple but I have to say it was creepy especially if u r not particularly partial. to rats. Thank goodness I was told they were large mice. It is supposed to be very lucky to see a white rat & we did see a few so we were... More 

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