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Karni Mata Temple

Address: Deshnoke, Deshnoke, India
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Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Deshnoke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Rat Temple Karni Mata Karnimata
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Rat Temple Karni Mata Karnimata
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Lakeland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We had heard about this temple and attraction, but wanted to see it for ourselves. It is not for everyone, as it is filled with holy rats, thousands and thousands, but the entire concept, worship, and Hindu spiritualism associated with this place is amazing. We wouldn't have missed it, as I t is truly a unique experience. Take your own... More 

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Bromborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I feel slightly uncomfortable reviewing a holy place as a tourist attraction and have no wish to be disrespectful or cause offence. The temple is interesting and I am glad we went but of course it is fairly grubby. It is not a place you would necessarily wish to go without shoes but of course you must. The rats are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

If you are in Bikaner...Karni Mata temple is a must place to visit..This temple is situated 35 kms from Bikaner..takes harldly 45 mins to reach this place by car...Rats are the special attraction of this temple...there are 20 thousand rats insude the temple....rats are worshipped in this temple song with Karni Mataji ..Karni Mata is Durga devi avatar... Don't miss... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

There is no temple as such. It is just one statue that is placed on a stool. The main attraction is the ropeway ride. The so called temple area is not well maintained.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have visited this temple about 5 years ago, and actually had wish to have done it since, once a child, I had seen it in a TV documentary. You really have not to mind little rats, which is impressive at start, but as it is their temple I'm surprised people are horrified... Don't like it? Stay out of it!... More 

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SF, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

OK yes it is not a clean enviroment but the rats love it and that's the point. Being a temple shoes are not allowed to be worn but they did provide us with some hospital type booties that we could wear over our bare feet. When we visited parts of the marble floor were wet and the booties soaked through... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Very bizzare, but it was interesting to see. Lots of filth around and inside, but i guess it somehow belongs to the rat experience. We took a local bus from Bikaner insteadbof a tuk tuk which was an interesting experience too.

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Ahmedabad, Gujarat
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Just because its a temple does not mean that you can accept any amount of filth. Despite knowing about it to be a temple with rats, you definitely don't want to walk around in their droppings without footwear. Definitely not worth a visit

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

How to reach... From Bikaner railway Station, You get local buses which charge Rs.20 and drop you exactly at the temple. By Train- There is a passenger train which starts at 6:30 AM. Charge Rs.10. Get down at Deshnok station and the temple is just 100 meters away from the station. there are other Express trains too which stop at... More 

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Shifnal, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

It's dirty and it stinks. Of course it does it's full of rats. Nasty, dirty vermin. Very strange what people worship and believe in. It's quite a long way from Bikaner and surrounded by the trashiest of trinket stalls. It's really not worth the trouble but - it has to be done

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