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Rat Temple

Karni Mata


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Temple of a Sadhvi who is believed to have been incarnated in a mouse

Quite crowded when we went. People take milk & other eatables for the mice / pigeons inside the temple

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Kolhapur, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited this temple as we had stayed at Bikaner on our way from Jaisalmer to Delhi. While this is a unique temple with thousands of rats in the temple, the stench is unbearable.

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Kolhapur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Quite crowded when we went. People take milk & other eatables for the mice / pigeons inside the temple

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is located outside the bikaner about 30 km from bikaner.Very nicely built temple.Its Famous for Rats everywhere you Find RAts in the temple lots of lots of rat.this view can find here only ine the world.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every where you go you will see only rats moving all round and if you spot a white rat it is said your prayers are listened by the Goddess. Little away from city this place is worth visiting. A simple design and now all shops and commercial establishment all around. The temple is protected by a high wall from one... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm sure that this isn't an experience for everyone. Many will hate it but I'm sure you will probably have a good idea how you're going to react before you arrive. I thought the temple itself was cool to see around. There are rats everywhere and you really need to watch where you step. I even seen a rat fall... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Bikaner and we decided to give up the fort, will visit plenty later, and go to the far temple. According to legend, the rat temple near Bikaner dates back to the 1400s, when Karni Mata, an incarnation of the god Durga, asked the death-god Yoma to reincarnate the son of a grieving storyteller. When death refused to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely a temple with a different twist, rats are worshipped here, they freely run all over the place and are fed grain and milk and seem very happy about it, I suppose they are the luckiest rats in the world :-) There is no entrance fee, only the usual camera ticket, a very reasonable 30 rupees After the visit you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good temple ,should go it's a nice and different experience being here. I loved it here ,the small shops outside the temple is nice did some shopping ,ambience is very nice in the temple very spiritual.rats temple though rats have reduced a little but you can find many here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Karni Mata or Rat Temple is a site to behold but a very busy place. We visited during a festival and the place was packed inside and out, we were fortunate to be let in via the VIP entrance so didn't have to queue with the locals. The people believe that the Rats are reincarnations of relatives so they... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Karni Mata Temple located at a hill near Dudh Talai. One can climb either by the ropeway or by walking. The round trip for Ropeway costs around 80 Rs per person. This temple has many rats and those are feed on a regular basis. This place is mainly famous for the majestic view of Lake Pichola and Udaipur City. This... More 

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