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Karni Mata Temple

Deshnoke, Deshnoke, India
+91 98984 67264
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Historical and religious

Very popular world famous temple in rajasthan. There are lots of rats wondering in temple. There... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
via mobile
Did not like it at all

Did not like and feel the rats all around me, but maybe it is interesting to see, the socks that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Rat Temple Karni Mata Karnimata
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very popular world famous temple in rajasthan. There are lots of rats wondering in temple. There might less good hotels available. But must see place in Rajsthan.

Thank DVS P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did not like and feel the rats all around me, but maybe it is interesting to see, the socks that you wear was way to thin and I felt the rat poo under my feet.

Thank Itchytwiggy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Trigger warning: rats. THEY ARE EVERYWHERE. People bring offerings to feed them and there is a kitchen at the temple serving rice and milk dishes. It was mildly disgusting and majorly amusing. Someone has the job of mopping the floors of rat pee and poop....More

Thank Mira G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple is near to the Bikaner city about 40 kms. If you are at Bikaner do not miss the life time opportunity. Very powerful temple. Only one word!! Lot of Rats

Thank Prabha K
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Karni mata temple in desh lok is world femos and very old temple...... Best attraction at bikaner tours.........Life time memory......

Thank yogeshdon
Reviewed 22 May 2017

.....I was on my way to somewhere else and sort of found myself there . It IS confrontational if you have a fear of rodents BUT if you don't it is quaint even . {Although mixed in among the Rats and Mice and Pigeons are...More

Thank Kingspoon
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Visited the Karni Mata Temple recently and, unless you love rodents, maybe you should miss this temple off your list. Over 20,000 rats scurrying everywhere, but remarkably not much smell, droppings or wee anywhere. Most of the rats receive so much food they are dozing...More

1  Thank Heather S
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

This temple is known a rat temple. Goddess karni temple is only temple in the world where are 100 of rats in per square meter,this is the most visit place of Rajasthan Tourism

Thank Rajveer Singh P
Reviewed 26 April 2017

So, the temple in itself is not a shining example of architecture. In fact, it's a tiny temple which you can take a round of within five minutes. It's terribly kept. You have to take off your shoes and socks and some people may find...More

Thank Sunila K
Reviewed 24 April 2017

So glad we decided to brave it, it's absolutely fascinating. You have a choice, no shoes, keep your shoes on and take the shoe covers provided of wear an old pair of socks then throw them away, which is what we did. Unlike some of...More

Thank Trish W
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Response from SanjeevNirwani | Reviewed this property |
Yes. For a fee as answered by others.
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13 May 2015|
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Response from seafare74 | Reviewed this property |
We arrived in early morning and while bowls of milk and food were set out already we were told that more rats can be seen in the afternoon. Be sure and view the area where the rat food is prepared / cooked in very large pots.