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Karni Mata Temple - Things to Know Before Visiting

NH89, Deshnok, Bikaner, Rajasthan 334801, India

Hindu Temples

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About Karni Mata Temple

Also known as the temple of rats. The temple is famous for the approximately 25,000 black rats that live, and are revered, in the temple. These holy rats are called kabbas, and many people travel great distances to pay their respects.

Attractions Near Karni Mata Temple

National Research Centre on Camel
National Research Centre on Camel20.98km from Karni Mata Temple

This is one of the best places in India to study about camels which was established in 1984.

Seth Bhandasar Jain Temple
Seth Bhandasar Jain Temple24.1km from Karni Mata Temple

Jain temple is one of the oldest temples in Bikaner, and was built in the 15th century. It is decorated with mirror work, frescoes and leaf paintings. The temple is built of red sandstone and is divided into three floors. One can see the skyline of Bikaner by climbing to the topmost floor of this temple.

Gajner Palace Bikaner
Gajner Palace Bikaner24.7km from Karni Mata Temple

Built on the bank of Gajner Lake, this quaint palace was constructed by Maharaja Ganga Singh. Located amidst thick forest, it is an ideal place to indulge in bird watching. This palace is a perfect example of architectural splendour and is spread over 6000 acres. It is made of red sand-stone.

Rampuria Havelis
Rampuria Havelis24.85km from Karni Mata Temple

The Rampuria Haveli is “the pride of Bikaner” according to Aldous Huxley who is a prominent writer and philosopher. His comment after making his visit to the Rampuria Haveli is rightly made so because of its antiquity, grandeur and exquisiteness.

Bikaner Fort
Bikaner Fort25.74km from Karni Mata Temple

Junagarh Fort is located amidst the Thar Desert and was built by Raja Rai Singh in 1594. Located on a sprawling land of 5.28 hectares, this place is studded with temples, palaces, and pavilions. Its 986m-long wall, with 37 bastions, is surrounded by a (now dry) moat.

Junagarh Fort
Junagarh Fort25.77km from Karni Mata Temple

The fort was originally called Chintamani and was renamed Junagarh or "Old Fort" in the early 20th century when the ruling family moved to Lalgarh palace outside the fort limits. It is one of the few major forts in Rajasthan which is not built on a hilltop.

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Historic district of Rajasthan which lies in the Thar desert.