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Karni Devi Temple in Bikaner

·  Summer: 29 to 47° C (Extremely Hot)
·  Winter: 4 to 30° C (Chilled)
·  Monsoon: July to November

Best time to visit:  October to March

Opening Time: 04:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 10:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Open 7 days a week

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Doused in the beauty of milky white marbles, Karni Devi Temple is positioned in a small and sanctified town of Deshnok. The temple with its glorious silver doors and a gleaming statue of Karni Devi crowned with ‘Mukut’ and holding ‘Trishul,’ astonishes all her devotees.
It is believed that Karni Devi, who committed her life in the service of underprivileged people, set the foundation of this small holy town of Deshnok. One of the rare known and witnessed scenes is thousands of rats around the feet of Karni Devi, attracts a number of devotees every year. The temple is a sanctuary to about 20,000 rats. One can also get a glimpse of white rats (considered as auspicious) known as ‘Kaba,’ in the temple.
The temple organizes grand festivals twice a year. The colourful festival is followed by a grand fair, which is attended by over thousands of worshippers from across the world.


Road: The temple can be reached through any part of the country conveniently due to its excellent road network. Private buses operate from Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Agra and Jaisalmer.

Railway: Bikaner (about 30 km.) is the nearest railway station to reach the Karni Devi Temple. It is well connected to Allahabad, Kalka, Punjab, and Kolkata. Jeep and auto-rickshaws are also available to tour the city.

Airway: The nearest airport is Jodhpur (about 218 km.) to reach the temple. You can book a cab or take a state transport bus to reach the temple.