Deshnok is a tiny hamlet located in the 'Camel Country', Bikaner district in the state of Rajasthan. Located 32 KM away to the south of Bikaner city, it was earlier referred to as 'dus-nok' literally meaning 'ten corners', as it was carved out of ten corners of ten hamlets. This place is located quite close to the border of Pakistan and is known worldwide for the Karni Mata Temple (the Rat Temple) and several festivals. The village comes to life during the Karni Mata Fair which is celebrated twice a year. Thousands of devotee's pay visits Deshnok during this fair and gets all bustling with activities and tourists. So, explore this underrated tourist destination near Bikaner and choose the Deshnok holiday packages offered by EaseMyTrip.in to get the best offer for your tour.
Mid-March - end June
June - end September
Annual rainfall -240 cm
Late November To Mid-February
Karni Mata Temple:
Karni Mata Temple, also known as the Rat Temple is the main tourist attraction of Deshnok. The Goddess Karni Mata is the presiding deity of the temple, who is widely accepted as an incarnation of the Hindu deity "Durga". As per legends, Rao Bikaji, the creator of Bikaner was blessed by Goddess Karni Mata and since then, the goddess is being worshipped as the patron deity of the Bikaner Dynasty. This 600 years old temple is popular for worshipping of rats. Don't make a miss to visit this temple on your Deshnok travel itinerary.
Karni Mata Fair:
Karni Mata fair is one of the most popular festivals of Deshnok. This festival / fair is held twice annually for ten days in March-April and September-October in the complex of the Karni Mata Temple.
It is amongst the most colourful carnivals celebrated at Deshnok as well as in whole of Rajasthan. It is held in the honour of the Hindu deity 'Gauri Mata'. Gangaur is celebrated by women for the welfare of their husbands. It is held for 18 days in the month of March.