Karni Bhawan Palace

Address: Gandhi Colony, Bikaner, Rajasthan, 343001, India | 2 star hotel
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This 2 star hotel, located on Gandhi Colony, Bikaner, is near Bikaner Fort and Karni Mata Temple (Rat Temple).
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Travel Blogs from Bikaner

Fading into white: RATSjahstan!!!!

A travel blog entry by meva on Dec 31, 2014

1 comment, 19 photos

... rhythmic. They are uninhibited and men more than comfortably danced together. We were invited into the centre of the dancing by the young Australians and the Indian men. At first I was not sure about the protocols of dancing with the men, but with the other Austrian couple I was comfortable to get in there. The men were all perfectly appropriate, having fun, being inclusive. Drinks became on the house, so drinking ...

From Delhi to Bikaner

A travel blog entry by trevort14 on Dec 21, 2014

9 photos

... br> We have seen a ton of swastikas around here!!! Nope, no neo-Nazis here. The swastika is a symbol of good luck in


The weather is moderate here. The mornings and nights can be cold – I am
sitting outside now and can see my breath.
But it is not uncomfortable by any means. I am doing fine with a sweater. It will get quite hot during the day, and I

The Land of Kings

A travel blog entry by mattgottwald on Apr 05, 2014

6 comments, 8 photos

... Udaipur I went to a traditional music, dance and puppet show. For one pound I wasn't expecting much but went with some really nice girls and was actually very impressed. When seeing somebody dance whilst balancing a stack of 8 pots on their head it's hard not to be impressed! I dare you to try and dance with 8 pots balanced... In fact, Vic, I dare you to dance!

The next day I met Prem early and we headed to a huge hill fort called Kumbhulgarh, well after ...

Bikaner to Pushkar

A travel blog entry by sammy_moore on Mar 25, 2014

4 comments, 11 photos

... way, Shree Karni Mata Deshnoke where 20,000 rats run free drinking from large dishes of milk and being fed sweets by visitors who come to worship them. The story behind the temple is very interesting and worshippers believe the rats are an incarnation of the goddess Karni Mata. Legend has it that her step son, Laxman, drowned in a pond whilst trying to have a drink so she begged the god of death, Yama, to bring him back. He was bought back as a rat ...

"I'm not going on a camel again,"- Carl Pilkington

A travel blog entry by shellyandmarts on Feb 26, 2014

40 photos

... He did stay relatively sober enough to show us the temple of the rats though, which was on the way home and an enjoyable experience. (See the pictures) this temple has rats everywhere and being a temple, you must remove your footware before entering! It is believed that a holy god was granted a wish and they wished for all her family to never die, this was refused so (as Indian do) they negotiated that each family member to be reincarnated as a rat and live ...