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
Best Sightseeing Places in Deshnok
Before going for your Deshnok vacation, be familiar with where you must visit during
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.
Best Time for Holidaying in Deshnok
The region of Deshnok experiences extreme climate all around the year. The best time
to plan a holiday to this place is between the months of November and February. So,
plan your Deshnok trip accordingly.
Must Buy Things from Deshnok
Like other cities of Rajasthan, you can buy variety of a large number of handicrafts,
artifacts and other iconic souvenirs made by the local artisans of Deshnok. Apart from
that, you can also local goods shopping in the markets. There you may find colorful
items which can be very interesting souvenirs and home pieces for your home, friends
Explore Options to Reach Deshnok
Before booking your Deshnok holiday packages, you must be aware of the ways to
reach this city. To know more, read on:
The Bikaner Airport is the closest airport (around 45 KM) to Deshnok. You can hire local
taxis from the airport to reach Deshnok.
This place has its own railway station that connects Deshnok to other popular cities and
state of India.
Deshnok is well-connected to other major cities of the state. Luxurious buses or state
transport buses are available for tourists to reach here. Select any of the traveling
modes and come for an unforgettable Deshnok tour.