Karni Mata Temple Udaipur | Timings, White Rats & Ropeway

Karni Mata Temple is one of the many angles Udaipur has captured daily. This one is a better angle. Shri Mansapurna Karni Mata Temple, located on Machla Hills near Din Dayal Upadhyaya Park, is at a perfect height. The Karni Temple Timings are 04:00 am to 10:00 pm.

It is accessible through around 150 m of stairs starting from Din Dayal Park and reaching straight up to the temple or a 4 min. The Ropeway route is surprising, and the temple has a large, well-maintained area covering most of the hillock. 

Karni Mata Temple Udaipur History:

Karni Mata Temple Udaipur

The main Temple of Karni Mata in Deshnok, also called “the Temple of Rats”, is 30 km from Bikaner. Karni Mata was a Hindu sage born as the seventh daughter of the Charan Rajput clan in 1387 AD in Suwap village of Jodhpur district.

She had believed to be the incarnation of Goddess Durga. Her original name was Ridhu Bai. She was married to Depoji Charan of Sathika village. Still, after just two years of married life and despite the initial mockery from her husband, she married off her sister Gulab to her husband.

She left the village forever to fulfil her desire to leave all worldly affairs and live like a Nomad. After wandering with her followers and herd for some time, she reached Deshnok and finally settled there. By then, she had become Karni Mata. 

Architectural Style of Karni Mata Temple Udaipur:

The grand temple demonstrates the Mughal architectural style. It completed the construction work of the present structure of this holy temple in the early 20th century and had commissioned by Maharaja Ganga Singh Ji of Bikaner.

In the front of the Karni Mata Temple is a striking marble facade with intricate carvings, revealing the artistic brilliance of the artists of that time. 

Karni Mata Temple Udaipur Timings:

The Karni Temple Timings are 04:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Monday04:00 am to 10:00 pm
Tuesday04:00 am to 10:00 pm
Wednesday04:00 am to 10:00 pm
Thursday04:00 am to 10:00 pm
Friday04:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday04:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday04:00 am to 10:00 pm

Best time to visit Karni Mata Temple Udaipur:

Karni Mata temple’s best time to visit is all days of the week. However, on special days, it might be changed-temple timings. In terms of the season, avoid summers when the temperatures soar to over 40 degrees. It is best to visit this temple between September and February when it is reasonably cooler.

Karni Mata Temple Udaipur Entry Fee:

There is no entrance fee, and photography is allowed on the premises. 

Mystery of White Rats at Karni Mata Temple Udaipur:

The temple is famous for its enormous population of 25,000 rats which are religiously known as “Kabbas”. The story behind the rat population is that once, the stepson of Karni Mata, Laxman, fell and died in the Kapil Sarovar in Kolayat Tehsil in an attempt to drink water. 

After continuous pleading from Karni Mata, Yama, The God of Death, they agreed to retrieve her son as a Rat and permitted all her male children to have reincarnated as Rats. The Kabbas are known to be very holy, and feeding them with sweets and eating the food nibbled by them is considered “prestigious”. The temple in Udaipur to has a considerable number of white and black Kabbas. 

Karni Mata laid the cornerstone of two major Forts of Rajasthan: the Fort of Jodhpur and the Fort of Bikaner. On March 21, 1538, while returning to Deshnok, the Convoy halted to drink water near Kolayat Tehsil. When the followers returned to her, she was nowhere to be found, and after much searching, she had never found; hence she just disappeared then and there at the age of 151 years.

Ropeway at Karni Mata Temple Udaipur:

Mansapurna Karni Mata Ropeway is a popular cable car ride that connects Sri Karni Mata Temple at Machhala Hill Top and Deendayal Upadhyay Park in Udaipur. The Mansapurna Karni Mata Ropeway had built by businessman Kailash Khandelwal in collaboration with UIT in 2008.

The ropeway links the two places through a fixed grip mono cable of 387 meters and is the first ropeway in Rajasthan. The cable car installed had also called Gondola, meaning the compartment suspended from an airship and used for the transportation of personnel.

After reaching the cable car stop point, one has to walk through steps to reach Karni Mata’s Temple. The cable cars ferry sightseers on 4-5 minutes short trips up the hill from Deendayal Park at Doodh Talai to Karni Mata temple.

From the Cable Car Best Views of Udaipur:

From the cable car, one can see the best views of Udaipur, including Pichola Lake, Fateh Sagar Lake, the magnificent City Palace Complex, Sajjangarh Fort and landscapes of Aravali mountains on the other side of the lake. There is also a viewpoint which is a popular spot for seeing the sunset over the city. Also, the different palaces’ lighting gives a splendid night view.

Karni Mata Temple Udaipur Ropeway Timings:

The Karni Mata Ropeway Timings are 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. It is open on all days.

Karni Mata Temple Udaipur Ropeway Ticket Price:

Karni Mata Ropeway ticket costs are here

TicketsTicket Costs
Indian AdultsRs. 100
Foreigner AdultsRs. 300
Indian children below the height of 110 cmRs. 50
Foreigner children below the height of 110 cmRs. 150

Tourist places nearby Karni Mata Temple Udaipur:

Hotels nearby Karni Mata Temple Udaipur:

  • Sky Blue Guest House
  • Hotel Padmini Palace
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  • Magan Palace
  • Hotel Paras Mahal
  • Naman Hotel
  • Hotel Shubham
  • Rangniwas Palace Hotel
  • Hotel Janak Vilas

Karni Mata Temple Address & Contact Number:

  • Karni Mata Temple, Jawahar Nagar, Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
  • Contact Number: +91-2946508755

How to reach Karni Mata Temple Udaipur:

By Road:

Jawahar Nagar bus stand is the nearest bus stand.

By Rail:

The nearest railway station is Rana Pratap Nagar railway station.

By Air:

The closest airport is Maharana Pratap Airport.


Why is Karni Mata Temple Udaipur famous?

Popularly called the Karni Mata Mandir, this temple is Bikaner’s most popular tourist attraction. The temple had dedicated to Karni Mata, who the locals trust is an incarnation of Goddess Durga, the protective Mother Goddess in the Hindu religion.

What are white rats called in Karni Mata Temple?

It is also called the Temple of Rats. It is famous for the approximately 25,000 black rats that live in the temple. Seeing a white mouse among these is considered as good luck. These holy rats are called kabbas.

Where is Karni Mata situated?

The Karni Mata had situated in Rajasthan.

How many rats are in Karni Mata Temple Udaipur?

Karni Mata temple is a famous temple located at Deshnoke, which is 30 kilometres away from Bikaner. The temple is famous all around India for having 20,000 black rats that live there and are revered. These rats are considered holy and have been called “kabbas”.

Is there an entry ticket fee to the Karni Mata Temple Udaipur?

No, there is no entrance ticket fee for the temple. However, as a tourist, you must pay a photography fee – INR 30 for cameras and INR 70 for video cameras.

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