"Land of the Crater"

Lonar Tourism At A Glance

Along with being famous for a crater that was formed over 50,000 years ago due to collision of a meteorite on the surface of the region, Lonar is also famous for its rich natural heritage.

Lonar is a mesmerizingly beautiful place famous for the Lonar crater and the lake formed due to meteorite hitting the earth around 52, 000 years ago. This 6, 000 feet wide and 500 feet deep lake is therefore a source of many scientific research and educational importance. It is the only salt water lake in the basaltic rock in the world. The area is also surrounded by a lot of flora and fauna which makes the place even more beautiful. There is also a famous Gomukh temple located at the boundary of the lake where snakes and other animals like fox, mongoose, deers can be spotted. Daitya Sudan temple, another temple located in Lonar is very famous for its architectural style as it reminds of the world famous Khajuraho temples."

The food options here tend to be limited other than few restaurants and some local food stalls. Hence the region isn't exactly home to any significant food culture or specialties and choices for cuisine are scarce.

Places to Stay in Lonar

MTDC hotel near the lake is the best place for accomodation the region.

Commuting Within Lonar

Lonar is a small town and therefore every place is walkable in distance. Other option to have a rented car to move around the region.