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Best Time: Oct-Mar Read More

Ideal duration: 1 day

Nearest Airport: Aurangabad Check Flights

"Land of the Crater"

Lonar Tourism

Along with being famous for a crater that was formed over 50,000 years ago due to the 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 a meteorite hitting the earth around 52, 000 years ago. This 6,000 feet wide and 500 feet deep lake is, therefore, an important source of 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.

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Unexplored Lonar

Lonar, a town, is located in the district of Buldhana, falling under the region of Vidarbha located in the state of Maharashtra. It is most notable for its mysterious Lonar Crater. Lonar Crater, also known as Lonar Lake, was formed due to a meteorite crater that crashed on Earth during the Pleistocene Epoch. The district of Buldhana, which is the location of the Lonar Lake, used to be a part of the Empire of king Ashoka. The several renowned temples found around this region are witness to the transformations that have taken over through the ages.

Restaurants and Local Food in Lonar

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.
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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 - Reach Lonar by morning. Spend the first day hiking and trekking to and around the Lonar Crater.
Day 2 - Visit the Daityasudan Temple and other renowned temples. Post lunch, if you wish, you can also visit the world heritage site of Ajanta Caves.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

A very interesting place to visit. Has the only salt water lake in the basaltic rock in the world.

What's Not So Great?

Not well maintained. Guides lack the required knowledge about the place and its history. Not properly connected.

For Whom?

Lonar is ideal for those who love exploring places of unexplained natural mysteries. Can be visited as a weekend getaway by people living in Maharashtra.

How To Reach Lonar

Lonar is not very well connected to other towns and cities by any means of transport. The best way to reach the place is to reach Aurangabad first and then take a cab or a bus to Lonar. Aurangabad is well-connected by rail, air and roads and it will take around 3 hours (150 km) from Aurangabad to reach Lonar.

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