Lonar Experience: Lonar is about 500 KM from Thane where I live. The road to Lonar through Shirdi, Aurangabad and then through Jalna was not great but the Lonar has a treasure in its Crater.
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: The best staying option is MTDC resort which is on the top of the Crater! No options but what MTDC has to offer. Its hygienic, palatable and no complain.
Activities & things to do: Any one having keen interest in geographical wonders would be impressed with the seer size of this. Going down into the Crater with a guide and then exploring the inner circle of the crater for about half a day is the best of experiences.
I love exploring on motorcycle and was impressed with this Crater. Unfortunately there is nothing else you can do at Lonar and going such a long distance for a single objective may not appeal to many but to those few who love to explore and are willing to take a pain for this will not be disappointed.
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: By car (From Mumbai) its going to take minimum 8 hours. Best by motorcycle or by train to Jalna then by taxi.
Best during November - February. Avoid summer. No idea about rainy season.
Lonar Experience: Lonar is 150 Kms away from Aurangabad by road, I had travelled with my friend by car. Roads are good. The nature created spot is not at all developed by state Govt. We had gone in rainy season and we witnessed heavy soil erosion on the way to crater.The temples on the periphery are breathing their end only. Kamalja mata is a little bit maintained by pujari while all other temples are in state of dismay. Can the tourism dept of state alongwith ASI maintain them?
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: There is nothing to shop.
Activities & things to do: A visit to crater, then temple on the way which has water flowing to crater round the year. It is 1.5 km away from MTDC resort.
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Carry water with you wlile visiting craters as you might feel thirsty while ascending. Preferably go before 9.00AM so that you can come back in the afternoon to have good food at MTDC resort.
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