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Reasons to go to Lonar

1Get to know the national Geo- heritage monument
Get to know the national Geo- heritage monument

HolidayIQ Reviewer Kalpana Thakur shares “ can go for family trip or one day picnic from Aurangabad. Only some tourist were there at that time. Regional people easily climbing the hill /step downhill with luggage or wooden sticks, grass etc. Lake view from MTDC hotel is beautiful and it is a nice place for trekking, sightseeing, wondering in jungle & of course for photography. ”

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2For the tranquil serenity the lake invokes
For the tranquil serenity the lake invokes

HolidayIQ Reviewer kalpana thakur shares, “Surprisingly calm lake located near Aurangabad. Lonar Lake, a true delight for a nature lover like me. Lake view from MTDC hotel is beautiful. It is an ideal place for trekking, sightseeing, wandering in jungle & of course for photography.

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Reviews (4)

Javed Siddiq

Javed Siddiq3.6/5

3 reviews

An amazing place

The Lonar lake is amazing place created by the asteroid. It gives a different feel & the greatness of the nature. The Greenish Water color is amazing. The lake appears to be well preserved & not polluted. People are friendly & caring. The nearby small market & Temple are give the feeling of simplicity.

Kalpana Thakur

Kalpana Thakur4.3/5

5 reviews

A memorable experience !!

It was a memorable trip in my life. We went there to see lake. It is 2nd big natural lake in Asia. Gomukhdhara is also a magic place. 12 month water fall from it. & People use it for drinking, washing & bathing also. It is known as pavitra jaldhara . I hypnotized by wondering there around the lake LONAR !!. Many stories behind this lake formation. Salt was taken from it in Mughal time . . Good time to visit is from October TO January. I. E. Winter season !. In rainy season many creatures, reptiles are there. Some jungle animals like tiger, folks, dogs are wondering in the jungle. Monkeys etc. Very common . So enjoy with care. Don't disturb Jungle peace & keep clean nature. After all Salute Amazing God Gift. & Return with peace inner you !!

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Recommended Duration in Lonar

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Lonar Overview

The township of Lonar is one of the prominent tourist destinations in the state of Maharashtra. Lonar lies at an average elevation of 563 m. A famed destination in the Buldhana District, it is frequented by tourists and pilgrims alike, as it features several ancient shrines and tourism sites.

The region was a part of the Vidarbha Kingdom as mentioned in Mahabharata. Various dynasties ruled the region including Mauryan, Ashoka, Satavahana, Vakataka, Chalukya, Rashtrakuta and Yadava. In the 14th century, Muslim rule began when Alauddin Khilji conquered the region. The destination was under the rule of Mughals during the 16th century, and by the 19th century, it came under the administration of the British East India Company.

Lonar lies in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra and is surrounded by green trees and plantation. Lonar crater is the chief attraction of the region. The crater was formed over 50,000 years ago, after a collision of a meteorite on the surface of the region.

According to historians, the Lonar Crater was initially discovered in 1823 by British executive, J.E. Alexander, although the site has several mentions in ancient scripts, which include the Skanda Puran, the Padma Puran and the Aaina-i-Akbari.

A salt water lake in basaltic rock, known as Lonar Crater and Lake, stands on the site of the crater. Rich in flora and fauna, the site is a habitat of several species of birds. The worship centre, Daitya Sudan Temple, which is built identical to Khajuraho temples, is a notable site of Lonar. Motha Maruti, a shrine dedicated to Lord Hanuman, is built around a magnetic rock that was formed by hypervelocity meteorite impact.

The town hosts a fair called Chaitra Masa Suklapaksha Navami at Shegaon on Rama Navami during the months of March or April every year. The culture of the destination can be seen in its folk arts including Bhajan, Kirtan and Gondhal. The main languages spoken are Korku, Hindi and Marathi.

Travellers can reach Lonar both from Mumbai and Aurangabad. The railhead of Malakpur, on the Mumbai-Bhusawal-Nagpur route of Central Railway serves as the main railway junction for the town. Aurangabad Airport is the nearest airbase that is served by domestic destinations. There are frequent bus connections of the town with Mumbai, Pune and Aurangabad.

Weather conditions remain semi arid in the destination, identical to Aurangabad. The best time to visit Lonar is during winters, as the months of November, December and January have a pleasant weather.

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Lonar, Maharashtra

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Kiran Aalvadiaa

Lonar, Maharashtra
Lonar, Maharashtra

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Kiran Aalvadiaa

Lonar, Maharashtra
Lonar, Maharashtra

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Kiran Aalvadiaa

Lonar, Maharashtra
Lonar, Maharashtra

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Kiran Aalvadiaa

Lonar, Maharashtra

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