FAMOUS "LONAR CRATER"
Tal. Lonar. Dist. Buldana
Here's a chance to see India's magnificent hyper-velocity meteorite-impact crater. Lonar ranks amongst the world's five largest craters. Investigations reveal it to be around 30,000 to 40,000 years old. Within the depression lies a saline lake.
The diameter is about 1800 meters & depth is 170 meters.
See the ruins of temples constructed in the Hemadpanti style, where Lord Narasimba, Ganesh, Renukadevi and Shiva were once worshipped. At the village around the crater, you can listen to many a legend about Lonar. A fascinating sight is the prescence of hundreds of peafowl which live inside the crater. Besides other resident and migratory birds you can spot monitor lizards, Hanuman Langurs, chinkaras and gazelles, if you are lucky.
Nearest airport is Aurangabad 122 kms.
Nearest railhead is Malkapur on the Bombay-Bhusawal line.
Lonar-Mehakar Taluka 23 kms,
Lonar- Buldana 95 kms.
Lonar- Aurangabad 145 kms.
Bombay-Aurangabad-Jalana-Lonar 600 kms.
The Caretaker, MTDC Resort, Lonar.
The Manager Yatri Niwas, Shegaon.
The Regional Office, MTDC-Amravati.
Check-out-time: 12.00 noon.
One single family tent with a capacity for 30 persons without bedding and Govt. Rest house [2 suites].