Lonar in a glance :
Coordinates: 19.9758° N, 76.5069° E
Lonar is a town and municipal council in the Buldhana district of the Vidarbha region of the state of Maharashtra. The town is the headquarter of Lonar taluka and is located near Mehkar. Lonar Lake is the most famous attraction of this town and it also calls the meteor lake.
How to Reach Lonar:
By Air :
Mumbai International Airport is the nearest for the passengers coming from foreign.
By Rail :
Jalna Railway Station is the nearest to reach Lonar at a distance of 68 km. One may hire a cab or get on a bus to reach Lonar from the station.
By Road :
Most and best preferred to visit Lonar is to travel by car from Mumbai which is at a distance of 496 km. The scenics landscapes make the entire trip complete.
Places to visit in Lonar
Daitya Sudhan Temple :
This ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and belongs to the Chaitya Dynasty that ruled the region between the 6th and 12th centuries AD. The shape of the temple symbolizes an irregular star.
Gomukh Temple :
The temple lies near the boundary of the water stream and is believed holy, by the devotees. Animals such as snakes, langurs, deer, foxes, and mongoose can be spotted in the vicinity. A sight worth an alluring visit.
Lonar lake :
Lonar lake is an extremely beautiful place while Lonar crater is the world’s only saltwater lake in the basaltic rock, believed to have been caused by a meteorite hitting Earth around 52,000 years ago.
What to Eat in Lonar :
The food options here tend to be limited other than a 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.