Lonar crater lake
Lonar crater lake
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itsmeashish
Mumbai, India128 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
This is a hidden gem located at a 3 hrs drive from Aurangabad. Trekking through a forest reserve takes you to one of the world's largest crater lakes. This saline water lake is unique with its size and high magnetic soil. Lots of old temples in the forest around. Requires a bit of walking and some part has steep stairs so best done in early morning hours.
Written March 9, 2022
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Sahyadri3
Pune, India29 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
It is a beautiful lake! Green Lake, forest and quiet atmosphere makes you really calm! If you like history, this is the place for you! This place is full of temples almost 1000-1200 years old. Carvings are incredible! Most of the temples are in wreck, but you can imagine their beauty. 6 Km trek to the lake (3 Km downward and 3 km upward) is medium difficulty, but very beautiful and satisfying. We enjoyed the forest on this trek. Good trekking shoes are advisable. Our guide, Mr. Amol Sardar (Mob No. 9975447088) is very knowledgeable, polite and helpful. He showed the rocks formed after meteorite impact, the iron material in the soil, magnetic material in the rocks. He also performed the pH test on the lake water. Do not miss the ride on the rim and watch lake from the watch towers. Also do not miss the Daityasudhan temple. Konark style beautiful carvings.
Written August 29, 2023
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Enrique
Pune, India813 contributions
Feb 2022
View from Kamlaja temple across the lake to the meteorite entry point is breathtaking. There's ongoing conservation work in the crater basin to preserve the wetlands. 11th to 12th century Yadav era temple ruins for us monument buffs.

Do take a guide, it will streamline the visit, and they have undergone basic training by the forest department. Ask for a guide at the ticket booth, it will take about 10 minutes to arrange. It's about a 6km round hike from the Dhar to the opposite bank. If you take your time it will be about 3 hours max. In the crater there's a well beaten path on flat ground through the forest. The only climb is when you return to the Dhar. Thirst and sun are your problems. Do carry water, there's nothing potable in the crater, don't drink from the streams, they are polluted. Wear a hat, the sun is blazing hot. No toilet, no food available in the crater.

It's a unique experience, you will be amazed. Enjoy!
Written May 26, 2022
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Sam
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Oct 2023 • Friends
Visited this wonderful place at Lonar , it’s said to be created by an meteorite impact thousands of years ago. The surroundings area of the lake is dense forests which makes visiting the place a memorable experience.

We hired the services of Mr. Amol Sardar (mob 99754 47088) as a guide , he has very good knowledge about the history of the place & is a highly recommendable person.
Written October 2, 2023
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Sabyasachi123
Kolkata (Calcutta), India206 contributions
Dec 2019
India’s Lonar Crater was identified in 1823 by a British officer named C.J.E. Alexander. Lonar Crater sits inside the Deccan Plateau is created by meteorite impact that occurred between 35,000 and 50,000 years ago. Lonar Crater is approximately 150 meters (500 feet) deep, with an average diameter of almost 1,830 meters (6,000 feet). The water is very much alkaline as such no fish or water animal can live in this water. One guide tested this water taken in a glass & poured some turmeric in it which turns this water into bloody red colour. This prove alkaline nature of the water.
There is a temple of Lord Hanumanji near whose idol is made of pieces of meteorite as heard from local people. Also a temple named Daityasudan Mandir is about 1 or 2 KM from Lonar. Terracota artifacts are there on the walls of this temple.
Written January 4, 2020
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Harish
Bengaluru, India166 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
A scientific and natural wonder. A must visit place. Very intriguing and interesting place to be explored. Good for family and kids. Lots of learning value.
We hired services of Mr. Amol Sardar, ( mobile number- 99754 47088 ) a guide from the local area and vastly experienced. He has plethora of knowledge of the local area and is willing to share. He is very reasonable in his fee.. but would say he is simply worth his salt for the knowledge one can gain at the end of the tour..
There are a few other places worth visiting in the town too
Written September 9, 2023
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Venture57935861888
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Nov 2023 • Family
After seeing the reviews about Lonar Crater lake, i decided that i must visit this place duringbmy visit to Aurangabad.
And i was not disappointed.
We left Aurangabad on 14/11/2023 at 8.10 AM and reached Lonar village at 9.50.
Mr Amol Ph No 9975447088.....( I had read about him on net)....He took us on a guided tour of the place. His knowledge about the place is good. We learnt new things about our history. Realised that woman empowerment was much better during the ancient times
Nature is just amazing.
Written November 15, 2023
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Venture61898198630
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Oct 2023 • Friends
Chaitanya provided excellent guidance, offering accurate information and unveiling hidden gems I wasn't aware of. His explanations about the occurrences at the lake were scientifically insightful. Exploring historical temples added a rich layer to the experience. Without a doubt, choosing to visit Lonar was the best decision, and I am assured that I'll revisit this enchanting destination.
Written November 27, 2023
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Curious56432860573
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Nov 2023 • Couples
Our time with Chaitanya Kayande was nothing short of fantastic! His expertise and friendly demeanor set the tone for an enjoyable and educational tour at Lonar Lake. Chaitanya's personalized approach ensured that every member of our group had a great time. Don't miss out on the opportunity to explore the region with him – contact Chaitanya at 8888264934 for a top-notch tour experience!
Written November 23, 2023
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Vikram M
Mumbai, India5 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Nestled in the Deccan plateau, Lonar crater is a hugely underrated natural wonder.

Standing in front of it you can’t help but marvel at the beauty and the rich history. The nature trek is 6 kms to and fro, takes about 3 hours and requires average fitness levels (tough for old people).

We took a guide, which was a great decision. Our guide - Amol ( +919975447088) - was an absolute winner. His knowledge and passion made the experience even more rewarding.
If you are visiting Lonar crater, I would strongly recommend you go with him.

If you visit Aurangabad, do not miss Lonar crater. It’s a must see.
Written August 21, 2023
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