Science, spirituality, history, nature, adventure, and a lake formed by an extra-terrestrial activity some 50000 years ago – just the stuff outdoor lovers dig! A trip to the Lonar Crater Lake will surely fill you with awe and surprise, as this is one of those places that leave the mind asking a lot of questions while satiating one’s need for adventure.
Lonar is a small town located in the Buldhana District of Maharashtra, some 500 KM from Mumbai. A geological event that occurred here in the Pleistocene Epoch (informally called the Ice Age), caused this place to be of great scientific interest, and rightfully so. A tour to the Lonar Crater Lake would familiarise you with the fact that this crater was formed by either a comet or asteroid impact.
Lonar Crater is one of the most interesting exploration sites in Maharashtra, and in addition to treating one to this unique spectacle, it also offers the chance to bring out the adventurer in you. The entire tour includes two days of trekking, visiting old temples, and places of historical significance. This tour to the Lonar Crater Lake is totally offbeat and promises oodles of fun, adventure and rejuvenation.
Day 0 to Day 1: Overnight Train from Mumbai to Jalna (8th September - Friday), Lonal Crater Parikrama Trek
Reach Jalna at 5:00 AM, on the morning of the 9th, and proceed towards Buldhana. By 8:00 AM you will be in Lonar where you will be served breakfast at the hotel. After freshening up, there will be an introductory session for the Lonar Crater Lake Trip. Enjoy lunch after that and by 4:00 PM proceed to start the Lonar Parikrama Trek. Remember to click a lot of pictures. This trek will also give you the opportunity to explore the Daityasudan Temple among others. Evening will be spent at the hotel relishing tea and snacks, followed by dinner.
Day 2: Lonar Crater Exploration and journey back to Mumbai (10th September - Sunday)
On day 2 of the Lonar Crater Lake Tour you will wake up to a stunning sunrise. Enjoy your breakfast and trek down to the Lonar Crater and spend time exploring the area. After having spent some time there, head back to the hotel for check-out. Have your lunch and proceed towards Jalna. On the way, if there is enough time, you will be visiting the birthplace of Rajmata Jijabai. After that, head to the Jalna train station to catch Nanigram Express for your overnight journey to Mumbai.
Day 3: Arrival at CST Mumbai (11th September - Monday)
The exciting Lonar Crater Exploration in Mahrashtra comes to an end as you reach the CST station in Mumbai at 5:40 AM.
Departure Dates: 8th September 2017
1. Non-AC Sleeper train tickets Mumbai-Jalna-Mumbai
2. Private transfers Jalna-Lonar-Jalna
4. Non-AC dormitory accommodation at MTDC
5. Guide charges