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Lonar Tourist Places

Popular for its crater and lake, Lonar is a town in the state of Maharashtra, India. It located in the district of Buldhana. It is situated at distance of 140 km from Buldhana and 160 km from Aurangabad. It is very scorching in summer as temperature rises high. October to February is the best time to visit Lonar. Marathi is widely spoken language of the region and Hindi is also spoken by some. The famous Lonar crater is believed to be formed due to the impact of meteor hit about 55,000 years ago. Though there are impacts of meteors hits in other parts the world also but in Lonar it is the impact of meteor hitting on Basalt rock. And it is only one of its kinds in the world. A lake then evolved in the crater of Lonar is alkaline and saline in nature. This makes the water salty and therefore this salt water Lake of Lonar is the only salt water lake made on Basalt rocks in the world. It has the average diameter of 1.2km. Lonar Lake has become a subject of research for many like geologists, ecologists, archeologist and astronomers. The lake is visited by many scientifically oriented people and many other people who are curious about the strange lake. The lake does not house any living organisms in it and if roots of any tree get in to it the tree loses its life soon. The lake is surrounded by many trees and various species of bird are seen flying around the lake. You can also visit to the temple of Kamja Devi which is located near the lake. Daityasudan Surya temple is another place of interest near Lonar. Road connects Lonar to other parts of the state. Several state run buses and other private vehicles links it to Buldhana, Aurangabad, Pune and many other cities and towns of the state. Shegaon is the closet railway station to Lonar. The station is connected to Bhusawal railway junction which is further linked to many other parts of the state and the country. Chikalthana Airport at Aurangabad is nearest one to it. The airport is well linked by regular flights to Mumbai.

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