One more opportunity for those who missed the earlier batch.
About Lonar Crater :
Lonar Crater, which was created by a meteor hitting the Earth during the Pleistocene epoch, is a saltwater lake at Lonar in Buldana district, Maharashtra, India. A lake that evolved in the resulting basaltic rock formation is both saline and alkaline in nature. Lonar Lake has a mean diameter of 1.2 kilometres (3,900 ft) and is about 137 metres (449 ft) below the crater rim. It is the second largest impact crater in basaltic rock and is partially filled by a salt water lake.
The Lonar Crater was first discovered in 1823 by British officer, J.E. Alexander. It is also written about in ancient scripts like the Skanda Puran, the Padma Puran. Since that cataclysmic event, Lonar has evolved into an idyllic expanse of sky blue water amidst a sprawling emerald forest that stretches around it as far as the eye can see. Lonar impresses with the richness of its natural heritage. And, like the meteorite that put it on the map, leaves a lasting impression.
There is a mystery associated with the lake flowing inside the crater, nobody can say how it remains full through the year, a stream feeds this crater but up to this date no outlet was found. The other puzzle is that lake has two distinct regions that never mix, an outer neutral and an inner alkaline region. Both support different flora and fauna.
Several Hemadpanthi temples are found in the periphery of the Lake. Daityasudan Temple, at the centre of the Lonar town, which was built in honour of Vishnu's victory over the giant Lonasur, has beautiful carvings similar to what is seen at Khajuraho temples. Area out-side the sanctum is dark and the ceiling reveals beautiful carvings under a torch light and is built in the form of an irregular star. The exterior walls are covered with carved figurnes. The plinth of the temple has unfinished roof that suggests an intended pyramidal form for the tower.
SCHEDULE FOR LONAR CRATER
12th March to 13th March 2011
v 11th Mar. 2011 : Leaving at 21:05 from Mumbai CST by Devgiri Express (Train No. 7057)
v 12th Mar. 2011 : Will reach to Jalna station in the morning at 4:50 and will leave for Lonar by private vehicle.
Visit Dhar Parisar, Motha Maroti Mandir and Daitya Sudan Mandir
Visit Lonar crater (descending around 500 ft)
A lecture by Prof. Bugdane sir - the expert of Lonar
v 13th Mar. 2011 : Visit to Sindakhed Raja – The birthplace of Jijabai
Leaving for Mumbai on 13.23 by Tapovan Express (Train No. 7618)
Will reach to Mumbai CST on 22.02
Type of Accommodation
Total Tour Cost
Train Fare, Accommodation at MTDC, Lonar Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snacks
Local transfers & Sightseeing
Exclusions : Train Food
8 people sharing
Rs. 2750/- per person
Rs. 3150/- per person
Rs. 3250/- per person
Payment Terms :– Participants will be confirmed against payment of advance amount (Rs. 2000/-).
You can pay directly through bank transfers to our ICICI / HDFC / CITIBANK accounts. Kindly get back
to us for account details.
Organizers may make any changes in the programme as per the prevailing circumstances, without giving prior notice to the participants.
For book your seat, please contact on bellow numbers……
Vaibhav Prabhudesai - 9967534396
Mrudul Prabhudesai - 9967534397