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The Lonar Crater – Aurangabad



Hi all,

I am back after a bit of a hiatus… apologies, work kept me really busy! šŸ˜¦ We have just released 4 games on the android platform that are trivia based (more details here) and I hope some of my readers enjoy them.

Anyway, onto the special locale for today – the Lonar crater. It is the biggest crater on the Deccan plateau of Central India (and the only one discovered yet) The crater is also one of the handful around the world of its size and is quite unusual for its saline lake in the centre.

 

The massive crater – satellite image

 

The crater is found in the Buldana district of the state of Maharashtra and is believed to have been caused in the Pleistocene era by a high velocity meteoritic impact. This crater is also special as it has been mentioned in ancient Hindu texts and seems to have had ancient temples and cave systems since ages back.

 

A temple around the rim.

 

The crater is not an easy trek down from the rim (for newbies) but once down, there is a lot to explore. The lake around the centre is ringed by a forest that promises mystery since it has not been explored in detail and could hide surprising places of archaeological importance. Perhaps someday, someone will excavate and find something unique šŸ˜€

More information on the crater can be found here.

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2 thoughts on “The Lonar Crater – Aurangabad

  1. Hi sharad

    its a great place to be. Did you complete the entire cirle? You van check my trip photoes on picassa

    Mugdha

    Posted by mugdha | October 18, 2012, 7:20 am

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