The Lonar Lake or Lonar crater is located next to the small town of the same name, in the state of Maharashtra in Buldana district in India.
The Lonar Lake was already mentioned in ancient religious writings such as the Skandapurana and the Padmapurana, and much later in the Ain-i-Akbari.
The lake has the shape of a regular circle with a diameter of 1800 meters and a depth of 132 meters. The water in it has a salinity of 10.7 g/l. The lake is stagnant and emits a pungent smell of rotten water. There are eight abandoned temple buildings along the shores of the lake. Today Lonar is very popular among tourists and environmentalists.
Access : Coordinates: 19.975, 76.5075 / The Lonar Lake is located approximately 500 kilometers (311 miles) east of Mumbai.
- The lake, which is being studied by specialists from many countries around the world, is located approximately 500 km east of Mumbai. It was formed after a meteorite fell to Earth about 50 thousand years ago.
- The first European to visit the lake was the British officer J. E. Alexander in 1823.
- In June 2020, the lake waters changed color to pink, presumably due to the proliferation of red algae, It is listed as site 22 among India’s national geological monuments.Go next : Daitya Sudan temple / Kamalja Devi Temple is located beside the lake.