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Lonar Crater Tour

July 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+5.5

Join us at Owlet Outdoors for a weekend trip to Lonar Crater and Sindkhed Raja on 9-10 Nov 2019.
Type: Tour
Grade: Easy
Places to be covered: Lonar Crater, Temples around Crater, Sindakhed Raja, Mehekar Balaji Temple

About the place – 

Lonar Crater is located at Lonar in Buldhana District, about 122 km away from Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. It is consideredd as one of the world’s 5 largest craters. The lake is a saline soda lake which was created by a meteor impact during the Pleistocene Epoch. This lake, which lies in a basalt impact structure, is both saline and alkaline in nature. Geologists, ecologists, archaeologists, naturalists and astronomers have reported several studies on the various aspects of this crater lake ecosystem. Lonar Lake has a mean diameter of 1.2 kilometres (3,900 ft) and is about 137 metres (449 ft) below the crater rim. The meteor crater rim is about 1.8 kilometres (5,900 ft) in diameter. A study published in 2010 gives an age of crater as 656,000 ± 81,000 years.
Sindkhedraja –
Sindkhed Raja is famous for the birth place of Jijabai (Shivaji Maharaj’s mother). This was the place where Raja Lakhuji Jadhav (Jijabai’s father) ruled and lived. The place has a lot of historical places to see.
Mehekar – 
A 120 years old Balaji Temple in Mehekar has Asia’s biggest sculpture of Lord Balaji. The idol is made in a single black stone. Idol of Lord balaji, along with copper scripture (Tamrapat) was found during digging in 1888 AD.
Itinerary – 
Friday –
  • Night Departure to Jalna by Devgiri express at 9.10 pm from Mumbai CST
Saturday –
  • Reach Jalna Railway Station by 5:00 Hrs
  • Travel towards Lonar by 10 seater Private jeep / Trax 
  • Reach Lonar and check in at hotel / MTDC Dorm
  • Freshen up and Breakfast
  • Briefing about the Lonar crater by an Expert
  • Explore nearby temples and cultural heritage of Lonar
  • Lunch and rest
  • Move for Lonar Crater Parikrama (Outer) and photogrphy.
  • Dinner and retire for the day
Sunday –
  • Wake up call at 05:30 Hrs, Freshenup and Breakfast
  • After breakfast start with the Lonar Parikrama (Approx. 4 Hrs)
  • CHeck out from the hotel and Lunch
  • Travel to Mehekar to see the World’s Biggest Balaji Idol
  • Proceed to Sindkhedraja and visit birthplace of Rajmata Jijabai
  • Reach Jalna by 19:30 Hrs 
  • Board Nandigram Express at 20.15 Hrs from Jalna 

Monday – 

  • Reach Mumbai CST by 5.40 Hrs


Cost of trip is Rs 3950/- only

The cost includes – 

  • Non-AC Sleeper Class Train Tickets
  • Meals during the trip (2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner, Tea)
  • Internal Transportation by private non-AC trax / jeep
  • Accommodation in non-AC Dormitory at MTDC or equivalent
  • Guide and Expertise Charges

Cost does not include – 

  • Food ordered during train journey
  • Dinner on Sunday (Day 2)
  • Bottled Drinking Water / Soft Drinks etc
  • Any travel or personal insurance
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the cost includes


To register for the trek, contact – 9987577684 / 9819986540 / 9987007742

Email us at [email protected]
One has to pay Rs 2500/- (Non refundable) at the time of registration.
Remaining amount to pay 1 month before the journey date.
Handover cash or deposit in the following bank account –
Account Number: 50200028742000 (Current)
Bank Name: HDFC Bank
Branch: Shantivan, Borivali East, Mumbai
IFSC: HDFC0000414
Note: Train Bookings open 4 months in advance. So get confirmed train tickets, register yourself well in time.

Here is a list of things to be carried for the trek –

  • Haversack to put in everything to be carried for the trek
  • Water – 3 Liters at least
  • Extra clothes, Towel / Napkin
  • Torch with extra batteries
  • Something to munch on during journey
  • Sunscreen lotion, Mosquito repellent
  • Personal Medicines required if any
  • Camera with Battery Charger (Optional)
  • Identity Proof

Few Rules we would like people follow –

  • Consumption of alcohol, smoking, drugs, narcotics is strictly now allowed and would lead to expulsion from the trek.
  • Leader’s decision will be final and binding to all members. No arguments will be entertained.
  • Each member is responsible for their own safety and baggage.
  • Please do not use deodrant or perfumes as honey bees gets attracted towards it.
  • Please do not wear any jewellery or gold ornaments.
  • Please do not litter. Do not throw plastic, paper, wrappers, bottles etc. Carry them home to throw in the dustbin.
  • We strongly believe in saying – Wherever we go, leave only footprints and take back only memories.
For more such events, visit our website – www.owletoutdoor.in
– Team Owlet Outdoors

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