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  • Mar 21, 2014 · 6:00 PM

This is a GHAC travel and leisure trip so feel free to get children and family members to the trip.  Please RSPV on the below link....

Nature's Miracle - Visit to Lonar Crater

Starting 14 March, 2014 and reaching back to Hyderabad on 16th March, 2014  morning. 

Place : The Lonar Crater is credited with being the world’s one and only salt water lake in basaltic rock. Located in the village of Lonar, the crater is said to have been a result of a meteorite that hit the Earth a mind boggling 52,000 years ago. The Crater is presently surrounded by lush green forests and a huge variety of birds. Fowls like ducks, owls, peacocks and Red-wattled Lapwings can especially be seen here quite often. The lake, however, does not support life and has no plant or marine life. The Lake by itself is a beautiful attraction to view. It is best experienced in the twilight, just before the sun sets. The Lonar Sarovar nearby, is home to several medicinal and aromatic plants and shrubs. There also lies the Kamalja Mata Temple in the vicinity, about 3 km away.

Daitya Sudan Temple, Lonar 
The Daitya Sudan Temple at Lonar is styled in a similar manner to the Khajurao Temple. The temple was built in dedication to Lord Vishnu, during the 6th and 12th A.D. – the period during which India was under the reign of the mighty Chalukya Dynasty. The temple looks like an irregular and asymmetrical star, resembling the Hemadpathi style of architecture. This place of worship has beautiful carvings on its walls. The idol itself is built with an ore and looks like it is made of stone. The shrine is pretty dark and the carvings aforementioned are revealed only with the help of a torch light. The temple’s pedestal is about 1.5 metres high and the incomplete roof hints at an intended pyramidal tower that was not gone ahead with. The exterior walls to have carved figures depicting the history of that era.


COST : Estimated Rs.1900

Actual Expense statement will be shared at the end of the event.

What we do: Traveling and exploring


NOTE: Event host have all rights to add or remove any member and do any necessary change in route, activity, time and duration according to situational needed, organizer decision is final [its all about safety]



14th March 2014 
- we depart from Secunderabad 

15th March 2014 
- Reach Jalna. Get into the Hired cabs 
- Reach Lonar, Tea and Breakfast at MTDC Guest House 
- Trail along Lonar Crater 
- Back to MTDC Guest House and have Lunch. Take reset 
- 3 pm: We will go to Daitya Sudan Temple 
- 7 pm Leave to Jalna Railway Station 

16th March 2014: Reach Secunderabad and disperse. 


1. Attire: Light and stretchable clothes.  Shoes - socks 1pair and Slippers (it’s always comfortable while travelling in train or car) 

2. Medical Kit: Personal medicines if any: The Organizers will bring First Aid kit 

3. Food & Water: Water: 2 litres per person; Food: Dry Fruits / Chocolates / Biscuits / Plum cakes and anything you like to eat 

4. Things: A Small Backpack to carry water and snacks while going to the crater.Torch; Pocket Knife; Camera and all toiletries (Soaps, Creams, Towel, Brush etc.)

5. Bedding: Sleeping Bag/Bed sheets + Air Pillow (Optional) + cap or hat 

6. Avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.

7. Photo Id ( passport, Employee/College Id, Pan card/Election Card/ Driving License) with a xerox copy

8. 2 emergency Notes with your name and address, phone numbers, emergency contact name and number.

9. Print, Sign and bring along the disclaimer:

10. Cost: Estimated Rs.1900 (Includes: Travel from Hyderabad to Lonar and back to Hyderabad by Sleeper class, Food and Dormitory accommodation (only for taking rest/freshen up). Actual Expense statement will be shared at the end of the event. Final figure may be less or more.
You can also pay through credit card:

Join the waitlist. On payment confirmation, will be moved to "Going list" 

RSVP with YES if you are 100% sure you are coming..

Contact : Event Host Vishwam[masked]

Checkout the link from our previous meetup for more pictures of this wonderful place.

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