India is a country with varied culture and is known in the world for the same. However, it is not only about the culture, but also places to visit in India as well. In this blog post, I wish to talk about the Lonar Crater Lake. Come, join in the journey with me.
The Lonar Crater Lake
It is a question of ‘been there done that’. And so it is very exciting to write about the Lonar Lake, which is actually the Lonar Crater Lake. Now, why it is called the ‘Crater Lake’. There is also a reason for it. As a matter of fact, the lake has got created due to the meteor impact.
As stated above, the creation of the lake is attributed to the meteor impact and is located in the Maharashtra state of India – the Buldhana district to be precise. The lake is tagged as being the oldest crater of the world.
Studies have found out that the nature of the lake is both alkaline and saline.
The creation took place during Pleistocene Epoch. Epoch is a small part of a greater timescale, which is extends beyond an age and is petite than a period.
Now, let us have a look at the dimensions of the Lonar Crater Lake. When you look at the dimensions, you will come to know how big the lake is. The surface are of the lake is 1.13sqkm. The lake is deepest at about 150 meters. The mean diameter is estimated to be about 1.2km, while the crater rim is somewhere about 1.8km.
The Age of the Lonar Lake
There are differences over the age of the lake. When on one hand the age is reported to be around 52,000 years, on the other, it is estimated to be far too older at 5, 70,000 years. The former age is estimated by thermoluminescence studies, while the latter is understood to be found by the Argon-argon dating conclusions.
My Own Experiences
As far as personal opinion on the lake is concerned, you may not find much to talk about the lake. It is not even any tourism place, where people would flock to see it. However, it is still as lovely to the eyes as any tourist place. Yes, you will certainly find clear and sky blue water. The surroundings of the lake are very much conducive to wildlife.
When you visit the place, you will certainly take with you great memories that will last with you for days to come, like in my case. It is great place that you must surely visit if you happen to be in the vicinity of the place. The two cities that have airports are Mumbai and Pune. There is also nearer one, which is in Shirdi.
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Lonar lake is a saline soda lake located at Lonar in Buldhana district of Maharashtra. It was created by the impact of a meteorite during the Pleistocene period. It is believed by the geologists that the chemical constituents of the meteor and the regional soil give the water of the lake both saline and alkaline properties at different points. The surrounding areas of the lake are full of various trees. Different smaller animals and birds can be noticed. This is a favourite spot of bird-watchers and photography-enthusiasts of nearby places of Maharashtra. This beautiful and peaceful place is also used as picnic spot. Lonar lake is located at a distance of 100 km from Buldhana and 160 km from Aurangabad. There is an ancient temple in the vicinity, the history of which is very interesting.reply 0