Lonar isn’t your typical picnic lake. Lonar is unlike anything you have seen before. I came across with the Lonar while searching unusual and interesting places across India.
The Maharastra Government had built the towers around the rim of the lake for the tourists.
Incredibly old at 52,000 years, the Lonar crater is the youngest and best preserved impact crater formed in basalt rock and is the only of its kind on earth. The crater was formed fifty-two thousand years ago, when a blazing ball of fire (a meteor that weighed over one million ton in deadweight) crashed into the earth at an estimated speed of 90,000 km per hour. It gouged a deep depression that is around 1.8 km and 150 m deep before erupting and spewing molten rock to create a magnificent crest on the rim.
Located in the Buldhana District of Maharashtra, the Lonar Lake is an exceptional ‘bowl of biodiversity’ and a wildlife sanctuary with a unique ecology that is vastly different from the surrounding flat landscape. A number of migratory birds can be seen around even though the lake does not support any marine life like fish etc.
The water in the crater’s lake is a bounty for microbiologists – it is highly saline and has rare bacteria that thrives in extreme conditions.
The temples in the lake’s vicinity have their own stories to tell. The Daityasudan Temple, that was built to worship Lord Vishnu, looks like a replica of the Konark Sun Temple. A Hanuman Temple near the lake has an idol apparently made out of the meteor rock having magnetic properties.
The old Shiva temple which speaks a lot about the architectural history of India.
One can go nearer to the lake and can actually take a full round of the lake and there was no way I could have returned back without hiking down the lake and taking a round of it and frankly speaking you try this activity only if you are physically fit, into some hiking and do not have any kind of breathing problem.
There are said to be twelve temples around the lake, not all of them functional on daily basis but good enough to make a halt during your hiking.
The moon is a loyal companion.
It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human.
Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.
The historical city, also called the Venice of the East attracts plenty of visitors from across the globe. Famous for its culture, history, heritage attractions, scenic spots, and lakes, the beautiful city turns more beautiful and magnificent when the sun hide itself in the west.
You will enjoy the true colors of this historical City,Udaipur at night. While the heritage sites of Udaipur depicting the rich culture and traditions of the ancient people at day, the city illuminates in the night
Udaipur city, has very strong connection with heritage and culture of the state. We can see old buildings, monuments and door across the city.
During my visit to udaipur city attended the Shilpgram festival. Shilpgram is basically a handicraft fair in which different types of hand woven clothes, embroideries, mirror works, handicrafts are showcased.. This fair takes place in the western part of Udaipur in Rajasthan.
The view of city from the top is best to experience.
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Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, it is known as The Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas and yoga capital. Rishikesh is surrounded by three other districts namely Tehri Garhwal, Pauri Garhwal and Haridwar.
Rishikesh has been a part of the legendary ‘Kedarkhand’ (the present day Garhwal).Legends state that Lord Rama did penance here for killing Ravana, the demon king of Lanka; and Lakshmana, his younger brother, crossed the river Ganges, at a point, where the present ‘Lakshman Jhula’ bridge stands today, using a jute rope bridge. The ‘Kedar Khand’ of Skanda Purana, also mentions the existence of Indrakund at this very point. The jute-rope bridge was replaced by iron-rope suspension bridge in 1889, and after it was washed away in the 1924 floods, it was replaced by the present stronger bridge. Another similar suspension bridge Ram Jhula was built in 1986 at nearby Shivananda Nagar.
Enjoy the Photo journey to Rishikesh