The best time to visit Lonar Lake is the Sun rise and Sun set. Lonar Lake has remarkable presence of splinters of glass confirming the impact which caused the enormous temperature rise thereby turning the sand into glass.
Chemical Reaction of Lonar Lake
Due to the tourist extravaganza in the time of Maha Shivaratri and the nearby inorganically agriculture, the chemical characteristics misbalanced with outer neutral (pH 7) and an inner alkaline (pH 11) mixing each with its own flora and fauna.
Flora and Fauna near Lonar Lake
Lonar Lake is a haven for a wide range of plant and animal life. The resident and migratory birds such as Black-Winged Stilts, Brahminy Ducks, Grebes, Shelducks (European Migrants), Shovellers, Teals, Herons, Red-Wattled Lapwings, Rollers or Blue Jays, Baya Weavers, Parakeet Hoopoes, Larks, Tailorbirds, Magpies, Robins and Swallows are found on the lake. Among reptiles, the monitor lizard is reported to be prominent. The lake is also home to thousands of peafowls, chinkara and gazelles.
The nearest train station is Shegaon, Buldana near Khamgaon. Malkapur near Bhusawal railway-junction, on the Mumbai - Bhusawal - Nagpur route of Central Railway of Indian Rail and is around 100 km from Lonar Lake. The buses also run to Lonar from Nagpur, Akola, Buldhana, Malkapur and Jalna. If travelling from Nagpur, take a bus till Mehkar near Washim and then head to Lonar, from Mumbai or Pune, the most convenient route is to first reach Aurangabad via bus (Mumbai and Pune) or train-flight (from Mumbai only) and then take a state transport bus to Lonar. From Pune, the air-conditioned and regular buses run every hour from the Shivajinagar bus stand to Aurangabad. Maharashtra Tourism runs a resort just 50 meters from the lake. This property is modern, well maintained and cheap. There also are several low cost and simple accommodations called lodges available in the town. The food available in Lonar has influence from both, Khandesh and Marathwada cuisines.
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