28th October 2023

Brief Info

Type: Heritage Tour

Grade: Easy

Places to be covered: Lonar Crater, Sindakhed Raja, Mehekar Balaji Temple

About the place -

Lonar Crater - 

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.

Tour Itinerary

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
  • Visit Balaji temple at Mehekar 
  • 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
  • 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

Tour Cost

Cost of trip is Rs 5200/- only Ex Jalna

The cost includes - 
  • Meals during the trip (2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner, Tea)
  • Internal Transportation by private non-AC trax / jeep / Tempo traveller
  • Accommodation in rooms at MTDC or equivalent hotel
  • Guide and Expertise Charges

Cost does not include - 

  • Train Tickets to Jalna
  • 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
Registration Process

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

Email us at owletoutdoors@gmail.com

One has to pay Rs 2000/- (Non refundable) at the time of registrtion.
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.
Things to be carried

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
Rules to be followed

Few Rules we would like people follow -

  • Consumption of alcohol, smoking, drugs, narcotics is strictly not 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.
Other Info

Hiking / Trekking / Rock climbing / Rappelling is an adventurous activity and accidents can happen in spite of taking utmost caution and care. The organization will not be responsible for any injury / accident / death to the participant while on trek. 


For Registraion Email Us at: owletoutdoors@gmail.com

or Call: 9987577684 / 9819986540