Fergusson College is a well-known landmark in Pune and can be easily reached by road.
Around 52,000 years ago, a big meteor fell from space and landed close to the town of Lonar, creating a huge crater in the ground. Over the years the crater has been filled with rainwater and has become a lake. It is interesting not only because it is the largest meteor crater in south east Asia, but also because of the unique natural mysteries around it. The lake water is both salty and sweet; there are certain species of micro-organisms found only here; and it is said that magnetic devices like compasses do not work around here.
Lonar Lake has an average diameter of 1.2 kms and an average depth of 150 metres. It is a saline and alkaline lake, with a ring of large trees ringing it. The unique natural composition here means it attracts all kinds of rare birds and wildlife.
Visit the only natural impact crater in basaltic rock. | Trek along this gorgeous and rare nature trail. | Find a spot to indulge in some star-gazing. | Take a tour of the old temples around Lonar.
Please arrive at the main gate of Fergusson College by 22:00 hrs. You will depart from Pune by private bus towards Lonar.
You'll spend the night in a private bus, on your way from Pune to Lonar.
No meals provided today
The following cancellation policy applies: Less than 45 days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
30-45 days: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
15-30 days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
Less than 15 days: No refund
The operator has a set of guidelines that all participants must adhere to, based on the tenets of ‘Leave No Trace’ and ‘Tread Light’ policies. These guidelines are very simple and prioritize travelling in small groups, better planning, understanding impact of camping, proper waste disposal, respecting local cultures, sensitivity towards wildlife and so on.
Participants must adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times.
Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs is not permitted.