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Lonar Crater Lake in Buldana, Maharashtra

Situated in Lonar at Buldana district, Maharashtra, the Lonar Crater Lake is a saltwater lake created by a meteor hitting the Earth during the Pleistocene Epoch. Said to be the only crater in the great basaltic formation of India the lake is both saline and alkaline in nature. Studies have been conducted by scientists from various branches of science like Geologists, ecologists, archaeologists, naturalists and astronomers. Latest studies estimate the age of the crater to be 656, 000 ± 81,000 years. Till now no traces of life have been discovered in this lake.