A very interesting spot in the humble Buldhana district of Maharashtra is the 50,000-year-old Lonar Crater Lake. And what draws visitors toward the lake is the mystery surrounding it. Also, the entire package, i.e., aspects like science, beauty and religion, which surround the 6 km of this lake further adds to its popularity. The water of the lake is both saline and alkaline in nature, which makes it one-of-its-kind not only in India, but also in the world.

This blue lagoon was created due to a meteorite and craters that are created by the meteoric impact are among the appealing geological structures available on the planet. Although most of these craters are eroded naturally, some manage to remain in the form of geological scar of deformed and crushed bedrock.

Till date, scientists have logged three such deep scars that are believed to be the remains of a meteorite carter. Among them, Lonar Crater Lake is the most famous one for being the world’s largest basaltic impact crater.

The lake is located in the world's only high velocity impact formed in basaltic rock. As per scientists, the crater was formed after a comet or an asteroid hit the area at a speed of 90,000 km per hour.

The ecosystem of the lake will also amaze you as there are two distinct water regions in the lake that don’t mix with each other. The most prominent reptiles found in the Lonar Crater Lake are the monitor lizards.