Description: A part of the Mount Bromo tour package, Madakaripura Waterfall is a sight you should not miss. Many people travel just to get a glimpse of this beautiful scene.
The Stunning Beauty of Madakaripura Waterfall
The Madakaripura Waterfall is part of the Bromo tour package, and is one of the most visited spot on the mountain. This place is very riveting, even more so in its seclusion. The waterfall, although still located within the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park boundaries and near Mount Bromo, is no less than 2 hours of treacherous drive away from the central tourist location. But the view that awaits you is worth it, and you would regret it if you were to miss it, because you would be hard pressed to find a more stunning layer of rushing water. The power will refresh as well as humble you.
The Location and History of Madakaripura Waterfall
Precisely located near the village of Wean, Lombang the Madakaripura Waterfall is hidden deep within the crevices of a valley at the foot of the Tengger. To get to this waterfall, you will need to walk for approximately 20 minutes from the place where you get off of your rides, because the path is simply not for vehicles. You will have to cross a river as well as a rocky road before arriving at the entrance of this waterfall.
It is precisely because of this rather secluded location that Madakaripura Waterfall is considered sacred by the locals. As the legends would have it, in the past, there was a man called Gajah Mada who gained amazing power because he meditated at this very waterfall and managed to become one with nature. The man would later go on to become a very important figure in the dynastic history of one of Indonesia’s most important kingdoms, when the land was still divided. Sitting there as the water rushes and roars in your ears, you would understand how it could rejuvenate the body and grant a brand new power to the souls.
The Scenic Beauty of Madakaripura Waterfall
As you trek up the winding mountain road, you may find yourself feeling strained, but keep moving on, and the view that greets your senses will chase your fatigue away.
The Madakaripura Waterfall is dubbed the eternal waterfall by the locals because it has been rushing down for thousands of years and never seems to run out of supply. The waterfall seems to pour down from a very high altitude, and has even been regarded as the highest waterfall in Java and the second highest in Indonesia after the Sigura-Gura Waterfall in North Sumatra.
Recommend tour: Bromo Madakaripura Tour 2 days 1 night
Even before you reach the falls, you need to be careful because water will still rain down from the surrounding cliff tops and will most likely soak you through if you did not come prepared. When visiting the Madakaripura Waterfall, bring a raincoat or an umbrella to protect yourself from the deluge. You will also need to protect your valuables, especially the electronic ones, by keeping then in a sealed plastic bag.