Banyu Anjlok Waterfall in Jepara Regency, Central Java Province
Many people gave a name to Jepara Regency, which is the city of waterfalls. The reason is definitely due to the presence of tons of waterfalls that reside in different parts of the region. When it comes to the popularity, one of the best destinations is Banyu Anjlok Waterfall. This one is located in Somosari Village and belongs to Batealit Sub-District. In terms of name, “Banyu” means water while “Anjlok” means free falling. Commonly, tourists are interested to come to the site for sightseeing and photography. However, some of them also want to enjoy the serenity as the waterfall resides far away from local settlements.
It is true tourists need to pass through bushes and lush trees in order to reach the location. The waterfall resides in a valley and the midst of a forest, after all. It also requires a short trekking to get there. Have no worries. The serene nuance and the views of rivers and local farms accompany everyone. Tourists can even see mountains while heading to the site. For the information, visitors need to pay the entrance fee at the parking area before trekking. Have no worries. It is worth the expense. Once they reach the location, a tall waterfall welcomes them. The height is about 30 meters and it has a strong water discharge.
Exploring Banyu Anjlok Waterfall
The popularity increases after many people posted some photos of Banyu Anjlok Waterfall to their social media accounts. This inspires other people to visit the site and conduct exploration to. The fact is the waterfall shares the same route with Dong Paso Waterfall. Thus, tourists can drop by to the neighboring vacation spot later. After passing Dong Paso, tourists may find some local teenagers who are the keepers of the site. That means tourists need to pay the retribution fee first before reaching the waterfall. Have no worries. It includes the parking fee.
Tourists can either come with a local guide or not when heading to Banyu Anjlok Waterfall. For first timers, though, it is a good idea to hire one. The purpose is to avoid getting lost when heading to the site. While trekking, the views of mountains accompany tourists. The songs of forest insects and birds make the trip merrier, without a doubt.
Before reaching Banyu Anjlok Waterfall, tourists can drop by at the available food vendors and buy some foods or drinks before continuing the trip. Once they arrive at the site, the tall and majestic waterfall welcomes them. The height is 30 meters, so it may impress everyone. Make sure to take photos in front of it, later. Also, tourists not forget to explore the site thoroughly. The landscape is good enough for an adventure, after all.
- Muria Mountain
- Dong Paso Waterfall
- Suroloyo Waterfall
How to Get There
From the capital of Central Java Province (Semarang City), tourists’ first destination is Jepara Regency. They may spend about 1 hour and 50 minutes to get there, actually. It is because the distance is 76.6 km, but the trip becomes faster if tourists take Kudus – Semarang Street. From Jepara, their next destination is Somosari Village at Batealit Sub-District. This time, the trip takes only about 49 minutes as the distance is 27.6 km. It can be faster if tourists take Raya – Jepara Street, though.
Where to Stay
- The Gecho Inn