Teletubbies Hill in Blitar City, East Java Province
A nice vacation destination like Blitar City would be everyone’s choice when it comes to sightseeing, photography, and trekking. It is because the region has several recommended highlands to enjoy those activities. One of them is called Teletubbies Hill. As the name suggests, it has a similar landscape to that of kid’s TV program. The location is in Sumbersari Village and it belongs to Nglegok Sub-District. It is surrounded by similar characteristics and peaceful nuance. No wonder, most visitors are likely to enjoy relaxation and sightseeing there. They also take advantage of beautiful landscapes for photography and collecting good photos.
As tourists may expect, Blitar’s Teletubbies Hill offers a relaxing and soothing atmosphere. The view of green hills surrounds that area. Not to mention visitors may see peaceful local farms on the horizon, mainly sugar cane farms. The best thing is the local government has provided some good viewing posts where tourists can enjoy sightseeing and photography safely. As for the flora, the tall trees only grow on some parts of the site. Tourists may expect beautiful plants and flowers too, there. What is more? Another great view is none other than local tea plantations!
Exploring Teletubbies Hill
Sightseeing indeed becomes the main reason why many people come to Blitar’s Teletubbies Hill. They simply explore the hill and reach the viewing posts to enjoy the activity. As mentioned earlier, numerous types of panoramas are available including the local farms, hills, tea plantations, and much more. As an alternative, photography is the best choice. Tourists can either use their smartphone or digital camera to collect good photos of nature. Once again, the most recommended site to take photos is on the viewing posts that have a similar appearance to an air balloon.
For the information, it takes some money to use facilities like the viewing posts and tree houses. Have no worries. The price is quite cheap! The tree houses are unique and they even become a good background for photography. As for the viewing posts (Gardu Pandang), they are quite sturdy and feature amazing scenery on the background. As long as tourists come during a good weather, they won’t regret to explore the hill at all.
The best time to visit the hill perhaps is on Saturday and Sunday, especially between 9 am – 10 am. Why is that? The iconic Teletubbies mascots come to the site! They appear similar to the original ones, in fact. Also, tourists are allowed to take photos with them after paying the fee. No one should miss this moment, therefore.
- Kelud Mountain
- Niagara Ondo Rante
- Gambar Wetan Temple
How to Get There
The distance between the capital of East Java Province (Surabaya City) and Blitar City is 155 km, so this trip would take about 3 hours and 30 minutes. It can even be faster if tourists take Surabaya and Mojokerto Highway! After they arrive at Blitar, they should take Ciliwung Street and get to Sumbersari Village at Nglegok Sub-District. The distance is 21.5 km, so the trip may take around 43 minutes or less.
Where to Stay
- Selorejo Hotel
- Ilhami Nglegok Hotel