Omah Londo in Kediri Regency, East Java Province
Kelud Mountain belongs to several regions and Kediri Regency is one of them. In terms of tourism, it indeed offers lots of interesting places. For those visiting Kediri, they can head to Kelud area and visit a unique vacation spot called Omah Londo. “Omah” means a house while “Londo” means the Dutch people. As the name suggests, the site features the replicas of the Dutch’s houses and it is suitable for photography and having a new vacation experience. The site resides on a highland, too, so visitors can enjoy both a refreshing atmosphere and beautiful panoramas.
Once arriving at Omah Londo, tourists may see a distinct nuance right away. It feels like visiting a rural village in Netherland! Those Dutch houses and ornaments look beautiful. Tourists can even find a stunning flower garden in front of the houses as well as the iconic windmill. Somehow, the atmosphere is romantic as well! Plus, tourists are allowed to rent the Dutch’s traditional clothes and take photos by wearing it. In the background, several trees and other types of plants surround the site. It gives a comfy ambiance there, as well.
Exploring Omah Londo
History has it. The Dutch invaded Indonesia for more than 3 centuries! Perhaps this became the inspiration to build Omah Londo. According to the locals, actually, the government decided to build that interesting vacation area in order to rebuild Kelud’s popularity after the big eruption back then. The purpose is to lure tourists and to increase Kediri’s tourism value. The site is managed by the local Perhutani, so it indeed has a nice environment and good condition. Tourists would feel comfortable during the visit, therefore.
As for tourist activities, the most popular thing to do is photography. Visitors can simply take photos of available objects like the Dutch’s houses, flower garden, and windmills. As mentioned earlier, the keepers or management provide traditional clothes of Netherland for tourists to rent. The fee depends on the duration, though. Have no worries. Tourists are able to bargain for a cheaper price. The next thing to do is to take photos by wearing those clothes!
The presence of tons of beautiful and colorful flowers make Omah Londo look romantic and attractive. The flower garden often becomes a background for photography, therefore. After exploring Omah Londo, tourists can explore that area for further satisfaction. Local farms and plantations reside near to it, after all. Tourists may see numerous types of plants and crops including coffee, durian, pineapples, sugarcane, and cloves.
- Telaga Rambut Monte
- Kura-Kura Hill
- Telettubies Hill
- Kampung Anggrek Kediri
How to Get There
Omah Londo is located in Kelud Mountain area. First, tourists can simply reach Kediri Regency by any available transportation service. From Surabaya City (East Java Province), in this case, a trip to Kediri would take around 1 hour and 59 minutes. The distance is 120 km and the best route is Surabaya – Mojokerto Highway. Tourists can take Mojokerto – Kertosono Highway afterward. Once they arrive at Kediri, the next route to take is Wates – Ngancar Street. The destination would be Omah Londo at Kelud area. As for the distance, it is 37.6 km. That means the trip may take about 1 hour and 4 minutes.
Where to Stay
- Layar Selorejo Villa