Bukit Cinta in Nganjuk Regency, East Java Province
For those who love adventure and trekking, Nganjuk Regency in East Java Province can be a nice destination. This region has some amazing highlands to explore, after all. One of them is called Bukit Cinta or Love Hill. The location is in Loceret Sub-District. To be exact, it resides in Ngepeh Village. Not only the hill features beautiful panoramas, but it also comes with some mysterious stories. In order to enjoy all these features, tourists should get on the top of the hill first. It may take some efforts and time, though.
Unlike other hills, Bukit Cinta has dry and play landscapes. No wonder, tourists would see many rocks and stones on the top of the hill. However, the views on the horizon are quite impressive! Plus, the breezy wind makes it comfortable. There is no entrance fee, but everyone should respect the site. That means littering and spoiling the nature are quite prohibited! Another great allure is the presence of a romantic sunset in the afternoon. No wonder, it becomes the best time to visit the hill.
Exploring Bukit Cinta
People have a different motive for visiting Bukit Cinta. The most common one is to get away from their daily routines. The purpose is to get rid of stresses and to soothe both the body and mind. After exploring the hill for a while, at least, visitors can get a different atmosphere as compared to where they live (big cities). What they need is a good stamina and some supplies in order to reach the top of the hill. As for the trekking route, it is considered easy.
The next common reason for visiting Bukit Cinta is indeed either photography or sightseeing. The best allure is definitely the sunset. In order to watch this natural phenomenon, though, everyone must come at the right time or at dusk. The sky becomes orange and the panorama becomes smoother when the sun gradually disappears on the horizon. At the time, it is recommended to take photos and enjoy the nuance comfortably. For better results of photography, it is recommended to carry nice ornaments like flags, umbrellas, balloons, and much more!
What is more? Another motive is to watch the astonishing Milky Way at night. The sky becomes more beautiful and brighter due to those amazing star clusters. For the tip, it is recommended to find the best spot for watching it. Usually, tourists would choose the darkest areas that provide the best view of Milky Way. The darker is better, in fact.
- Oro-Oro Ombo Village
- Rambutan Village
- Waduk Kulak Secang
- Kweden River Park
How to Get There
From Surabaya City, a trip to Nganjuk Regency usually takes around 2 hours and 3 minutes. It is because the distance is 112 km. This trip can get faster if tourists take the right routes, though. First, they must take Surabaya – Mojokerto Highway. Next, they should reach Mojokerto – Kertosono Highway. After reaching Nganjuk, the next trip involves Raya Kediri – Nganjuk Street and the destination is Ngepeh Village at Loceret Sub-District. The distance is 11.8 km. That means this trip would take only about 26 minutes. From the village, tourists can simply conduct trekking to Cinta Hill.
Where to Stay
- Djaya Hotel
- Mataram Hotel
- Nirwana Hotel