Roro Kuning Waterfall in Nganjuk Regency, East Java Province
Bajulan Village in Nganjuk Regency is known for its waterfalls. No wonder tourists keep coming to that area, especially when exploring Loceret Sub-District. As for the reference, there is the famous Roro Kuning Waterfall. This stunning waterfall resides on Wilis Mountain and it is neighboring to other popular falls like Pacoban Lawe and Pacoban Ngunut. The panorama and nuance are superb, but tourists must spend some stamina and time in order to reach the location. Roro Kuning Waterfall is popular due to many reasons, actually. Still, two major allures are the beauty and historical value.
The waterfall is located in 600 meters above the sea level. Thus, the nuance is refreshing and comfy enough for relaxation. In terms of size, the height is about 14 meters. The water comes from three different fountains located on Wilis Mountain, in fact. From those sources, the water flows through hard rocks under the pine forest. The water discharge is considered low, though. One thing, it features three small water discharges (looking like a trident). Also, the site is surrounded by bushes and big trees. Even the tree roots can be seen clearly! Another feature is the natural pond located under the falls. It looks serene and comforting.
Exploring Roro Kuning Waterfall
The first allure in Roro Kuning Waterfall is related to the beauty of nature. The site is considered secluded, so it is suitable for lessening or getting rid of stresses. The combination of big trees, bushes on a cliff, and three water discharges indeed astonish all visitors. During the visit, these people won’t feel bored, for sure. They can also take advantage of this stunning scenery to enjoy photography. Many great objects can be a background for their photos, after all. They only need to explore the site well.
What is more? When visiting the waterfall, it is recommended to learn about history too. The local government even built a monument in that area, in order to remember General Sudirman’s struggle during the fight against the Dutch. Aside from the monument, tourists may find a simple house where Sudirman spent a week for resting in the past. In order to learn further history, tourists must ask the locals or their guide, though.
It is likely visitors also want to find out the legend related to Roro Kuning Waterfall. Well, the name derived from a princess of Kediri Kingdom. She was sick back then and tried to find out the best cure in the forest. She met a mysterious physician and conducted a healing ritual. One of the rituals was to take a bath in the waterfall. Interestingly, the diseases disappeared instantly. Thus, the locals gave the name to the waterfall based on this legend.
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- Ngleyangan Waterfall
- Pacoban Ngunut Waterfall
How to Get There
The distance between the capital of East Java Province (Surabaya City) and Nganjuk Regency is 112 km. That means this trip would take around 2 hours and 3 minutes. It can even be faster if tourists take the best routes. First, they must choose Surabaya – Mojokerto Highway. Next, they can simply take Mojokerto – Kertosono Highway. After reaching the downtown, the next destination is Bajulan Village at Loceret Sub-District where the waterfall is located. The distance is 25.2 km, so this trip would take around 44 minutes. As for the best route, it is Raya Kediri – Nganjuk Street.
Where to Stay
- Selopanggung Hotel
- Pohsarang Hotel
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