Sendang Putri Wilis in Nganjuk Regency, East Java Province


When visiting Nganjuk Regency during holidays, many people would hear many recommendations including Sendang Putri Wilis. This beautiful and serene waterfall is located in Ngliman Village and belongs to Sawahan Sub-District. It is true the location is on a highland, so everyone should conduct trekking in order to reach the site. The status is an unofficial tourist site, but the popularity is considered excellent. No wonder, many outsiders often drop by and conduct several things there including photography and sightseeing. Many of them are also interested in its refreshing atmosphere.

The Nuance
The location is on a highland and in the midst of a forest. That means the nuance is peaceful and rejuvenating. In terms of appearance, the waterfall is quite small and has a low water discharge. No wonder, some people don’t consider it a waterfall due to the tiny size. The prime allure perhaps is the presence of crystal clear natural pond under it. The water is clean and fresh, so it is suitable for bathing. This natural sanity definitely soothes both mind and body! Plus, the location is near to Singokromo Waterfall.

Exploring Sendang Putri Wilis
The first benefit for visiting Sendang Putri Wilis is the trekking experience. A trip to the waterfall involves a challenging route, as tourists must pass through a hill and forest. Visitors also need to get down the cliff in order to reach the location. Here is the good news. The route is the same as the one that heads to Singokromo Waterfall. The direction is easy! Moreover, tourists can simply ask the locals who open a traditional eatery along the way to the site.

For those coming from Singokromo Waterfall, in this case, they only need to walk to Sendang Putri Wilis on foot. The distance is approximately 200 meters. This trip would be both comfortable and interesting due to the presence of tall trees and wild roses that grow in that area. According to the local government, that location also becomes a natural conservation to cultivate several plants including cloves, eucalyptus, bamboos, etc. Thus, before visiting the waterfall, it is recommended to take photos of those beautiful plants first.

After arriving at Sendang Putri Wilis, the real fun begins. Tourists would see a tiny waterfall featuring a weak water discharge. Even though photography is recommended, the best activity would be either bathing or swimming at the natural pond. Taking a bath in it, surrounded by lush trees and beautiful landscapes, is indeed revitalizing!

Nearby Attractions

  • Sedudo Waterfall
  • Singokromo Waterfall
  • Watu Lawang Hill
  • Sri Gunting Waterfall

How to Get There
The prime destination would be Nganjuk Regency. From Surabaya City, in this case, a trip to the destination may take about 2 hours and 3 minutes. It is because the distance is 112 km. The first route to take is Surabaya – Mojokerto Highway. Next, tourists must take Mojokerto – Kertosono Highway in order to reach the downtown. After reaching Nganjuk, they should take Sedudo Street and head to Ngliman Village. The distance is 31.4 km, so the trip would take around 59 minutes. Lastly, it only requires trekking in order to reach the waterfall.

Where to Stay

  • Bukit Daun Hotel
  • Selopanggung Hotel
  • Istana Nganjuk Hotel



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