Sumbermanik Waterfall in Nganjuk Regency, East Java Province
Nganjuk Regency never runs out of vacation spots for tourists to explore. When it comes to natural attractions, waterfalls always become a good choice. In Ngetos Sub-District, for example, tourists would find Sumbermanik Waterfall. The exact location is in Blonko or Klodan Village and it offers an exotic beauty to visitors. The fact is the waterfall was found in 2016 and has become a new vacation area since then. The prime allure is none other than the unspoiled nature. Not to mention it is located on the slope of Wilis Mountain.
When it comes to the nuance, Sumbermanik Waterfall has both serene and comfy ambiance. It is because the location is in the midst of a forest on the slope of a mountain. The seclusion leads to a low number of visitors, as well. Here is the unique thing. The waterfall has two water discharges with a different height. One of them is 20 meters while another is 35 meters. These waterfalls cover a rounded cliff, as well. In terms of appearance, it looks like the combination of Sedudo and Roro Kuning Waterfall.
Exploring Sumbermanik Waterfall
The best allure in Sumbermanik Waterfall none other than the multiple water discharge. Tourists can simply watch and appreciate these during the visit. For the best satisfaction, it is also recommended to conduct photography. That means they should take photos of the waterfall or take selfies in front of it. As an alternative, tourists can climb the cliff and get better panoramas up there. The landscape is slippery, though, so everyone should be careful when climbing. The water goes down in a propagating way. In also falls down at all once! No wonder the water discharge becomes stronger.
The second allure is the serene nuance. The fact is that Sumbermanik Waterfall is located in a secluded area. No wonder, it offers the best ambiance for relaxation and retreat. Tourists also need to pass through a hilly area and pine forest. Along the way to the site, visitors may find a river and valley too! Not to mention local farms’ view may accompany them. This adventure suits everyone (especially those who love nature). Thus, tourists must include Sumbermanik Waterfall to their list for the next holiday.
During the visit, tourists can even learn about the history. In terms of name, the locals gave the name based on the presence of a famous forest in the past. The name of the forest was Sendang Sumber Manik. There is also a local legend. It is said a hermitage site resides on the top of the waterfall, which was used by a famous and powerful person called Damarwulan. He lived during the reign of Majapahit Kingdom, actually.
- Batu Nganjuk Hill
- Batu Songgong Hill
- Batu Aventur’s River
How to Get There
Before heading to Sumbermanik Waterfall, tourists must reach Nganjuk Regency first. If they come from Surabaya City, the trip would take approximately 2 hours and 3 minutes. The distance is 112 km, after all. First, they should take Surabaya – Mojokerto Highway. Next, they need to take Mojokerto – Kertosono Highway and head to the downtown directly. From Nganjuk, the next destination is Blongko Village at Ngetos Sub-District where the waterfall is located. The distance is 21.8 km, so this trip would take around 41 minutes. As for the best route, it is recommended to take Karto Prawiro Street.
Where to Stay
- Selopanggung Hotel
- Pohsarang Hotel