Madakaripura Waterfall East Java Indonesia
Madakaripura waterfall is situated in Probolinggo, East Java. It is exactly located in Sapih Village, Lumbang. This waterfall is near Mount Bromo Tengger National Park. Madakaripura waterfall East java becomes one of the most famous waterfalls in Java Island nowadays. If you visit Mount Bromo, it would be better if you plan to drive about 1 hours to this waterfall. This tourism object can be easily reached from Banyuwangi Ketapang Harbor or Malang City. You can rent a car or take a flight from Surabaya Airport . waterfalls wherein its center reaches a height of 200 meters from the bottom.
Be A Witness of Amazing Madakaripura Waterfall East Java
Actually, it is hidden waterfall since it is located in deep valley of Mount Tengger. Therefore, if you like to see the beauty of Madakaripura Waterfall East Java, you need to do trekking across the river about 20 minutes. Be careful since you will walk on rocky path with a very steep slope. You will not feel tired since you will see beautiful sceneries along the journey. You will find status of Majapahit’s great Commander, Gajah Mada. This statue is welcoming the tourists. It is just located in the place before you enter the entrance. Local people believe that this is sacred waterfall. It has 200 meters height.
When you are almost there, you will hear the sounds. It is water falling from the top. Since it is quite high, water spreads and produces rumble sound. It doesn’t give you good view but also freshness. The temperature there is so cold. Right behind the waterfall, you will see that there is a cave on the wall. People believe it as a cave where Gajah Mada made the last meditation. Now, this waterfall is regarded as the tallest waterfall in Java and the second tallest waterfall in Indonesia after Sigura-gura Waterfall.
This waterfall hides history of Gajah Mada. It is told that in this waterfall, Gajah Mada performed meditation when he were trying so hard to unity the whole territory under Majapahit. Gajah Mada is well-known as a strong military Commander. Because of his meditation, water never stops falling. That is why people call it eternal waterfall.
significant place, culturally sacred and naturally spellbinding.
Historically, Madakaripura is a land which is given by Hayam Wuruk as Majapahit King to Gajah Mada. Then, Gajah Mada become military commander from 1293 to 1500 AD. Finally, Gajah Mada was able to unify whole territory under Majapahit Empire. At the time, the territory included Singapore, Malaysia, Southern Thailand, Brunei, Philippines and East Timor. The whole territory was able to be unified under famous oat called “Sumpah Palapa.” Still according to history, the power of Gajah Mada that made him able to unify the whole territory because of his frequent meditation in the cave of Madakaripura Waterfall. Then, finally he decided to “Muksha” in that place. Muksha is vanish spiritually and physically. Until now, people keep coming to this place to do some rituals to be such an honour to Gajah Mada’ legacy. Usually, they come to do ritual during 1 Suro, the Javanese New Year.
When you like to visit this Madakaripura Waterfall, you only need to go to Mount Bromo. It is near from this mountain. Most of tourists enjoy visiting this attraction by Taking 2 Days Bromo Madakaripura Tour. Please, feel free to contact us for more detail information about this package, including the price, services, and facility provided.