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madakaripura falls

tumpak sewu falls

These are the most beautiful waterfalls in East Java: Makadaripura Falls in Probolinggo and Tumpak Sewu Falls in Lumajang. Both can be reached from Surabaya, the capital,  in 3 hours drive.  The best time to visit is on dry season because we need to walk about 400m to reach the falls


madakaripura falls

Leaving misty Mount Bromo behind and descending into the Probolinggo Regency, one will find a spectacular sight secluded within the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, this is the enchanting Madakaripura Waterfall.


Believed to be the final meditation place of military Commander-in-Chief, Gajah Mada, of the great Javanese kingdom of Majapahit in East Java, the towering waterfall is fondly dubbed the eternal waterfall, since its waters never cease to pour down an endless rain of blessings on those fortunate enough to walk underneath it.

Located not too far from Mount Bromo near the village of Sapih, in the Lombang district, Madakaripura Waterfall is about three hours’ drive from the capital of East Java, Surabaya. The spectacular waterfall lies hidden at the end of a deep valley in the foothills of the Tengger mountain range. To reach this, visitors must trek about 20 minutes crossing rivers and a rocky path, set amongst beautiful sceneries along the way, before reaching the entrance

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAn atmosphere of natural grandeur radiates around as the waterfall comes into view. As the rumbling sounds of water grows louder, a spellbinding feature of water curtains cover the path, that will not only please the eyes but also freshen body and soul. Here, nature gracefully pours her endless refreshing gifts, making getting wet quite inevitable. While it may be best to be ready with raincoats or umbrellas, stalls along the trekking path will offer umbrella rentals and plastic bags to protect valuables, such as cameras.

The path ends in a surreal tube-like valley where the staggering 200 meters gallant waterfall highlights the scene. Decorated with a cave on the wall which was believed to be the exact location where Commander in Chief Gajah Mada performed his last meditation

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASurrounded by outstandingly high walls, the Fall flows down into an almost mystical natural chamber. Inside the 200 meters “chamber”, the reflected sunlight shining through onto the wet green moss on the rocky wall accompanied by the ever rumbling sounds of water creates a spectacle unlikely found elsewhere.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADecorated with huge boulders, endlessly falling water, and sparkling moss, one only needs to gaze up to the distant sky and immerse oneself in the spellbinding beauty of nature. While the fascinating scene can be captured on camera, the true sensation of being in one of the most outstanding places on earth can only be felt by being there.



mt semeru as background

mt semeru as background

Tumpak Sewu waterfall is located on the border of Lumajang and Malang district. It is a new destination in East Java, that’s why there are only basic fasilities. We have to walk about 400 m through beatiful bamboo forests and snake fruit farm
 I think this is the biggest waterfall  in Java, and probably in Indonesia. Unfortunately, now we can only enjoy the waterfall easily from very far away


The road to the waterfall from the nearest town, Malang or Lumajang, passing beautiful views of Mount Semeru, the highest mountain in Java


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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Hello Ani,

    What a stunning place it is!!!

    Looks like a wonderland 🙂

    A must explore place while in Indonesia, I am sure…

    Thanks a lot for sharing 🙂

    Hope you are doing great 🙂

    1. anikrisnamurti says:

      thank you.. i recommend to visit those places if u r here 🙂

      1. Added to the wish list, already 🙂

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