Location: Mekar Buana Village, Tegalwaru District, Karawang Regency, West Java 41362
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HTM: IDR 15,000 per person
Open and close: 08.00-17.00
West Java Province offers many amazing tourist attractions with beautiful views and stunning panoramas in the forest area. One of them is Curug Cigentis by presenting a waterfall and a height of more than 25 meters on Mount Loji and Sangga Buana.
The water discharge is so much that visitors will be satisfied if they enjoy the coolness of the water when it falls in the pool. Fortunately, the condition of the river below is very wide so that it can accommodate water discharge and even the presence of large stones can hold the water so it is restrained and not flooded.
From a height of 25 meters, the water does not immediately fall because it hits the rocks on the cliff and causes the water to widen around. The condition of the cliff is full of green trees, such as moss and vines, so that the atmosphere of the cliff is green around the waterfall.
Flat green plants from top to bottom cover the cliffs of the waterfall and make the waterfall atmosphere more beautiful and less scary. The beauty of the waterfall can be seen from afar and many visitors are stunned to enjoy its charm by relaxing from the top of the large rock.
Visitors can enjoy the panoramic view of Curug Cigentis by paying an entrance ticket of Rp. 15 thousand per person and freely explore all its beauty. Each tourist can freely take pictures and photos with the camera or record to make videos.
The distance between the htm counter and the waterfall is about 300 meters and visitors need to walk through the forest and river with lots of rocks around it. The view of the waterfall can be seen clearly and the roar of the water can also be heard in the ears.
Usually visitors like to do selfies with the background of a waterfall or when bathing under it and recording and then uploading it to a Youtube account. Almost all visitors feel happy at the location of the waterfall and capture it with a camera photo.
The river has a lot of rocks with large and small sizes so that it can be used as a place for visitors to relax. With the large number of rocks, the water flow is slightly restrained so that the river flow is not too heavy and it is safe to use for bathing.
While the history of the discovery of the Cigentis waterfall, there are indeed several versions and it is a little confusing to historians. Some say that the waterfall is a bathing place for a beautiful princess named Nyi Geuntis so that the waterfall is named Curug Cigentis.
There is also another version which states that the history of the waterfall is a place of ablution for the guardians when spreading Islam in Karawang. This has been revealed by many parties and has become one of the legends that are very popular among the Karawang people.
But of course the condition of Curug Cigentis has become the best place and provides benefits as one of the community’s springs. This is because at the top of Mount Sangga Buana, about 5 km from the waterfall, there are many tombs and they are often visited during the month of Maulud.
But this is very surprising because at the top of the mountain there are no villages and only a collection of many tombs. Of course it can be concluded that the peak was once used as an ancient village by the ancestors of the Karawng community.
The mystery about the many tombs on the top of the mountain, of course, adds to the mystical impression in the area so that this environment arises several myths in society. Many visitors also have seen apparitions because of course there are pendunggunya around the tomb.
The address of Curug Cigentis is in Mekar Buana village, Tegalwaru sub-district, Karawang regency, West Java 41362. The distance from the city center is about 44 meters to the south by paved roads and can be passed by four-wheeled or 2-wheeled vehicles and the distance is about 2 hours.
Based on a map of the entire area of West Java, the waterfall is located to the west of the Jatiluhur reservoir. This can be seen through the Google map and it is indeed closer to the city of Purwakarta, about 43 km and if it is via this city it can be reached for 2 hours.
The location of the waterfall also has a tourist village with various facilities, such as villas, hotels, water parks or swimming pools, out bound rides and water booms and others. Visitors from out of town can rest at the inn or set up tents in the camping area.
Curug Cigentis is also very strategic because it is easy to reach from anywhere so it is widely used as a tourist on weekends. Tourists from Jakarta only need to pass through Depok and go through alternative routes, namely Cileungsi and Jonggol to reach the waterfall tourist location.
For tourists using 2-wheeled vehicles from Jakarta and Bekasi, they can go to Cibubur then to Cariu, then to the Loji market. From this market, the waterfall is close and many villagers provide lodging facilities or parking lots.
For visitors from the city of Bogor, it is also easier to get to this tourist location and can be used as a means of riding by bicycle. In fact, access from Bogor-Curug Cigentis is often used as a national scale casual bicycle race with winding roads and many inclines.
Travel from Bogor can pass Cibodas if you want to go through the south route and you can go through Cibadak if you want to go on the north route. Both routes enter the forestry area so that the road conditions are very cool and beautiful and suitable for trips using bicycles.
Visitors from the city of Karawang can take the route to enter the Cikampek toll road for about 30 km and exit through the Asper toll gate. Then head to the Parakan Badak area with the aim of Jayanti village and after arriving, the location of Curug Cigentis is only about 2 km.
Another route can be via Cikarang Baru to Delta Mas to Cibeet Dam and continue to Pangkalan Loji then to Jayanti village. From this village there are already instructions along the way to take tourists to the tourist location of the Curug Cigentis waterfall.
The tourist area of Curug Cigentis was once uproar because this waterfall was used as a location for disposing of corpses around the end of 2017. The police could reveal the tragedy of the mutilation by conducting an investigation for 2 days and 2 nights following the trail of the river.
This is the only unique event in the Mekarbuana Regency area and makes Curug Cigentis tourism even more popular because many people are curious. The condition of the village was always busy during the day and night because many journalists and police were going back and forth.
After the murder, this waterfall tourist spot experienced an increase in visitors, especially from West Java. Mass media coverage also provides benefits for this waterfall tourist spot so that it is increasingly known to the public throughout Indonesia.