Madakaripura Waterfall, Ageless Myth to Gajah Mada Hermitage


Probolinggo has Madakaripura Waterfall as a tourist attraction. This waterfall is very beautiful and sacred.

Madakaripura waterfall is about 30 kilometers more from the center of Probolinggo City, it takes at least 1 hour drive to visit the Madakaripura waterfall tour.

Ticket prices can be purchased directly at the counter at the entrance of Madakaripura waterfall. Each visitor has to spend Rp. 22,000 for local tourists and for foreign tourists to pay a ticket of Rp. 45,000.

From the entrance, visitors will be greeted by 2 statues of Mahapatih Gajah Mada. The first statue shows the warlord of the Majapahit Kingdom standing tall while brandishing a dagger. While the second statue when Gajah Mada sat meditated.

The existence of this statue has a historical background meaning because it is the place where Mahapatih Gajah Mada is imprisoned and resting, who was a gift from the King of Majapahit for uniting the archipelago.

“It is said that the history of Madakaripura waterfall is where Mahapatih Gajah Mada meditated from the Majapahit kingdom. It’s beautiful number 1 on the island of Java and number 2 in Indonesia. It’s a shame if you never come here” said Rofi’i, coordinator of Madakaripura waterfall tourism.

Madakaripura Waterfall ProbolinggoMadakaripura Waterfall Probolinggo Photo: M Rofiq/detikJatim

Before you can see the beauty of the waterfall with a height of 200 meters, tourists must walk as far as 1.5 kilometers, and along the way can see the natural panorama of the hills and the sound of the clear gurgling water of the river.

Almost arrived at the location of the main waterfall, many hills are also pouring waterfall curtains or cotton from the top of the cliff. If you don’t want to get soaked, visitors must use a coat.

At this location, visitors can buy coats from a number of traders who sell them near the location. The price is quite affordable. Only IDR 5,000. As for the security of the phone between Rp 20,000-Rp 25,000.

Tired of walking definitely pays off with the natural beauty and the swift Madakaripura waterfall. You definitely want to relax for a long time while watching the rush of water pouring from the top of the hills.

Erna Herawati (50), a visitor from Sampang Regency, Madura, admitted that she was very impressed when she visited the Madakaripura waterfall tour. According to him the view of the waterfall was so beautiful.

Madakaripura Waterfall Probolinggo Photo: M Rofiq/detikJatim

“The impression is extraordinary, so beautiful, and never obtained from other tourist places even though the road is so far to the location of the waterfall, there is no loss, and it pays off with the beauty of God’s extraordinary creation. I am from Sampang Madura with a group of friends work comes to Madakaripura. This is my first time here, I will definitely come back here,” said Erna to detikJatim, Sunday (25/9/2022).

JasperOptionmer and Jenny Montanus, a couple of tourists from the Netherlands who previously visited Mount Ijen, Mount Bromo, recently came to Madakaripura waterfall, recognizing the beauty and beauty of the waterfall.

“Very beautiful views of Madakaripura waterfall. Before coming to Madakaripura waterfall I traveled to Mount Ijen, Banyuwangi Regency and continued to Mount Bromo. Continue to come to Madakaripura waterfall, even though it was my first time here I was very satisfied and impressed,” said Jasper and Jenny .

Rofi’i also emphasized that every visitor needs to pay attention to a number of taboos. When visitors are at the Madakaripura waterfall, they are not allowed to say dirty and dirty, let alone do lewd things.

He also suggested that if you want to travel to the Madakaripura waterfall, you should use the services of a local tour guide who has mastered the terrain to make it safer, in order to maintain mutual safety.

Not only is the rule not to say dirty words, there is a myth that the Madarkaripura waterfall, also known as Tirta Sewana, is considered sacred.

It is said that the water from the drops of this waterfall is believed by some residents to be a medicine for youth. Curious?


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