Batu is a city located in East Java, Indonesia. Formerly, it was a part of Malang Regency; but in 2001, Batu became an independent city legalized by Act of 11, 2001, when it became a municipal town with its own city mayor and council.
A population of 190,000 people, it lies on the southern slopes of Gunung Welirang. Its population largely consists of Javanese. The town used to be a recreation place for the Dutch colonial officers in the Dutch colonial area (before 1945).
Geographically, it is located in
– 7,44deg 55,11″ s/d 8,26deg 35,45″ South Latitudes
– 122,17deg 10,90″ s/d 122,57deg 00,00″ East Longitudes.
The area has 202,800 Km2 width or same as 20,280 ha, bordered by:
South Side: Dau district and Wagir district
West Side: Pujon district
East Side: Karang ploso district and Dau district
North Side: Mojokerto regency and Prigen district
The Wide Area
Batu city is one part of the East Java Province, it have 202,800 km2 or equal to 20,280 ha width.
The situation of topography in Batu city has two different characteristics, that is north and west side is hilly and surging height area, while east area and south area that is relatively flat though at 700 m height from sea level.
Climatology situation of Batu city has temperature minimum of 24-18ºC and maximum temperature 32-28ºC. Its air humidity is 75-98% and the rainfall average is 875 – 3000 mm/year. Because of that condition, Batu city is suitable for sub tropic plants of horticulture plants and cattle.
Batu City is divided into 3 districts and 23 villages / sub districts. The districts are Batu district with 46,377 Km2 widths, Bumiaji district with 130,189 Km2 widths and Junrejo district with 26,234 Km2 widths.
The History Of Batu City
Since 10 century, Batu city and its surroundings has known as the resort for family, because the region is mountain area with the ruthless of balmy air, also supported with the beauty of nature as a mountain area. When it has led by King Sindok (Mpu Sendok), an empire member named Mpu Supo is commanded by King Sendok to build a family resort monarchic in a mountain, which is near to the wellspring. With all of the effort, to found a resort like the one, which wanted by the King, finally Mpu Supo found an area in Songgoriti area, which now has known, as Songgoriti tourism area. The King was agreed with that area and Mpu Supo, which has miraculous power, started to build the Songgoriti area as the family resort monarchic and he also build a temple called Supo temple.
As the King desire that resort had intended to have a wellspring, hence in the resort, there is a wellspring that flowing cold and cool as a wellspring in mountain area. The cool wellspring is often applied to clean “Keris” (the traditional Javanese knife), which is sacred as patrimony object from Sendok Empire. Because of the wellspring that has often applied to clean sacred empire objects and have strength of supernatural, (Magic) extremely great. Finally, the wellspring that is initially felt cold and cool finally turn into warm temperature water. Moreover, the warm temperature water, now become the endless of source in Songgoriti area tourism.
Batu city, which located on hillside of mount Panderman with 700 to 1100 meters height above sea level, based on the old fellow stories, document and also had traced about the existence, now have not known yet about his certainty time about the name of “B A T U” start called as named the health resort area. From some prominent local publics of course have ever told that the naming of Batu was come from name of a follower Moslem scholar Prince Diponegoro which so called Abu Ghonaim or conceived of Kyai Gubug Angin, that later on chummy local public had call him with “Mbah Wastu”. From the habit of Java culture that is often to cut short and take a short cut about the naming of someone name who felt too length, finally by the degrees of Mbah Wastu is called Mbah Tu to become mBatu or Batu as a mention that being applied for the ‘Cold City’ in East Java.
If you visit the city of Malang, would be complete if not visited East Java and Agro Stone Park. However, from now on the list of attractions that you must visit seems to have added, because in addition to these two attractions, Coban Rondo is very feasible for use as a reference your family tourism.
Coban Rondo waterfall which is located in the region’s ecotourism KPH Perhutanioffice Malang waterfall with a height of about 84 meters. Geographically, this waterfall is located at an altitude of 1135 above sea level (asl), with an average temperature of 22oC. Debit waterfall in the rainy season reached 150 liters / sec, while during the dry season only 90 liters / sec.
Waterfall located on the slopes of Mount Panderman was first used as a tourist attraction in 1980. Coban The word itself means a waterfall, while the rondo means widow. So Coban Rondo waterfall means widow. Naming is based on events that have occurred in that place.
According to legend, long ago there was a beautiful woman named Goddard Anjarwati. Goddess Anjarwati married by Raden Kusuma Baron of Mount Pearl. After marriage, they lived at the residence of Goddess Anjarwati at Gunung Kawi. After 36 days (Selapan) married, Goddess Anjarwati invites her husband to visit her in-laws house in Mount Pearl. Parents Goddess forbid them to leave because they had married Selapan day. But they insisted to keep going.
On the way, they meet with Ricardo Lelono. Seeing beauty Goddess Anjarwati Joko Lelono fell in love first sight. Despite knowing that the Goddess Anjarwati already a wife, Joko Lelono still desperate try to grab Goddess Anjarwati from Raden Baron Kusuma. A fight was inevitable. Before the fight, Raden Kusuma Baron orders the clown-servants (ministers) that accompany it to hide the goddess in a place where there cobannya (waterfall). Baron Raden Kusuma think, after beating Joko Lelono, he would immediately follow his wife at the hideout. But the poor can not be avoided. In a fierce fight that both were killed.
With the death of Baron Raden Kusuma Dewi Anjarwati then changed its status to become a widow or a “rondo”. Since then, the people call it a hiding place as Goddess Anjarwati Coban Rondo. Large stone which lies at the base of Coban that was the place where Goddess Anjarwati sat waiting for her husband.
As you enter the area of Wana Wisata Coban Rondo, you will be greeted by rows of pine and fir trees that lined the mountain like a troop greeter neat guest of honor. Boisterous chirping of birds and butterflies are flying more and add a cheerful atmosphere. Your eyes will also be pampered with a view of colorful flowers that are blooming on the left and right side of the road. Across the paved road between trees, while occasionally turning the valley and the gorge below is very interesting. In addition, you also can meet with other visitors who let weary while enjoying lunch.
At the edge of the road leading to the location of the waterfall, there is a nursery area of protected forest plants. There you can find a garden of medicinal plants families (TOGA), which contains a collection of hundreds ofmedicinal plants. So, while traveling you can gain knowledge about health related benefits of medicinal plants.
All the beauty of it will be more perfect when you reach the waterfall location. Looking at thousands of liters of water that never stops flowing from the top of the cliff, accompanied by the sound of water and wind gerojok breeze blew, the more enhance the cool and peaceful. If you’re not the rainy season plus a little courage, you can shower or bath to feel the cold waterfall which is so refreshing. Another thing that you can see in this place is the Cave of Saru and Tapan Cave located on either side of the waterfall.
Above Waterfall Coban Rondo Coban there manten (1,300 asl) is located approximately 4 kilometers and can travel through the campsite. Named Coban manten because there are two waterfalls that stand parallel as the bridal couple at the altar. However, this object is usually only visited by mountain climbers because of the way a difficult, uphill, and through shrubs.
Slight rise above there manten Coban Kendang Pine Forest (1,400 meters above sea level). Among local residents, the area is known as Lali Jiwo forest. As with Coban manten, this region is also frequented by mountain climbers because of the winding road.
In addition to a tourist destination, the waterfall that comes from springs Cemoro Dudo is also used to supply drinking water through the taps for the District Pujon. In addition, the Wana Wisata Coban Rondo is also often used as a place to camp. Therefore, during holidays or hazing (Introductory Orientation Campus) freshmen, Coban Rondo campground will be full by the visitors.
Coban Rondo Waterfall located in the village Pandesari, Pujon district, Malang regency, East Java province, Indonesia. Wana region Coban Rondo Waterfall Tour is a tour of forest areas is very easy to reach. The entrance to the site is paved making it easier for tourists who want to visit this ecotourism object. Mileage these attractions from the city of Malang is only about 30 minutes.
If you use public transportation from Surabaya, Malang majoring take the bus and get off at Terminal Arjosari, Malang, after that ride bemo Landungsari majors. The journey continues with a bus destination through Pujon Kediri. Then you get down in front of the statue of cow that is the gateway to Coban Rondo. For those of you who do not want to walk away, there are available motorcycle taxis are available to take you to reach the location.
Admission price Wana location Coban Rondo Waterfall Tour of Rp6.000, 00 per person, while for the motor are charged Rp 2,000, 00 (February, 2009).
As a tourist area that is famous, Coban Rondo has been equipped with various facilities like food stalls, parking area, public restrooms, small mosque, and souvenir shops. In addition there are other facilities that you can get in this place, among which are:
For visitors who want to enjoy the outdoors by staying in the open, provided the location for the natural shades of beautiful camping with shade shade surrounded by pine and eucalyptus forest. If you do not have a tent, you can rent a tent in this place with a capacity of 4 persons.
There are 15 rooms with hot water facilities at affordable prices and can also be used as a meeting place with a capacity of 30 people. If you want to find another atmosphere, you can find lodging in the area Songgoriti or in Batu.
* Children Playing Arena
Visitors who bring children do not need to worry because the kids will be spoiled by the playground facilities are quite spacious and pleasant. In addition, there is also the location of playing in the river near a waterfall with clear water conditions, shallow, and safe for children.
* Outbound Management Training
Outbound Management Training is one of the facilities made by PT PALAWI in Wana Wisata Waterfall Coban Rondo is used as a management training facility in the open. PT PALAWI provides various facilities such as: Plat Form, High Rope Corse, Tracking Line Flying Camp, and Climbing Wall.
* Attractions Elephant
Since 1996 the manager has brought three Sumatran elephants are sufficiently trained to entertain the visitors who visited Wana Coban Rondo Waterfall Tour.
* Cross Mountain Bikes
In this area supplied the mountain bike track. For those of you who like cycling, you can try a challenging route through forests with pine and eucalyptus, along the slopes with the paths that go up and down. This will make your mountain biking events become more memorable.
* Collection of Medicinal Plant Families (TOGA)
Various collections of medicinal plants can you observe in the Garden of Family Medicine, located not far from the location of Children Playing Garden Arena. A total of 200 species of plants in traditional medicines could be an additional insight for the visitors.
* Forest Tree Nursery
Wana Manager Coban Rondo Waterfall Tour in cooperation with PERHUTANI make the location of forest plant nursery that can be used by visitors who want to know more about the different types of forest plants.
* Mini Zoo
In the vicinity of the location of the Elephant Arena may also witnessed a variety of endangered species, originating from various regions in Indonesia.