Madakaripura Waterfall Blog

March 29, 2019


Madakaripura Waterfall, East Java Indonesia is the most popular waterfall in Java Island. It is located at Sapih village, lumbang district of Probolinggo City. This waterfall is closed to Mount Bromo Tengger National Park only one hour from Mount Bromo area and about three hours driving from the capital of East Java, Surabaya.

Madakaripura Waterfall possible reached from Malang city, Surabaya and Banyuwangi, If you are interested to enjoy this tourism object, you can take the public transportation from Surabaya Airport with duration for 3 hours driving to location, or you can use Our travel service with the tour package option.

The Beauty of Madakaripura Waterfall, East Java Indonesia

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Madakaripura waterfall” lies hiddenly at the end of a deep valley in the foothills of the Tengger mountain reach this waterfall, visitors must trek about 20 minutes crossing rivers and a rocky path that surrounded by steep slope and beautiful sceneries along the way. Before You reach Madakaripura falls, there is a statue of Majapahit‘s great Commander, Gajah Mada in seat position of deep meditation. the statue greets visitors before they continue further on foot after reaching the entrance. The Madakaripura Waterfall East Java Tourism is a sacred visiting area comprising lines of waterfalls wherein its center reaches a height of 200 meters from the bottom.

The atmosphere of Madakaripura Waterfall tourism naturally radiates around the centre view and rumble sounds of water spreads louder after approaching the Madakaripura waterfall centre. it is not only please the eyes but also freshen body and soul because of fresh and cool temperature come covering the visitors.behind of Madakaripura Waterfall 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 and even dubbed as the tallest waterfall in Java until tobe the second tallest waterfall in Indonesia after Sigura-gura Waterfall near Lake Toba, North Sumatra.

Madakaripura Waterfall, East Java Indonesia has related historic with a great Prime Ministry namely Gajah Mada, who strongly struggled to unify the whole territory of the nation under span of Majapahit supervision and said as “the last residence for Gajah Believed to be the final meditation place of military Commander Gajah Mada Chiefment,the great Javanese kingdom of Majapahit in East Java, the towering Madakaripura waterfall is fondly dubbed as eternal waterfall, since its waters never cease to pour down endlessly rain of blessings on those fortunate enough to walk underneath it.

According to ancient Javanese legend that 14th century epic poem, Negarakretagama, Air Terjun Madakaripurawas a piece of land given to Commander Gajah Mada by the Majapahit King Hayam Wuruk. Gajah Mada himself is the most celebrated military commander in the history of the great Javanese Majapahit Kingdom that thrived between 1293 to 1500 AD. Its commander is recognized as the main figure who succeeded in unifying the entire Indonesian Archipelago then under the huge Majapahit empire (that at the time was said to stretch until Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Southern Thailand , the Philippines and East Timor) under his famous oath the “Sumpah Palapa”. It is said that the source of his overwhelming power and abilities lies within the cave of the Madakaripura Waterfall, where Gajah Mada frequently came to meditate. The great commander eventually chose the place as his last place for mediation at Madakaripura before he was believed to have been –what ancient Javanese believed “Muksha” or vanished spiritually and physically from the face of the earth, rather than just dying physically. To honor this legacy, many people still visit the Madakaripura Falls to meditate or perform rituals, especially on the eve of 1 Suro, the Javanese New Year. The Native peoples of Madakaripura immortalized waterfall as a historically significant place, culturally sacred and naturally spellbinding.

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