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 of medicinal 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.