Sirah Kencong Waterfall in Blitar City, East Java Province
Exploring the nature indeed relieves both mind and body. The only consideration is to find the right place to spend the vacation. Have no worries. Blitar City owns many great spots to get close to nature. For example, there is Sirah Kencong Waterfall in Ngadirenggo Village of Wlingi Sub-District. Some tourists may have realized that the waterfall is located near to the famous Sirah Kencong Tea Plantation. No wonder, it took the name after it. The beauty is undeniable, but the accessibility is challenging. It is because tourists should pass through a steep and rocky route to get to the location. The mountainous panoramas help to relieve the tiredness, though, so don’t worry.
Sirah Kencong Waterfall is located in a secluded area on a highland. No wonder, it takes both time and efforts to get there. The good thing is tourists can reach the site easily from the nearby tea plantation. The distance between the waterfall and tea plantation is only 700 meter, so everyone can get there by foot. One thing, it requires both trekking and exploration! The waterfall is surrounded by tall trees and bushy landscapes, after all. The nuance is peaceful due to the absence of facilities. Not to mention the number of visitors is low due to the difficult route. In terms of height, it is about 10 meters!
Exploring Sirah Kencong Waterfall
Usually, tourists would drop by in Sirah Kencong Waterfall after visiting the tea plantation. The location is quite near, after all. So, what can tourists do after arriving at the site? Due to the secluded location, the waterfall offers a nice area for relaxation and getting rid of stresses. The sound of gurgling water and birds would soothe everyone’s mind. For the best atmosphere, in this case, tourists should visit it early in the morning.
The next thing that tourists can do in Sirah Kencong Waterfall is to play water. Both the clarity and freshness are quite satisfying, after all. According to the locals, the water is even drinkable! The purity is impressive, after all. The only prohibition is indeed littering. No one is allowed to litter or throw trashes carelessly in that area. Even though eating snacks and drinking are allowable, tourists must take care of the trashes later.
Here is the fact. Sirah Kencong Waterfall is also located near to other famous waterfalls including Suro Tani and Tirta Kencana. Thus, it is recommended to drop by to these beautiful spots before going back home. As for the fee, everyone can enter the area freely during regular or working days. However, they must pay the entrance fee during weekends.
- Sirah Kencong Tea Plantation
- Suro Tani Waterfall
- Tirta Kencana Waterfall
- Kejora Peak
- Gumuk Sapu Angin
- Mount Kawi
How to Get There
It takes some time to reach Sirah Kencong Waterfall. The first destination would be Blitar City, though. From Surabaya City, in this case, a trip to Blitar would take around 3 hours and 30 minutes. The distance is 155 km and the best route to take is Surabaya – Mojokerto Highway. After tourists arrive at Blitar, their next destination is indeed Ngadirenggo Village at Wlingi Sub-District. The distance is 41.4 km, so the trip would take around 1 hour and 11 hours. As for the best route, it is Nasional III Street.
Where to Stay
- Kawi Surapatha Hotel