Trip to Garut South Bandung
Many people know that Bandung is a good place to visit. One can buy cloth, shoes, and bags with very cheap price. They could also visit North Bandung for example Tangkuban Parahu. But one thing that many people don’t know is there are many good tourist destination in South Bandung.
Garut is one of them. There are many good place to visit in Garut and here some examples that perhaps you want to know.
Paraglaiding Place on Mount Haruman.
To reach this place one can go through Garut Bandung Highway via Kadungora subdistrict. From Kadungora one could use renting motorcyle called ojeg Haruman Sari village. It is more or less 15 km with 2 -5 meters wide street. From Haruman to Paraglaiding, it is more or less 7-8 km. Usually visitors use jeep. Activities that can be held here are paraglaiding, tracking, sight seeing and photography. Visitors come from Jakarta, Central Java, East Java and abroad like Singapore, Holland, Korea and America.
Cangkuang is a temple located on Cangkuang village. The name of Cangkuang derived from name of a tree called cangkuang (Pandanus Furcatus) that grows around grave of Embah Dalem Arif Muhammad.
To reach this location one could use bus from Bandung to Garut. It is about Rp.7.000. From Garut to Leles subdistrict there are public transportation service called “angkot”. Street to Cangkuang temple from highway about 3 km, or 30 minutes by walking or one could use traditional vehicle called “andong”.
Kampung Pulo Unique Traditional Village
Kampung pulo is a unique traditional village located on an island at the center of Situ Cangkuang Lake. Like Cangkuang Temple, it is located on Cangkuang village because Cangkuang Temple, Situ Cangkuang and Kampung Pulo are in one location.
According to history, the people of Kampung Pulo formerly Hindu, then Embah Dalem Muhammad retreat to this place because lose in a war with Dutch. Due to ashamed to Sultan Agung, Embah Dalem Arif Muhammad didn’t want to go back to Mataram. He began to broadcast Islam to people of Kampong Pulo. Embah Dalem Arif Muhammad and his friends then live in Kampung Pulo until die. Despite 100 % people of Kampong Pulo are Islam, they still practice some of Hindu tradition.
Curug Citiis Waterfall
This place located more or less 15 km from downtown of Garut. From terminal to the nearest village of Curug Citiis, it is about 5 km.