Cimandi Racun Waterfall in Leles Sub-District, Garut Regency


Those who live in Garut Regency should be proud of the presence of various natural attractions like Cimandi Racun Waterfall. Not only they can visit it regularly, but they can also promote it to outsiders and bring more visitors to their city. The waterfall is located in Jangkurang Village and it belongs to Leles Sub-District, actually. In terms of name, some locals also call it Curug Cibuni Racun. There is an interesting history regarding its name, as well. Plus, visitors can take advantage of its beauty to spend a family recreation and relaxation during holidays!

The Nuance
In terms of nuance, Curug Cimandi Racun is considered big. It has the height of approximately 25 meters, after all. This Indonesia’s majestic waterfall resides on 1,045 meters above sea level, so it features a soothing and refreshing atmosphere. According to the locals, the source of water comes from Cimalagiri Spring of Mandalawangi Mountain. When it comes to landscape, it is a little bit challenging to explore due to the presence of steep valleys that surround the site. Despite the difficulty, the panorama looks flawless there! Even the water flows swiftly and beautifully.

Exploring Cimandi Racun Waterfall
The first thing to do when arriving at Cimandi Racun Waterfall is to learn the history of the site, without a doubt. According to the locals Indonesia, there was a contest in order to win a princess’ heart. This competition was dominated by two princes who have the same level of power. No wonder, it was difficult to determine the winner and the princess was exiled in a secluded area near to a waterfall. Tragically, she was poisoned and died instantly. Based on the story, the locals gave the name to the waterfall, which is Cibuni Racun. “Racun” means poison, after all.

What is more? Aside from learning the history of the site, tourists can also enjoy the nuance by watching the panorama comfortably from the available shelter. This activity feels more relaxing due to the cool air of the hills, as well! Thus, everyone can enjoy relaxation and eradicate stresses or boredom in an instant. The only consideration is that they need to come to the location at the right time, especially in the morning (when the weather is the nicest and the air is the freshest).

Trekking becomes another reason why people keep coming to Cimandi Racun Waterfall. As mention earlier, it takes some efforts to reach the site due to challenging landscape and the presence of a steep valley. Instead of being a burden, a trip to the site feels fun and alluring for some people (especially trekkers and nature lovers). What do you think?

Nearby Attractions

  • Cangkuang Temple
  • Guntur Mountain
  • Bagendit Lake

How to Get There
For those coming from Bandung City in Indonesia, they can take any local transportation service and visit Garut Regency right away. Next, they only need to get to Leles Sub-District and head to Jangkurang Village afterward. The whole trip takes about 1 hour and 25 minutes, as the distance is 53.3 km. In order to get to Cimandi Racun Waterfall, it also requires a short trekking! For the fastest trip, tourists should only take Nanggeleng – Cirahayu Street.

Where to Stay

  • Pasar Baru Hotel
  • Paseban Hotel
  • WS Pavilion

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