Madakaripura Waterfall (historical waterfall in Java Island)
Madakaripura waterfall located in East Java Province Indonesia. exactly in Sapih village, lumbang district of East Java province and it is only one hour from Mount Bromo area. It’s about 3,5 hours driving from the capital of East Java, Surabaya.
Madakaripura Waterfall lies hiddenly at the end of a deep valley in the foothills of the Tengger mountain range. to 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, 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.
Madakaripura Waterfall is a sacred visiting area comprising lines of waterfalls wherein its center reaches a height of 200 meters from the bottom. This waterfall 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 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.
The atmosphere of Madakaripura Waterfall naturally radiates around the waterfall view and rumble sounds of water spreads louder after approaching the 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 is historical waterfall
According to ancient Javanese legend that 14th century epic poem, Negarakretagama, Madakaripura was 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 1500AD. 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 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 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.
Madakaripura Waterfall, still located in Mount Bromo National Park and it has been one of the interested places around Mount Bromo. Enjoy Madakaripura Waterfall, very convenience If you combine your vacation with Mount Bromo tour. You can can start your visiting from Surabaya Airport, Malang or Banyuwangi Regency with private tour or Sharing tour. If you are interested to take the private tour for Mount Bromo and Madakaripura Waterfall you can enjoy your tour from Mt Bromo first then Madakaripura Wtaerfall with the tour duration 2 days 1 night, For complete information about tour package price, accommodation and Our facilities, you can visit Our contact.