Madakaripura Waterfall is a waterfall located in Probolinggo District, East Java Province. This 200 m high waterfall is the highest waterfall on the island of Java and the second highest in Indonesia. waterfall located in the area of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, precisely on the slopes of Mount Bromo. Besides having a natural landscape that is still very beautiful, this waterfall is also a historical tour in Indonesia. first in this place was a great biggest, the maha pati gajah mada in the royal majapahit era doing austerities.
The name Madakaripura means “Mada” which means Gajah Mada, and for “kari” has a heritage and then for “pura” means a place to pray or meditate. So the meaning of the mandakaripura is a relic that is used by the patih gaja mada to meditate.
The beauty of the madakaripura waterfall is undoubtedly, besides having one main waterfall, this waterfall also has four escort waterfalls. Usually for the main waterfall has water that is not too clear, this is because it comes from the flow of river water above it and the main waterfall is the waterfall with the largest water discharge compared to the others.
Along the way to the waterfall is very beautiful and spoil the eyes with a view of large trees, fresh air, and also through the rivers. It is expected that tourists who will visit this waterfall use equipment to climb, this is due to the cold temperature of the mountains and also the path that passes through the mountain path.
The best time to come to Madakaripura Waterfall is in the morning, besides the cool weather, the atmosphere of the trip is still quiet from other tourists, so you have a long time to be and enjoy the beauty of the waterfall. To travel, travelers should use the services of a guide who can guide you on your journey for safety, considering the path through which is a forest and hills on a mountain, and can help you to carry the necessary equipment along the way.
Tourists can use private vehicles or public transportation to get to the Waterfall area, for tourists who use public transportation can start the journey from the probolinggo terminal, take public transportation from the terminal to the village lumbunng, then ride from the village lumbung to bromo. And if you use a vehicle, tourists can use the route, probolinggo – bromo – tongas. From here tourists will find Sukapura , then turn right towards the village lumbung. After arriving at the door of the waterfall, tourists also walked back to the location of the waterfall with a very challenging path and beautiful scenery.