Njurang Nganten Waterfall in Jepara Regency, Central Java Province


In Pakis Aji Sub-District at Jepara Regency, tourists may find a hidden waterfall called Njurang Nganten. The exact location is in Tanjung Village and it requires both trekking and exploration to get to the site. No wonder, many people come to the site for an adventure in nature and collect some great photos! They also enjoy the beautiful panorama and soothing nuance of the site during the visit, actually. In fact, according to the locals, the waterfall has an interesting history for everyone to learn. The site is also suitable for bathing and meditation! Thanks to the serenity.

The Nuance
As stated earlier, Njurang Nganten Waterfall offers a peaceful nuance due to the secluded location. It resides in the midst of a forest and surrounded by big trees and cliffs, after all. In terms of size, the height is approximately 30 meters and it looks quite pristine! The water discharge is considered strong, and it even becomes stronger during the rainy season. Below, many stones reside and they come in various sizes. The good thing is the waterfall also offers a comfy natural pond where tourists can enjoy bathing and playing water!

Exploring Njurang Nganten Waterfall
The most common reason to visit Njurang Nganten Waterfall is related to the legend. In this case, tourists need to get the information either from their local guide or villagers. It is said there was a couple who didn’t get an approval from their parents. They conducted the marriage, still. However, during the trip for their honeymoon, they fell down to a valley where Njurang Nganten resides. No wonder, the locals gave the name based on it. “Njurang” means a valley while “Nganten” means a wedding couple.

Aside from the legend, Njurang Nganten Waterfall has many other allures. One of them is indeed about the panorama. Tourists can enjoy it both during trekking to the site or after arriving at the location, in fact. Along the way to the waterfall, they may see mountainous views and lush trees. While at the location, they may witness the majestic waterfall with its strong water discharge. The site is also surrounded by stones where tourists can sit and relax while watching the waterfall!

Njurang Nganten Waterfall doesn’t have many visitors, though. This explains why the nuance feels so peaceful and pristine. Thus, tourists can take advantage of the atmosphere for relaxation and eradicating stresses. At least, they can get away from their busy works for a while by enjoying the nuance. Plus, they have a worthy story to hear during the visit.

Nearby Attractions

  • Gantungan Waterfall
  • Bukit Tanjung
  • Sumenep Waterfall

How to Get There
The first destination is Jepara Regency. For those coming from Semarang City, they need to take around 1 hour and 50 minutes to get there. The distance is 76.6 km, after all. As for the best route, it is recommended to take Kudus – Semarang Street. From Jepara, they only need to reach Tanjung Village at Pakis Aji Sub-District. The distance is 16.5 km, so the trip takes only 36 minutes. For a faster trip, in this case, tourists should choose Datuk Indah Street. Later, the last thing to do is trekking to the site.

Where to Stay

  • The Gecho Inn


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