Girimanik Waterfall in Wonogiri Regency, Central Java Province
Several hidden waterfalls are available to explore in Wonogiri Regency. Here is an example, the name is Girimanik Waterfall and it belongs to Slogohimo Sub-District. To be exact, the waterfall resides in Ngerapah Village so tourists need to pass through a small forest in order to reach the location. Not only visitors can take advantage of the adventure, but they can also enjoy the refreshing atmosphere of the site during the exploration. Plus, the number of visitors is low so the nuance feels so peaceful (which is suitable for relaxation).
For the information, Girimanik Waterfall is located near to other waterfalls including Manik Moyo, Tinjo Moyo, and Condromoyo Waterfall. The good thing is tourists can visit them all easily without spending too much time. Girimanik has the height of about 70 meters and it has a strong water discharge. No wonder, it looks fabulous and it becomes a suitable object for photography. The next noticeable feature is the fact that the waterfall is located in the midst of a forest. No wonder, visitors would find tons of trees there. In fact, many Durian trees grow near in that area!
Exploring Girimanik Waterfall
Perhaps Girimanik Waterfall is more popular than other waterfalls that tourists can find in Wonogiri Regency, especially in Slogohimo Sub-District. The first reason is definitely the serene nuance. Visitors can take advantage of the serenity to enjoy relaxation and get rid of stresses, in fact. Not to mention the waterfall is surrounded by various types of trees and plants. It also features big hills and cliffs, which become the best background for photography. Even the waterfall makes a big noise due to the strong water discharge!
The next common thing to do in Girimanik Waterfall is trekking. That means tourists may explore the site and enjoy sightseeing while trekking. They even have the chance to visit nearby waterfalls as mentioned before. In fact, it doesn’t take much time to visit those waterfalls. What they need perhaps is only a local guide who knows the route well. Despite the fee, the service is definitely helpful especially for those who never visit the site before.
Another purpose to visit Girimanik Waterfall is to witness the local ceremony called Susuk Wangan. If tourists come at the right time, they may be able to watch the ritual directly and learn some information about it from the locals. It is said the ritual has become the medium to show gratitude to the God (especially related to the abundant water). For the information, the ritual is done in Saturday Kliwon based on the Javanese Calendar.
- Muncar Waterfall
- Girimanik Waterfall
- Watu Jadah Waterfall
- Seloresi Waterfall
How to Get There
A trip from Semarang City to Wonogiri Regency may take about 3 hours and 22 minutes, as the distance is 169 km. It can be faster if they take Semarang – Solo Highway, though. Once they arrive at Wonogiri, they can directly head to Ngerapah Village at Slogohimo Sub-District. This may take around 1 hour and 3 minutes, as the distance is 35.4 km. From the village, tourists also need to conduct a short trekking to get to the waterfall.
Where to Stay
- Maharani Villa
- Tejo Mojo Hotel
- Pondok Asri