Kalela Waterfall in Sumbawa Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province
For the best vacation experience, tourists should find the right place to visit. In this case, Sumbawa Regency becomes a good choice due to the variety of natural attractions. The region even has lots of beautiful waterfalls to explore. One of them is located in Beru Village at Jereweh Sub-District, which is called Kalela Waterfall. Tourists are interested in visiting the waterfall in order to enjoy trekking and photography, actually. In fact, they can do both of these activities at the same time. The route is challenging, but the panorama is satisfying.
Unlike regular waterfalls, Kalela has a unique appearance. The water discharge falls directly from a rocky cliff and it creates holey and steps appearance (which is similar to a cave). On the cliff, tourists may see numerous tall trees and their vining roots. Below the waterfall, tourists may find a small pond with its Tosca water. The combination of these unique features indeed creates a breathtaking nuance, no? Also, the water discharge is considered low! That means tourists can take shower under the waterfall in a comfortable manner.
Exploring Kalela Waterfall
The first motive why many tourists are interested to visit Kalela Waterfall is due to the trekking chance. It is because everyone needs to pass through several landscapes in order to get there, including local farms area. The rocky route makes the trip more challenging, too! For the information, the waterfall is located on a hill. That means tourists need to spend some stamina and effort to reach the site. Some people even need the help of a local guide when it comes to the direction.
One of the features in Kalela Waterfall is the presence of a big tall tree with tons of vining roots, located on the cliff of the waterfall. Instead of being an eyesore, both the trees and roots give a special beauty to waterfall! This explains why tourists won’t miss the chance to take photos during the visit. The next attractive feature is definitely the stunning color of a small river that resides below the waterfall. It has blue greenish water, which lures everyone to get in it.
At noon, the ray of the sun shines brightly passing through the tree cracks. It definitely looks beautiful and hypnotizing. Some people who are suffering from the heat and tiredness due to trekking, they can simply get in the water and take a bath in it! The water refreshes both the body and mind! Somehow, it helps them relieving stresses too.
- Baru Lake
- Poyung Beach
- Benete Beach
- Mantun Hill
How to Get There
From Jakarta City (the capital of Indonesia), tourists must find a reliable airplane service and head to Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport right away. Usually, the flight may take around 4 hours and 5 minutes. Once they arrive at Sumbawa Besar City, the next destination is Beru Village at Jereweh Sub-District. The distance is 131 km, so the trip takes approximately 2 hours and 53 minutes by local transportation service. It can be done faster if tourists take Lintas Sumbawa Street, though. Lastly, it only takes several minutes to reach the waterfall by trekking.
Where to Stay
- Myamo Beach Lodge
- Grand Royal Hotel