Batu Tumpang Cliff in Banjarwangi Sub-District, Garut Regency
Garut Regency never disappoints everyone, especially those who love adventure and pristine nature. Those who are into outdoor activities, for example, they can visit Batu Tumpang Cliff of Banjarwangi Sub-District. This grandiose cliff resides in Tanjungjaya Village and has become a favorite site to enjoy rock climbing, photography, and sightseeing. In terms of name, “Batu Tumpang” means the sticking stone. It is because the cliff looks like being patched on the land! Also, it has an excellent popularity both amongst the locals and outsiders. This explains why the site always gets visitors, especially during weekends!
Once arriving at the site, tourists may see such grandiose cliff right away. The size is definitely big and it has the height of about 100 meters. The available surface for rock climbing only has the height of 20 meters, though. In terms of nuance, the cliff is covered by bushes on the top of it and it is surrounded by different natural landscapes including tea plantation and vegetable gardens. Here is good news. Several food vendors operate near to the cliff, so visitors can buy foods and drinks easily during the visit.
Exploring Batu Tumpang Cliff
It is, without a doubt, Batu Tumpang Cliff becomes the best place for rock climbing. According to the locals, most visitors are professional rock climbers who enjoy the activity regularly. Still, beginners and common tourists are also interested to do the sports despite lacking experience. They usually hire an instructor and rent high-quality equipment to enjoy the activity in both safe and comfortable manner, actually. In other words, the cliff suits everyone regardless of skills and experience. Moreover, sometimes, local nature lover communities come to the site to train together!
Aside from rock climbing, Batu Tumpang Cliff is also famous for other fun activities including photography. Well, thanks to the magnificent appearance, the cliff becomes a good background for selfies and a group photo as well. Here is the fact. This giant stone has been there since the ancient time and it was formed naturally. Some locals said it was formed due to the explosion of a volcano, but a historian denied such misleading information.
The next common activity done on the site is a family recreation. Visitors carry some foods and roll out a mat near to the tea plantation with the background of such majestic cliff. It would be a perfect recreation if they come during a good weather, for sure. Well, tourists don’t have to bring foods or drinks due to the presence of food vendors who operate near to the cliff! What a great place to spend a vacation, no?
- Hade Farm
- Orok Waterfall
- Cisarua Waterfall
How to Get There
For those who come from Bandung City, they need to get to Garut Regency first. Next, they can directly head to Banjarwangi Sub-District and visit Tanjungjaya Village afterward. This whole trip may take about 3 hours and 7 minutes, as the distance is 98.8 km actually. It can be faster if tourists take Nanggeleng – Cirahayu Street.
Where to Stay
- Wirakalingga Inn
- Rendi Ra Apartment
- Balungbang Guesthouse
- Sari Papandayan Resort