Pindul Cave in Gunung Kidul
Here is a nice tourist site that people can visit in Gunung Kidul Regency. The name is Pindul Cave and it offers both an interesting history and astonishing beauty. The cave is located in Bejiharjo Village and it belongs to Karangmojo Sub-District. Due to the popularity and easy accessibility, the cave is even well-known among outsiders and foreigners! These people want to enjoy many things on the site, including learning history, sightseeing, relaxation, tubing, caving, and photography, after all. So, what makes the cave different than others? Here is further discussion about it.
Unlike regular caves, Pindul features a river on its entrance. The cave is also surrounded by rocky surfaces, which are known for the myth. It is said those stones can help people to retain their youth! As for the depth or length, it is around 350 meters. The entrance has a width of 4 meters and the height of 5 meters. As for the depth of the river, it varies from 1 to 12 meters! Many bushes and small plants can also be seen near to the entrance of the cave. Also, the number of visitors is high and these people usually spend most of their time tubing on the river.
Exploring Pindul Cave
Caving becomes the most popular thing to do in Pindul Cave indeed. However, everyone should wear the right equipment and rent the tube beforehand. Unlike regular caves, exploration in this cave won’t involve walking! Instead, tourists can sit comfortably on the tube and explore the site through the river. When caving, they may see stunning stalagmites and stalactites, too! The biggest stalactite is called Soko Guru. Due to the majestic size, it often becomes a background for photography, too, in fact!
When reaching the endpoint, tourists would see a stunning light coming down from a hole on the top of the cave. The locals call it a hidden heaven’ light, actually! In this spot, tourists often conduct photography and sightseeing before getting out the cave, as well. This experience would definitely satisfy everyone, especially those who love adventure. Still, visitors must spend some money on renting and using the facility. The management offers various tubing packages, so don’t worry. Tourists can choose one based on their budget, therefore.
What is more? Another allure is related to history. It is said the cave’s river was once used to irrigate local farms. Also, in the past, two royal butlers of Mataram Kingdom came to the site to bathe the royal baby. They ran to that place to avoid a gruesome task (killing the baby), after all. Have no worries. For further information regarding the history, tourists can ask the locals later.
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How to Get There
The best way to get to Yogyakarta City is indeed by airplane, especially for those who come from outside the region. Those who come from Jakarta City, in this case, they must take an airplane service at Soekarno – Hatta International Airport and head to Adisucipto Airport right away. During good weather, this flight may take around 1 hour and 10 minutes. From the airport, the next destination is Gunung Kidul Regency and tourists can take Nasional III Street to get there. The distance is 44.8 km, so this trip would take about 1 hour and 9 minutes. Next, they must take Karangmojo – Wonosari Street and head to Pindul Cave immediately. The distance is 15.7 km, so the trip takes approximately 33 minutes.
Where to Stay
- The New Orlinds Guesthouse
- Omah Kemala