Goa Pindul Cave Tubing: Experience Exhilaration In Underground River

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Photo of Goa Pindul Cave Tubing: Experience Exhilaration In Underground River by Priya Pareek

Formed by Karst in underground river, Pindul Cave is located about 7 kilometres south of the city centre Wonosari, Gunung Kidul in Indonesia. Goa Pindul is specifically famous for cave tubing that offers visitors a chance to float with tires above the underground river inside the cave.

What's special

Photo of Pindul Cave, Bejiharjo, Gunung Kidul Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia by Priya Pareek

Goa Pindul Cave offers an unparalleled experience of floating on the river in a cave by tubing. Located at Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta, Pindul Cave offers an exhilarating journey inside the earth’s belly by tubing.

This exciting adventure combines rafting and caving to offer an unprecedented experience. The river flow comes from Gedong Tujuh Spring which never dries. The flow of the river is calm and allows kids to indulge in this activity.

You will come across a big pond bathed in natural sun rays through a hole in the ceiling right before the end of your journey. This is a perfect place to take rest, click pictures, and swim towards the land before finishing your adventure.

Knowing the cave better

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Opened on 10th October 2010, Pindul Cave is 350 metres long, 5 metres wide, and 4 metres high from the water surface to the roof. The water is 5-12 metres deep.

The cave has 3 zones, namely the light zone, the obscure zone, and the dark zone. In the light zone, visitors can swim and jump from the rock into the water. In the obscure zone, one can behold the sight of beautiful stalactites and naturally formed ornaments. Also referred to as the eternal darkness, the dark zone allows participants to be enveloped by pitch darkness for a while.

Attractions inside the cave

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Stalactites are a major attraction in the cave. They are a type of formation that hang from the ceiling of caves. One particular stalactite is the biggest in Pindul Cave and fourth biggest in the world. It is so big that it needs five people holding hands to surround it.

There are abstract designs on the wall of the cave from water, crystal rock, and moonmilk.

In the centre of the cave, there is a big pillar that was formed from a stalactite and stalagmite unification and dates back to thousands of years ago.

There are pearl droplets in the middle of the cave and they drip when people pass by.

The legend has it

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According to legends, the cave derived its name from a man's journey of finding his father. There was a man named Joko Singlulung who looked for his father everywhere, from forests and hills to rivers and caves. When Singlulung entered one of the caves at Bejiharjo Village, his cheek grazed the rock and swelled. The name Pindul is derived from the term ‘pipi gebendul’ which means swollen cheek.

Important details

Photo of Goa Pindul Cave Tubing: Experience Exhilaration In Underground River by Priya Pareek

Where?

Desa Wisata Bejiharjo, Gunung Kidul 55891, Indonesia

Duration

45 minutes

When?

It starts at start at 8 in the morning. The best time to start cave tubing is around 9 am or 10 am when the water is bearable. Another major advantage is the beautiful sunlight that shines into the cave through the roof, creating a spectacular sight.

Make your reservation minimum one day in advance.

Cost

₹236 (IDR 50,000) for local and ₹425 (IDR 90,000) for international visitor. The cost includes helmet, life vest, rubber tube, rubber shoes and an experienced guide.

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Why title has Goa Pindul Cave if Pindul cave is in Indonesia :/
Mon 07 23 18, 03:25 · Reply (1) · Report
Naam Goa Pindul Cave hai na bhai.
Mon 08 20 18, 02:16 · Report