Curug Nangka or Nangka Waterfall is a famous waterfall located
at the base of Mount Salak. It is about one hourís travel
from Bogor. You can reach the place using a public transport
(angkot) with Ciapus route from Bogor Trade Mall. Parking
lot is also available for those who bring their own
The entrance ticket is very cheap, only 4,000 rupiahs.
This ticket allows you to see Curug Nangka and two other
waterfalls in the area, Curug Daun and Curug Kawung. Thereís
also a camping ground for nature lovers and anyone who wants
to spend the night in the middle of the pine forest.
Although the Nangka waterfall is situated not too far
from the entrance, the location is rather hidden. If you are
new to this place, you may miss the spot and arrive at Curug
Kawung waterfall instead.
The path to the top of Nangka waterfall is quite easy,
even for children. But you must be careful if you want to go
to the base, where you can get the best view. Besides having
to walk down the steep cliff, you must also make sure the
weather is sunny. Why ? Because the base of Nangka waterfall
is surrounded by high cliffs with only one way out, which is
quite dangerous if heavy rain comes and flood the river.
Once you get to the base, enjoy the beautiful view of
Curug Nangka that will soothe your eyes and mind. The
sensation of being in a narrow place surrounded by high,
steep cliffs is also a great thing to experience.
Waterfalls are most commonly formed when a river is
young.At these times the channel is often narrow and
deep. When the river courses over resistant bedrock,
erosion happens slowly, while downstream the erosion
occurs more rapidly. As the watercourse increases
its velocity at the edge of the waterfall, it plucks
material from the riverbed.
Whirlpools created in the
turbulence as well as sand and stones carried by the
watercourse increase the erosion capacity. This
causes the waterfall to carve deeper into the bed and to
recede upstream. Often over time, the waterfall will
recede back to form a canyon or gorge downstream as it
recedes upstream, and it will carve deeper into the
ridge above it. The rate of retreat for a waterfall can
be as high as one and half meters per year.