Tegenungan Waterfall

Tegenungan Waterfall, Gianyar
Tegenungan Waterfall, Gianyar

Not so far from Ubud there is a big waterfall called Tegenungan Waterfall where the water looks white falling from the top of a black rock cliff into a calm pond. It’s about 20 meters high. The view of this waterfall is truly impressive. In addition, visitors can also find smaller hidden waterfalls, simple food stalls and a charming cave with holy springs.

Tegenungan Waterfall is a pleasant place to visit on hot days, for swimming, climbing to the falls, or just walking around. Tegenungan is one of the natural attractions in Bali that is often included in the tour which includes visits to terraced rice fields in Tegalalang, as well as cultural tours to Ubud and its surroundings. The tour usually takes you down the stairs to the waterfall, giving you time to swim, introducing you to the holy spring, and maybe including swimming in the Tukad Petanu River.

This tourist spot is managed by the local community, here there are 2 waterfalls, a large and a small ones. There are more than 150 steps on the way to get to this waterfall so the visitors will need extra energy to get to the location,

Tegunungan waterfall is located at Kemenuh Village, Sukawati District, Gianyar Regency, 30 km from Denpasar or about 40 minutes drive. This waterfall has a height of 15 meters. Although it is not so high, its water discharge is very heavy.

Tegenungan Waterfall is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and first-time visitors to Bali. Visitors cannot jump off the cliff because it is very dangerous. Doing so can cause serious injury or death. Like other holy springs of Bali, women who menstruate are prohibited from using holy springs. Visitors must respect this prohibition. Tegenungan Waterfall is inaccessible to those who have mobility problems because there are many steep steps.

Facilities such as beautiful spots for taking photos, lodging, car parking areas, toilets/rinse rooms, stalls selling food at quite affordable price and varied menus are available here.