Grojogan Sewu Kulon Progo Waterfall has a unique water character because it is blue, as if the water comes from sea water, even though because the color of the base of the waterfall caused by moss makes the water become bluish.
Grojogan Sewu Waterfall has a height of about 15 meters, its location is between two rock cliffs making this waterfall as if flanked by two cliffs. The water discharge is also quite large especially in the rainy season.
Legend of the Baratayuda War
The people around Grojogan Sewu waterfall believe that this place is closely related to the legend of the Mahabarata war. At that time, King Sri Krishna did not want his brother King Baladewa to participate in the Baratayuda war.
At that time, Sri Krishna was looking for a rather secluded place to isolate the Maldives Prabu so that he did not hear of the war.
At that time, Sri Krishna saw the beautiful Grojogan Sewu waterfall with a water discharge so large that it gave off a rumbling sound of water.
That’s when Sri Krishna brought Baladewa to this waterfall, and it turns out that what Sri Krishna did succeeded, Baladewa did not hear the Baratayuda War whose voice sank due to the roar of the sound of the waterfall.
There is a cave located not far from Grojogan Sewu waterfall which is believed by residents to be a place where Baladewa pray, and the cave is known as Pleret cave which can also be visited until now.
Apart from the legend of the Baratayuda war, Grojogan Sewu waterfall has its own beauty when compared to other waterfalls.
Breathtaking Height of Waterfalls
Grojogan Sewu Waterfall has a very charming height and is able to amaze anyone who sees it, with a large enough water discharge makes the water that falls to the bottom of the river look so beautiful.
Not to mention the atmosphere around the waterfall that is still natural, with many trees that are still large in size that further beautify the beauty of this waterfall.
Because it comes from the source of the spring directly makes the water flowing in this waterfall feel clear and fresh. Especially with the presence of moss that is blue at the bottom of the pool that makes this waterfall look like blue so it looks different from the waterfall in general.
Waterfalls originating from the mountains can also be drunk directly because the surrounding residents do keep the environment around the waterfall including upstream of the river is not dirty and prohibits garbage disposal activities around the waterfall so that it is safe to drink directly by visitors.
Because it is around a beautiful forest area, making the environment around the waterfall also feel cool and becomes an ideal place to refresh the mind with its clean air typical of the mountains.
Occasionally heard the sound of birds that make this place as their habitat with various types of forest birds that seem tame to visitors.
Right at the entrance to Grojogan Sewu waterfall, the sight of visitors is immediately spoiled with the existence of a beautiful garden with various types of variegated and colorful flowers with a distinctive aroma.
Equipped also with a bamboo gazebo built around this flower garden for visitors who want to enjoy the beauty of various types of flowers in this garden.
In the morning, many visitors who come a little morning to enjoy the light from the sunlight that penetrates into the sidelines of the waterfall increasingly make the atmosphere feel refreshing.
Amenities of Grojogan Sewu Waterfall
As a tourist attraction that is increasingly famous for its existence, the manager also provides various facilities to meet the needs of visitors such as musala, toilets, parking areas and food stalls that sell various typical Kulon Progo confectionery.
Admission ticket and visiting hours
Tickets set for visitors who want to enjoy Grojogan Sewu waterfall are relatively cheap only (IDR) Rp. 5 thousand per person, plus a parking fee of (IDR) Rp. 2 thousand for motorcycles and (IDR) Rp. 5 thousand for cars.
The opening hours of this tourist attraction start from 08.00 am to 17.00 pm every day.
How to Get to Grojogan Sewu Waterfall
Grojogan Sewu tourist attraction is located in Beteng Hamlet, Jatimulyo Village, Girimulyo Subdistrict, Kulonprogo Regency, Yogyakarta Province, Indonesia.