Sometimes exploring to the unknown is what you need to bring an element of surprise into your life. This island provides more than enough destinations for the adventure seekers to discover loads of opportunities to explore around. The waterfall is one of them. The good thing is some of the waterfalls in Bali are still away from the realms of commercialism and chaos.
Tibumana waterfall is one such waterfall for the explorers. Located in Bangli region, just an hour drive from Ubud, this waterfall is a serene spot for all those who want to enjoy the forest atmosphere. To get there, you better tag along with someone who knows the area pretty well. Driving on a scooter is far more exciting and easier to navigate your way with a map.
Bangli regency encompasses great natural vista with scenic roads of rugged hillocks, woody ravines and giant bamboo forest overtaking its trail. The area houses mountain lakes and water couches that make Bali so fertile. Numerous villages are scatted across a landscape of rice terraces, lush valley and forests. These will feast your eyes until you reach the destination.
At the car park, you will find a tiny shack where you need to pay a retribution fee. And then follow a winding path with stairs for around 10 minutes until you arrive at the waterfall. The pathway is so refreshing as there are vines creeping down the cliffs and small, colourful butterflies flying around. The lush, green jungle is filled with the sweet chirping of birds. The air is crisp and clear. There are simplicity and purity all around the place.
Just before you know it, you will hear the rumbling of the waterfall as you feel the place is getting cooler and breezier. The waterfall is a single one in the dry season, while in the monsoons you will find twin sheets of water splashing down from the hill. The cascading sheet of the waterfall creates an unrealistic prismatic formation of sun rays, giving the place a sense of being in a fairy tale. The entire place is enclosed in this green case of green ferns, mosses, vines, which makes you feel that you have entered a secret world away from the world you live in. Because of the enclosure, there is a pond at the end of the waterfall. The shades of the water are mesmerizing. Turquoise, sapphire-like shades of the crystal clear water will just take your breath away.
The water is no more than 6 feet deep, so diving is not an option. You can stand right underneath the waterfall and let the hydro pressure do wonders for your body pain and stress relief. The tranquillity is what draws people here, to idle for long hours of relaxation in solitude. It is one of those places where you want to come just to laze around and sit and marvel at nature’s beauty in isolation. The entire area is very photogenic. Everything lends an artistic beauty to the waterfall. The fact that the place is not crowded, therefore you can strike wonderful poses in this little undisclosed place.
Explore, relax and meditate. Isn’t that all is needed for the soul, once in a while?