Baturaden is one of 27 districts that made up Banyumas regency. Baturaden is also a magnet for the tourists who visit Banyumas regency. Located 14 km north of Purwokerto, on the foot of Mount Slamet, Baturaden offers fresh-cool air, nature wonders and adventures that can refresh your mind and spirit.
Based on the local folklore, the name Baturaden derives from two Javanese words: Batur, which means friend, assistant, or maid, and Raden, which means noble. The story tells that there was a princess that fell in love with her maid. The pair had a secret love affair, but princess's father found out, and kicked both of them out of the palace. Finally, they found a beautiful place and decided to live there. They named the place Baturaden.
With its natural beauty and wonderful views, Baturaden stands as one of the region's most prominent tourist destinations.
There are plenty of angkots that serve Baturaden from Purwokerto. The Kebon Dalem Angkot Sub-Terminal and Pasar Wage in Purwokerto usually serve as the terminals for the angkots which are heading to Baturaden.
Pancuran Pitu, Kompleks Wanawisata Baturaden (4 km from the Baturaden town center), . The must-visited highlight and the most famous tourist attraction in town. Featuring beautiful hot springs. Try the sulfur massage, Rp 7500 for 15 minutes.edit
Pancuran Telu, Kompleks Lokawisata Baturaden (right in the Baturaden town center, adjacent to Lokawisata Baturaden), . Possibly to be the second highlight in town. Worth a few cool photos.edit
Telaga Sunyi, Kompleks Lokawisata Baturaden (a few kilometers from the Baturaden town center), . Another highlight of Baturaden. A cold springs with clear water. Prohibited for swimming in terms of safety.edit
Lokawisata Baturaden, Jalan Raya Baturaden km. 14 (Right in the town center), . The most famous destination in town. Contains a lot of rides, open-air theater, zoo, waterfalls, and adjacent to Pancuran Telu. Also gives breathtaking beautiful scenery.edit
Baturraden Adventure Forest (BAF), Baturraden (1 km from Queen Garden Hotel), . An eco-tourism destination in the region, contains outbond, adventurous rides, and botanical garden.edit
Perhutani Camping Ground, Jalan Pariwisata Baturaden (1 km from the town center). A wide camping ground owned by Perhutani. Beautiful views with green forests in its surroundings and the fresh cool-air of Baturaden can restart your spirit and energy.edit
Wana Wisata Baturaden, Jalan Pariwisata Baturaden (2 km east from the Lokawisata Baturaden's gate), . A great conservation place for plenty of rare plants and animals kinds.edit
Sekolah Alam Baturraden, Jalan Pariwisata Baturaden (2 km east from the Lokawisata Baturaden's gate). A great place for fun and education.edit
Pringsewu Restaurant Baturaden, Jalan Raya Baturaden (Located close to the Lokawisata Baturaden), ☎ (0281) 681567 (fax: (0281) 681754), . One of the finest restaurant in towns. Wide varieties of dishes at high prices. Recommended for meetings, weddings, and parties.edit
Cinta Alam Resto, Jalan Raya Baturaden km. 8 (Located on the road between Purwokerto and Baturaden, next to Green Valley Hotel and Resort), . One of the well-known splurge restaurants in the region. The New Year's Eve Party is always held here annually, with nice fireworks.edit
Waroeng Ndeso, Jalan Raya Baturaden (Located on the road between Purwokerto and Baturaden), . Unique authentic Javanese village-style restaurant.edit
Moro Seneng Hotel, Jalan Raya Baturaden km. 13 (Located a few meters to the town center), ☎ (0281) 681789, HP : 0888 156 6789 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . checkin: 13.00 wib; checkout: 12.00 wib. The best and most complete 1 star hotel in town. Also contains restaurant and karaoke box.edit
Ardi Kencana Hotel, Jalan Pariwisata Baturaden (Located not too far from Lokawisata Baturaden), ☎ (0281) 681991 (email@example.com, fax: (0281) 681081), . Simple but quiet, clean, and comfortableedit
New Aprilia Hotel, Jalan Pariwisata Baturaden (Located not too far from the town center, close to the Perhutani Camping Grounds), ☎ (0281) 681203. A three-story budget hotel, next to a small river. Offers picturesque views. edit
Green Valley Hotel and Resort, Jalan Raya Baturaden km. 8 (Located on the road between Purwokerto and Baturaden, next to Cinta Alam Restaurant), ☎ (0281) 681123 (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: (0281) 681590), . A newly-built resort hotel in Baturaden. Modern and chic design, also comfortable. Adjacent to the Cinta Alam Restaurant.edit
Hotel Rosenda Cottages, Jl. Raya Baturaden, ☎ (0281) 681570 (fax: (0281) 681571), . A 3 stars hotel located in Baturaden, foot of Mount Slamet.edit
Queen Garden Hotel Baturaden, Jl. Pariwisata Baturaden, ☎ (0281) 681388 (fax: (0281) 681688), . One of the most famous 3 stars hotel in Baturaden. Offers the cool air of Baturaden and spectacular views of the city of Purwokerto and surrounding areas.Economy IDR 250,000, Suite IDR 1,395,000. edit
Puri Wisata Hotel, Jl. Raya Baturaden, ☎ (0281) 681331, . Nice hotel in Baturaden, just a walk distance to plenty of tourist attractions.edit
Prima Resort Baturaden, Jalan Pariwisata Baturaden, ☎ (0281) 681977 (fax: (0281) 681977), . A famous hotel chain in town with traditional Javanese architecture.edit