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Garut (formerly Garoet) is a hill resort near Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.



In colonial times, Garut was known as "the Switzerland of Java".

Get in[edit]

Garut is about two hours by car from Bandung, and four hours from Jakarta, depending on traffic.

Get around[edit]

You can visit almost every places in Garut with Public Transport, or using traditional transportation such as Andong ( a car that pulled by horses ), but some places such as papandayan only can be reach using Ojek ( a transportation that using motorcycle)


  • Candi Cangkuang, few of Hindu's temple located in west java.
  • Papandayan Crater, Papandayang is one of most active volcano in Indonesia, last time it was errupted was 2002



Dodol is the most famous food from Garut. You can buy the food at several shops, such as: Toko Panghegar (Jl. Ahmad Yani) Toko Fatima (Jl. Ahmad Yani)

Another thing that is quite famous from Garut is leather products. You can find shoes, jackets, wallets, etc made of leather several shops in Sukaregang.


Sundanese cuisine has a delectable array of snacks which are readily served in most roadside stalls and hotels. Some examples include nanas goreng (fried pineapples), fried cassava, boiled salted peanuts, bakwan sayur (vegetable fritters), etc.

Apart from that, the one thing that Garut is famous for all over Indonesia is the Dodol. It is a sticky sweet available in many different flavours. It is a must try for anyone visiting Garut.



  • Kampung Sampireun, [1]. Romantic hill resort set by a lake; all travel within the resort is done by canoe! "Suites" (no ordinary rooms here) from US$100 for two, including meals.
  • Hotel Augusta, located in Cipanas, price ranging from 195.000,- Rupiah to 350.000,- Rupiah per day, including breakfast.
  • House of Fam just for sleep close to city center and tourist places from 50.000 to 150.000 Call +62 85323726869

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