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 serves Baturaden from Purwokerto. The Kebon Dalem Angkot Sub-Terminal and Pasar Wage in Purwokerto usually serves as the terminus for the angkots which are head to Baturaden
Baturaden is a small town. Travelling around should be not too expensive. You may walk around town in 5 minutes while you'll also get the freshness of Mount Slamet foot's cool air.