Cianjur has around 150.000 inhabitants. The city itself consists mostly (around 65%) of farmers. Since Cianjur hasn't been touched by the touristic business, yet, foreigners are still a rare sight within the city.
From Jakarta: Buses are leaving regularly from Kampung Rambutan for 26.000 Rp/40.000 (Non-AC/AC). It takes around three hours to get to Cianjur.
From Bandung: Buses are leaving every 30 minutes for 14.000 Rp.
The "Cianjur Adventure Program" (see below: Sleep) offers opportunities for voluntary work, helping teaching English to the local students. This is a great way to get into contact with the local population and is very appreciated by them.
The "Cianjur Adventure Program" also offers several trips around Cianjur, like visiting a rural village or climbing a nearby mountain. Contact them, if you would like to get some more information about the trips offered currently, just contact them.
Cianjur Adventure Program, ☎ +62 821 20890345 or +62 81 7085 6691 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . Homestay program, all meals included. Very friendly staff.175.000 Rp.