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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".

Rice fields in the outskirts of Garut

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)

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Papandayan crater
View on the crater from the top of the mountain
Traditional boats on Cangkuang lake
  • Candi Cangkuang, one of the few Hindu's temples located in West Java.
  • Lake Cangkuang, a beautiful lake in a small village
  • Papandayan Crater, Papandayan is one of most active volcanoes in Indonesia, last time it erupted in 2002. It is on the mountain Papandayan, some 15 km from the city of Garut
  • Telaga Bodas, mystical Sulfur lake on the hillside village near Garut

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Cipanas, pools with healthy hot water, and one of the landmarks of Garut

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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.

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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.

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • 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

Get out[edit]

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