Tasikmalaya is also known as simply Tasik, which means 'sea'.
Tasikmalaya is about 106 Km from Bandung, it can be reach within 2.5 hours travel from Bandung using national road via Limbangan - Malangbong - Ciawi or 3.5 hours travel using alternative road via Garut - Singaparna.
Tasikmalaya can be reach by Bus from any major cities in Java such as from Jakarta (24 hours bus from Jakarta are available), from Bandung (daylight from 5 AM to 7 PM), Surabaya, Semarang, Cirebon, Bekasi and Yogyakarta.
If you want to head to Tasikmalaya by Train, it can be reach by Executive and Business class train from Bandung, and also economy class train from Kiaracondong Bandung and from Jakarta.
Travel around the city by using available angkot (city transport) to take you to several place in Tasikmalaya, or perhaps ucing a Becak.
Tutug oncom or rice mixed with oncom, it's very special food and only in tasikmalaya Mie bakso siliwangi or noodle and meatballs is a simple and popular food.
Bubur ayam Jl.Gunung Sabeulah
There are many hotels in Tasikmalaya to choose from. There is a cheap hotel, Merdeka, right down the road by the train station. Hotel Aden is also quite cheap at around 50,000 per night.