Enjoying the cool water with beautiful views makes the heart calm. There are so many tourist attractions that offer beautiful views but not all places have cool water. North Lombok, precisely in Mandalika, is a place that has various interesting tours, one of which is a waterfall. Waterfall tourist destinations that are currently visited by many tourists are Benang Kelambu Waterfall.
Benang Kelambu Waterfall is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Mandalika, this tourist destination is located in the Village, Air Berik, North Batukliang, Central Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara. The name Yarn Kelambu is taken from the tight language which means a lump of thread, the reason is that the shape of this waterfall resembles a tied thread.
Not only the name of the place has meaning, but Benang Kelambu Waterfall also has a history, it is said that local people believe that this waterfall is often used by Dewi Anjani who is believed to be the guardian of Mount Rinjani to clean herself. In addition, people in this area also believe that bathing in this waterfall will eliminate hair problems because it is said that Dewi Anjani came down from Mount Rinjani to clean her hair.
Benang Kelambu Waterfall has many unique features that make this tourist destination visited by local and foreign tourists. This waterfall comes from the forest area at the foot of Mount Rinjani which flows to the south and then spills over to the north. The flow of water from this place seems thin and calm so it doesn't make a lot of noise.
Benang Kelambu Waterfall is one of the tourist attractions that have a variety of uniqueness. This waterfall is not like other waterfalls because this waterfall comes from several springs from the cliff walls around it. Not only that, at the bottom of this waterfall there is an artificial pond as a water reservoir. This pool is a gathering place for tourists to play water accompanied by beautiful scenery. Even more unique, this place has two waterfalls, namely the Benang Kelambu waterfall and the Stokel waterfall.
Ticket prices to enter this tourist destination are very affordable, including:
- Local Tourists Rp. 3,000
- Foreign Tourists Rp. 10,000
- Motorcycle Parking Rp. 5,000
- Car Parking Rp. 10,000
The route that must be taken to arrive at the Benang Kelambu waterfall starts from Mataram-Narmada-Sedau-Pancordau-Teratak to arrive at Air Berik village. The time needed to arrive at this place is about a 1-hour drive with a distance of 30 Km. After arriving in the Rinjani area, tourists must walk to get to this place.
During the walk, tourists will enjoy a pleasant journey. This journey starts from passing through a gate that reads "Welcome To Geopark Rinjani". The path or road to this place is made of layers of walls and stone structures, but of course, the natural scenery is still preserved. On every road that is taken, tourists will find monkeys so that it makes the trip more enjoyable.
The facilities in this place are:
- Parking area
- Photo spots
- Food stalls/ RS