Pampering yourself with an adventure in Goa Pindul is really challenging, the challenging river flow, beautiful stalagmites and stalatites inside Pindul Cave add to the exoticism of cave. The most common activity carried out at Pindul Cave is cave tubing using a float tire.
Before going further, it must be understood the difference in rafting with cave tubing, rafting on heavy river currents and cave tubing on a calm river stream. In Pindul Cave, we can explore the depth of the cave along 350 meters with a width of 5 meters. The uniqueness of the Pindul Cave Tubing is that there is a bright space when entering the cave, then begins to dim, and finally darkens on the inside of the cave with a river height of about 3 meters.
On the middle side of the cave there is a large enough space. This space can help the SAR team in carrying out rescue to visitors who need help. The space also makes the sun’s rays enter a little so that it adds to the elegance of the contents in the cave which is filled with swarms of bats that are increasingly chaotic.
When in the middle also starts to feel a little smell due to the influence of bat dirt. Inside there is also a stalactite that is believed if holding it can add strength / virility to men and for women can make beautiful and youthful. Well, this myth is also said that it is not just the stalagtite but the water that drips from the stalactite. However, what is clear is only a myth. And when you want to get out of the cave, visitors can jump from above the cliff to the river for those who can swim.
Cave tubing: A combination of rafting and caving
This adventure that combines rafting and caving is called cave tubing. Like rafting, cave tubing allows participants to float along a river, albeit on a rubber tube and the main highlight of your river journey will take you into a cave. The river flow comes from Gedong Tujuh Spring, which never dries even in the dry season. The calm river flow also allows kids to do this activity.
Spot the biggest stalactite in Pindul Cave!
Pindul Cave was opened on 10th October 2010. It is 350 metres in length, 5 metres in width, and 4 metres in height from the water surface to the cave roof, and with 5-12 metres water depth. Within the cave, there are 3 zones, namely the light zone, the obscure zone, and the dark zone. In the light zone, you can swim and jump from the rock into the water (3 metres height). In the obscure zone, you can see stalactites and the ornaments that formed naturally. In the dark zone, which is referred to as the eternal darkness, the guide will turn off all flashlights, allowing participants to be enveloped by pitch darkness for a while.
Do not miss the stalactites in the cave! These are a type of formation that hang from the ceiling of caves. One particular stalactite is the biggest in Pindul Cave and the 4th biggest in the world; it needs 5 people holding hands to surround it. On the wall of the cave, we can see the abstract painting from water, crystal rock, and moonmilk that adds to the beauty of the cave.
There is a big pillar that is made from a stalactite and stalagmite unification thousand of years ago in the centre of the cave. On its side, there is a particular stalactite shaped like the male genital, which is called batu perkasa (power rock). According to a myth, if a man can touch that rock, he will obtain increased sexual vitality.
In the middle of the cave, there are also pearl droplets that will always drip when people pass by. It is said that if a woman washes her face with this water pearl, she will become more beautiful.
The final leg of your journey
Before the journey is over, there will be a big pond bathed with natural sunrays through a hole in the ceiling. You can take a rest for a while, take some pictures, and swim towards the land before completing your adventure tour in Yogyakarta.
Source: Trip 101 with Edited