The Tegenungan waterfall is located in the Tegenungan Village, Kemenuh, Sukawati district, Gianyar, Bali. It’s approx. 5 km south-east of Ubud.
Upon entering the vicinity of the village, at the entrance of the road leading to the waterfall, the parking attendant in-charge will collect IDR 5000 from each person visiting the waterfall. Hmm… wasn’t aware there was an admission charge before I went! Anyway, I couldn’t find any official tourist info on the web about this place.
It’s about a 5-min walk from the parking area to the observation point where you can get a top-down view of the falls.
The waterfall is quite impressive and the force of the waters is quite strong.
You can walk to the base of the falls via a steep flight of 121 steps. Those who have knee problems may want to think twice about walking down and take the necessary precautions if you do so (cos each step is quite high). It takes about 10mins to walk down (but a lot longer trying to climb back up!!).
The paved path ended and we had to hop over several rocks, trying very hard not to lose our balance in the process and fall into the water or onto the other rocks.
I don’t have a picture of the path and the rocks which we had to hop over as I was concentrating hard on making sure I didn’t lose my footing.
You can’t get directly under the falls but it was a close enough view to appreciate it! Hopped onto a tiny sandbank by the side of the stream and captured these shots…
It was a gruelling climb back up to the parking area and worse when the weather is unbearably hot and humid!! However, I still think the view is worth the effort! (i.e. if you love waterfalls as much as I do) 🙂