Malang has its wonderful waterfalls. Some of them are Coban Rondo and Coban Pelangi.
Coban Rondo is located in Batu. Coban Rondo means Widow (Rondo) Waterfall (Coban). There is a sad tale about it. Long time ago, there was a young couple who had newly married. They were Dewi Anjarwati from Mount Kawi, and Baron Raden Kusuma from Mount Anjasmoro. They both lived happily. One day, Dewi Anjarwati wished to visit the in-laws (Raden Baron Kusumo parents) in Mount Anjasmoro. Her parents did not allow the bride to travel because the age of their marriage was only 36 days (selapan), and according to Javanese belief, wedding couples who had not been through a period of Selapan were not allowed to travel far, for something bad would happen to them. However, Dewi Anjarwati and Raden Baron Kusumo ignored the advice and went to Mount Anjasmoro. They confirmed that they were ready to accept any risk if there was something bad happened in the middle of the journey.
Along the way, the bridegroom met someone who called Joko Lelono. Man of unknown origin clearly fell in love with Dewi Anjarwati and tried to take the bride from her legitimate husband. The result was a fairly great fights between Joko Lelono and Raden Baron Kusumo. The two were so strong. Then, Raden Baron Kusumo instructed his aides to run and save Dewi Anjarwati in a place called Coban (waterfall). This group finally headed there and waited the arrival of Baron Raden Kusumo. No matter how long they waited, Raden Baron Kusumo never came, despite having awaited for so long. In a stone that lies beneath the waterfall, princess was contemplating her fate as a result of violating her parents’ advice. And the waterfall was named Coban Rondo (waterfall widow) until today.
Coban Pelangi is located in Poncokusumo, Malang Regency. Coban Pelangi means Rainbow (Pelangi) Waterfall (Coban) because of the water sprinkles from the waterfall. When the water hits the big rocks, the sprinkles are highlighted by the sunlight that makes the rainbow.
To reach the waterfall, visitors will pass through hilly terrain with a steep slope. After passing through the hills, the rest is along the path above the creek.
It requires strong and health physic to go to this waterfall, where tourists will find the state of green nature and awesome experience. Green forests, cool mountain, birdsong and clear river are things that can be found when going towards Coban Pelangi.