People may ask, is Toba Lake safe to visit? We can say yes because the best security system is provided around Lake Toba. Tourists can even swim in the lake.
Traveling to Lake Toba is the best decision. Because many hidden paradises are close to this superior lake. What are the hidden gems there?
What are the Best Destinations Near Lake Toba?
Tourists who visit Lake Toba will get an amazing experience because they can simultaneously explore hidden destinations around it. Here are the best recommendations to include in your itinerary:
1. Siadtaratas Hill
If you want to see the view of Lake Toba from above, then one of the best places is Siadtaratas Hill, located in Paropo Village. The appearance of this green hill is very majestic.
From a height, the panorama of Indonesia’s largest lake is clear and beautiful. Hiking to the top of Siadtaratas Hill is a little tiring, but it is a loss if you don’t go up to the top. In addition to hiking, tourists can also try canoeing, swimming, and diving, especially those who are experienced in these activities.
2. Situmurun Waterfall
Located in Situmurun Village, which is the reason behind the name of this 70-meter-high waterfall, Situmurun Waterfall has a fairly heavy water discharge and the flow goes directly to Lake Toba. The natural panorama around it is very beautiful and still well preserved.
The charm of Situmurun Waterfall, which is adjacent to Lake Toba, is similar to the Tegenungan waterfall in Gianyar, Bali. Both waterfalls look majestic with a swift flow of water. If you want to play in the water in the pool, it’s also not a problem, as long as you are careful.
3. Efrata Waterfall
The nature around Lake Toba also offers spectacular views of the Efrata Waterfall, which is about 20 meters high. The Efrata waterfall is beautiful especially when viewed from a distance, flowing through the green hills.
The surrounding environment is still natural. There are only green trees, the sound of gurgling water and the sound of birds chirping. The pool under the waterfall is filled with clear fresh water from the Bukit Barisan.
The Bakkara Valley is an alternative place to see the beauty of Lake Toba from a height. Like Siadtaratas Hill, Bakkara is also located on the lake’s edge. Bakkara Valley is flanked by green hills that display a charming panorama.
Only a few people know that the Bakkara Valley is the birthplace of a Batak king named Sisingamangaraja. A bath left by the King is sacred by local residents, called Aek Sipangolu.
Looking at the vastness of Lake Toba from the Simarjunjung point is also recommended. Simarjunjung hilltop offers an instagenic expanse of grassland. Tourists also often go up to the top to wait for the sunset, which has a romantic atmosphere.
Travel to the largest lake in Indonesia as well as Southeast Asia, not only in Lake Toba but also in several beautiful tourist spots around it. The choices are varied, from waterfalls with clear and fresh water to green hills as the best vantage point from a height.