Well worth a soak
What makes Mangeruda so great is that the hot spring combines with a cold-water waterfall, meaning that depending on where you sit the water is scalding hot and still, rushing and cold or somewhere in between. The cold water tumbles down a smooth rock surface and combines with the hot water waterfall underneath a sagging tree. It is excellent!
Note the water can be extremely hot in places, so do dip in a toe before cannon-balling in.
On weekends it can be quite busy, while on weekdays crowds would be far lower. There are changerooms on-site along with a small though rundown playground for the kids to play in once they tire of the hot water.
You’ll need your own transport to reach here -- either a motorbike or bemo should suffice.
Address: 30 minutes to the east of Bajawa
Admission: Admission Adult 14,000 child 7,000
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
These tours are provided by Travelfish partner GetYourGuide.
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