Mount Bromo is one of the active volcanoes in Indonesia. Mount Bromo is quite popular amongst local tourists and international tourists. It is also the most famous mountain in East Java province. Mount Bromo is the most visited place every year. Mount Bromo has a height of about 2,392 meters above sea level. It is located within four districts. They are Probolinggo district, Pasuruan district, Lumajang district, and Malang district. The beauty of Mount Bromo is intertwined with valleys, canyons, caldera, and a sea of sand covered an area over 10 kilometers. Mount Bromo is located in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. In this national park, we can find other tourist attractions such as Mount Semeru, Mount Tengger, Mount Batok, several lakes, and Mount Bromo itself indeed. Like a volcano that is still active, Mount Bromo has experienced eruptions at regular intervals within 20 centuries, which is about every 30 years, more or less. The most significant explosion occurred back in 1974, and Mount Bromo erupted again in 2010.
Aside from the beauty that is stored on Mount Bromo, Yadna Kasada or Kasodo Ceremony is something that makes Mount Bromo the leading tourist destination every year. The Kasodo Ceremony is held annually during the full moon in December or January. The origin of Kasodo Ceremony takes us back to the 15th century. There is a folklore that tells us about a princess named Roro Anteng who ruled the Tengger Empire with his husband, Joko Seger. The husband and the wife had not been given a child, so they prayed to the Gods of Mountain. The gods finally granted their request by giving them 24 children and obliging them to sacrifice their 25th child to be thrown into the volcano. The demand of the gods was carried out so that it became a tradition to this day. The Tengger people perform the Kasada ceremony by throwing the yields into the Bromo crater as a thanksgiving for the harvest received and as a request for a more abundant harvest in the following season.
The traditional ceremony has been a center of attention for the tourists who visit Mount Bromo during the event. But, the conventional Ceremony is not the only attraction that you can find on Mount Bromo. The natural beauty of the mountain itself is mesmerizing. No wonder if Mount Bromo is very popular. If you want to visit Mount Bromo, you are suggested to find and use a Bromo tour package. By using the service of Bromo tour package, you don’t have to worry about the trip to Mount Bromo, booking a hotel, and anything else, because usually Bromo tour package already takes care of such things. Anything that can make your trip easier with Bromo tour package. It’s not hard to find a travel agency that provides this service, so you better see it in any big cities such as Surabaya, Jakarta, Bandung, Semarang, and Malang as the closest city to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park.