About Bogor

Bogor, the rainy city or Kota Hujan as the locals say, is also a city that has held a World Record for the greatest number of thunderstorms in a year. True to its nickname, on average, Bogor receives 4000 mm of rain a year with over 200 mm falling in any one month, including May to August, although these months are usually the driest. Hence the first law of Bogor: always keep an umbrella handy wherever you go - rain may come at any time in the afternoon or evening during the dry season and all day long during the wet season. Fortunately, the mornings are usually clear blue and bright, as are most dry season evenings, enabling you to see colorful sunsets and fruit-bats flying away from Kebun Raya / Botanic Garden to start their nocturnal journey.

Bogor is located 60 km to the south of Jakarta (45 minutes on the Jagorawi toll road) and at 270 metres above sea level. Many people live in Bogor and commute to Jakarta every day by car, bus or the electric train service. It is cheap to get to the main markets, shopping centers and the central city area from almost anywhere in Bogor by public transportation. There are no timetables or regular stopping places except the main terminals. Just stand on the side of the road and ask the driver, when he stops, if he is going near your destination. Once you get to know the places you want to go, the system works well, but may be quite daunting for the newcomer. Public vehicles, except taxis, becaks (tricycle pedicaps) and delmans (horse-drawn buggies) are supposed to keep to certain routes. Payment is made to the driver or his attendant while in the vehicle or as you get out. Taxis (Bluebird group) are generally available in Bogor.

About Indonesia

Indonesia is divided into 33 provinces, each administered by a Governor. Jakarta is the capital of the Republic of Indonesia and is the center of government and economic activity. It has a population of over 8 million, although if the surrounding areas are taken into account the total would be well over 12 million.

Indonesia is a string of more than 17,000 islands that stretches 5,150 kms from west to east and 1,770 kms from north to south along the equator. It is inhabited by more than 220 million people, roughly 3 percent of the global population, from 336 ethnic groups, speaking about 250 different languages, but possesses one national language, Bahasa Indonesia. The majority of the people live in Java (nearly two-thirds of the nation’s population), Sumatra, Bali, and Madura – with the largest islands of Kalimantan (the major part of the island of Borneo), Sulawesi (formerly the Celebes), and Irian Jaya/Papua (the western part of New Guinea) being more sparsely populated. Indonesia is rural country; there is some urban overcrowding, particularly in Jakarta, which has rapidly growing population. Indonesia is a land of endless diversity and variety. It is a thousand worlds within a world.

Travel advisory for Indonesia

Should you travel to Jakarta and you should use ONLY Silver Bird or Blue Bird taxis. The company has counters inside the arrival terminal at the airport. Do not accept the services of a tout. If you hail a taxi on your own, read the logo carefully to identify it as Blue Bird because many other taxis are also painted blue. Or you can take a damri special bus from airport directly to Bogor.

There is a hotel in the international terminal of the airport as well as a Sheraton a short ride away. The Sheraton has an office inside the international arrival area where you can arrange for shuttle bus service to the hotel.

For further information, please call me (heldi): 0251-7172019 (local).
From outside Indonesia, dial +62-251-7172019. At all other times,

E-mail: bogor@heldi.net

Hotel list at Bogor

Looking for Hotel at Bogor? here are the list:

1 Hotel Salak The Heritage Jl. Ir. H. Juanda No. 8 Bogor Telp. (0251)350400
2 Novotel Jl. Danau Bogor Raya
3 Duta Berlian Jl. Raya Darmaga Bogor Telp. (0251) 627627
4 Elsana Transit Hotel Jl. Sawojajar No. 36 Bogor Telp. (0251) 322552
5 Hotel Bogor Inn Jl. Kumbang No. 21 Bogor Telp. (0251) 328134
6 Hotel Duta Jl. Baranangsiang II/7 Bogor Telp. (0251) 315373
7 Hotel Efita Jl. Sawojajar No. 5 Bogor Telp. (0251) 333400
8 Hotel Mawar Sari Jl. Raya Wangun No. 333 Bogor Telp. (0251) 329541
9 New Mirah Jl. Pangrango No. 9 A Bogor Telp. (0251) 348044
10 Wisma Bogor Permai Jl. Sawojajar No. 38 Bogor Telp. (0251) 381633
11 Hotel Pangrango I Jl. Pangrango No. 23 Bogor Telp. (0251) 328670
12 Hotel Pangrango II Jl. Pajajaran No. 32 Bogor Telp. (0251) 321482
13 Hotel Pangrango III Jl. Pajajaran No. 32 Bogor Telp. (0251) 343433

at puncak dan sukabumi:
14 Hotel Permata Jl. Pajajaran No. 35 Bogor Telp. (0251) 318007
15 Hotel Pondok Nirmala Jl. Baru No. 91 Bogor Telp. (0251) 317959
16 Hotel Puri Dadali Jl. Dadali No. 38 Bogor
17 Hotel Puri Mira Jl. Raya Tajur No. 225 Bogor Telp. (0251) 330908
18 Hotel Ririn Jl. Ciburial Indah, Baranangsiang Bogor Telp. (0251) 314070
19 Wisma Sartika Jl. Gedong Sawah II No. 19 Bogor Telp. (0251) 323747
20 Hotel Seranusa Jl. Perdana Budi Agung Bogor Telp. (0251)358961
21 Hotel Mirah Santika Jl. Dewi Sartika No. 6 A Bogor Telp. (0251) 312343
22 Abu Persione Jl. Mayor Oking Bogor
23 Pakuan 12 Jl. Pakuan No. 12 Bogor Telp. (0251) 319430
24 Pakuan Palace Hotel Jl. Pakuan No. 5 Bogor Telp. (0251) 311207
25 Penginapan Ganda Sari Jl. Veteran No. 57 Bogor Telp. (0251) 322540
26 Penginapan Pasundan Jl. Veteran No. 26 Bogor Telp. (0251) 328249
27 Pondok Bamboo Inn Jl. Raya Baru Kemang Bogor
28 Puri Bali Jl. Paledang No. 50 Bogor Telp. (0251) 371352
29 Raja In Hotel Jl. Raya Pajajaran No. 89 Bogor Telp. (0251) 338923
30 Villa Surya Mas Jl. Rancamaya Utama,Ciawi Bogor Telp. (0251) 242282
31 Hotel Monalisa Jl. Raya Tajur No. 30 Bogor Telp. (0251) 332824
32 Wisma Bougenville Jl. Sukasari No. 3 Bogor Telp. (0251) 320848
33 Wisma Duta Papandayan Telp. (0251) 325837
34 Wisma Gunung Gede Jl. Pajajaran No. 36 Bogor Telp. (0251) 324148
35 Wisma Karunia Jl. Sempur No. 35-37 Bogor Telp. (0251) 323411
36 Wisma Marga Jaya Jl. Asada Jaya II No. 15 Bogor Telp. (0251) 245096
37 Wisma Mirah I Jl. RE. Martadinata No. 17 Bogor Telp. (0251) 333520
38 Wisma Puri Pajajaran Jl. Pakuan No. 25 Bogor Telp. (0251) 321814
39 Wisma Ramayana Jl. Ir. H. Juanda No. 54 Bogor Telp. (0251) 320364
40 Wisma Rengganis Jl. Pajajaran Indah II No. 3 Bogor Telp. (0251) 331760
41 Wisma Salak Indah Komp. Perumda I Rt. 44/55 Cipaku Bogor Telp.
(0251) 313056
42 Wisma Semeru Jl. Dr. Semeru No.64 Bogor Telp. (0251) 384993
43 Wisma Sri Gunting Jl. Pangrango No. 21 A Bogor Telp. (0251) 339661
44 Wisma Sudirman Jl. Jend. Sudirman No. 34 Bogor Telp. (0251) 341119

List Hotel di Daerah Ciawi, Puncak, Sukabumi, dan Sekitarnya..

1 Abu Pensione Jl. Mayor Oking 7 0251-322893
2 Aldita Villa Jl. Sindang Subur 33/14 0251-253251
3 Aryaduta Lido Hotel Jl Raya Sukabumi Km 21 0251-223668
4 Bamboo Inn Hotel Jl Raya Baru Kemang 25 0251-7532835
5 Bogor Inn Hotel Jl Kumbang 12 0251-328134
6 Bumi Caringin Hotel Jl Raya Ciawi-Sukabumi Km17 0251-220639
7 Bumi Parahyangan Hotel Jl Raya Ciawi Puncak 10 0251-240747
8 Cibeureum Hotel Jl Raya Puncak Km 82,5 0251-254048
9 Cibulan Indah Hotel Jl Raya Puncak Km 82 0251-253808
10 Cik Mungil Hotel Jl Raya Cipayung 278 0251-254786
11 Ciliwung Hotel Jl Raya Puncak km 75 0251-254233
12 Cipayung Jl. Raya Cipayung 79 0251-254145
13 Cipayung Asri Jl. Raya Cipayung 88 0251-252746
14 Cisarua Prima Hiltop PT Jl. Raya Puncak Km 22 0251-253437
15 Dirgantara Jl. Raya Cipayung 179 0251-256152
16 Duta Wisma Jl Baranangsiang II/7 0251-315373
17 Dwima villa Jl. Cipayung Girang* 0251-258256
18 Efita Hotel Jl Sawo jajar 0251-333500
19 Elsana Transit Hotel* Jl. Sawojajar 36* 0251-322552
20 Ever Green Hotel Jl. Raya Puncak Km 84 0251-254075
21 Firman Pensione Jl. Peledang 48* 0251-323246
22 Gardena Hotel Jl Mega Mendung* 0251-254808
23 Genggong Village Genggong Village 021-870875
24 Gondangdia Hotel Jl Raya Puncak Km 79 0251-254062
25 Grafika PT Hotel Jl Raya Puncak Km 83 0251-253705
26 Griya Astoeti Hotel Jl Kopo RT 002/01 0251-254164
27 Gunung Geulis Cottages Jl Pasir Angin 0251-257514
28 Hijau Lestari Hotel Jl Raya Puncak Km 84 0251-254923
29 Intan Pakuan Hotel Komp Villa Intan Pakuan 8 0251-382272
30 Jayakarta Cisarua Hotel Jl Raya Puncak Km 84 0251-253245
31 Jayaraya Jl. Raya Cipayung 0251-255155
32 Lembah Nusa Kp Cibogo RT05/01 0251-256318
33 Lembah Nyiur Hotel Jl. Raya Puncak Km 79 0251-254619
34 Lido Lakes Hotel Jl. Raya Bogor-Sukabumi Km 21 0251-220922
35 Mars 91 Hotel Jl. Raya Cipayung Km 75 0251-256331
36 Mawar Indah hotel Kp Teluk Pinang 55 0251-243258
37 Megamendung Permai Hotel* Jl Raya Megamendung 77 0251-254585
38 Mirah Group Jl Jend Sudirman B/34 0251-341119
39 Mirah Group Hotel & Restaurant Jl Pangrango 9A, Jl Megamendung
0251-348004, 0251-354026
40 Monalisa Hotel Jl. Raya Tajur 30 0251-333862
41 Novotel Bogor Jl. Baranangsiang II/kav 7 0251-271555
42 Parama Hotel & Restaurant Jl Raya Puncak Km 22 0251-252626
43 Pangrango 2 Hotel Jl Pajajaran 32 0251-321482
44 Parama Hotel & Restaurant Jl Raya Puncak Km 22 0251-252626
45 Prameswari Hotel Jl. Raya Cipanas Km 81,2 0263-524100, 524101
46 Ririn Hotel Jl. Ciburial Indah I/II (Pajajaran) 0251-314070
47 Salak The Heritage Hotel Jl Ir H Juanda 8 0251-350400
48 Safari Garden Hotel Jl Raya Puncak 601 0251-253000
49 Santai Ria Hotel Jl Raya Puncak 32 0251-254714
50 Satria Hotel Jl Raya Ciawi 487 0251-240032
51 Seranusa hotel Jl Perdana Raya Budi Agung Kav 12 0251-358961
52 Sudirman Wisma Jl Jend Sudirman 34 0251-321869
53 Taman Teratai Hotel Jl Raya Puncak Km 77 0251-253755
54 Wisma Bogor Permai Jl. Sawojajar 38 Bogor 0251-381633
55 Wisma Gunung Gede Jl Raya Pajajaran 36 0251-324148
56 Wisma Suryakencana Jl Pajajaran 31 0251-337769
57 Wisma Nusantara Jl Babakan fakultas 37 0251-351981

To see in Bogor

  • Botanical Garden (Kebun Raya Bogor), Bogor's pride and joy, the extensive Botanical Gardens were founded in 1811 as a private garden of the Governor-General's summer residence by Sir Stamford Raffles, who also went on to found Singapore. However, it was Casper Reinwardt who adopted the gardens for more scientific use, with Johannes Elias Teysmann continuing in his footsteps. Today, the gardens stretch out over 87 hectares, parts carefully manicured like the palace
    gardens they are, parts seeming like wild jungle at first glance (if not for the tags detailing where every tree and plant comes from), with lakes, two rivers and hilly trails.

    If you're lucky, you may be able to spot a blooming giant arum (Amorphophallus titanum), the world's tallest inflorescence (flower cluster) which can reach an astounding 2.5 meters — but, alas, smells like rotting meat. Open from 8 AM to 5 PM daily, although (despite the size!) they can get crowded on Sundays. Entry is Rp 5,500 for people, Rp 10,000 for cars, which can also drive around on main roads and are a bit of a nuisance.

  • Presidential Palace (Istana Bogor), in the northwest corners of the Botanical Gardens. Originally the summer residence of the Governor-General of Java, now one of the Indonesian president's summer escapes and noted for the 250 tame deer grazing in its grounds. The palace grounds can be visited from within the Gardens, but tours in the palace require 5 days advance notification — however, the Bogor TIC (see Contact) may be able to squeeze you in at short notice if there's a tour going on.
  • Orchid Garden (Rumah Anggrek), in the northeast corner of the Botanical Gardens. Large greenhouse housing orchids of all shapes and sizes, with two separate halls so there's always something blooming. Entry Rp 2000, separately charged.


  • Kujang, at triangle park on Jl. Pajajaran, Jl. Otista and Jl. Baranangsiang. This statue commemorated the struggle for Indonesian Independence by people in West Java. Kujang is a traditional weapon from West Java.
  • Batutulis, at Batutulis village, Bogor. A carved stone to commemorate King Siliwangi from Kingdom of Pajajaran. Created in 1533 by King Surawisesa, son of King Siliwangi.
  • Cirauteun, at Cirauteun, Ciampea, Bogor. A large carved stone to commemarate King Pakuan from Kingdom of Taruma (5th century).

Transportation to Bogor

The easiest and the most popular means of transportation in Bogor is the public vans ("angkot", the acronym of angkutan kota). They serve certain routes indicated by the combination of their numbers and their colours, which come in green and blue. These angkots are run by private owners and the prices are fixed.

Buses and taxis are not present in particularly large numbers, especially taxis because they are relatively expensive. Minibuses are more commonly seen in the city. Meanwhile, the railroads connect Bogor to other big cities in Java, such as Jakarta (to the north) and Sukabumi (to the south).

For leisure means, the traditional horse carriages are available. These are called delman, and they have only two wheels, different from the four-wheeled andong existing only in the province of Yogyakarta. Delman in Bogor are not delicately decorated like their fellows in Jakarta, Bandung, or Yogyakarta.

There are also becak, a type of man-pedaled carriages in which the driver pedals at the back and the passengers' seat facing front with a roof above. A becak can only carry two or three people at a time. Becak can also be used to deliver heavy loads such as fruits and vegetables around wet markets.

In addition, Bogor is also accessible via Jagorawi Tollway, which is the earliest tollway in Indonesia

By plane

The nearest airport would be Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta Airport. There are direct Damri buses from there to Bogor. If you charter helicopter from Soekarno Hatta airport, you can request (in advance) for permission to land at Atang Senjaya airport, Bogor. This airport is a military base, but will be used for civilian flights in the future.

By train

Eksekutif-class trains called Pakuan depart Jakarta's Kota station, with a stop in Gambir, roughly hourly. Ekonomi-class trains depart Jakarta's Kota station every 20 minutes or so, but can be crowded beyond belief and do not stop in Gambir.

By bus

Buses from Bogor to Bandung take about three hours, except on weekends when they're not allowed to use the Puncak pass and have to loop through Sukabumi, adding an hour to the trip.

By car

The easiest way to get to Bogor is to hire a car and a driver; this is relatively cheap; the journey time is about one hour. There is more than one road to Bogor, and the minor roads are often the most interesting. By toll highway, Bogor is about 40 minutes from Jakarta. During traffic jam (rush hours), it will take 80 to 120 minutes. Many commuters stay in Bogor and work in Jakarta. On weekend and holidays, the trip from Jakarta to Bogor may take up to 3 hours.

By taxi

You can take metered taxi to Bogor from Jakarta. The cost will be approx. US$ 15. The trip may take up to 2 hours. It's better to order the taxi from the taxi companies like 'Blue Bird Group' because most taxi refused to go to Bogor. The Taxi from Jakarta are not allowed to take any passenger from Bogor to Jakarta.

The easiest way to get around Bogor is by angkot, little green minibuses, hordes of which infest Bogor's central streets. Any trip from anywhere to anywhere costs Rp. 2500, paid when you get off.

The downsides to using angkot are are that the drivers are reckless and theft is all too common (guard your belongings). Also, angkot only depart from their pangkalan (terminals) when full — 10 minutes on a good day on a busy route, 90 minutes on a bad day on an unpopular one.

But now you can use Trans Pakuan Bus, its a small bus, which travel from Baranang siang Station to Bubulak Station, its round the main street of Bogor: Pajajaran Street, Jalan Baru, and Abd. Bin Nuh. It's non pollution bus, which used gasoline and coconut oil (minyak jelantah) for its fuel.

Bogor City

is a city in West Java with a population of approximately 800,000 people in the CBD area and 2,000,000 in suburban area, bringing a total of 3 million population. It was the capital of Indonesia during the British occupation under Stamford Raffles and was used as the capital by the Dutch during the dry season, then known as Buitenzorg (meaning "beyond worry").

Bogor boasts a presidential palace, a deer park and a botanical garden in the town centre. It is home to the Institut Pertanian Bogor (or Bogor Institute of Agriculture) and CIFOR, the Center for International Forestry Research.

Bogor is on a main road from Jakarta to Bandung, over the Puncak pass. To the south of the city are large tea plantations. During colonial times the Bogor area developed as a centre for plantations. Apart from the tea (Mount Mas), there were coffee plantations at nearby Sukabumi and later vast rubber plantations that stretched from Bogor as far as Citereup and Bukit Sentul.

The suburban area of Bogor is part of the Bogor Regency, while the urban is the Bogor City. Currently Bogor bears the nickname "the Rain City" (Kota Hujan), suggesting that it is very wet and nearly always rains even during the dry season.

For the trarveller who wants to visit Bogor city, please visit : bogor information center

Hotel at Bogor
Hotel at Bogor
Hotel at Bogor
Hotel at Bogor
Hotel at Bogor
Hotel at Bogor
Hotel at Bogor
Hotel at Bogor
Hotel at Bogor
Hotel at Bogor