Jatiluhur Reservoir is a reservoir located in Jatiluhur Subdistrict, Purwakarta Regency, West Java Province, 9 km from the center of Purwakarta City. Reservoir called by the government Reservoir Ir. H. Juanda is the largest reservoir in Indonesia. Jatiluhur Reservoir Dam began in 1957 by a contractor from France.
Jatiluhur Reservoir was built by damming the Citarum River with an area of 4,500 km2.
The name of the reservoir dam is called Ir. H. Juanda due to commemorate his services in the fight for financing the construction of the Jatiluhur Dam. He was the last Prime Minister of the Republic of Indonesia and led the Karya cabinet (1957 – 1959) together with Ir. Sedijatmo is determined to fight for the realization of the Jatiluhur project in the Indonesian Government and international forums.
The manager of the artificial reservoir, Perum Jasa Tirta (PJT) II Jatiluhur, has transformed the Jatiluhur Reservoir, from what was originally only for water reserves, has now also become one of the leading tourist attractions.
So far, PJT II has prepared a number of supporting facilities for visitors. From the water rides, to other tourist support facilities. At present, the manager has also added other facilities. Namely, a three star hotel located not far from the lip of the lake.
In this Jatiluhur Reservoir attraction there are also cage fish farming with floating nets. At present, the fish culture has developed into a fishing spot when it is in the Jatiluhur Reservoir.
Furthermore, in the Jatiluhur Reservoir you can also swim and don’t need to be afraid of drowning because there is already a waterboom facility in this Jatiluhur Reservoir attraction. In Jatiluhur Reservoir also available outbound vehicles that you can try.
Jatiluhur Reservoir attractions can also be used as a location for camping with the location of tents on the side of the reservoir. Managers have also provided ample land. In addition, the view at the Jatiluhur Reservoir is also more beautiful because of the many purple flowers that grow wild around the reservoir.
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