Natumandi Cave is a cave with a legendary story taken from the name of a beautiful girl, Natumandi. Located in the village of Huta Barat, Tarutung District, North Tapanuli, the cave is about 2 hours from Silangit International Airport. To see it on the map, click here.
The story began when the girl and a man from Samosir named Simangunsong fell in love. Unfortunately, her parents were not happy with her choice. Natumandi and the boy finally had to escape the village. But she still loved the parents and wanted them to find her later and to know that she was safe. Natumandi deliberately dropped grains of rice along her journey as a sign of her trace. The parents followed the sign and reached a cave hole that no person could pass. They figured out that their daughter lived safely inside. That was possible because Simangunsong had a supernatural power to convert human beings into snakes.
Many visitors who come to the cave believe that with the visit they can find a mate.
What to Expect
Many roads are paved but in some parts are still hard to ride. There is no entrance fee, but a voluntary donation is welcome. Take the guide to see this cave deeper.