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Narmada Park, Lombok or Taman Narmada as it is also known as in Indonesia, is one of the most famous tourists’ attractions of Lombok. The miniature replica of the summit of Gunung Rinjani and its Crater Lake, Narmada Park, Lombok, derives its name from the Indian River Narmada. There is a temple inside the park known as Pura Kalasa, which is still used for the annual celebration of Balinese Pujawali.
11 kilometers east of Mataram, Narmada Park, Lombok, was built by King Anak Agung Gede Ngurah Karang Asem in 1727. Besides spending a few hours in this beautiful garden in peace one can also worship the divine Hindu god, Lord Shiva here.
There is a big pool representing the Crater Lake on the volcano Rinjani. Due to its height of 3,726 m, it became difficult for the king to make the pilgrimage. So he made Segara Anakan at Narmada to represent the mountains and the lake. Near the pool there is a spring whose water is believed to give eternal youth to all the dedicated pilgrims.
There is also a fountain in this park known as Youth Fountain. Whose water is believed to give long life to those who drink this water will full faith and dedication towards lord Shiva.
The best time to visit Narmada Park, Lombok, is in the months of May to August, when the climate is at its best. The entry fee to Narmada Park, Lombok is around Rp 5000, which is very cheap.