Pancuran Tujuh is a hot spring located on the slopes of Mount Slamet in Baturraden District, Banyumas, Central Java, Indonesia. Pancuran Tujuh hot spring is situated within the pine forest of Kemutung Lor Village on the slopes of Mount Slamet. It is situated some 2.5 kilometers to the west of the Baturraden Tourist Resort, and about 15 kilometers north of the city of Purwokerto.
According to some local legend, a Muslim missionary named Shiekh Maulana Maghribi (locally called Mbah Atas Angin) discovered it. The greater healing properties are attributed to the hot spring and its sulfuric waters.
Pancuran Tujuh translates as Seven Springs. A naturally occurring spring releases water at a temperature of 70-90 degrees Celsius. It takes about one meter for the water to drop from the outlets. The Pancuran Tujuh spring flows consistently, averaging 1,324.5 cubic meters per day. There are 230.8 parts per million of sulfur in the waters, as well as other minerals.
There is a poor paved road leading to the hot spring, so visitors typically take motorcycles rather than cars. Alternatively, you can walk through Baturraden for five kilometers to reach Pancuran Tujuh. To reach the springs, visitors must descend about 200 steps or 300 meters from the parking area.
Syekh Maulana Maghribi discovered the springs after traveling a great distance. He and his followers spotted a strange light while sailing to Gresik on Java to spread Islam. Once they reached Pemalang, they traveled overland. Maghribi, however, developed a strange skin condition and received a vision that he had to climb the southern mountains to cure it. As a result, he found seven springs, which he named Pancuran Pitu, and bathed in them, treating himself as a result.
The State-owned Perhutani manages Pancuran Tujuh. Residents of the region consider the waters to have healing properties, and they use them to treat skin conditions and rheumatism. Over the centuries, the sulfuric waters of Pancuran Tujuh have left a mineral deposit on the slope. Pancuran Tujuh’s waters also makes pool in nearby caves. Sarabadak, where Mbah Atas Angin and his followers are believed to have lived, as well as Kembar, Selirang, and Sri Warna, are among these places. With its entrance located next to the springs, Sarabadak serves as a petilasan (monument) to Mbah Atas Angin.
The Selirang Cave can be reached via a path near the Pitu Shower. From the pitu shower, hot water flows into Selirang Cave. There is also a puff of smoke coming from the rocks in this Selirang Cave. Pancuran Tujuh overlooks nearby Purwokerto, with Purbalingga and Cilacap visible on clear days. In the open air or in the bathrooms provided, tourists can experience the sensation of taking a shower in the water.