The picturesque town of Berastagi Sumatra at the beautiful Karo highlands is 70 kilometers from Medan on how to Lake Toba. Located at an altitude of 1, 300 meters, the city has a cool climate, which ranges between 17-20 degrees Celsius, making a refreshing break from the heat of the city. Days are incredibly lovely while the nights can be very cool. The town developed in 1920 as a Dutch mountain station and today became a favorite weekend place to go for Medan inhabitants. The landscape here’s dominated by distant views of the smoking volcanoes Mt Sinabung and Mt Sibayak.

On the western border of the city, Gunaling Hill climbs over the surrounding plateau to provide some magnificent views of those two towering volcanoes. Berastagi is famed for its flowers, fruits and veggies and its markets continuously hum with activity. Get Around. Berastagi is a little city with one main street so you may explore it easily on foot or use public transportation. The bus terminal runs Opelet, neighborhood people minivan buses, function to the surrounding villages and. For more flexibility, you can hire a motorcycle from Villa Flores Restaurant or other rentals that you may find around the town.

Consider getting around the traditional way by taking a leisurely ride in a horse carriage referred to as a sado’.

Get There.

By Kualanamu International Airport, you can hail a taxi or take a bus to Berastagi. It’s situated about 66 km from Medan, and the trip will take about two hours.

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Tammy James