Department of Railways,
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Route XXVIII. Bandoeng to Soerabaja.
(A) Bandoeng to Tjibatoe and Garoet.
In a little over one hour's ride from Bandoeng, Tjitjalengka (237 km. from Batavia) is reached, from which the main road leads to Soemedang, a pretty spot in a valley, with a neat little hotel. On the way is a place for pheasant-shooting, called Rantja Ekek. The road also commands a fine distant view of the volcanic mountain range.
The train trip from Tjitjalcngka to Garoet is also a pleasant one. Near Nagrek the railway has a very steep gradient and runs up zigzag. Going past it the train comes to the plain of Leles, which is the grange of Preanger and covered, as far as the eye can reach, by rice-fields. Going past this station and crossing the Tjimanoek, the train arrives at Tjibatoe. The main line runs through this place to the hilly country as far as Soerabaja; but passengers bound for Garoet change trains at this station and go up the branch line, running through the fertile plain between Mt. Sedakcling on the left and Mt. Goentoer on the right. In about one hour they will arrive at Garoet.
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Oaroet (side-trip). Hotel*: Hotel Papandajan (formerly Hotel Rupert), two or three minutes' walk from the station ; tariff, from /I. 6 to 8 per day. Hotel Kurhaus (van Horck), a fine hotel of the pavilion-system opposite Hotel Papandajan ; tariff, from fl. 6 to 8 per day. Hotel Villa Doloce, five minutes' walk from the station ;