Puncak is an Indonesian word that means the highest point of a hill or a summit. In this context, Puncak is the name of a mountainous area in the southeastern part of Bogor Regency. Elevated at about 1500m, this area has cool temperatures which makes it a popular resort destination for tourists.
Although Puncak literally means the peak, locals usually associate Puncak with a vast area that stretches from Cipayung Bogor to Cipanas in Cianjur Regency. The peak itself is located near the boundary between Bogor and Cianjur. On a side note, Cianjur is the name of a regency known as the center of rice production in West Java.
To reach Puncak from Bogor or Jakarta, take the Jagorawi toll road then follow the road signs that lead to Ciawi. There are two toll exits in Ciawi, one leads to Bogor – Sukabumi intersection, and another leads directly to Gadog. Head to Gadog exit, then you are on your way to Puncak area. If you come here on weekends, be prepared for the traffic congestion caused by a high volume of vehicles coming from Jakarta.