Cimahi has a population of almost 600,000. Starting in 1886, the Dutch colonial government built many military institutions in the city, and nowadays still many branches of the Indonesian military are in the city, which is therefore nicknamed Kota Tentara (Army City or City of Soldiers).
Cimahi is along the Purbaleunyi toll road that connects the city to Purwakarta (and further to Jakarta) and Bandung. The original trunk road between Cimahi and Bandung (part of the Great Post Road) is also still an important road between the two cities. In addition, there is a major trunk road from Cimahi to the west, to Cianjur and the Puncak pass. A smaller road connects Cimahi to Lembang in the mountains in the northwest.
Cimahi is on the railway between Cikampek and Bandung. 1 Cimahi railway station serves 7 executive class trains per day to Bandung's central station as well as 7 trains per day in the other direction to Gambir station in Central Jakarta. In addition, there are two daily executive trains to Cirebon, and one long-distance combined executive/business/economy class train per day to Surabaya via Cirebon and Semarang. There are two daily economy class trains to Pasar Senen station in Jakarta, one daily to Purwakarta, one to Cibatu near Garut, and two to Purwokerto via Tasikmalaya.
Frequent intercity buses are available at the two major bus terminals in Bandung: Cicaheum terminal in East Bandung for destinations in the east (such as Central and East Java) and Leuwi Panjang terminal in South Bandung for destinations in the west (such as Jakarta and the port of Merak). There are frequent green-coloured angkot (public minivans) from Leuwi Panjang terminal to Cimahi. To get from Cicaheum terminal to Cimahi, you will need to take two different angkot routes (for example with a change at Bandung's railway station).
Some bus companies offer intercity bus routes from Cimahi. For example, bus company Budiman has several routes from the 2 Cimahi Mall bus stop, with frequent buses to Tasikmalaya and daily buses to various cities in Central Java, including Magelang, Solo, Yogyakarta, Cilacap, and Wonosobo.
- 1 Ereveld Leuwigajah (Leuwigajah Dutch War Cemetery), Jl. Kerkhof / Jl. Cibogo. One of the largest of the Dutch war cemeteries in Indonesia. The cemetery includes the remains of victims of the Japanese World War II camps, and soldiers of the KNIL (Royal Netherlands Indies Army) as well as the Dutch army. There are more than 5,000 graves, including many of them being reburied after war cemeteries in Sumatra and Kalimantan were closed in the 1960s.
- 1 Cimahi Mall (Supermall), Jl. Ganda Wijaya No. 1, ☎ . Daily 9:00-22:00. Largest shopping centre of the city.
- 1 Bakso Trisno, Jl. Raya Cimahi No.196. Bakso restaurant that exists since 1985. Several types of bakso (Indonesian meatball) dishes, including mie bakso kuah (noodle soup with meatballs). Meals about Rp7,000-15,000.
A wide range of hotels is available nearby in the city of Bandung.
- 1 [dead link] Simply Valore Hotel, Jl. Raya Baros No. 57, Bandung, ☎ . Hotel along the toll road on the south side of Cimahi. With outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre. Double rooms from Rp438,000 per night.
- Lembang — another suburb of Bandung, higher in the mountains.
- Ciwidey — about 40 km to the south, known for the Kawah Putih crater lake.
|Routes through Cimahi|
|Anyer ← Cianjur ←||W E||→ Bandung → Panarukan|