Brastagi is a lovely tourist town in the Karo highlands, 70 kms on the way from Medan to Lake Toba. Brastagi is famous for its flowers, vegetables and fruits.
The most famous of which is the Marquisa or passion fruit. The local markets are swarming with activity and scenes from traditional Karo life. Days are extremely pleasant and night can be quite cool. Gundaling Hills provides a clear view of Mt. Sibayak and Mt. Sinabung volcanoes.