Bali is the most popular holiday destination in Indonesia. The island of Bali is famous for a number reasons viz volcanic mountains, exquisite rice paddies, beautiful beaches, coral reefs and much more.
This island is especially popular for the yoga and meditation retreats that it offers. Bali also offers a number of activities for all the adventure enthusiasts such as white water rafting, biking, trekking, scuba diving, jet ski ride, etc.
This island has a one of a kind vibe that will leave you with some amazing and unforgettable memories.
Top places to visit in Bali:
1. Mount Batur:
The Mount Batur is located between the Mount Agung and the island of Bali and is a very popular site for trekking.
It is an active volcano and is surrounded by 13 sq kilometre Batur caldera lake. Many people prefer to go trekking in the evening to watch the beautiful sunset view from this mountain.
2. Tegallalang and Jatiluwih Rice Terraces in Bali:
The Tegallalang and Jatiluwih Rice Terraces are very famous for their alluring natural beauty, rice paddies, unique irrigation system and its layout.
These rice terraces in Ubud are a major tourist attraction in Bali. Visit these rice terraces either early in the morning after it opens or after 4pm to have the best experience.
3. Tanah Lot:
The Tanah Lot is a rock structure off the island of Bali. Several temples surrond the Tanah Lot making it a pilgrimage site attracting a number of people. It is also quite a famous for photography owning to its unique offshore setting.
4. Nusa Dua Beach:
The Nusa Dua Beach is a paradise on the island of Bali. From hotels, restaurant to spa, swimming pool and fitness centre this place has everything to offer.
However, this beach is popular to spend time away from the daily crowded tourist places. The Nusa Dua Beach is the perfect option to spend some alone time away from all the chaos.
5. Sekumpul Waterfall:
The Sekumpul Waterfall is the most beautiful waterfall in Bali. The scenic view of this waterfall will mesmerise you to never want to leave that place. It consists of a lush green bamboo forest that surrounds a collection of seven narrow cascades.
6. Ubud Monkey Forest:
The Ubud Monkey Forest is a natural sanctuary and home to almost 1049 grey long tailed macaques. This forest also consists of several ancient temples with guardian statues. This place is a holy site in Bali and attracts a thousands of people from all over the world.
Must eat food items:
1. Sate (Skewer)
2. Pepes Ikan (Steamed fish in banana leaf)
3. Nasi Campur (Mixed rice)
4. Babi Guling (Suckling pig)
5. Gado Gado (Indonesian salad)
6. Laklak (Balinese cake)
7. Mie Goreng (Stir fried noodles)
8. Es Campur (Shaved ice)
9. Pisang Goreng (Fried bananas)
10. Bubur Sumsum (Black rice pudding)
Best time to visit the island of Bali:
Although Bali has a moderate temperature throughout the year, the best time to visit is in the months of May, June and September. The climate during this time is warm and the surroundings are dry making it the perfect time to take a trip to this beautiful island.
The temperature during these months range from 25°C to 28°C. In addition, Bali is also less crowded during these months giving you all the flexibility to explore this place to it’s fullest.
How to reach Bali?
Bali is well connected to all the major cities around the globe via airways and waterways.
Airways– The best way to reach Bali is via airways. The island connects to a number of airlines across all the important cities in the world. The nearest airport to Bali is this Ngurah Rai International Airport which is 13 km away from Bali. Once you are at the airport you can hire a taxi to reach you destination in Bali.
Waterways– Bali is a popular port for all the cruise liners. The best route to Bali is is take a flight from Singapore, Sumatra or Java and from there you can hop in to a ship to cruise your way to Bali.
Roadways– You can reach Bali via buses from Java and Jakarta to Bali. This route is a 23 hours long journey, therefore if you are planning to take this route it is advisable to book an air-conditioned deluxe bus.