One of the most trending holiday destinations of 2017, Bali is a preferred spot for Indians. Is your newsfeed full of pictures of your friends enjoying in Bali? Be it a solo trip, a ladies vacay or a romantic honeymoon, Bali is plastered all over on our Facebook feed. Don’t fret, get yourself a Bali package (smart way to travel) and dive into the indulgence without burning a hole in your pockets. Here are 5 places you must visit in Bali.
Tanah Lot Temple
Located in the Beraban village, the Tanah Lot Temple pays homage to the guardian spirits of the sea. It is known for its unique, picturesque settings and heartwarming sunsets. An ancient Hindu shrine perched on top of protrusion amidst crashing waves is a sight not to be missed. And while you’re there, you can visit restaurants and a cultural park presenting dance performances.
This remarkable temple rests on a cliff edge in the southwestern Bukit peninsula and it is one of go-to places to catch breathtaking sunsets apart from Tanah Lot Temple. Infuse your day with culture and enjoy the kecak fire dances at an open amphi theatre close by. Be ready to be awed with all the Balinese architecture and traditional gateways that compels tourist to add this place in their itinerary. Dating back to the 10th century, Balinese Hindus believe that the powers of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva become one here.
Ubud Monkey Forest
Also known as the sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal, it is a natural sanctuary for several long tailed macaques. Indulge in watching cheerful monkeys swinging through canopies or feeding on bananas; or take a small trek in the nutmeg forest. This community-managed site is close to Ubud Town Centre and Ubud Art Market.
Ubud Art Market
Located opposite Puri Saren Royal Ubud Palace, this art market houses Balinese souvenirs and handicrafts such as silk scarves, handwoven bags, baskets and hats, kites and statues. The picturesque, vibrant market was featured in Eat Pray Love with Julia Roberts walks through the stalls. All the products sold here are made in the cultural villages of Bali. A visit here will not be regretted and you will walk away with several awe-inspiring pieces of art! One INR is as much as 207 IDR, so you are bound to feel rich in Bali. Get the currency notes from Foreign Exchange providers back home for a hassle-free trip.
Kintamani and Mount Batur
A popular destination in central Bali, the majestic views of Batur caldera lake serves as a landmark attraction enclosed by the enchanting Mount Batur. For the adrenaline-junkies, a winding road along the lake shore can be taken to a collection of hot springs. Explore the culture of old Balinese villages around the Batur lake. Also, stopover at Penelokan, a village in the Kintamani area to witness the most beautiful views in Bali.
by Akanksha Narang