Bali

Bali, Indonesia

Known as the Island of Gods, this 145 km long island is famous for its serene beaches, luxurious resorts, Hindu temples, sculptures, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. Awarded as one of the world’s best islands for few years by the International Travel Magazine, Bali is popular tourist destination. With a rich and deep culture, Bali has Portuguese and Dutch influence imbibed in its heritage. The Balinese culture is unique, always revolving around Tri Hita Karana which means that there is a strong relationship between humans, God and the environment. The majority of people in Bali speak Balinese and Indonesian language. The unique culture and heritage of the island makes Bali an interesting place to visit.

There are many splendid places to visit in Bali. Major tourist attractions of Bali are Kuta,Legian, Sanur ,Ubud and Seminyak. Bali is also home of the endangered bird “Bali Myna”.

Location- Indonesia

Climate - July and August-dry

                    October to April-rain

How to reach - The Ngurah Rai International Airport

Places of Interest

Tanah Lot

Location: Tabanan Bali, Indonesia

Timings: Monday to Sunday 7AM–7PM

How to reach:

By Car: 45 minutes from  Kuta, Legian and Seminyak

Tanah Lot Tour, Jalan Raya Tanah Lot

Located in Tabanan, Bali, this popular destination is a rock formation that is famous for its alluring view of the sunset and the holy temple influenced by Hindu religion. The roots of the Tanah Lot temple are believed to be in the 16th century and the waves of the ocean have carved its shape. During high tide it presents an amazing view looking to float in the sea. It is one of the most visited place in Bali for its romantic view and being a great spot for photography and local fire dance performances. The temple is sacred for the Hindus who worship the sea God here to seek his blessings for prosperity and balancing sea and the earth. The temple has undergone repairing work in 1980’s with the help of the Japanese government and attracts thousands of visitors throughout the year.

Seminyak

Location: South Bali

How to reach

By Car: Kuta ,JalanLegian and Legian.

Located on the west coast of Bali this popular tourist area is known for its luxurious spas, resorts, bars villas and tourist friendly ambience. The Seminyak Beach and Petitenget Beach presents the beautiful and serene view of the ocean and grey-white sand. The peaceful beauty of the beaches, the breath taking view of the sunset and the traditional Balinese ceremonies that take place on the beaches are a great attraction and cast a magical spell on the tourists. There are lots of spas to rejuvenate the senses and also amazing shopping opportunities with high end boutiques that offer a lot of exciting stuff. Seminyak is a favorite destination for surfers as the winds here are suitable for surfing. You can do scuba diving, bungee jumping and horse riding at the beach side. Pura Petitenget is a 16th century beach side historic temple. You can visit it to watch the ceremonies of offerings to the Lord.

Bali Safari and Marine Park

Location: Jl. Bypass Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra Km. 19,8, Kec. Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 

Timings: Monday to Sunday    9AM–5PM

How to reach: GOING TO BALI SAFARI & MARINE PARK

DEPARTURE TIME     LOCATION        PICKUP POINT

09:00                                    Nusa Dua            Royal Santrian

09:15                                    Nusa Dua            Novotel

09:15                                    Kuta                      Bali dynasty

09:30                                    Kuta                      Gloria Jeans

09:15                                    Seminyak            The Breezes

09:30                                    Seminyak            Trans Hotel

09:15                                    Jimbaran             Watermark

09:10                                    Sanur                    Sanur Paradise

09:20                                    Sanur                    McDonalds

09:30                                    Sanur                    SanurParadiso Suites

09:45                                    Ubud                     Plataran Hotel and Resort

 

Opened in 2007, the Bali Safari and Marine Park is a great outing to have fun for all age groups. Located in Gianyar, Bali with over 400 animals and less than 60 species, is one of the most visited and largest animal theme park. The animals have been imported from all over the world, is not a real safari though. It is fun spot for kids where they can enjoy watching animals in large enclosures that look like their natural surroundings. You can watch elephant talent shows, play with small orangutans and also see baby sharks present in the aquarium. There are also water sports with amusement parks nearby that the children can enjoy. A 30 ft tall Ganesha statue in Ganesha Park is also another attraction here.

Garuda WisnuKencana

Location: Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Ungasan, Kuta Sel., KabupatenBadung, Bali 80364, Indonesia

Timeing: Monday to  Sunday 8AM–10PM

How to reach: Bali NgurahRai International Airport-10–15 minutes drive.

Dedicated to the Hindu Lord Vishnu and his companion Garuda, this cultural park is famous for its epic 75 ft high statue of lord Vishnu and his mythical bird Garuda’s statue. The place is a classic blend of tradition with modern technology making it a unique experience. This place is famous with in locals as a wedding shoot location because of its ambience and panoramic views. The Balinese dancers create a magical aura to replicate the ancient historical mythology by their dances and costumes. You can also enjoy the local cuisine and shop from the souvenir outlets to take home great memories. This cultural experience with a twist of modernity is a great delight for the entire family.

GunungKawi

Location: BanjarPenaka, Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia

Timings: Monday to Sunday     07:00 - 18:00

Located in the village Banjar Penakain Tampaksiring, this 11th century temple has many historic relics dedicated to the Udayana dynasty, which were made by Udayana's sons, Marakata and AnakWungsu. The lush green paddy fields welcome you at the footsteps of this ancient temple and tomb. The temple has 10 shrines that have been cut from the faces of rocks imitating the actual statues. These are placed strategically in 8m high niches in the face of the cliff creating a mesmerizing effect. The place is one of the most ancient and largest monuments of Bali and is known for its majestic feel created by the monuments and the temples. The various fountains and stream add to the charm of the place. You can also use the stairways made from stone that lead to the river that give you an amazing experience.

 

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