Things to do in Bali

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Things to do in Bali
Bali

Bali is one of the top honeymoon destinations these days and why shouldn’t it be?

It offers amazing accommodations and adventurous activities under decent prices. Where else would you imagine renting a villa with private pool under INR 30,000 for 5 Nights?

Bali villa

It is the first place where I saw a volcano and activities like water surfing. Bali makes you feel like a billionaire because you spend in lakhs, even for a can of cola. 

Bali surfing


So for those who are not aware of Bali’s currency, it is 1 INR = 200 Rupiah. So, a coke can and a pizza can easily cost you 1.5 lakhs Rupiah.. enjoy that!

VISA

This is another reason which attracts people towards Bali, Visa On Arrival (VoA) is available for many countries. Like, it is free for Indian nationals if the stay does not exceed 30 days and many other country nationals as well.
Check which all countries are eligible for free VoA. For people wishing to stay more than 30 days, they will have to pay 35 USD. Find all about the visa rules and regulation.

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CURRENCY

As I said that the value of Rupiah is low against Rupees. Here are some denominations to look at. They have a note for 1 Lakh as well, in red.

WHERE TO STAY IN BALI

There are many good areas to explore in Bali depending upon your interest. If you are want to spend your holidays relaxing in a green belt then choose Ubud.
Ubud Bali
Southern Bali is the most happening part of the entire island. So if you want to relax at the beach, shop, and drink at some good bars, this is the area to be in Bali.  Stay near Seminyak beach or Kutta beach.
La Planche is a restaurant in Seminyak which offers seating arrangements just like the image below. Amazing, right? Just drop by this restaurant when you reach Bali for a comfortable and peaceful time.

Seminyak beach, Things to do in Bali, Indonesia

 Seminyak beach has a good atmosphere. Even if you don’t stay near it, atleast visit it once. Nearby you will also find shopping square and street markets.

 

Beachwalk mall, Bali, Indonesia
Beachwalk mall, Things to do in Bali, Indonesia
Beachwalk mall(Kuta) is nice to shop with brands like Mango, Pull-bear, Haagen-Diaz, bodyshop etc.
Kutta Beach, Bali Itinerary

Kutta beach is calm, not as happening as the one mentioned above BUT it has a wonderful mall, right across the road, surrounded by the street market and restaurants/cafes.

Both the beaches are good for surfing. If you want to do diving then stay in the Southeastern area.

Me at Kutta beach, Bali, Indonesia
Me at Kutta beach, Bali

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ATTRACTIONS IN BALI

1. Mount Batur Sunrise trekking/Volcano tour

Mount Batur, Things to do in Bali, Indonesia

All the black part, is the area till where the lava has reached during the previous eruptions.

Apart from this beautiful view, you can also enjoy trekking on the volcano. The trek starts early morning around 4 am and the trek takes approx 2 hours. Once you are on the top you can enjoy unparalleled beauty during sunrise. The entire trip from hotel pickup to hotel drop takes approx 11hrs and costs approx 60 USD. You can find more information here.


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2. Snorkeling Tours

Bali is famous among divers. Choose one of the following sites to explore your lust for experiencing ocean life:

a) Tulamben 

Tulamben, Bali

This area is really famous among divers due to American Warship Wreck and Coral Garden. This place is around 3 hours away from Bali airport. The economy of this village is dependent on diving. 

b) Nusa Island

Manta Ray - Nusa Island - Bali

Trip to this island is a must when you are in Bali. We will discuss the Nusa Penida Tour in detail  below. Manta Point, this is a famous location at this island where divers can enjoy watching Manta Rays easily. There is another point called “Mangrove Point” where the snorkelling enthusiasts can enjoy.

c) Blue Lagoon, Padangbai

This is a good site for new snorkelers and is close to Nusa Island. You will find many people enjoying here. Also, the fishes are not afraid of coming towards the snorkelers as many people feed the little ones.

Bali snorkeling

There are many more sites in Bali for enjoying snorkelling or diving. Check out more such places here.

3. Coffee/Tea plantation tour

Bali has a lot of coffee farms, If you are fond of tea/coffee then this is the place for you. I visited to this particular farm while returning from the Mt. Agung, this farm is on the way back to South Bali. 

You can watch the coffee beans being extracted or being MANUFACTURED naturally! Yes, I`ll tell you how…

Coffee farm, Bali Itinerary
coffee farm, Bali Itinerary

   These little cats like animals eat the coffee beans, digest it and POOP them out n that poop is used to make THE BEST COFFEE of the world!!! known as Kopi luwak.
So coffee lovers let me know if you want me to get some poop for you, lol..

Different types of coffee beans, Coffee farm, Bali, Indonesia
Different types of coffee beans

Yes, people, that`s me in the right picture…posing for the camera… Coffee farm, Bali, Indonesia
After you are done looking around the farm, you are offered all the variety of teas n coffees produced in the farm. All the beverages have different benefits, you can just zoom n read.. ;p

 

Tea tasting, Coffee farm, Bali, Indonesia
Tea types, Coffee farm, Things to do in Bali, Indonesia

 You can also buy some spices, they are really beneficial.

4. Nusa Penida Tour

Nusa Penida Tour, Bali

You cannot explore this island in 1 day, you need at least 3 days. If you have only one day then you will have to choose the between East or West or south. And, believe me it is difficult to choose just one!

You can experience the following at this island:

Gamat bay Bali
Gamat bay Bali
  • Snorkelling at Crystal Bay, Manta Bay, or Gamat Bay
teletubbies Hill
Teletubbies Hill
  • Visit Teletubbies Hills, Rumah Pohon, and Diamond Beach
  • Visit Atuh Beach and Banah Cliff
Broken_Beach_Nusa_Penida
Broken Beach Nusa Penida
  • Visit Kelingking Beach, Angel Billabong, and Broken Beach
Car Temple Bali
Car Temple Bali
  • Visit Car Temple(Pura Paluang) and Tembeling Beach

Just pick up your favourite spots and draw a map for your day. 

5. Bali Swing

Bali Swing
Bali Swing

There are many Swings in Bali where you can get beautiful pictures clicked. All the services are equally good, you just need to pick your favourite view. There are options like rice terraces, forest, waterfalls and much more.

How would you like to get clicked? 

6. Lempuyang Temple and Tirta Gangga Water Palace

Gates of Heaven
Gates of Heaven

This is one of the most instagrammable places in Bali. even, if you don’t know the name of this place but you must have seen these gates. These are called “Gate of Heaven”.

The Lempuyang Temple is home to Gates of Heaven. This temple is believed to be one of the six pillars of Bali and according to Balinese beliefs these six temples bring palace to Bali. 

There are many stairs before you reach the gates and catch a spectacular view. It also overlooks the famous Mt. Agung. It is a good idea to visit early in the morning. January to March are the busiest time for this temple due to local ceremonies.

7. Jatiluwih Rice Terraces

Jatiluwih Rice Terraces
Jatiluwih Rice Terraces

This is one of the UNESCO’s world heritage sites. You will find it less crowded as it is not easily accessible.


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8. Taman Ayun Temple

Taman Ayun Temple
Taman Ayun Temple

Haven’t you seen these in pictures yet? If so, then you haven’t searched much about Bali. It is famous for it’s beauty and architecture.

9. Tanah Lot Temple

Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple

This is another famous spot among tourists.

10. Ulun Danu Beratan temple

Ulun Danu Beratan temple
Ulun Danu Beratan temple

The Balinese culture largely follows Hinduism and you get a chance to visit many beautiful temples here. Make sure you follow the do’s and don’t before visiting the temples.

You can also enjoy water sports like jet ski and more on beaches apart from snorkelling and diving. Since there are many things to do in Bali, I would recommend you to pick a just a selected few. It is not mandatory to visit all the places. After all, there should be a reason to return!

Ubud (Market)

When I am the writer, how is it possible to miss out on malls and markets..haha. Ubud is a nice market, you will find some local clothes, restaurants, home accessories and more here. Out of everything, I found home decor products really attractive and cheap.  You will find a good Indian restaurant as well there, it is called Queen`s land of India.

Know more about Ubud here…

Tips

When somebody passes away in Bali, the entire house is decorated. The gate is decorated with a butterfly-like structure. So don`t think that any happy function is going on.
– Good exchange rates are available behind beachwalk mall. Just count the money twice before leaving.

And, before I say bye I would like to help you further through the following blog. You are welcome!
Travel Tips

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