When it comes to the most preferred destination in Asia, Bali tops the chart. Known as the ‘Island of the Gods’, Bali is one of the most popular destinations in the world. Whether you are looking for a family holiday, luxury vacation, adventure activities or a cultural trail, Bali has everything in abundance. From beaches, temples, pristine secluded places to local markets, Bali offers some of the most beautiful places to visit for the travelers. It can appeal to all kinds of travelers as there is something for everyone. Luxury retreats, hotels, home-stays or hostels tourists can choose their accommodation options based on their budget in Bali. While Kuta beach can allow you to have your beach parties, Ubud can take you on a cultural journey. It offers a serene experience which is well-celebrated amidst the terrace rice cultivation. If you are into surfing and diving, heading towards North and West Bali is worth your time. Bali Tourism has become extremely popular in the recent years especially due to their Visa on Arrival policy for many countries. With so much to offer, Bali also has some fantastic tour packages to offer you customized itineraries.
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How to get a visa for Bali Indonesia?
There is a visa on arrival in Indonesia for Indian citizens and it is absolutely free. It is only viable only if you are travelling for less than 30 days. Please not that this visa is not extendable.
If you are travelling for more than 30 days or for a different purpose like as a Social/Cultural/Tourist or need a multiple entry visa, then go through this detailed guide about Bali Visa for Indians.
Pura Tanah Lot
The Pura Tanah Lot is a hugely popular attraction in Bali. It draws tourists to this place due to its spectacular location and the unmissable sunset. This is the most visited and photographed temple in Bali. Located on the top of a rock formation, this Hindu temple is one of the most sacred of all the island’s sea temples for the Balinese people. Though except Balinese people, tourists or visitors are barred from entering the temple. But you can walk across the temple at low tide and soak into the most gorgeous landscape it offers. Don’t miss the jaw-dropping sunset there whenever you plan to visit the Pura Tanah Lot temple in Bali.
Another attraction in Bali is the famous Mount Batur. Located in Kintamani District in Bali’s central highlands, the active volcano site is famous for its breathtaking sunrise. Visitors and tourists trek up the 1,700-meter summit of Mount Batur to watch the sun rise. The hike in the dark towards the Mount Batur Summit is nothing less than an adventure in itself. Even if you are not into hiking and trekking, you can still experience it at your own pace. Though it is a moderate trek, but one needs to be prepared to hike in the dark to reach the summit before sunrise to see how it feels to see the rising sun up there. Good hiking shoes, waterproof gear, extra water and some snacks are important to carry on the trek. If possible, also carry a headlamp as it helps immensely in the dark, though you will be provided flashlight by your guide. It takes around 2 hours to reach the top. It entirely will depend on your speed. The alluring beauty of the Mount Batur with the gorgeous sunrise can make you forget the pain you took to trek completely. You will be mesmerized by everything up there.
The Nusa Islands
If you are someone who prefers to be in a peaceful environment, far away from the chaotic and crowded part of Bali, the Nusa Islands are the perfect destination for your slow-paced holidays in Bali. Amongst the three islands, Nusa Lembongan is the most famous, located about 20 kilometers offshore from Sanur. The island is easily accessible by the speedboat. The adventure junkie in you would like to go for surfing, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, and paddle boarding there. Also, don’t forget to visit the beautiful Dream Beach, Mushroom Bay, and the Devil’s Tears rock outcrop. Nusa Lembongan is famous for its seaweed farms and you can see the locals harvesting it by the shore. The best way to explore the Nusa Lembongan is rent a bicycle on the island and then cycle around the island to explore.
Ulun Danu Temple
Another must visit place in Bali is Ulun Danu Temple. This picturesque temple is one of the famous temples among tourists and attracts thousands of visitors each year. Located at the edge of Baratan Lake in Bedugul, the temple complex of Ulun Danu Temple consists of four sacred buildings. You should take the time to explore the different shrines in Ulun Danu Temple. Each temple is dedicated to a different God. The style of the building follows the Trimurti belief. Don’t forget to explore the surroundings of this floating temple and also the intricate carvings and elaborate architectural style in the temple complex.
If you are a beach person and love spending your time by the shores, Kuta beach in Bali has everything you can imagine for your beach vacation. It is one of the most popular beach destinations in Indonesia. Whether you want to indulge in surfing, sunbathing or partying, the Kuta Beach is the ideal place to experience all of it. The nightlife on the beach is quite exciting as visitors flock to this beach to party from different places. Though it is always crowded with the tourists, but it is definitely worth-while to visit during your Bali trip.
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