Bali is a living picturesque location, an exotic island on Indonesian paradise that makes one feel like a dreamy fantasy. Best location for to soak up the sun on a stretch of fine white sand, or have an adrenaline thrush with the tropical creatures as you dive along coral ridges. On shores, the lush green jungle shelter with stone temples and mischievous monkeys surely gives you a tropical vibe. The artistic capital of Ubud is the perfect place to take a glimpse of cultural dance performance, take a batik or silver-smiting workshop, or invigorate your mind and body in a meditation class.
Bali is famous for its varied landscape of hills and mountains, rugged coastlines and sunny beaches, and barren volcano affected hillsides all providing an amazing picturesque backdrop to it’s colourful, deeply spiritual and unique cultural diversity permits a serious claim to be paradise on earth. With world-class surfing and diving, a large number of cultural, historical and archaeological attractions can be accessed here. Tourist can checkout enormous range of accommodations, this is one of the world’s most popular island destinations and one which consistently wins travel awards in a budget-friendly package all year around
- Mount Batur
It may not be the highest point in Bali, Mount Batur is situated on one of the island’s most dramatic landscapes. Glorifying the pride of the northeastern section of Bali, the peak is a sometimes-active volcano point too that includes four craters, a lake and several villages around. Reaching to the top of Mount Batur to watch the sunrise is a popular attraction. It’s a relatively easy climbing the hilltop that anyone in reasonable shape can achieve in around two hours. Visitors also come to Mount Batur to see the prominent Pura Ulun Danu Batur, one of Bali’s major Hindu temples
- Sanur Beach
Located in the village of Denpasar in southeast Bali, Sanur Beach is a popular destination for the poeple coming from outside country as this is the calmest and serene location one can ever find. In addition to the area’s well-kept beach, Sanur has several important historic sites which include the Blanjong Temple, which contains a column bearing inscriptions dated back to the 9th century
- Nusa Lembongan
Also a part of Bali Province, Nusa Lembongan is a small island located off the southeastern coast of Bali’s mainland. The visitors can tour the entire island on foot in just three or four hours, Nusa Lembongan is one the popular day-trip destination. The island’s serene and exotic beaches attract the most visitors. Mushroom Beach, named after the mushroom-shaped coral offshore is situated near the village of Jungutbatu featuring powder-soft white sand and clear turquoise waters. Many areas around Nusa Lembongan are also good for diving and snorkeling, with abundant marine life and healthly coral. Surfing can get a bit crowded, but the waves are good.
The largest resort area on the north coast of Bali, Lovina is best known for the black volcanic sand of its 5-mile beach. The area is a popular spot for visitors for snorkeling and scuba diving adventure activities as the northern waters are calmer than those to the south. Local skippers operating the traditional outriggers known as perahu stand ready to take visitors to the best diving areas. The calm sea is perfect for swimming and dolphin watching can be a delight for kids, making the area an ideal vacation destination for families.
THINGS TO DO
- Ubud River Rafting
Ubud river rafting can be an amazing experience for the visitors. During the rafting, one can explore Ayung River and see waterfall, beautiful cliff engraved with ramayana story and natural ubud village with green rice field’s view. Starting from USD$ 25/person, one can immensely enjoy the view.
- Ayung River Rafting
Is one activity that you surely not miss while your vacation in Bali. Fun, exciting, challenging and memorable experience of White Water River rafting in paradise island of Bali is best thing to explore in lowest budget packages
WHAT TO EAT
Authentic Balinese food is common on the island but has also made few entries in the rest of the country due to its emphasis and production with pork, which is ban to the largely Muslim population in the rest of the country. Notable dishes include:
- Satay lilit
The most prominent food consumed is the minced seafood on a lemon grass stick, grilled over charcoal and served with sauce.
- Babi guling
it is the roast suckling pig. A large ceremonial dish served with rice that is usually ordered several days in advance, but is often available at night market stalls and selected restaurants to have a gourmet delight. One of the well known outlets for babi guling is Ibu Oka’s in Ubud. A pilgrimage for foodies that needs to be made by many, but the numerous stalls around the island also offer an equally delightful experience for half the price of Ibu Oka’s for the gourmet lovers.
- Bebek betutu
Literally a darkened, smoked duck, topped with herb paste and roasted in banana leaves over charcoal to give guilty pleasures to its consumers. The same method of preparation is also be used for chicken, resulting in ayam betutu.
Covers a range of Balinese salads, involving finely chopped vegetables, minced meat, coconut and spices. Green beans and chicken are a particularly common combination to make the dish utterly delicious.
- Sate lilit
Minced sea food satay, served sizzling hot wrapped around a twig of lemongrass with peanut sauce.
A lip smacking Balinese spicy sausage wholly made from pork. It is most eaten dish in Bali by the locals