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Top things to do in Bali

Top things to do in Bali

Unarguably world’s most popular holiday destination it is. Fits all budgets and the scenic spots make it irresistible. The distinct temples, steep rice paddies, beautiful beaches, bustling night life, artsy markets, curious caves and lots of adventure sports will flood your itinerary with action, drama and bliss. A week can be enough in Bali, and a month could be less. But no matter how long you stay your Instagram account will be thankful to you. In Bali, sun, sea, and sand work in tandem. While here you mustn’t also miss the opportunity to immerse in Yoga and meditation. It is only at Bali that you are going to get your peace of Holiday. Here are top things to do in Bali.

Tegallalang Rice Terraces – Located in the north of Ubud, these hill side rice paddies follow the traditional Balinese irrigation system Subak. This spot is a huge photo opportunity. Side attractions in here are coconut drinks, woven hats, and hand crafted sculptures.

Tanah Lot Temple – It is one of the most iconic Balinese sea temples. It is built on a huge rock surrounded by sea from all sides with waves crashing at its base. It is homage to spirits of sea. On the holy day of Kuningan, the festive parade is worth watching. It’s also a spot to enjoy sunsets.

Besakih Temple – Also referred to as ‘Mother Temple’, it has close to 86 temples in the complex. It is the holiest of all Balinese temples. The three main temples of it are dedicated to Hindu trinity. This spot gives picturesque vistas from the hills. Best to visit this place, early morning or evenings.

Ubud Monkey Forest – Also known as Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal, you can’t miss the horde of grey long-tailed macaques in their natural habitat. The rainforest of it too is a great place for walks. With lots of picture opportunities it also comes with few nasty monkey snatchers.

Goa Gajah – Also called as Elephant caves is an architectural marvel you can’t miss. It is popular for its historic relics and rock wall carvings. It also has bathing pools and fountains with a refreshing vibe. It has both Hindu and Buddhist influences, and has not much to do with elephants.

Sekumpul Waterfalls – This isolated beauty is not far from city centre of Munduk. With a 40 minute hike down to its foot you’ll find cascaded enforced water splashing the grounds with rainbow around it. This exotic spot is perfect for couples for little rainforest fun.

Diamond Beach – Perfection is Bali could be defined as combo of white beach, turquoise blue water, and limestone cliffs. This is Diamond Beach in Nusa Penida Island for you. The views from top are simply breath taking, especially with those palm trees dotted and adding beauty to landscape.

Celuk – This tiny village is located in Sukawati and popular for silver smiths. It is the best place you will find to buy some souvenirs. The main street ofJalan Raya Celuk is lined with silver workshops cum galleries. Remember to bargain for the best price. You can see the production in live.

Kuta Beach – It is Bali’s most popular beach resort destination. From shopping arenas on Walking Street to beach shacks, to the best surfing experience, Kuta Beach has it all. This is the place for food lovers, and adventure seekers. Backpackers too love it in here for being pocket friendly.

UIun Danu Temple – It is located on the edge of Beratan Lake with scenic backdrop. It is built in honour of Lake Goddess and Hindu Trinity. The floating temple tends to be travellers delight. The intricate gates, holy shrines, and water beneath feet on peak times is simply unmatchable.

Padang Bai – This is the spot if you are in mood for diving or snorkelling from its white sand beaches. Down there you will find the best of reefs with rich marine life. It is not as busy as other Bali attractions, so you can expect some quality time. It is a must visit for adventure seekers.

TanjungBenoa – It is the best place in Bali for water sports. It is here you will feel like superman while enjoying the water jetpacks. Once a vishing village and old dock, it is now home to Bali’s finest holiday resorts. Other place worth seeing here are Chinese Temple and Taman Beji temple.

Kecak Dance – It is a popular Balinese dance inspired by Hindu epic Ramayana. It is also called as Monkey Chant Dance, or Fire Dance. Strangely this dance isn’t accompanied by any musical instrument, but only by the chanting of male dancers. It is must watch for cultural fans.

Chocolate Factories – Bali generally resonates with beaches, but is also one of top cocoa producers of world. So you must check out chocolate factories like that Charly’s. It is homemade chocolate production facility with coconut groves and hobbit like houses, worth for every traveller.

Mount Batur – This 1700 meter tall mountain is the most popular active volcano in Bali. Besides Caldera Lake it gives picturesque landscapes. It has temples, hot springs all along the way. To savour the delights, you just need to climb this up, and there are number of safe group tours for it.

Ayung River Rafting – This white water rafting has its own perks of enjoying waterfalls, dipping in freshwater pools, be treated to sightseeing, and pass through surprisingly a bat cave. The entire track is surrounded by Bali’s best boutique resorts, and crafts by villagers only for rafters.

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