5 must-see tourist attractions in Bali
Bali is one of the most economical destinations for Indian tourists. It is one of the favorite international tourist destinations of Indians. The Indonesian island is known for its breathtaking hilly terrain with lush vegetation, scenic lakes, beautiful waterfalls, rice paddies, flower gardens, rivers and ancient temples. Bali is also popular as it is quite a budget destination for Indian tourists. You can plan a trip to Bali even with less than Rs 50,000 per person including travel expenses and hotel reservation.
If you ever plan to visit Bali, you should spend at least a week there to experience the beauty of the island. Here are five must-see Bali attractions you should visit during your trip.
Tanah Lot: Tanah Lot, located in Tabanan (a central city of Bali) and only about 20 kilometers from Denpasar, the capital of Bali. The history of Tanah Lot Temple dates back to the 16th century and it is considered one of the oldest Hindu pilgrimage temples in Bali. The Odalan Festival, which takes place every 210 days, is the perfect time to visit the temple.
Mount Batur: For anyone traveling to Bali, hiking Mount Batur and watching the sun rise is an unforgettable experience. The months of April to September are the ideal times to explore Mount Batur. It is advisable to travel with a local guide when visiting Mount Batur. Besides hiking, there are many other things to do on Mount Batur such as resting in natural hot springs, boating in Lake Batur, and cycling along the shoreline of the lake.
Ubud Monkey Forest: Located in Padangtegal Ubud, it is home to over 700 long-tailed gray macaques. It is famous for its research centers which are set up for the studies conducted regularly on the health, diet and breeding habits of monkeys. The natural sanctuary featured a cobblestone walkway through the green forest where a number of ancient temples are located. People visiting Ubud Monkey Forest can hire local guides for tours. Additionally, a historic bathing temple can be found northwest of the main Ubud Monkey Forest location.
Shopping in Seminyak: With a treasure trove of designer boutiques, international surf shops and lifestyle brand stores, Seminyak is one of the best shopping areas in Bali. In Seminyak, you can definitely find anything you’re looking for, from bikinis and bags to home furnishings and quirky artwork. One of Seminyak’s most popular markets is Seminyak Square, 25 meters from Seminyak Village.
Nusa Dua: It is located about 40 kilometers from Denpasar. The name Nusa Dua means “Two Islands”, which describes the two small rising islands that lie immediately off the coast of the peninsula. This place is famous for its luxury hotels, spa and golf course. Besides all this, one can also experience camel safaris in Nusa Dua.
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