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What You Should Know More About Kintamani

  • Travel advice

    • After the arrival at Bali airport, tourists are provided with a special permission card that costs a certain price. It must be kept carefully by each tourist to avoid any sort of legal problems.

    • No act of disrespect regarding caste, colour, religion or sex would be tolerated.

    • Women have to be dressed in knees covered outfit while entering any temple or alter or shrine.

    • Carry first-aid kit throughout the tour. You may need it while adventurous rides or trekking.

    • Move in groups during safaris. Stay in contact with the guides constantly to avoid being lost. Follow the guide's instructions properly to avoid any type of accident.

    • Do not hurt any animal because it can lead you to legal punishment.

    • Be aware of pickpockets. Don’t flash much cash in public.

    • Do not enter into the altar in drunken conditions.

    • Show respect to the local people.

    • In any case you face any problem contact your tourist company or you can take help of the local advisors. Once you follow these you can have a memorable experience in Kintamani.

  • Drinking law

    Though you can enjoy liquor in bar but it is strictly forbidden outside the bar. You would not be allowed to attend any local tour or safari in drunken condition or carrying drinks. Only fruit juice would be allowed. Also, you won’t find bars in the Kintamani village. You will get few in Bali.


  • Our recommendations-Things you can't afford to miss?

    There are numerous adventurous spots, activities to perform and sightseeing places in Kintamani. They are listed below:

    Kintamani Volcano Tour: 

    You will have to allot a whole day to explore and visit the active volcano in Kintamani as it is really beautiful and picturesque. Mount Batur is an active volcano, last erupted in 2000. The entire location is enchanting and mesmerizing.

    Lake Batur

    This is a beautiful and serene lake near mount Bantur. You must visit the entire location early in the morning. You will see the entire place covered by white clouds which looks divine.  

    Pura Ulun Danau Batur

    It is one of the most important temples in Indonesia. You will get to enter this temple only after donating Rs. 10000. The original temple was destroyed by volcanic eruptions and the present temple was reconstructed. The deity inside the temple is the goddess of lakes Dewi Danu. The entire place consists of nine temples, the main temple being Pura Penetaran Agung Batur which has five courtyards and is eleven storied high. You must visit the temples. Without visiting these temples, your Bali tour would remain incomplete.

    Elephant cave temple

    This temple is also known as Goa Gaja Temple. It is a temple in the form of a cave where an elephant god is worshipped. The temple is very old with old stone sculptures and beautiful works of art on the walls of the cave. This temple is often visited by a lot of tourists.

    Trunyan

    You can visit the village of Trunyan on the eastern shore of Lake Batur. It is said that the people of this place are not much friendly. They have a peculiar burial process of the dead bodies. You can have a short trip and come back.

    Bamboo forest tour

    There are beautiful bamboo plantations in Kintamani. You will love to visit the place on your hired bicycle.

    Kintamani coffee plantation tour

    If you love having coffee, you must visit the coffee estates in Kintamani. You will love to taste the coffee there which is divinely aromatic.


  • What you will like there?

    Natural beauty

    Kintamani is blessed by Mother Nature. Active volcano, picturesque lake, age old temples and caves, Kintamani has it all. Appreciate the other side of nature as well through the beautiful active volcano mountain.

    Barong and Keris Dance

    Art and Culture in Kintamani are pretty fascinating for tourists and travellers. It is a well- known dance of Indonesia through which stories and tales of ancient times are narrated. The stories are generally mythological ones like the fight between Barong, the positive character and Rangda, the evil spirit. You will love watching the dance moves performed by the locals of Kintamani.

    Locals

    The natives of Kintamani village are really simple and friendly. They live a slow and laid-back lifestyle with not much rush. If required, you can ask for their help anytime.

    Gold and silver art

    If you love gold and silver ornaments, you must visit the village Celuk to see mesmerizing work of art on such delicate metals like gold and silver. You can buy these ornaments at a very low price. No sooner than entering the village celuk, you will notice the craftsmen exhibiting their work. You can even bargain and crack good deals.

    Traditional Balinese paintings

    The Batuan Village is known for Balinese paintings. The paintings are very colourful depicting mythological characters and their stories. You can buy a beautiful painting for your living room. They will definitely look graceful. The villagers also make wood panel carvings which are really beautiful.


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  • How to reach Kintamani from Bali Airport and what is the distance between airport and Kintamani?

    From the Bali International Airport, Kintamani lies about 75 kilometers to the north so hiring a taxi from the airport shouldn’t take more than 2 hours to reach the city, depending on the traffic. Other modes of transport from the Bali airport include shuttle buses and minivans. You may also choose to rent your own vehicle to drive it to Kintamani. It would be a fun road trip and a perfect start to your Bali trip.

  • What are the various modes of transport to reach Kintamani?

    To reach Kintamani, the public modes of transport include shuttle buses and minivans. Buses leave at specific timing from the airport but the timing of minivans aren’t regulated. A more convenient way to reach Kintamani is to hire a cab. You may also choose to rent your own two-wheeler or car, whichever suits best for your Kintamani Tour.

  • What are the public transportations to reach Kintamani?

    The only convenient mode of public transportation to reach Kintamani is the shuttle bus. The bus ride will take about US$ 24.00 and you should be reaching your destination in a couple of hours. Regular buses ply at the airport bus stand and there shouldn’t be a problem finding a seat.

  • What is the best time to take holidays in Kintamani?

    The best time to be at Kintamani is between the months of May and July. This is the coolest time of the year and is perfect for the different kind of activities. While Kintamani can be visited anytime, you should probably avoid the rainy season.

  • Can I rent a motorbike or a bicycle in Kintamani?

    Renting your own vehicle is the most preferable and popular option to reach Kintamani from the airport. A good car rental will cost you about US$45 per day. Renting a motorcycle should cost around US$20 per day, depending on the vehicle you choose. Renting your own vehicle also gives you much more flexibility during your travel, allowing you to make stops wherever you like.

  • Is it safe to travel to Kintamani?

    Kintamani is one of the most popular destinations among tourists in Bali, looking for some outdoor experience. The highlight of the place is Mount Batur, the only active volcano in the country. It is, however, necessary that you are well-prepared for the hike/trek. Don’t forget to wear proper shoes and clothing for the same. The trek trails are well laid out and there is no such risk for the traveler, except if you are going in the rainy season. Also, make sure that you carry your own water bottle and food.

  • What are the popular places to visit in Kintamani?

    The top attractions in Kintamani include:

    • Mount Batur (volcano)
    • Kehen Temple
    • Kintamani Highlands
    • Lake Batur or Danua Batur
    • Luwak Civet Coffee Farm
    • Trunyan Cemetery
    • Ulun Danu Batur Temple
    • Sekumpul Waterfall
    • Mount Abang
    • Penulisan Temple

  • What are the different activities one can do in Kintamani?

    Kintamani is a perfect destination for outdoor and nature lovers. The top things to do in Kintamani include:

    • Trek to Mount Batur
    • Cycling in Kintamani Highlands
    • Soaking in the hot spring at Toyo Devasya
    • Trek to the land of the dead – the Trunyan Village
    • Experience the Kopi Luwak
    • Seeing the sunrise at Mount Batur
    • Mountain Biking at Batur
    • Helicopter tour of the Mount Batur volcano
    • Being a part of the Barong Dance

  • How is the general climate in Kintamani?

    The general climate at Kintamani is moderate throughout the year with the temperature averaging 26 degree Celsius. It can be fairly humid if you are in the city and the sun can be scorching if you are in the Kintamani highlands. July is the best time of the year as it is the coolest and perfect for the Kintamani outdoor experience.

  • What are the various budget hotels and homestays in Kintamani?

    The various budget hotels and homestays in Kintamani are:

    • Budget Batur Mountain View Room
    • Madu Sari Hotel and Restaurant
    • Rumah Shanty Batur Lake View
    • Amerta Sari
    • Puri Sebatu Resort
    • Bali Sunrise, The Mangga Room
    • Spa Village Resort Tembok Bali
    • The Cave Double Superior
    • Alam Ada Ocean Front Resort and Spa
    • Lave Stone Hotel
    • Bali Eco Village
    • Bali Puri Bening Lake Front Hotel
    • Batur Caldera
    • Batur Mountain View Hotel and Restaurant
    • Mapa Lake View Bungalow
    • Tiing Bali Guest House and Adventure
    • Darma Putra Hotel

  • What are the various luxurious resorts available in Kintamani?

    The various luxurious resorts available in Kintamani are:

    • Villa Wastra Bed and Breakfast, Jl. Raya Payangan - Kintamani Km. 41, Panjar Penyabangan, Desa Kerta, Kerta, Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar
    • Toya Devasya, Jalan Puri Bening (STA), Toya Bungkah, Batur Tengah, Kintamani, Batur Tengah, Kintamani, Kabupaten Bangli
    • Puri Sebatu Resort, Banjar Apuh, Desa Sebatu, Tegallalang
    • Batur Mountain View, Jl. Culali, Desa Batur Selatan, Kintamani, Batur Sel., Kintamani
    • Lakeview Eco Lodge, Jalan Raya Penelokan, Kintamani, Kedisan, Kec. Bangli, Kabupaten Bangli
    • Alam Anda Ocean Front Resort & Spa, Jl. Singaraja - Amlapura, Desa Sambirenteng, Sambirenteng, Tejakula
    • The Villas Tejakula, Jalan Setra, Tejakula, Penuktukan, Buleleng, Kabupaten Buleleng

  • Are there private villas available in Kintamani? Which ones are good?

    Yes, there are many private villas available in Kintamani. Some of them are:

    • Amerta Sari
    • Ball Puri Bening Lake Frnt Hotel
    • Kintamani Waroeng Me Su
    • Bali Sunrise Villa
    • Teluk Indah Beach and Pool Villa
    • Honeymoon Escape
    • The Ayu Kintamani Villa, Toya Bungkah

  • What kind of clothing is suitable for Kintamani?

    Take a lot of cotton clothing. Beachwear is must as you would be spending most activities on the beach. Take a lot of shorts, skirts, short trousers, cotton tees and shirts. However, do also carry a couple of fuller dresses as you would want to be covered up when walking the street or around religious places. Hats and sunglasses are a must.

    Flat sleepers are the perfect way to explore the beach. However, you need to carry joggers if you are looking to do some trekking or cycling.

  • How we can reach Lake Batur?

    Adjacent to the active volcano at Mount Batur is the crescent shaped Lake Batur and is a must visit, if you are in this part of the country. Located at the foothills of Mount Abang, it is well-connected by proper roads from the Kintamani City. You can either hire a taxi to reach the lake or ride your own vehicle. Most hotels will be able to arrange transportation to Mount Batur on request.

    There are several small villages on the route to the lake and locals consider the water body as sacred.

  • How to reach Mount Batur and how difficult is the trek?

    It is best to travel in a group if you are trekking in Kintamani up to the peak of Mount Batur. Checking the sunrise from Mount Batur is an awesome experience and shouldn’t be missed. The trek to the top of the mountain takes about 30 minutes and can be done by anyone who can walk the distance. It’s not a difficult trek, especially when you are breathing fresh air and passing through lush jungles as opposed to the traffic in the city.

    It is necessary that you are carrying a minimum amount of luggage for the trek and a water bottle. It can be dehydrating as the sun comes out but it will certainly be an amazing experience. You can also hire a guide to help you along the way and carry your luggage. Mount Batur is a sacred site for the locals and you need to be careful to not misuse its sanctity.

  • What is the height of the Mount Batur? What is the minimum time required to do trekking on Mount Batur?

    Mount Batur lies at just 1,717 meters above the sea level and it shouldn’t take more than 30-45 minutes for the average fit person to reach the top. To check the sunrise, you need to start a little early and it is necessary that you are in a group or take a guide along.

  • Can we click good pictures from Mount Batur?

    The peak of Mount Batur offers heavenly views of the landscape around. This is one of the top peaks in the area and all around it is the lush green forest and smoking clouds. The volcano at the top of Mount Batur just adds to the beauty. This also makes Mount Batur a popular haunt for landscape photographers and the general nature lover.

  • What’s special about Pura Ulun Danu Batur?

    The Pura Ulun Danu Batur is the second most important religious site in Bali after the Pura Besakih. The temple is dedicated to the goddess of rivers and lakes and is considered to be highly sacred by the locals. The original temple had been destroyed by the volcanic eruption in 1926 but the villagers rebuilt the site at the highest rim of the caldera. The temple site includes a total of 285 shrines, each dedicated to a different goddess.

  • How can we visit Bali Aga village at Trunyan?

    Located east to Lake Batur, the Bali Aga Village is a unique site. Also called the Trunyan Village, it is one of the oldest inhabitation in Bali and the way of the locals is quite different from the rest of Bali. Reaching the Bali Aga Village isn’t too difficult as you get direct public transportation from Kintamani. From the city, it will take about an hour to reach the village.

    You will also have to do a little boat trip to reach the other end of the Lake Batur, where the village is located. Crossing the lake will take about 30 minutes and visitors are ferried in batches by local boatmen.

  • What is so special about Tegalalang Rice Terrace?

    The Tegalallang Rice Terraces are popular among tourists for its beautiful landscape. As the name suggests, the terraces are dominated by paddy plantation, complete in greenery and with several opportunities for the nature lover. The rice terraces offer dramatic views of the highlands and sprawls for several acres, making a postcard perfect scene.

  • What is the appropriate time to do Batur Volcano Lava Cycling and what is the cost?

    The sunrise and volcano trek to Mount Batur can also be done on cycle but needs a fair bit of practice. If you have been in the habit of cycling in mountains, it will be an amazing experience. With the cool early morning breeze and calmness of the forest, it will be something that you cherish for a lifetime.

    The popular months for a cycling trek to the volcano are June and July. However, a lot will depend on the climatic condition of the day you have planned your trek. You can rent a cycle at $5 for the day from rental service providers in the Kintamani City.

  • What is special about sunrise trekking and Bamboo Forest Tour?

    The joy of trekking in Bali combined with the serene experience of the calm and mystic bamboo forests in Kintamani is unmatchable. All along the route, you will be passing through small Penglipuran villages, with huts that take you back to the old age and a perfect semblance of wildlife and human habitation. Along the route, also come several small waterfalls and hot water springs. As you complete the journey, the mountain reveals is most precious treasure – the volcano and its red lava streaming down against the golden sunrise.

  • What is special about Kintamani Coffee Plantation Tour?

    Kopi Luwak is one of the most expensive and luxurious coffees in the world. The coffee production goes through a very specific and unique process and brings in tourists and seekers from across the globe. The Kintamani Coffee Plantation Tour not only allows you a sip of the most distinguished coffee in the world but actually lets you be among the cocoa plantations. The experience of having coffee under a coffee tree is always unique.

  • Where can we do Canoeing in Kintamani?

    Lake Batur is a hotspot for tourists looking for a canoeing experience in Kintamani. It’s a calm lake set amidst a beautiful natural landscape. Surrounded by mountains on all sides and engulfed in the best of nature, it would be a special kind of experience.

  • What are the best places to do Cycling in Kintamani?

    The best places for a cycling tour in Kintamani include:

    • Lake Batur
    • Mount Agung
    • Volcano trip
    • Tegalalang rice terraces
    • Kopi Luwak coffee plantations
    • Native Balinese villages

    Most hotels arrange group cycling tours for their guests and it would be a great experience to be a part of one.

  • Where can we taste the grill lake fish?

    The Grill Lake Fish is one of the most recommended dishes if you are spending a day in Kintamani. The fishes are freshly caught from Lake Batur and costs about US$5.50 per kilo (about 3 fishes). The best restaurants that serve grilled lake fish include Breakfast Overlook Volcano and Kedisan (situated beside Lake Batur).

  • Does one have easy access to alcohol in Kintamani? Is smoking legal in Kintamani?

    Both smoking and drinking in Kintamani is legal but you need to ensure that it is not done in public places. Most high end restaurants and clubs serve alcohol. You can also buy your own alcohol from several shops around Bali. Smoking in public areas too is offensive, though not a punishable offence. However, some places come with a “No Smoking” banner that you need to be aware of. Smoking in restricted areas can attract a huge fine.

  • What are some important laws that I should keep in mind while visiting Kintamani?

    While visiting Kintamani, the following things need to be taken care of:

    • Carrying, consuming or selling drugs is a punishable offence
    • You need a valid international driving permit if you are renting a vehicle of your own
    • Wear a helmet when driving.
    • The fine can go to huge amounts
    • Cover up well when entering a Balinese Temple
    • Don’t enter temples when menstruating
    • Use both hands when receiving or giving something
    • Take your shoes off when entering a temple or someone’s house

  • What kind of laws are there in Kintamani regarding drug usage?

    Anything related to drugs is illegal in Kintamani and across Bali. There are strict laws against the use, consumption and selling of drugs. Though you will find many local peddlers haggling you in the street for buying drugs, don’t get tempted. The offence is highly punishable and in some cases, have even attracted death sentence.

  • What festivals do the local people celebrate in Kintamani?

    • Sanur Village Festival
    • Serangkaian Peringatan Hari Bumi Festival
    • Batur Festival
    • Kintamani Festival
    • Bali Dance Festival
    • Kecak Festival
    • Bali Spirit Festival
    • Banyu Pinaruh
    • Soma Ribek
    • Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

  • What do I do in case of any medical emergency in Kintamani? Are there enough Hospitals in Kintamani?

    Getting ill can be easy in Kintamani if you have been ignoring hygienic food and water. Common ailments include diarrhea, food poisoning and malaria. It is necessary that you go to a local hospital immediately to get treated.

    The best hospitals in Kintamani include:

    • Puskeshmas Kintamani VI, Jl. Yudistira, Bayung Gede, Kintamani, Kabupaten Bangli
    • Puskeshmas Kintamani IV, Kedisan, Kintamani, Bangli Regency
    • Puskeshmas Kembang Sari, Satra, Kintamani, Bangli Regency
    • Bidan Praktek Swasta Ni Putu Anom Artini, Belok/Sidan, Petang, Badung Regency
    • RS BMC, No., Jl. Brigjen Ngurah Rai No.54A, Kawan, Kec. Bangli, Kabupaten Bangli
    • Fair Future Foundation, Jalan Sriwedari 6, Taman Kaja, Ubud
    • Klinik Tukad Luah, West Tianyar, Kubu, Karangasem Regency
    • Rumah Sakit Pratama, Tianyar, Kubu, Kabupaten Karangasem

  • Are there any money exchangers in Kintamani?

    There are no good money exchange services in Kintamani. You best bet is to change your currency at the airport or on your way to Ubud. The ones that exist in Kintamani aren’t quite authorized and they will charge a high exchange rate for the conversion. The available money exchanges in Bali are between the denominations of IDR 500 and IDR 100,000. Always try and carry smaller denominations in the range of IDR 25 and IDR 1000.

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