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Ubud

With its postcard picture perfect landscapes, laid back approach and gracious hospitality - Ubud is the first preference of travelling looking for accommodation while touring Bali. The strategic location of Ubud caters to all kinds of travelers. For those who prefer a romantic getaway embraced in nature can pick from a variety of villas and resorts. The stunning rice fields are spread throughout the region providing Ubud a stunning countryside appeal.

Villas in Ubud

1) Villa Kami Ubud

2) Villa D'Carik

3) New Moon

4) The New Majestic

5) Ajun Villa

To know more check out list of Best Villas in Ubud

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Monkey Village

Abode to more than 600 Balinese long tailed monkeys known as  Balinese macaques, this is one of the best places to visit in Bali. watch the playful monkeys in the forest a and also visit the temples inside the forest.

Reviews

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Bhaves Abbott

22 September 2016

The whole trip of two days to Bali was in fact not enough to explore the place! I should have opted for some more days over here, we had to cover many things in just two days, and otherwise all the arrangements were super cool and up to mark. I took my family on this short two day tour and my teenage kids enjoyed it to the best more than me and my wife. The trip and experience of staying out was simply remarkable, this is our first overseas trip and so I planned for a small two day tour to Bali. After being picked from our hotels on day one we were shown many temples that included – Taman Ayun temple, Tanah lot temple (all these temples depict the Bali architectural skill), from here we were driven to the monkey forest ( there are more than thousand habitats of monkeys over here), my daughter has captured all these in her Smartphone. Next was my wife’s favorite – we got to witness the panoramic view of rice terrace and plantations of Bali, and again there were few more temple visits and we headed back to our hotels. The next day was drive to the Tamblingan Lake, Buyan Lake and to the adjacent beaches and waterfalls. My son loved the Lovina beach as he indulged in many water sports here. The trip wouldn’t become complete without visiting the Batur Volcano and holy spring temple. A great experience is what I have got to say of this tour. Forgot to mention the wood carving village and the art museums were simply superb. Final word – if you are planning to visit Bali, make sure to plan for at least five day as two days is pretty tiring and makes you to hurry at every place. Recommended trip!

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Ahilya Bhat

22 September 2016

When my boyfriend told me that he is taking me abroad for a two day tour, I was angry on him (what can be covered in two day) but then something is better than nothing. The day one to Bali was quiet hectic as were given many things to be covered in our itinerary. I loved the temple visits and the village touring too. What is really worth mentioning over here is the waterfall visit and the long time that we spent at Lovina beach – watching the Dolphins were total fun. The meals could have been better, feeling sad my trip ended so soon!

What You Should Know More About Ubud

  • About the destination:

    Those looking for a change, transformation, and spiritual awakening, apart from travelling to one of the world’s most affordable and beautiful town, travel to Ubud in Indonesia. It is a home to great culture, food, restaurants, sightseeing, spirituality, and travel. The Hollywood movie, Eat, Pray, Love was shot in Ubud. Ubud is mostly a retreat for yoga, meditation, and many wellness and adventure activities. It is an adventurer’s delight. The green pastures flanked by water bodies and clear sky are enough to set your body clock to the right timing. You can fine tune your bodily vibes and energies when you visit Ubud.

    You can as well take a short course in ayurvedic medicine and yoga, live in cottages and resorts, go shopping, and have a great time well spent in this part of Indonesia. The festivals of Ubud are the most vibrant and colorful. Commuting within Ubud is easy by hiring a bike and driving around the town all by yourself. Ride paddy fields, historical places, and dense forests make Ubud one of the most popular tourist’s places to visit in Indonesia. You can attend the beach parties and enjoy the Balinese dance in this town of Ubud in central Bali.


  • Travel advice

    • You can get to Ubud from Bali by bus and taxi. You can land at the Bali airport. It is difficult to get through the customs.

    • You must never touch the head of either children or adults in Ubud, Bali, because head is considered sacred as per their customs.

    • Do not do drugs in Ubud, as you will be offered easily during breakfast in the form of a capsule. Strictly say ‘No’.

    • Remove shoes when entering homes and temples in Ubud, Bali.

    • Always leave donations when you enter temples

    • Always use your right hand for giving money, business card, or eating, as this is a custom of the oriental culture in Ubud and considered unacceptable if you do it with left hand.

    • Never point out your index finger when talking to anyone in Ubud, Bali.

    • You will find many ceremonial offerings laid over the streets of Ubud, do not walk over them as a sign of respecting the spiritual beliefs of the people of Ubud.

    • Though, Ubud is hot and sees many foreign travelers, always keep your shirt on.

    • Prefer to eat more of Balinese food instead of Western food in restaurants as they may not taste as you expectations.

    • If you would like a drink, order a Bintang drink and not order any other drink, as it will be diluted or might not have an authentic taste.

    • Do not miss the cooking classes in Ubud. You will enjoy working with spices and their staple food.

    • Do not look in the eye of monkeys in the Monkey forest, they might give you scratches and injuries.

    • Do not discuss political or any other sensitive world issues with the locals, as the laws are different, and people might not like it.

    • Avoid Anglo-saxon hawkers who offer you anything free, like a free stay in a hotel, etc.

    • When riding around Ubud in a hired bike, always carry driving license and wear a helmet.

    • If you don’t have an international driver’s license, you can get a Balinese drivers license, and also get a driver’s insurance to stay away from the cops.

    • Drivers on road honk a lot, and you should too, without getting cranky, when driving around.

    • Avoid getting a tattoo in Ubud, as they might use chemicals that are not suitable to your body.

    • Beware of strong waves when surfing on the beach.

    • Internet and electricity in Ubud is bad, so, do not expect a lot of social media updates happening when you are in this town.

    • Try the tropical fruits available in Ubud, Bali.

  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Beaches, outdoor and water sports activities

    Ubud is the central town of Bali on the Indonesian island. You can visit a few beaches for sightseeing, eating and drinking, getting massages, getting a swim, and getting the most of your holidays. Though the Kuta beach is infamous and best to be avoided, you can go to the Lovina beach near Ubud for getting a view of dolphins. You can also take up water sports activities like, snorkeling, and sightseeing.

    You can enjoy the sunrise and sunset at the Sansur beach in Denpasar. You can stay at the luxury resorts of the Jimbaran Beach and enjoy its tranquil and serene view that is located amidst tropical forests. The Nusa Dua is an idyllic place for all types of tourists. At this beach you will find temples, restaurants, museums, golf courses, and many more areas of activities like camel safaris. There are many things to do in Ubud apart from spending time on beaches.

    Enjoy live music, barbeques, and surfing at the Echo beach in Canggu in Bali. You can also enjoy your platter of calamari, clams, scallops, and other sea food at this beach. This is a beach where you can enjoy from a list of cocktails and drinks. Ubud, Bali is a cluster of many beaches. While a few beaches are ideal for a swim, you must be careful of the jellyfish sting.


    Massages and spas

    Wellness, yoga, and meditation are the things to do went in Ubud, Bali. There are many massage parlors and spas that are mid range to luxury. You can relax your muscles after day trips and spend some time at these spas and get the best of massages.


    Temples, museums, historical places

    You can visit the Blanco Museum to get a look at the surreal art, participate in many temple ceremonies, take bike rides, hike in the monkey forest, botanical gardens, Ubud palace, and many more art galleries and museums that host the paintings and sculptures made by artists from across the world.


  • What you will like there?

    Sightseeing and hiking

    You will simply love the beaches, massages, food, shopping, hiking and trekking in the nearby areas, water sports, and the culture of Ubud, Bali.


    Cooking classes and spice market

    If you love exotic food, then you must certainly take a cooking course in Ubud. You can learn the Balinese cooking, their spices, and other condiments used in the food.


    Nightlife

    There are many popular pubs and bars on the beach. Kuta beach is known as a party beach. You can get drinks, listen to amazing jazz and blues music in these bars, and party till wee hours in the night.


  • Recommended reads for destination

    Website :

    Indonesia Travel

    Forum :

    Travel Forum

    Books :

    Ubud - The Spirit Of Bali by Hermawan Kartajaya


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