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Best Things To Do in Ubud

With the best things to do in Ubud, it is the cultural heart of Bali is a traditional country town and the centre for arts. It is the town where the Royal Balinese Family has its home. Located in the cool mountains, amidst lush greenery, the town is a perfect place to explore creative arts and cultural souvenirs in the beautiful galleries and museums. Ubud has a host of villages surrounding the cultural centre which specialize in specific crafts. Campuhan, Peliatan, Batuan are a few of the villages to name in this context. Ubud is also the best place to explore Balinese dance and drama as the Royal family had ensured that the best teachers and artists have preserved the highest skills in the field over generations.Dances like Ramayana, Kecak, Baris are performed nightly in a village called Bona, at a distance of about 15 minutes drive from Ubud. Balinese Hinduism is an exquisite experience in terms of the way it reflects life in the islands.

 The cultural sphere brings together an artful blend of Indian Hinduism and Bali’s animism alongside the expression of the magnificent landscape of the region. The Balinese festivals are quite an extravaganza for the tourists and promises memories for a lifetime.

For nature lovers, Ubud is just the place to visit for a fun and enjoyable time at the Ubud Monkey Forest and Taro Elephant Safari Park for a new experience of the wildlife in Bali. So with an array of the best things to do in Ubud, be assured of a memorable and fun filled vacation here with your family and friends.

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Attractions

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Mount Batur

While you are in Bali you should picked this Kintamani tour which permits you to trek to Mount Batur. Head out for an exciting trek to Mount Batur and welcome the sun in the early morning when the entire world is snoozing. Trek to a stature of around 1717 meter and experience the marvellous magnificence. Mount Batur is considered as one of the sacred mountains by the Hindus. This volcanic mountain draws individuals from distant locations abroad for its shocking beautiful beauty.

The dawn trekking in Bali is exceptionally well known among the vacationer everywhere throughout the world. Feel the difficulties as you trek through the dimness and achieve the top to appreciate the stunning dawn. This is a twofold treat for the photography sweethearts where they can click some astonishing photos of the dawn and the environment. 

Highlights:
 While heading out on this trek you can also enjoy some lavish breakfast right there along with your friends.

Price: 
Approximate cost starts from 60 USD per individual

Location:
 Mount Batur is located at the center of two concentric calderas North West of Mount Agung on the island of Bali.
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Ubud Monkey Forest

Also known as the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal, Ubud Monkey Forest is one of Ubud's most famous attractions; a characteristic woods asylum that is home to a crowd of dim since quite a while ago followed macaques. The site is very much safeguarded because of a group based administration program. The forest is situated close to Ubud Town Center, and inside simple strolling separation from guesthouses and resorts along the primary streets of Jalan Hanoman and the namesake Jalan Monkey Forest.

Other than watching perky monkeys in their natural habitat, swinging through shades, lazing along pathways or eating bananas, the site offers cool strolls along cleared pathways through a verdant nutmeg wood. Excellent old sanctuaries with gatekeeper statues canvassed in greenery additionally highlight all through the forest.

 Highlights: If you want to explore few other places than the Ubud Monkey Forest you can also visit the Ubud Royal Palace and head out for some shopping in the Ubud Art Market.

 Location: Ubud Monkey Forest is located at Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

 Timings:  Open from 8:30 AM–6:00 PM

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Bali Swing

Whiff in the fresh air while you swing at the 256 feet high Bali swing in Ubud. This place offers a combination of adventure and nature from where you can take a look at the cascading falls and splendid views of paddy fields.

One of the best ways to take a glimpse of Ubud's beauty is from the Bali swing as it is 33 feet high and gives the bird’s eye view of the entire region. The locale is surrounded by the soothing fresh vibes and is the abode of serenity that makes it a must-visit destination in Bali.

Highlights: Jaw-dropping views of Bali, paddy fields, 33 feet high swing, exceptional topography.

Location: Jl. Dewi Saraswati No.7, Bongkasa Pertiwi, Kec. Abiansemal, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80352, Indonesia

Timings: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Entrance Fees:  Starting from 1,20,000 IDR per person.

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Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA)

Witness the melange of culture, art, and comfort at the Agung Rai Museum of Art that was founded by the Balinises art collector Anak Agung Gde Rai. The museum features two main exhibition halls where you can witness the paintings of Indonesian and foreign artists.

This is the place where you can learn about the Balinese traditions and culture at its best. Apart from this, here you can also take part in the cultural workshops or just gape at the artworks of  Raden Saleh, Syarif Bustaman, and countless other talented artists. Not only this but here you can also visit the temporary exhibitions that are held to promote new upcoming artists.

Highlights: Art and cultural center, museum, exhibition halls, and art classes.

Location: Jl. Raya Pengosekan Ubud, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Timings: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Entrance Fees: Starting from 80 IDR per person that includes coffee or tea.

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Goa Gajah

Goa Gajah is cut into a stone face and you enter through the enormous mouth of an evil spirit. Inside the T-formed you can see fragmentary stays of the lingam, the phallic image of the Hindu god Shiva, and its female partner the yoni, to a statue of Shiva's child, the elephant-headed god Ganesha. Before the give in are two square washing pools with waterspouts held by six female figures.

Goa Gajah goes back to the eleventh century, worked as a profound place for contemplation. The primary grounds are down a flight of ventures from the roadside and stopping range, which is fixed with different craftsmanship and trinket shops and refreshment booths. After achieving the base you will run over an extensive "wantilan" meeting lobby and a variety of vast old stone carvings, some reestablished to their previous magnificence.

 Highlights: Different structures uncover Hindu impacts going back to the tenth century, and a few relics include components of Buddhism dating much prior to the eighth century. The cave is shallow; inside are three stone icons each wrapped in red, yellow and dark fabrics. Dark sediment lines the surrender's dividers as result from the present day incense consuming. A few spaces indicate where contemplating ministers once sat. The northern side of the complex is overwhelmingly Buddhist while south over the waterway it's generally Shivaite.

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Tegallalang Rice Terraces

Embrace a tour to the Tegalalang Rice Terrace that is a paddy field in a terraced layout. The displays of the lush green rice field cut down in the elegant pattern is just a delight to the eyes. This is an old irrigation system that was used to spread the water evenly but the views that it offers are enough to melt the heart away.

If you are planning a vacation in Bali then this is an unmissable part whether you are a nature lover or a fanatical photographer as the views are just beyond one's imagination.

Highlights: Elegantly cut paddy fields, traditional Balinese irrigation system, and scenic landscapes.

Location: Jl. Raya Tegallalang, Tegallalang, Kec. Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia

Timings: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Entrance Fees: Starting from IDR 10,000 per person.

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Blanco Renaissance Museum

While you are visiting the most desired destination in the world a lot of you might planning to visit some of the famous places in Ubud. Well if you are a history buff and museums attract you then this will be definitely the start for you. Situated on a hilltop and sitting above the lavish valley of Campuhan, it houses artworks, montages and delineated verse Blanco Renaissance Museum is an absolute visit for you in Ubud.

With lithographic fine arts of Antonio Blanco most loved subject: naked Balinese ladies, this museum has been pulling in a great deal of traveler around the globe. The photo of Antonio Blanco (1912–99) robbing with Michael Jackson says it all while you first visit the museum.

Highlights: Assuming the part of a capricious craftsman à la Dalí, he is known for his expressionist workmanship and represented verse that joins a blend of styles and mediums. Additionally, appreciate the waterfall and fascinating winged creatures in transit in, and great perspectives over the waterway.

Location: The Blanco Renaissance Museum is located at Jl. Raya Penestanan, Sayan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia.

Timings: Opens from 9:00AM- 5:00 PM

How to reach: As the Blanco Renaissance Museum is not connected to any public transport; the only way to reach here is via hiring a car.

Entrance Fees: The approximate price is IDR 80,000 per person.

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Campuhan Ridge Walk

With its amazing beauty of the greenry and the cool breeze Ubud Bali is another great place to revive your tiredness. While in this destination don’t forget to head out on an amazing Campuhan Ridge Walk. Campuhan Ridge Walk is a free and simple nature trek which allows you to explore the beauty of this region.

The region gives an extraordinary withdraw from the more rushed southern parts of the island, yet this trail introduces a significantly more unblemished outback to escape from the contemporary boutique, guesthouse and restaurant-lined Jalan Raya Ubud. While the climb gives you a chance to appreciate cool natural air and likely the most beautiful slope vista here.  Also if you are a fitness freat it will help you to shed off a few calories too with its nine-kilometer slope track.

 Highlights: While on your trek you will find a A little extension over the venerated Campuhan River prompts the lofty Pura Gunung Lebah sanctuary complex. The cut dividers and the towering "meru" levels of the altars unmistakable from the way give a fascinating and social touch to the start of this nature walk.

 Location: Jalan Raya Campuan, Sayan, Ubud, Kelusa, Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Timings: Opens from 5:30 AM–7:00 PM

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Traveller Tales From Ubud

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Jignesh

30 September 2019

It was one of the best adventures of my life...totally loved this activity.

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Aagam Rana

08 July 2019

The bike was in good condition, My guide was a gem and the lunch was also good. I feel cycling is the best way to explore a city like Ubud

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Aamod Nehru

08 July 2019

Highly refreshing experience,must try once in life

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Jai Pandey

08 July 2019

We explore all the significant temples in Bali and also the heritage village of Bali.

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Bhramar Patil

08 July 2019

Thank you Thrillophilia for this wonderful experience. I got to see the glimpse of beauty of Bali at 33 feet height.

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Jagadish Gandhi

08 July 2019

It was such an adrenaline pumping ride. A must try for all the adventure freaks.

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Arya Devar

08 July 2019

amazing sightseeing tour,everything was perfect and punctual

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Inder Kaur

08 July 2019

the guide was good,everything was on time highly recomended

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Suma Kaniyar

08 July 2019

We had a wonderful time with our friendly guide He made the trip very comfortable for us provided bottles of chilled water to drink, wet and dry towels for us to clean up after the tour, which was beyo

What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Ubud

  • Q. What are the various activities to do in Ubud?

    The various activities that one can indulge in while visiting Ubud are as follows:

    • Attend Bali Spirit Festival
    • Visit the Pod Chocolate Factory and Cafe
    • Bali Adventure Rafting
    • Take Eco tour - Green Village
    • Visit Tegenungan Waterfall
    • Experience on day as Balinese Rice Farmer
    • Stay in a rustic Joglo at Bambu Indah
    • Visit Tegalalang Rice terraces
    • Go on a Campuhan Ridge Walk
    • Visit Ubud Water Palace, Saraswati Temple
    • Visit Threads of Life Indonesian Textile Arts
    • Explore Puri Saren Palace
    • Visit Goa Gajah Cave

  • Q. Which are the best places to visit for a spiritual experience in Ubud?

    The best places to indulge in spiritual experience in Ubud are as follows:

    • Class at Yoga Barn
    • Visit to Pura taman Saraswati Temple
    • Watch a Legong dance performance to experience the spirit of cultural life in Ubud

  • Q. Where can I enjoy elephant rides in Ubud?

    The best place to go for elephant rides in Ubud is the Elephant Safari Park.

     

  • Q. Where can I enjoy ATV rides in Ubud?

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    experience and helps to explore ATV rides at Ubud Palace, Ubud Market,Ubud Monkey Forest and Tegalalang Rice Terrace.

  • Q. Which are the best sites for river rafting in Ubud?

    River rafting is a popular activity in and around Ubud. The best sites for river rafting are as follows:

    • Ayung River rafting
    • Telaga Waja river rafting

  • Q. What to do at the Green Village in Ubud? What are the timings to visit?

    There are a number of activities to indulge in on a tour in Green Village in Ubud. A few of them are as follows:

    • Visit the Green School
    • Visit Bamboo Factory
    • Visit Bamboo Mansions
    • Enjoy a delightful meal at its Warung
    • Green Village can be visited anytime around the year.

  • Q. Which are the most adventurous places for trekking in Ubud?

    The most adventurous places for trekking in Ubud are as follows:

    • Trekking from Jatiluwih to Tamblingan in Bali
    • Trekking at Mount Batur Caldera
    • Sambangan Jungle Trekking
    • Waterfall Caving Trek and Sightseeing on Vespa
    • Elephant Trekking beside Ayung River

  • Q. Which are the most romantic things on a honeymoon in Ubud?

    Ubud offers a unique option to a couple to live as locals while on their honeymoon.

    • Right from exploring the Green Village and spending a day there to indulging in trekking, canoeing and simply a walk along the Ridge at Campuhan, honeymoon at Ubud can provide all the natural activities to help bond better and make unforgettable memories.
    • From visiting the rice terraces and even farming for a day to enjoying cultural festivals together, a couple can enjoy the myriad forms in which society brings people in Bali together. The lovely cafes and restaurants make for a rare kind of aesthetic experience, one that has a touch of modernity and European tastes but is vibrantly traditional at the same time.
    • Ubud also offers opportunities to learn Yoga, cooking and other indigenous activities which can be a unique way of exploring one’s creative and spiritual side with their beloved. In a certain sense, it can breathe in a new dimension to the relationship while memories are made and added to the treasure trove of moments in the journey of love.