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Best Places to Visit in Bima of 2017

  • 01 Komodo National Park

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    Komodo National Park is considered as a global conservation priority area. It is among the most popular National Park in Indonesia quite famous for the variety of animals it is home to. The park consists of three major islands - Komodo, Rinca and Padar. There are some smaller islands which are spread across 1800 km on both water and land.

    Highlights: Komodo National Park is home to the Komodo dragon, world's largest living lizard. It also takes care of numerous species like Timor deers, wild horses, water buffaloes, wild boars, long-tailed macaques, palm civets, and much more. You will also find 260 species of reef building corals along with 70 different species of sponges and crustaceans. The park was declared as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1986.

    Location: Komodo National Park is located in the center of Indonesian archipelago, between the island of Sumbawa and Flores.

    Timing: Not given.

    Price: Entrance fees is 225,000 IDR and some activities will additionally cost you depending upon the type of activity you participate in.


    Top Things To Do in Komodo National Park

  • Nearby Getaways from Bima
  • 01 Ubud

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    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.


  • 02 South Kuta

  • 03 Denpasar

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    Hectic, Burgeoning and Sprawling – the capital of Bali, has been the nerve center of the island’s wealth and growth in the last half a century. For some, it may look like an appalling or a disorganized place but if you spend a little time on its boulevards in the comparatively affluent government and business district of Renon, you’ll discover a rather more ostentatious side of the city.

    Denpasar is definitely not a tropical utopia but is as much a part of the real Bali as the cliff top temples and the rice paddies. It is the hub of the island for over 800,000 locals and here one can easily access the shopping hubs and parks. More appealing here is the myriad of authentic and palatable restaurants and cafes that lure the flourishing middle class. You may also wish to venture into the markets of Denpasar, pivotal museums of the city and indulge in the modern Balinese vibe. Usually, visitors stay in the hotels, resorts and stay houses in the tourist towns of the South and visit Denpasar on a round trip during the day time. In case traffic is lean you can reach here in half an hour from Seminyak and 15 minutes from Sanur.   
  • 04 Gianyar

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    Gianyar is primarily known to the rest of the world as a regency situated in the Indonesian province of Bali. While the area doesn’t hold a great space, it certainly holds varied activities and experiences for visitors – especially those visiting for the first time.


    One of the primary attractions in Gianyar is the town of Ubud. It is referred to as the ultimate hub of art and tourism. Gianyar is rich not only in terms of wealth, but the kind of experiences it offers to every one who are interested in a quick weekend getaway.


    Not only will the travellers be able to enjoy the comfort and luxury at the endless top-rated resorts and hotels of Gianyar but also seamlessly understand the rich prevailing culture of the destination.


  • 05 Kintamani

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    Kintamani is a land surrounded by beautiful captivating lively green nature lying in the lap of Indonesia. It is situated at the western edge of Bali. It has gained its fame throughout the world for its most adventurous dramatic view of volcano Mount Batur and charming serene beauty of the Batur Lake.

    There are six ancient villages around the cauldron of Batur Lake. These villages are famous as Bali aga village, for their culture, houses and lifestyle of the villagers. Most of the villagers are employees of industrial tourism companies. If one shows respect to the villagers they become very friendly.

    Kintamani encompasses a massive land of Mount Batur Caldera, Penelokan, Toya Bungkah, Batur, Kedisan, Abung, Songan and Kintamani villages that sits like a ring around the huge Batur Caldera. As it is, more or less, 1500 m above the sea level, the temperature remains around 15° and even losses down more at night. This cloudy n drizzly pleasurable weather helps to rejuvenate one and gives a romantic impact. Alike the lake and volcano, another tourist attraction of Kintamani is Pura Ulun Danu Batur, a nine directional temple.

    Wondering about your stay in Kintamani? There are a lot of hotels in Kintamani that will offer you cosy and comfortable stays such as Kedisan Resort and Resto Apung, Lake View Ecolodge, Hotel Segara, Toya Devasya Natural Hot Spring and Resort, and many others. If you are a complete foodie, you can dine at any of the restaurants in Bali out there like Pulu Mujung Warung, The Amora Bali, Etc.

    If you love partying at night, Bali will surely entertain you with a great nightlife. Unfortunately, there is no known nightclub in Kintamani Village. The nightclubs and bars that are really famous in Bali are Kunti Shraya, Kecak Fire and Trance Dance, Rock Bar at Ayana Resort and Spa, etc.

    For shopaholics, avoid the yelling vendors trying to sell you all rubbish. Buy fresh fruits instead. A special local orange called Jeruk Kintamani is a must have there. The fruit with citrus flavours is delicious.


  • 06 Munduk Langki

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    Munduk Langki is situated in the Northern Coast hemisphere of Bali. This location makes up for the perfect holiday destination especially given how exotic the place truly is and the numerous, varied experiences that visitors can avail. This village encompasses for an over-all unassuming and is filled with beautiful buildings that hold great secrets.


    Munduk Langki’s climate varies but more times than often, one can find a cooler climate prevailing in this village. Due to the given flora and fauna that can be discovered in this location, activities such as trekking through forested hills and hidden villages is among the most favourable things to do in Munduk Langki. One will often find Dutch-built assortment of houses and colonial-style buildings to appreciate that are typically scattered throughout the place.


    Tourism wise there is a lot to this place than meets the eye. There is no worrying when it comes to staying in this location. There are a number of home-stays, hotels, restaurants or resorts that you can choose from and are located quite close to the heart of this beautiful town. Moreover, when it comes to basic amenities such as food – such things are well taken care of by the locals. There are so many activities one can indulge in while at this place.


  • 07 Nusa Lembongan

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    Nusa Lembongan was once the realm of shack staying surfers. Today, it definitely has hit the high point. True, you can very well get a simple room overlooking the beautiful sunsets and the surf breaks but you also have a choice to stay in one of those choicest boutique resort and relish on a scrumptious meal. The growth here has been phenomenal.

    This is no way restricts the growth and the planning for future years in Nusa Lembongan. It is a burgeoning Bali island that only gets popular with each passing year. Well, this does not dismiss the fact that Nusa Lembongam is still a mellow place. However, this new found richness for the beautiful island of Indonesia is definitely paving way for substantial changes here. Some of them being: Several young boys riding around in their motorcycles to school, almost all the temples being refurbished and renovated and the remainder in the line, high end supremely comfortable luxury resorts being introduced and the time being marked by the arrival of the tourist boats (that come on package tours) rather than by the fall of a coconut or crow of a rooster. Hopefully, with the passage of years, it will get more popular as a tourist attraction in Indonesia.


  • 08 Lombok

    Lombok has long been overcast by its superstar neighbor, Bali. There’s a constant buzz about this Indonesian island all across the Lombok Strait that reaches the ear of travelers who come here seeking something different from Bali. It is endowed with lush forest interiors, enormous hiking trails that lead you through the rice and tobacco fields, exquisite white sand beaches and epic surf, Lombok is all the way brimming with tropical charisma. You’ll not help but notice the mighty Gunung Rinjani that’s the second highest volcano in Indonesia. The summit here is complete with the beautiful crater lake and hot springs. That’s not enough! Southern coastline of Lombok is nature on a lofty scale – Massive Headlands, Top notch Surf Breaks and Emerald Azure Bays. It is said, that the development of these beautiful beaches will soon happen but till that moment arrives, just plunge in the pristine beauty, simply the way it is.

    Lombok is often referred to as the ‘unspoiled Bali’ for its characteristic similarity or the ‘land of thousand mosques’ owing to the vast Muslim population residing here. The best months to visit Lombok are from October to April, when there are rains and the surroundings are in their full bloom.


  • 09 Gili Island

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    Gili Island is an archipelago in Indonesia. Just picture three miniscule desert islands, embellished with the coconut palms and white-sand beaches, nestled in a turquoise sea? That’s Gili Island for you! Regarded as the vision of the paradise, the archipelago has exploded in terms of popularity. It is burgeoning like nowhere else in whole of Indonesia. Here, you can find speed boats zipping the visitors directly from Bali and new and happening hotels coming up just about every month.

    Typically, it shouldn’t be hard for anyone to comprehend or understand the unique appeal of Gills for a tranquillity endures and a green consciousness is improving. You’ll never find dogs or motorcycles here. Development here has been more charming than just ferocious or greedy. You can also find some concrete eyesores.  

    Every island of this archipelago has a distinct character. Most cosmopolitan of the islands here is the Trawangan that is popular for its party and bar scene, vibrant culture, plush accommodations, stays and resorts and restaurants that lie in proximity to the definitive tropical chic. The local character of the Gili Island is the strongest and is a true melange of languor and buzz. Ideally, Gili Island is the best desert island getaway.
  • 10 Amlapura

    Capital of the Karangasem district, Amlapura is the key transport junction and town junction in the eastern Bali. It is very well connected to almost every part of the Bali. Though being the smallest of the Bali’s district capitals, it is worth a stop to check out the different royal palaces here.

    Until the year 1963, Amlapura was known by the name of Karangasem. During that time, the Agung volcano erupted with a massive force and caused devastating damage. This was the reason why Karangasem was rechristened and reborn again as Amlapura so as to get rid of any further "unlucky" association.

    One of the most significant attraction of the Amlapura is the puri or the traditional palaces. You can locate the northern, western, eastern or southern puri found at several places in Amlapura. These palaces are till date occupied by the members from the royal family. Of all the palaces, the only one that is easily accessible is the Puri Kangin located on the eastern end. Besides this, you can also plan a visit to the old Puri Agung Karangasem, Palace that was the seat of the erstwhile King of Karangasem. Though not a favourite in the itinerary of the tourist’s visiting Indonesia, you can still plan a visit to check out the vast range of architectural marvels located here.   


  • 11 Besakih

  • 12 Tampaksiring

    Tampaksiring is a temple town in the northern part of the Denpasar city in Bali. Those who are interested in the architecture and cultural tours can visit this town for its temples and natural beauty. There are some good restaurants and places to stay in this town that serve home cooked food. You can visit this town during the day and go on sightseeing trips. The Tirta Empul is the famous temple in this town. It has sacred waters in which pilgrims take a dip. This town has a spiritual community and this temple is popular amongst Hindus across the world.

    Stretching for miles together, you will find street shops that sell arts and crafts items. None of the shops sell mass produced items, but only handicrafts in wood carvings. The products sold do not have finesse. The spring temple has water arising from the land and is believed to be from infinite waters. There are papyrus inscriptions on the temple that narrate how, Bhatara Indra, the Sun god created this temple. It depicts the interesting tale of the miraculous king, Mayadenawa, who was said to have powers to appear whenever he wants which to his arrogance claiming himself as god. The water of the temple are said to have medicinal properties.


  • 13 Marga