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Best Places to Visit in Uluwatu of 2017

  • 01 Uluwatu Beach

    Uluwatu Beach
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    Uluwatu Beach is found located deep under the immense and quick waves that make it as one of the best surf spots in the island of dreams. The waves are awesome, quick, intense and barrel that compel each surfer to utilise their top aptitude to appreciate the surf enterprises here. It is the most loved surf indicates for star surfers execute the best of their actions here. 

    The dry season is the best season for surfing at Uluwatu Beach. Get a chance to explore this magnificent beach in Uluwatu while you visit Bali. The profound beauty and the scenic views of the beach will definitely make you forget all your worries. You will find a lot of people on the beach exploring the nearby place or heading out for surf.

    Highlights: Uluwatu beach is very famous for surfing and also known for offering the view of the amazing sunset. One can also head out for swimming at these beaches.

    Location: Uluwatu Beach is located near Uluwatu Temple right in Pecatu Village.


  • 02 Uluwatu Temple

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    Uluwatu Temple, or Pura Luhur Uluwatu, one of six fundamental temples thought to be Bali's holy pillars, is famous for its majestic location, rested on top of a sheer cliff approximately 70 metres above sea level. This temple also yields the marvelous sunset backdrops as that of Tanah Lot Temple located on the island's western shores. This temple is unquestionably one of the top points on the island to enjoy the stunning sunset delight, with uninterrupted views overlooking the gorgeous Indian Ocean.
    Balinese structure, traditionally-designed gateways and antiquated sculptures add to Uluwatu Temple's appeal.
    Without an uncertainty, what makes Uluwatu Temple spectacular is its cliff-top environment at the end of a plateau 250 feet above the waves of the Indian Ocean. Several archaeological relics found here confirm the temple to be of megalithic origin, dating back to the 10th century. There are two entrances to Uluwatu Temple, from the south and the north.

    Timings: The visiting hours for the temple is from 9 AM to 6 PM. As a place of worship, however, it is open 24 hours daily.

    How to Reach: Take the bypass main road to Nusa Dua and to Jimbaran and then follow the ascending road up to Uluwatu.


  • 03 Dreamland Beach

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    Well the name itself gives you the perfect picture of the place right. Well then here we bring you another best beach in Uluwatu which will definitely make your vacation a special one. Dreamland Beach is a lovely shoreline with white sand extends 100 meters and inclined toward a precarious of white stone precipice neglecting to the astonishing perspective of Indian Ocean. 

    This shoreline is extremely appealing for vacationer including the surfers offering the exquisite, tranquility and spectacular views.

    Location: The Dreamland Beach is located in the southwest of Bali Island at Ungasan Village.



  • 04 Pandawa Beach

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    Also known as 'Pantai Pandawa', Pandawa Beach is an extraordinary beach to Bali's accumulation of lovely shorelines, situated on Bali's southern Bukit Peninsula. "Hidden behind extensive cut limestone bluffs that uncover wide perspectives to the Indian Ocean, Pandawa Beach was once additionally named as ‘Secret Beach’ and it was formally opened in 2012, quick picking up prevalence among nearby weekenders and global guests.  

    Other than its amazing ocean display of white sand, blue sky and surf, Pandawa Beach is likewise best known for its noteworthy landscape and synthetic limestone highlights that fill in as a stand-out welcome into this waterfront territory. Gigantic bluffs were sliced through to clear a path for its winding and smooth black-top streets which lead down to the shoreline.  

    The sides stayed as high walls, while the sea confronting bluffs halfway down the incline highlight profoundly cut curves introduced with vast statues. They each delineate the saint characters from the Mahabharata epic, known as Pandawa Lima or the 'five Pandawas', consequently the name of the shoreline.

    Highlights: The beach is very famous with the surfers for offering some of the gigantic waves which are loved by surfers. Also one can spend some lone time at the beach enjoying the vicinity around.

    Location: Pandawa Beach is located on Bali’s southern Bukit Peninsula.




  • 05 Tari Kecak

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    If the ancient rituals and norms excite you then there is another best exploration for you in Uluwatu, Bali. Also called the ‘monkey chant dance’, and loosely 'fire dance' for its intermittent utilization of flame as a centerpiece prop, Tari Kecak dance is a dazzling ritual in Uluwatu. Now globally perceived as one of Bali's main three mark dances this dance is colossally valued by individuals around the globe.

    This unique dance has no musical background or accompaniment rather than the male artists, chanting a "keh-chack" polyrhythmic choir amid their dance performance.

    Highlights: The Kecak's storyline is taken from the Ramayana Hindu epic and it's frequently on the amusement timetable of practically every Balinese expressions and culture scene. Spend some time enjoying this one of kind dance and also learn about the culture and people of this region.

    Location: Tari Kecak dance takes place at ULuwatu Temple in Pecatu Village, Kuta Sub-District, Badung District, about 25km south of Kuta.

    Timings: The dance starts from 6:00 PM

    Price: The approximate price for this tour starts from 531,440 IDR.



  • 06 Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park

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    While you are visiting Uluwatu there is another spot which is a must visit for you. An epic adventure turns into a reality when you visit the amazing Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park. Offering a perspective of a breathtaking monument, classic attractions, fantasy experience and present-day innovation mixes in and come to pass as you investigate this one of a kind unique park.  

    From the great epic of the adventures of Garuda to fervour of watching series of Balinese dance, you will have the best time of your lives. Head out for an unforgettable journey while you visit this Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park and get a chance to enjoy the amazing views with the monuments and also the famous Kecak Dance.

    Highlights: While you visit the park you will also see various culinary vendors with a varied selection of local souvenir shops to complement your modern cultural.

    Location:  The cultural park is located at Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Ungasan, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364, Indonesia

    Timings:  Open from 8:00 AM–10:00 PM



  • 07 Impossible Beach

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    Impossible Beach is a delightful rough shoreline with the colossal waves that is appropriate for surfing undertakings particularly for the individuals who has been professional surfer’s level. This shoreline is one of the popular surf focuses in Bali Island and makes it as a standout amongst the most requested surf focuses by the surfers. 

    The beach got the name impossible from the entrance to the shoreline that is extremely one of a kind and has the trouble to get past so that most surfers call this shoreline as Impossible Beach.  Nothing can be a better place to relax and indulge in some fun while you visit this unique beach in Uluawatu.

    Highlights:  One can find batik, bracelets, temporary tattoos and pineapples here and there near the beach. The beach is also famous with the surfers who come to surf here from far and wide.

    Location: Impossible Beach is located next to Balangan beach in Southern Bali.



  • 08 Bingin Beach

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    Bingin is a spectacular shoreline with unrivaled perspectives over the Indian Ocean and the immense wave that make it a standout amongst the most requested surfing focuses by surfers in Bali and the world. One thing you will fall in love about the beach is the five star waves which are huge and enormous and also very challenging. 

    This is another favorite site for the surfers who love to take the challenge of the waves while they surf. Bingin shoreline is loaded with life; you will discover a considerable measure of little bars and restaurants all around the inn. Spend some lazy time by the seashore or indulge in some beach activity along with your friends. Most of all witness the amazing sunset as the sun touches the sea at the horizon.

    Highlights: This beach is famous for surfing and relaxing. One can consider the beach as a private shoreline, with simply enough life to feel your days with great mind-sets. While at the beach also enjoy some of the delicious cuisine nearby the restaurants and make friends with the locals residing nearby the area.

    Location: Bingin Beach is located at Jl. Pantai Bingin, Pecatu, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia




  • 09 Melasti Beach Uluwatu

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    Another beach which is a must visit for you in Uluwatu is the Melasti Beach which is beckoning travelers from far and wide. A standout amongst the most enthralling shorelines on Bali's southern drift Melasti Beach is a lesser known beach in Uluwatu. This beach is best for the photography freaks and the enthusiast who love to explore something different from the usual. The rock formation and the high cliffs in this beach attract people in bulk to witness its incandescent beauty.  

    Melasti is often used by the local people for performing the Melasti ceremony on a specific day like before Nyepi. The beach can be now easily accessible through road and one has to agree that the beauty of the place will definitely skip a beat when you witness it. The asphalt road towards the edge of the gorge that crosses the drift it frequently turns into a photo shoot location.

    Highlights: This beach is very famous with the surfers as well as the peace seekers who love to  witness the beauty of nature.

    Location: Melasti beach is located on the south coast of Bali precisely in Ungasan Village, and is adjacent to Bali Beach Cliff.




  • 10 Green Bowl Beach

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    As we all know, beaches always have that special magic in the air that makes everything perfect the moment you step in it. When you are on a vacation to Uluwatu, Bali this time visit this another captivating beach Green Bowl Beach. Green Bowl Beach is one of Bali's most detached shorelines, a little 30m beachfront strip with coarse white sand.

    Among the amazing features at Green Bowl Beach, there are two vast limestone caves that enclose small rock shrines and also provide shades and shelter to the beach lovers and surfers paddling in from their fun time out on the waves.

    The best time to go is amid low tide, when the quiet perfectly clear waters take into account awesome snorkeling, with predictable waves a short or past characteristic reef hindrance.
     
    Highlights: This beach is famous for surfing and relaxing for a perfect sun tan. The vast majority of this little shoreline gets overflowed, here and there even up to the rock face and into the caves. Most of the people are seen visiting in the early mornings, with a few beverages and straightforward picnicking snacks, and spend their half or an even entire day down at the base.
     
    Location: The beach is located approximately 75 metres down hundreds of steps under a verdant cliff in the village of Ungasan, which is 15 km drive from Kuta.

  • 11 Balangan Beach

    Balangan Beach
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    The fresh breezes in the beaches are said to give you the best feeling in the world. Whenever we visit any place we definitely try to find out the beaches there to spend some time there. So this time while you are visiting Uluwatu, don’t miss your chance to visit the famous Balangan Beach. With low strands and rocky this beach attracts a lot of tourist around the world. This beach is also known as Pantai Balangan.

    This ravishing beach highlights and of brilliant sand circumscribed between vegetated limestone precipices and a reef with one of the longest left-hander breaks on the island. This beach is also known as surfer’s paradise. Balangan Beach falls shares the same region as Dreamland, set just a kilometer apart and isolated by a little headland that fills in as the well known mark Hole 15 of the New Kuta Golf Course, from where players get the best elevated view over both shorelines and the sea skyline.

    Highlights: Balangan Beach is famous for surfing and good for photography as well. One can also witness the majestic sunset while they visit this beach.

    Location: You can visit the coastline from Jalan Pantai Balangan, 7-kilometre (4.3-mile) ride west from the Garuda Wisnu Kencana cultural park.




  • 12 Suluban Beach

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    In the midst of the greenery and the clear blue water there lies another enchanting beach in Uluwatu, Bali which is a must visit for you. Hidden by limestone and can be accessed via steps and log inclines through narrow gaps in the stone Suluban Beach is another unique beach in Uluwatu. 

    Canopied by a cliff this little shoreline may not be perfect for sunbathers, but rather serves expert surfers well as a base to paddle out and ride neighboring reef breaks, including around Uluwatu, just toward the south.  Also, nicknamed 'Blue Point', Suluban Beach lies toward the finish of Jalan Mamo in the waterfront region of Labuan Sait, a similar region shared by popular surf spots Padang and Uluwatu.

    Highlights: Suluban Beach is very famous with the surfers who come here to enjoy the gushing waves while they surf. Also, this beach is great for sun tanning and relaxing.

    Location: Suluban Beach is located in Peninsula Hill, about 34 km from Denpasar.



  • 13 Pura Luhur Uluwatu

    Pura Luhur Uluwatu
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    Uluwatu Temple, or Pura Luhur Uluwatu, one of six main temples accepted to be Bali's profound columns, is famous for its heavenly area, roosted on top of a lofty bluff roughly 70 meters above ocean level. This temple is also known for offering the sight of the magical sunset as that of Tanah Lot Temple, another famous temple situated on the island's western shores. 

    Pura Luhur Uluwatu is unquestionably one of the top places on the island to go to for witnessing the sunset with a clear cut view of the Indian Ocean and daily  Kecak dance performances.  All the designed and the architecture were created by the profound Balinese artist making the temple a lot more alluring.

    Highlights:  A little forest lies at the front and several monkeys stay here. They were believed to guard the temple from any kind of dangers. There is a serpentine pathway to the temple which is invigorated by solid walls on the cliff side. The perspectives from the base of the water surging up against rocks and the sea skyline are astonishing.

    Location: Pura Luhur Uluwatu is located at Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia




  • 14 Nyang Nyang Surfing Beach

    Nyang Nyang Surfing Beach
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    Another beach which is creating a sensation among the people in Bali is the Nyang Nyang Surfing beach. Nyang Beach in Bali is an unblemished 1.5-kilometer extends of coastline and furthermore one of Bali's secluded beach. 

    The beach has to be accessed by a long trek but also some magnificent view until you reach the beach. Still, it makes for a prize goal for day-trippers and beach lovers to explore the southern Bukit. Another favorite thing is that the beach offers extraordinary surf spots for those searching for waves to ride just for themselves.

    Highlights: The long coastline makes for a decent stroll who loves to explore the beach. You will not find much of a human in this area rather than the seaweed farmers tending to their crops, or bold and lonesome surfers out on the reef break

    Location: The beach is located in the Pecatu area, half a kilometre drive southeast of the Uluwatu Temple.




  • Nearby Getaways from Uluwatu
  • 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 Singaraja

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    The port town situated in the northern region of Bali, Singaraja serves as the seat for the Buleleng Regency. The name literally translates into Lion King in Indonesian. Singaraja also served as the Dutch capital of Bali between the years 1849 and 1953.

    The second largest city in Bali, the place consists of a population of over 120,000 people. This destination is covered with greenery that lines the very streets of the place and surviving Dutch colonial buildings that make up for a very charming scenario. The waterfront area that is located in the north of Jl Erlangga is worth exploring too. People spend hours by this charmingly sleepy waterfront as it emits a soothing experience.

    Another chief attraction of Singaraja is Lovina – which is not exactly located within the city but merely a few miles away from it.

    Singaraja held great importance during the time of Dutch rule as the city helped the latter to remain in administrative dominance in the whole of Bali. In fact, Singaraja now remains to be among those few places that consists of minutely visible traces of the Dutch, Chinese and the Islamic influence. After years of revolving and re-emerging, Singaraja is today recognized as one of the most important centres for education and culture.

    There are only two airports in the whole of Bali. The other one is being debated to be built in the Kubutambahan region of Bali which lies east of Singaraja – making it extremely convenient for travellers to visit this place.


  • 05 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.


  • 06 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.


  • 07 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.


  • 08 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.


  • 09 Marga

  • 10 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.


  • 11 Besakih

  • 12 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.   


  • 13 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.
  • 14 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.


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