Mount Batur is rated one of the most beautiful and best places to visit in Bali in January. It is an active volcano located near the iconic Mount Agung, frequented by tourists and the indegenious people throughout the year. Everyday, just before dawn, hordes of people throng the place to trek to the top.
After sweating and toiling their way all along, they are rewarded with a spectacular panoramic view of the sunrise, Lake Batur and the mist-covered forests. In case you are looking for a place where you can just sit back and loosen up amidst the marvels of nature, you should definitely visit Mount Batur.
Location - Mount Batur, Kintamani District, Bali, Indonesia
Timings - 3:30 am to 9:30 am
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Tanah Lot, also called Pura Tanah Lot, is a 16th century temple situated atop a rocky formation on a sea shore in Bali. It is considered to be one of the most sacred places by the indeginous people there, who connect it to their mythologies. Its spectacular positioning, just on the sea shore, with waves continually crashing against the rocks is what attracts people from all over the world.
Although foreigners are generally not allowed inside the temple, you can spend quality time on the outside. If you are looking to get some social media-worthy photographs, you must surely visit this place.
Location - Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan Regency, Bali
Timings - 7 am to 7 pm
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Pura Besakih, one of the best places to visit in Bali in January, is an attractive 2000 year-old temple complex dedicated to Hindu gods. It is set amidst the majestic mountains and hills including Mount Agung, offering a unique and pleasing picturesque.
The Besakih Temple has a stretch of stairs leading to the top, with numerous relics and plants on its either side for decorative purposes, and it is definitely worth a visit. It is always bustling with people and in case you yearn to know about the Bali culture, you just definitely go to Pura Besakih Temple.
Location - Jl. Gunung Mas No.Ds, Besakih, Kec. Rendang, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80863, Indonesia
Timing - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fee - Around INR 350 (60,000 IDR)
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Tirta Empul Temple
Tirta Empul is a 10th century temple located in Bali, Indonesia. It is renowned for its traditional and ritualistic purification practices, and the temple is set amidst the lush green tropical forests of central Bali and houses numerous relics, deities, ponds, artefacts, etc. Round the year, devotees and tourists visit the Tirtha temple to purify themselves, as the water of the temple, which finds its source in the springs of the nearby mountains, is believed to be holy.
People, covering their bodies in traditional attire, take a dip in the waters and purify with the waters coming in from the inlets. In short, Tirta Empul Temple is one of the most worthy tourist places to visit in Bali in January.
Location - Jl. Tirta, Manukaya, Kec. Tampaksiring, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80552, Indonesia
Timings - 8 am to 6 pm
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Bali is surely a hub for the best beaches, however, Sanur Beach has a uniqueness of its own, which distinguishes it from the other beaches. Unlike any other beach in Bali, the Sanur Beach is a less crowded one. Since many travellers yearn to find a peaceful place to just sit back and relax, Sanur Beach is one of the best places to visit in Bali.
It is family friendly, has many restaurants and clubs and even hosts a few water sports. In addition, Sanur Beach also houses hordes of marine creatures including exotic sea turtles, for one to experience the marine life.
Location - In the vicinity of Denpasar city, appr
Timings - Open all the time
Entry Fee - Free
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Take a break from the crowded and jam-packed spots in Bali and spend some time in the Zen Hideaway, secluded from the world. The Zen Hideaway, with its jungle-facing rooms, offers a rich and serene ambience for you.
You get to have a marvellous experience there amidst the refreshing and enchanting natural beauty, with rivers, valleys and waterfalls in sight. The experience becomes more delightful in the rainy months, making it one of the best places to visit in Bali in January.
Location - Jalan Dewi Saraswati, Banjar Tegalkuning, Bongkasa Pertiwi, Abiansemal, Badung Regency, Bali 80352, Indonesia
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Bali Safari and Marine Park
Bali Safari and Marine Park is an enchanting and delightful place to visit in Bali. You get to encounter all kinds of creatures, terrestrial and marine. From gigantic elephants and rhinos to the ferocious tigers and lions, you get to see them all.
You will also come across a myriad of trees and plants, ranging across species you never knew before, which is what makes it one of the best places to visit in Bali in January. Have your meals at the Tsavo Lion’s Restaurant sitting with the magnificent beasts, and witness the fun-filled animal shows.
Location- Jl. Bypass Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra Km. 19,8, Serongga, Kec. Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80551, Indonesia
Timings - 9:00 am to 5:00pm
Entry Fee - Approx. INR 3,500 (6,62,944 IDR)
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Kuta Beach is another great beach located in Bali, which is a very popular site of attraction for tourists, and is often crowded with people at all times throughout the year. It is a hub for many activities, including diving, surfing, spiritual retreats and hosts numerous restaurants and cafes. Also, Waterbom - the largest water park in Bali situated south of Kuta Beach, offers numerous action-filled and risky water activities which makes it one of the most attractive tourist places to visit in Bali in January.
In case you want to visit places other than the usual tourist places, you must definitely check out the theatres in Kuta, which are located close to the beach.
Location - Kelurahan, Bali
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Tegenungan Waterfall is a spectacular and mind-blowing waterfall in Bali, and no other waterfall in Bali comes close to the Tegenungan Waterfalls. It is one of the best escapes for nature lovers, and the sight of the waterfall, surrounded by luxuriously green forest and full of mesmerising songs of the birds is simply refreshing.
Take a dip in the clear waters, or just enjoy sitting there with your legs dipped in the waters. The calm and serene atmosphere, with its rich natural beauty is what makes Tegenungan Waterfall one of the best places to visit in Bali in January.
Location: Jalan Sutami, Sukawati, Gianyar, Bali.
Timings: 6:30 am to 6:30 pm
Price: INR 75 (IDR 15,000)
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Yet another spectacular Hindu temple in Bali, the Goa Gajah, or the Elephant Cave is a 10th century Hindu temple known for its architectural style and the countless carvings on its walls. The temple is believed to have been built for people to meditate and pray, and thus, you will find countless remains of religious relics, statues and carvings of symbolic importance. Hindu influences can be seen in many structures, while some relics even have Buddhist features dating back to the 8th century.
There are several indentations where meditating priests used to sit. The complex's northern half is predominantly Buddhist, while the southern half is mostly Shivaite. Apart from the caves, the area around it is rich in natural beauty and is filled with flora and fauna.
Location - Bedulu, Blahbatuh, Gianyar Regency, Bali, Indonesia
Timing - 24 Hrs
Entry Fee - Approx. INR 80 (15,000 Indonesian Rupiah)
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