Aptly called as ‘island of Gods’, Bali is a beguiling Indonesian island known for the off-shore relics and ancient temples, breathtaking paddy fields, captivating coral reefs, pristine beaches, luminous sea, the glorious sunsets and more. Bali is a dream come true for the wanderlusts, pilgrims, adventure seekers, shopaholics, foodies, and every kind of explorer. Bali not only has the immense charm, Bali renders the aura of culture added with the peace which is rare and unique in every sense. Anticipating and catering the budgets of every range, from luxury to budget, Bali is one of the most favored destinations on earth, So, if you’re planning a trip to Bali, then do not miss these top 5 Bali activities for a vacation like never before.
1. Saunter amid the spellbinding Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Ubud
Sprawling on the slopes across the valleys, Tegallalang rice fields’ offers once in a lifetime kind of experience. Tegallalang alone forms 3 most mesmerizing landscapes in Ubud, while others are located in the villages of Campuhan Pejeng. Tegallalang rice terraces are a delight to the nature lovers, painters, and photographers. Exploring the villages and rice fields in Bali renders a wonderful opportunity to get a thorough insight into the lives of locals and to be in harmony with nature.
Location: north of Ubud
How to get there: Tegallalang is half an hour’s drive north side of Ubud.
We Recommend: Buy ornamental woodwork and various carvings from the villagers
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2. Trek to the wonderful waterfalls in Bali
Embraced by the greens amid the woods, the waterfalls in Bali can be discovered with easy nature walks and treks. Discovering waterfalls in Bali is a rewarding experience after exploring the least traveled places, as there exists no such as charm and serenity as it does in the waterfalls of Bali. Most of the waterfalls in Bali maintain the same vigor and beauty throughout the year, offering you a place to relax beside the natural pool it forms, luring the hearts of nature lovers and peace seekers with its constant throughout the year.
Some major waterfalls in Bali are listed below-
Aling-Aling Waterfall – Location: Jalan Sambangan, Sukasada, Buleleng
Banyumala Waterfall – Location: Jalan Tirta Kuning, Wanagiri, Sukasada, Buleleng
Blahmantung Waterfalls -Location: Pujungan village, Pupuan, Tabanan
The Carat falls – Location: Jalan Raya Tamblang, Singaraja, Buleleng
Dusun Kuning – Location: Bangli
Gitgit Waterfalls – Location: Jalan Raya Bedugul-Singaraja, Sukasada, Buleleng
Goa Rang Reng – Location: Jalan Gunung Agung, Bakbakan, Gianyar
3. Enjoy a promising shopping experience in Ubud Market
A holiday in Bali is incomplete without shopping. You’d surely love to delve into the artistic central region of the island, Ubud and its Art Market for exquisite souvenirs and gift items to take home. Accessible from Wanara Wana Monkey Forest Sanctuary just down south, Ubud Art Market offers a wide range of Balinese items and a large range of international goods, catering the taste of every visitor. Since there is no barcode in most of the stalls in Ubud Market, you can bargain while making a purchase.
Opening Hours: 08:00 am – 05:00 pm
Location: Jalan Raya Ubud (main road)
Tips: Do a survey on prices while enjoying your first day at Ubud Market. Refrain spending money on shopping from the very first day.
4. Visit Bali’s engross sea temple Tanah Lot
Reputed for its extraordinary off-shore setting and sunset backdrops, Tanah Lot Temple is one of the significant attractions in Bali. Perched on the top of an island amid the constantly crashing waves, this ancient Hindu Shrine is one of the unmissable icons in Bali. The onshore site provides visitors with leisurely facilities including shops, restaurants, cultural park hosting dance performances alongside its adorable tiny shrines. Due to its religious significance and rare charm, Tanah Lot Temple is included in most trips to Bali’s Central and Western regions.
Tanah Lot Temple Opening Hours: 07:00 am– 07:00 pm
Location: Jalan Raya Tanah Lot, Beraban Village, Kediri, Tabanan
Tips: Dress and act respectfully as on any temple visit in Bali
5. Witness the mesmerizing marine life with Bali Sea Walker activity at Sanur Beach
Seawalker activity assures a remarkable opportunity to witness the wonderful marine life and underwater activity even for the non-swimmers, as the activity employs conveniently designed helmets connected to oxygen tanks aboard on a boat that provides a regular supply of oxygen to the walkers. The helmet covered area from chin-up remains dry throughout the tour beneath the depths of 7 meters. The activity promises you a fascinating experience of witnessing colorful life underwater like fishes, underwater faunas, corals, etc. Sea walker tour can be a enthralling experience for the ones who have no prior water experience. Walkers from 10 years can enjoy this activity.
Duration: Approx. 3o minutes
Location: Sanur and Tanjung Benoa
Tips: Pregnant women, people with lungs and heart ailments, respiratory and asthma, and those who are medication shouldn’t participate in sea walking
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Which is the best time to visit Bali?
The best time to visit Bali is just before or just after the peak seasons that is in the months of April, May, June, and September. These months are less crowded, with less humid and dry, and the prices of hotels and villa rental plummet down to 30%-50% as compared to the peak seasons. Most of the shops offer sales, restaurants and sightseeing places are less crowded. To be precise, Bali is more relaxed during these months. Even all the activities will be accessible.