The Indonesian island makes Bali tour activities a popular choice for tourist and a favourite tourist spot for adventure lovers as well as culturally attracted tourists. Finally, if you have travelled till here in need of relaxation, utilise white beaches, great diving and dense jungle treks to attain freshness and peace of mind. There are many activities in Bali Indonesia and also some cultural activities in Bali which have helped Bali to top the list of tourist spots for the year 2017. The best activities in Bali and some unique Bali island activities are listed below:
Here is the list of few Bali activities and attractions which you must check out-
Pura Tanah Lot – The sea temple
It is the Bali’s scenic “Sea Temple”. 20 km from the northwest of Kuta, lies the beautiful Pura Tanah Lot. Pura Tanah Lot is one of the most beautiful seaside temples here in Bali. It is set upon a rocky islet or a small island which is beautifully disturbed by crashing waves. It is the most sacred of all the island’s sea temples and an important place of cultural value for the Balinese people. Large waves that occur near the rocks are at great risk to tourists, therefore it is necessary to obey warning signs always take extreme care. Members of the Balawista lifeguards take shifts to provide safety and lend help through watchful guarding and they carry it out at several key points along the coast. The tickets generally the Entrance tickets and parking coupons include insurance coverage which is due to its high level of insecurity.
Mount Batur – volcanic island
It is an amazing active volcano which is famous as a major trekking spot in Bali. Even before the sunrise hits the island, hundreds of visitor’s start to the trek up the 1,700-meter summit of Mount Batur. They trek in utter darkness to watch the beautiful sunrise above this volcanic mountain. This sacred active volcano lies Bali’s central highlands in its Kintamani District. It is about an hour’s drive from Ubud and this has been a must conquer the visitors Bali adventure list.
Visit Ulun Danu Temple
This temple is a sign of Hindu existence on this island and it is said that during the 17th century, this temple was built to worship the Indian trio Gods, Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. The name Danu refers to the lake goddess Danu who is also worshipped here. Ulun Danu Temple lies in Bedugul in Bali. This beautiful temple is a dedication offered to the goddess of the lake. It definitely is one of the quietest and most serene places on the island. It consists of different shrines, each one dedicated to a different god and having a unique history of its own. The amazingly uniquely carved gates are some of the unique features here. The four gates of the temple face each of the four points of direction of the compass.
Go muck diving in Padang Bai
Padang Bai is situated in the eastern part of Bali and is famous for its diving activities. There are seven different dive sites that can easily be reached after a short boat trip from the shore and whatever your diving experience there is something for everyone here. You can get certified by PADI and if you are an adrenaline junkie and fantasize muck diving then this is one of the best places in Bali to fulfil your adventure goals. You will find a range of underwater beauties like the blue-ringed octopus and seahorses. There is also a good chance of seeing turtles, sharks, and coral gardens. Тhе dіvіng stаrts at a depth of around 3-4m, making it perfect and а gооd sіtе fоr snоrkеllіng. The depth than increases and deepens tо аbоut 35m. Маrіnе lіfе are existent here like cuttlefish and some unique sсоrріоnfіshs, flуіng gurnаrds, pеgаsus sеаmоths as well as fіngеrеd drаgоnеts and all the rest species of the common reef fish consisting of puffers porcupine.
Strap on a jetpack in Tanjung Benoa
Tanjung Benoa is the hub of risky watersports which is designed to test your persistence and composure. It is a place in Bali where you can try water sports and a huge range of different water activities on offer. One of the most exciting and popular ones here is however strapping on a water jetpack. It is a unique adventure which lets you fly up into the sky to a height of around 10 meters and one session usually last around 20 minutes. One of the biggest gift being drawn of going jetpacking is the chance to breathe in the beauty of Bali from the air and if you have never done anything like this before the dedicated instructors will teach you how to fly in a safe and controlled environment.
Marvel at Tanah Lot Temple – along with majestic landscape of Tegalalang Rice Terraces
Tanah Lot temple is a Hindu temple built by the early descendants of the island when Hinduism was in full flow. The temple has stunning natural beauty and stands on solid sea rock.At sunset, the best view can be enjoyed here in Tanah Lot which is one of the famous tourist attraction in Bali. Tanah Lot temple is famous structure here and one of the very sacred temples in Bali Island. The rock which was once a part of the mainland has been separated from it over several years time. At high tide, the temple on this rock is completely surrounded which makes an amazing sight in Indonesia. Many people just come here for the sunsets which looks spectacular all around the temple. When the tide is low, it will be possible for the visitors as well some devotees who visit here to walk across the sand to the temple.
Goa Gajah –‘Elephant Cave’
Goa Gajah’s ‘Elephant Cave’, the name is slightly misleading, lending the impression that it’s a gigantic dwelling full of elephants. Actually, the history reveals that the site is home to Lord Ganesha who has the head of an elephant and the son of Lord Shiva. This is also the main reason behind the name ‘Elephant Caves’. Goa Gajah is an important archaeological site in Bali, with a significant historical value that makes it an interesting visite and a must place to visit. Located on the western edge of the Bedulu Village, 5 km away from Ubud. The cave has a lot of steps which may go up and down over a long distance which can make it difficult for people with mobility problems. This cave is filled with important relics, the carvings on the rock, a meditational cave, old bathing pools and beautiful fountains.
Enjoy some water sports in Sanur – a hub for water activities
Sanur has a variety of water sports to offer and you can try various adventures here like standing up paddle boarding, kiting surfing and even paragliding.
Sanur as a diverse marine life and a long beautiful reef but if we rank these places. After Tulamben, Sanur can be called the second beautiful diving spot. in the farther reaches of East Bali. Sanur also has good diving spots and the moderate winds and clear waters surely provide the breathtaking experience for the water sports enthusiasts with a platform which keeps both quality and safety in mind. Apart from sports, simple enthusiasts or plain visitors if we may call them can walk along the grainy sands on the coast in the morning and in the evening. The sunrise towards the east is surely a good remedy for people hungry for more beautiful sunsets. Though Sanur is said to have no waves and so cancels surfing from its long list of water sports, its parts of Sindhu and Mertsaari offer medium-sized moderate waves. Surfers may not feel bad about it and can head slightly to the north to find wilder waves at Keramas Beach.
Visit Bali bird Park – Also a reptile park
Bali Bird Park is also a reptile park which filled with an enormous and varied collection of birds from all over Indonesian archipelago and around the world. It also includes an array of unusual species. The park is located in the village of Batubulan, Gianyar Regency which is also famous for its stone carvings there. The reptile farm is on the adjacent part of the park which can be a treat after you have been colour blinded by their different and rich coloured birds. The park tries to provide different sections here which provide them space as well as provides natural habitats for the birds. You will also find gorgeous birds such as colourful parrots and the bird of paradise.
Bali Bird Park & Reptile Park is two hectares of fine tropical gardens unique and educational attraction which perfectly fits a perfect family visit.
Uluwatu Temple – A Balinese sea temple
Uluwatu temple is Balinese Hindu temple sits on a high cliff which is around 70 m high and it towers over the beautiful Indian ocean. The entrance doors take the shape of stone Bentar gates. Besides beaches, Bali is also well known for its temples. One such temple is the Uluwatu temple. Offering the spectacular view of the sunset and an ever ending view of the Indian Ocean. This temple is another most visited site in Bali due to its spectacular positioning over the ocean. This temple is one of the nine directional temples in Bali. It is said that the temple is guarded by monkeys who are in great numbers on this cliff. You also find a small forest in front of the temple which is where these food snatching and troubling monkeys have set up their bases. The visitors to the temple have to be fit because it is a long stone stairway to reach the temple. The temple faces east while other Balinese temples face either west or south. There are the north door and a south one, which provides entrance to the visitors inside the temple complex. The front of the gate consists of precise fine relief sculpture of leaves and flowery patterns. The stone steps guide you towards the court and trees along the way provide shade and relief from the sun.
Ubud Art & Culture – epicentre of Balinese art and culture
Eat, Pray, Love is the movie which has made Ubud quite popular and highlighted it as an epicentre of Balinese art and culture. This is also the place where the modern Balinese art movement was born. The surrounding royal palaces and temples are a major attraction of art and culture of this Culture heritage. Several excellent local museums and galleries celebrate its evolution and traditions. If Art gazing was a sport, you would definitely play it well here. It is also rewarding, you will find several Balinese buildings which contains some old housing artefacts and the place is surrounded by serene tropical gardens. Royal Ubud Palace lies in the centre of Ubud, and u can witness Balinese dance performances during the wonderful and pleasant Bali evenings.