BALI: THE ISLAND OF GOD

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No wonder Bali is known as “The island of Gods”. The unique presence of magnificent mountains, rugged coastlines, volcanic hillsides, splendid beaches, rich culture, traditional music and dance performed all over the island, justifies it being the favorite destination for most of the travelers across the world. This is one of the best island destinations for adventurers, explorers and those who are in search of serenity.

Bali is an island and province of Indonesia which is located at the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. The beaches are an idol spot for world class surfing, diving and luxury spas, while the dense jungles, ancient monuments and hidden stone temples, will bring out the hidden explorer inside you. There is a spiritual feeling in the Balinese land and the inhabitants are very warm, generous and friendly. The best months for travelling are May, June and September as it coincides with the best weather i.e. drier & less humid. You may find a good room deal, and last-minute bookings are possible. Some of the popular destinations are:

  1. Seminyak

At Seminyak be ready with your DSLR to click the glorious beaches, legendary sunsets and Balinese ceremonies held on beach. There are also sophisticated spas, high end boutiques and fashionable restaurants (Of course very much expensive!).

 

 

  1. Ubud

Ubud is the ideal place to immerse in the ambiance of top spa destinations which provide specialized massage treatments such as acupressure, stretching, aromatherapy, etc. There are also various museums and galleries. The main attractions are Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary where you can encounter long tailed macaques and Valley Of Tomb Cloisters at Gunung Kawi.

  1. Kuta

Kuta is a five mile stretch of clean sand famous for surfing and sunbathing. The Waterbom Bali( water parks), Balangan beach and Ground zero monuments are magnificent places to visit. It is also the center of lower-end party culture on Bali.

 

  1. Sanur

 The beaches of Sanur are blissful and heavenly. Every year The International Kite Festival add flamboyant colour in the endless blue skies which can recharge your mood in a moment.

 

  1. Mount Agung

It is an active volcano in east Bali. Mount Agung has huge spiritual significance to the inhabitants and is home to the ‘Mother Temple’ of Besakih. It is important to hire a guide and the fees are exceptionally high. Those who are interested in climbing high bare rocks can go for it.

6. Sekumpul waterfalls

Sekumpul waterfalls tour is bewildering. There are seven waterfalls. While walking around you can see the beautiful rice terraces. You can also experience hiking because of its rugged roads if there is no rainfall.

 

Bali is ideal for those affected by wanderlust. Go ahead and soak yourself and your family in the ambiance of Bali’s rich culture, Balinese cuisine, many amazing sights, friendly people and spectacular beaches. I will suggest that if you are a true rover then you could also explore some of the majestic hidden temples and monuments along with the crowded tourist spots.

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