Also known as the Land of the Gods, Bali appeals through its sheer natural beauty of looming volcanoes and lush terraced rice fields that exude peace and serenity. Bali enchants with its dramatic dances and colorful ceremonies, its arts and crafts, to its luxurious beach resorts and exciting nightlife. And everywhere you will find intricately carved temples.
Once a sleepy village with a quiet, beautiful sweep of beach, Kuta today has become a popular beach destination in its own right.
Uluwatu is the most famous wave of Bali. There is always some swell here so it’s also always crowded. The spot offers several waves which are working with different swells and tides.
Steeped in culture and enhanced by magnificent vistas, Ubud offers a respite from the humdrum of your busy life.
Normally peaceful and uninhabited, Bali’s temples transform into scenes of great activity and are ornately decorated during festivals. You’ll find that each of Bali’s temples is unique and that they either face towards the mountains, the sea or towards sunrise.
The Kecak dance tells the story of Ramayana wherein prince Rama’s wife, Sita, is abducted by the ogre Rahwana. The Kecak dance is staged most dramatically in the open air by Pura Tanah Lot with backdrop, the sun slowly lowering in the sea over the horizon beyond this beautiful temple.
There are many modes of transport to help you get around in Bali. A variety of excellent half day, full day and overnight tour packages are available from your hotel desk or any of the numerous travel agents and tour operators which abound in Bali. You can also find a car and driver who will also act as your guide. Tell the driver your desired route and negotiate a fee.
With increasing number of direct flights from many parts of the world, getting to Bali is easy. Flights from Jakarta to Bali take about 1.5 hours, from Singapore and Perth (Australia) around 2.5-3 hours, from Hong Kong about 4.5 hours, and from Sydney/Melbourne about 5.5-6 hours on many national and international carriers.