Beautiful Bali



Ulun Danu Temple

Sitting on the shore,
With you so close by my side,
Watching the horizon,
And the slowly receding tide,
An orange red glow,
Slowly spreads across the calm sea,
The beauty of nature,
On display here for you and me...
{©2005 Jan Brooks}

Two states - random coffee dates - soul mates: is our sweet & short love story. Given all the choices on earth me and my hubby opted to go to Bali for our honeymoon.  A place I fell in love with instantly after reading Eat Pray Love. And I am so glad that we visited our dream destination.

Bali is a land that seems to have a magnet at its very heart. It is a feeling that is difficult to understand unless experienced but once visited you are surely compelled to come back and you may even want to stay forever, such is its pull. A truly beautiful tropical island inhabited by remarkably artistic people, breathtaking panoramas of cultivated rice terraces, impressive volcanoes and pristine beaches.

Tanah Lot Sea Temple
With my sweetheart at the Sea Temple

We spent four days in Bali in February last year and had a wonderful stay at the Bali Kuta Resort by Swiss-Belhotel. Conveniently located in the heart of Kuta the spectacular location allows easy access to entertainment venues, tourist attractions, exclusive shopping and sightseeing. We were in for a surprise the moment we entered our room - lovely décor, rose petals and a delicious heart shaped chocolate cake were arranged for us. Such gestures stay as sweet memories forever.


Honeymoon welcome @ Bali Kuta Resort
    Our room  
There are many hotels and resorts in Bali. One can look at the other options too depending on an individual’s choice. Heard the villas in Ubud are fabulous and would love to stay there during my next visit. Hubby dear hope you have made a note of the same :-)

We pre booked our trip (excluding flight & hotel which we booked on our own) through a local agent, John Bali, whose contact we got through a friend. The agent got us the best of deals and his guide showed us around the place by private car. A half day city tour (around 5 hrs) costed us US $35  and a full day tour (around 10 hrs) costed us US $41. This does not include the cost for entry tickets, food, beverages & shopping. It only covers the cost of the private vehicle. The tour guide a jovial person really made our trip a very memorable one. He explained to us the culture and significance of each of the places and also gave us ample time to click pictures.


Scene from Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park
Spectacular glimpse of Bukit Peninsula 

The visa process is simple. 52 countries are eligible for visa-on-arrival when visiting Bali and Indonesia. A transit visa for up to 7 days costs US $10, and a tourist visa for up to 30 days costs US $25. When departing from Bali, you are subject to the airport departure tax which can be paid in cash in Indonesian Rupiah only, so save some bills for the trip out. The airport departure tax is US $15 (IDR 150,000) for international departures and US $1.4 (IDR 40,000) for domestic departures. Attached is the link for further details :


Although commuting is easy, the local transportation system in Bali is not one of the best. Hence renting a two wheeler or booking a private car or taxi are better options. Pick up and drop from the airport till our hotel and return costed us US $12 each way.


A garden at the Grand Mirage Resort
A garden at the sea walker resort

Bali boasts a tropical climate with just two seasons (wet and dry) a year and an annual average temperature of around 28C degrees. Dry (between May to September) and wet (between October to April). However even in the wet monsoon it is still likely to be sunny for a good part of the day. May, June and July are generally considered to be the best time to travel to Bali in terms of the weather.


View @ The Grand Mirage Resort
Golden sand and blue sea 

The local cuisine is out of the world. Satay chicken with peanut sauce, fried rice with shrimp and eggs, grilled squids…..ok I am droooooooling now. Veggies don't be disappointed. One will find a variety of food options (both veg & non veg) in restaurants at Bali.


Nasi Goreng - National dish of Indonesia
Nasi Goreng - National dish of Indonesia

Our itinerary was pre planned. We covered the following places on the first day. 

1. Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park
As we entered we were spellbound by the stunning panoramic views of Bukit Peninsula surrounding the park. A few steps away was the magnificent Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue which is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu and his mount Garuda, the mythical bird who is his companion. After seeing the entire park we sat down to relax and enjoyed some chilled coconut water. One can also enjoy traditional music & dance performances or rent & ride a segway at an additional cost.
Tickets : US $8
Location : South Kuta
Attached is a link for further details :
http://gwk-culturalpark.com/


Magnificent Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statute
Magnificent Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statute

2. Uluwatu Temple
Our next halt was at the famous Uluwatu temple surrounded by the Indian ocean. The encapsulating ocean view, cliff hanging temple and the golden sun rays beaming from the clear blue sky made us go wow - we were overwhelmed by the beauty of nature.  In addition to these one can also see the uluwatu cave and the kecak dance performance at an additional cost.
Tickets : US $2
Location : South Kuta

Note : You need to be properly dressed to enter. Sarongs and sashes can be rented at the entrance. The temple is inhabited by large number of monkeys, who are extremely adept at snatching visitor's belongings including bags, cameras, shiny objects like watches, eyeglasses and colorful hair bands. Keep a very close grip on all your belongings and stow away your eyeglasses if at all possible.



The cliff hanging temple @ Uluwatu Temple
The cliff hanging temple

3. Jimbaran Beach
Ok. So it was 7 pm and we were tired and hungry. Our tour guide decided to take us to Jimbaran beach. So lucky were we - arrived on time and got to see the gorgeous sun set. The sky turning from blue to orange. We had a lovely candle night dinner by the beach along with live singing, fresh grilled sea food and traditional Balinese dance performances. Must do must see for every couple who visits Bali.
Tickets : NA (free entry)
Location : South Kuta

Live singing @ Jimbaran Beach
Live singing

Sunset dinner @ Jimbaran Beach
Perfect set up near the beach

Delicious drinks & candle night dinner at Jimbaran Beach
   Delicious drinks & candle night dinner 

4. Exotic Balinese Massages - Not to be missed at any cost
And last but not the least - a perfect way to end the day. A full body spa - ohhhhhhhh - was so relaxing. 
Most of the spas offer foot massage, foot scrubs, full body massage, shoulder massage, neck massage, facials, sun tan treatments, etc. 
Tickets : Lulur Orchid Spa - US $30 (2 hours package including drop till hotel)
Location : South Kuta


Luxurious rose petals bath

And here goes our itinerary for the second day.

5. Sea Walker

Yeah. Day two and we were pretty excited. Our tour guide picked us up early morning and dropped us at the Grand Mirage resort. After reaching there we quickly changed into our costumes and got all set for our first underwater expedition. We were shown a few videos and given some training. Later we were taken by boat to the middle of the ocean where we were taken 8 feet under water using a ladder. As we went inside we could see 1000's of fishes and even feed them. The encounter with fishes and the underwater world was spectacular. This activity is completely safe and can even be done by non swimmers.
Tickets : US $75 (including pick up & drop from hotel, lunch & mineral water)
Location : Sanur
Attached is a link for more details :


Sea Walker
Look at me - so happy - yo yo yo


Do watch our experience at the Sea Walker activity! Please find the link below,

6. Ubud and Mas Village
After the amazing sea walking activity we drove down to Ubud. On our way we halted at Mas village famous for its artistic wooden carvings and artifacts. We found that most items were a bit over priced but worth visiting once. You are allowed to take pictures. 


Artistic wooden carvings on display

Pretty baskets - I wanted to buy all of them

Rice terrace fields @ Ubud
Tegalalang rice terrace
We later visited Ubud village. Ubud is surrounded by spectacular rice field terraces and heavenly greenery. 
Tickets : NA (free entry)
Location : Ubud

7. Mt. Kintamani (Active Volcana) & Lake Batur 
Our next getaway was Mt. Kintamani. This wonderful mountain has an active volcano, dizzying views in all directions and a lake named Batur. One can also enjoy snacks & lunch at the local restaurants with lake view.
Tickets : NA (free entry)
Location : North Bali


Mount Kintamani
Mt. Kintamani
8. Shopping & Bargaining
On the way to our next destination we stopped at Batur for street side shopping. I went crazy seeing the colorful display of outfits, bags and footwear. Spent an hour here and bought 100's of things while my hubby and our tour guide relaxed in the car. Hats off to their patience.
Tickets : NA (free entry)
Location : Uluwatu
Note : It is good to bargain but not for items which are already low priced.


Go crazy shopping
9. Kecak Dance
The day ended with us watching the traditional kecak dance. The performers emote slowly with their voice, expressions and dance steps - and natch, we were completely mesmerized. Taken from the Hindu epic Ramayana, the Kecak dance is perhaps the most dramatic. The dance tells the story of Prince Rama and his rescue of Princess Sita. There are dozens of different dances - all part of the fascinating Balinese culture.
Tickets : From US $35
Location : Uluwatu
Attached is a link for more details :

Kecak Dance
                                                   
And the following on the third day.

10. Taman Ayun Temple
After eating breakfast to our heart's content we were all set for day three. Our first halt was at Taman Ayun Temple. This is a Royal Temple of the Mengwi Empire, located in Mengwi Village. Taman Ayun translates as "beautiful garden" and is regarded as one of the most attractive temples of Bali. One can view the main temple from outside, also see the royal meru shrines and climb a tall tower built in the garden for taking some great pictures.
Location : North Denpasar
Tickets : US $1.5

Taman Ayun Temple
Taman Ayun Temple

11. Bali Botanical Garden
We next drove down to the Bali Botanical Garden.  A vast expansion of green lawns surrounded by different varieties of plants, shrubs, trees and cactus. Was such a refreshing change. It also had some wonderful scenic points.
Tickets : US $5
Location : Bedugul
Attached is a link for further details :
http://www.botanicgardenbali.com/ 
@ Bali Botanical Garden
Garden Entrance


@ Bali Botanical Garden
Four Layered Fountain

12. Ulun Danu Temple
This is one of the most beautiful temples in Bali situated in the middle of the lake. Built in 1926 and is dedicated to Dewi Batari Ulun Danu, goddess of lakes and rivers. One can also enjoy boating here (depending on the weather).
Location : Bedugul
Tickets : US $3



Ulun Danu Temple @ Bedugul
Ulun Danu Temple

13. Tanah Lot (Sea Temple)

Our last destination was the sea temple. Tanah Lot is probably the most famous of Bali's temples and means "land in the middle of the sea". The temple sits just off the coast on a rock, which is quite spectacular.The temple is visited quite often at sunset and provides an opportunity for great photos. 
Location : South Kuta
Tickets : US $3

Tanah Lot Sea Temple
Tanah Lot Sea Temple


Most of the above activities can be pre booked by local agents or by staff at your hotel.

Tipping & Etiquette
Major hotels: Tipping is not mandatory. However, if you want to tip, perhaps provide 5 to 10% of the total bill.


Restaurants: Some restaurants will include 5 to 10% service charge to their bill. But if they don't levy any service charge, you can tip between US $1 to 10% of the total bill.

Taxi drivers: Tipping is not mandatory. Although all taxis are metered, some drivers do not carry either coins or small notes, or may not be able to locate them when required. Many passengers round up their bill.

Car-hire drivers: It is not mandatory, however if service is satisfactory a basic US $1 tip is deemed appropriate. Full day car hire drivers generally expect a larger tip.


Airport porters: Normally have a mandated US $0.50 rate per bag. You don't have to use them, but for very little money they can be a big help especially going through customs and it makes a difference to them.


Medical Facilities
Attached is a link providing details about hospitals and clinics in Bali.
http://www.bali.indonesia.embassy.gov.au/blli/medical.html


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Bali Map


Your valuable feedback and comments would be highly appreciated. Also if you have any questions regarding Bali please feel free to write to us.



Comments

  1. Wow.. Another nice blog.. Good Info.. :)

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  2. OMG.. Your Narration is making us excited to visit these places. already we have made our arrangements but still so excited to see Bali now. Thanks for detailed info & wonderful pics. Good Photography - PRASAD Pamidimukkala

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    1. Dear Prasad,

      Glad you enjoyed the write up and pictures. Bali is a fantastic place and I am sure you and your family will have a great time. Thanks.

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  4. Hi Prasad,

    I am so glad to see your report on Bali as I will be going in two weeks time. Can you tell me who your guide was and you paid $41 for hiring him and the car? And he was like a tour guide and not just a driver that picks you up and drop you off. Other drivers I heard just do not do a good job as a tour guide.

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    1. Hello,

      Thanks for your feedback. The local agent who booked our Bali trip arranged a driver for us who took us around Bali. The driver functions as a tour guide too - as in he told us about all the places, gave us enough time to visit the spots, take pictures and usually stayed back in the car. We paid US $41 only for the car & driver(excluding entry tickets & driver tip). Here is the email id of the tour agent who booked the car and driver for us : baliman@indo.net.id. Also his website address is : http://www.johnbalitour.com/
      Please let us know if you have any more questions. Have a wonderful stay.

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    2. I am planning a 6 day and 5 night trip to Bali, reading the blog i am so happy that i have made the perfect choice for a beautiful trip. Dates are 28th July through 1 st week of August, can you please help us locate a Driver cum tour guide to cover all the best places around which are not covered in my itienary with the travel agency

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  5. hello,
    hi, I am Dr. Vinod. This blog is really informative. I am visiting in last week of October for a conference in Nusadua. presently collecting information about Bali. Do U need Singapore transit visa to travel Bali. my flight is from Chennai to Singapore and from there to denpasar Bali.

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    1. Dear Dr. Vinod,

      Glad you liked the blog. Not sure about the transit visa. Indians get a visa on arrival. Have a nice trip.

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  6. Wow!!! So well described.. straight from heart!! Feels like a totally romantic place... visiting Bali soon

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    1. Dear Saini,

      Thanks for the wonderful feedback. Bali is indeed a very romantic place. You will fall in love once you visit and never want to come back - such is its charm.

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  7. Excellent blog, well written :)

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  8. Sneha,

    We have been planning to visit Bali for our honeymoon. I was looking out for some reviews / tips from Indian travelers who visited Bali recently. And luckily I hit your blog. This is exactly what I was looking for. Very informative, crisp & well written blog. Kudos!

    Regards,
    Prashanth Gupta

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    1. Dear Prashanth,

      Thanks for the wonderful feedback. Glad to know that the blog has been useful to you. Do feel free to write to us if you have any questions.

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  9. Thanks! Your blog really helped us a lot... We had an awesome time there. :)

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    1. Dear Shikha,

      Glad the blog was useful. Waiting to see the pictures :)

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  10. Hi there, would you say that Bali is a "Honeymooners" destination? If yes, what do you think makes it a 'honeymoon' destination? Thanks :)

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    1. Dear Karaiteana,

      Yes. In my opinion it is a perfect honeymoon destination. Bali has a good blend of scenic beauty, adventure sports, beautiful beaches, a very rich and interesting cultural history, tourist friendly, variety of shopping, eateries, budget to luxury hotels & villas, etc and at the same time is not very commercialized and expensive. The place has its own charm difficult to encapsulate in few words. Hope this answers your question.

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  11. If you had to do it all over again, would you keep your base in Kuta? If not, how would approach a 7 day trip in Bali? Please email me, I'd love to get your ideas of what you would do again, what you feel you missed and what you would skip. Charles_hornbostel at yahoo

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  12. Bali.... simply beautiful, jus lik u described it in your blog! Great job gurl!

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  13. Hai, i am from Bali. Thank you for your good review. We are happy if guest who visit Bali feel happy.

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  14. This really helped, just confused why u dint u used John Bali tour for seawalk? he costs USD 48??, was he good?

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    1. Hello,

      We did book the sea walking tour through Mr. John Bali. They have different packages. Ours included pick up - drop and lunch.

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  15. Hi Sneha

    I find your tips quite useful. Planning a family trip next year and ya, luv your pictures.

    BTW, I too run a little travel blog ..Visit me at wwwflowering.blogspot.com. when you find the time.

    Cheers

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    1. Hello,

      Thanks for your feedback. The blog will definitely help you in planning your trip. Will visit your blog soon.

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  16. You are definitely having a thorough traveling in Bali seeing so many destinations you got! But there's more than Bali in Indonesia. You should come back and visit them to see for yourself ;) you can check www.jakpost.travel for updated information about traveling in Indonesia. Cheers!

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    1. Hello,

      Wow. Thanks for sharing the information. Would love to visit Indonesia again.

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  17. Thanks for your wonderful report here. Even i am planning my honeymoon in april and the packages provided by agents here in india are quite high. Your blog gave lots of information and links to contact. I think i can manage in my budget. Thanks for your help again.

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    1. Hello,

      Thanks for your feedback and happy to know that the blog has been of use to you. That was the intention in the first place to help fellow travelers plan their trip. Have a wonderful holiday. Please feel free to write to us in case of any questions.

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    2. Hi Sneha,

      Nopw you have asked need quick help. Is john bali tours reliable? I am the prices and all. are they fixed or they charge more than what they say. and is it worth it?

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    3. Hello,

      Yes the tours organised by Mr. John Bali are reliable. We recommended him to some of our friends and have received a good feedback from them too. You must ask him to mail you all the details with the exact itinerary, activities and pricing so that you have it on record.

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    4. Thanks...

      Sorry for returning again n again but i just want to plan perfect. You planned your vacation from which place? India or else?

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    5. Hello,

      No we are based in Taipei. So we flew down Taipei - HK - Bali.

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    6. Thanks sneha for the wonderful report you have given. I have made my hotel bookings and for sight seeing i have approached Amazingbalitours.com they have good rating in trip advisor as well.

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    7. Thanks for your feedback once again. And have a wonderful trip :-)

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  18. Hello Sneha,

    Thanks for this wonderful compilation. I am planning my honeymoon trip to Bali in Mid May.
    Can you give some more insight about the food in Bali. Both me and my 'to be' wife are vegetarian (though, we eat egg occasionally).
    How is the food according to Indian standards - bland or spicy?

    Thanks.

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    1. Hello,

      Bali is beautiful and I am sure you will have a wonderful time.
      The food in Bali is excellent (spicy and flavorsome - garlic, ginger, chilies used as a base in most of the food items)....and they have a lot of variety. Yes most of the food has egg or chicken in it but you can find or request for veg food at restaurants. Since you eat eggs it should not be a problem. My hubby too prefers veg food and we did not face any issues as such.

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  19. Thank you for visiting Bali.....come and take families and friends to Bali and see more interesting places
    http://goaroundbalitours.blogspot.com
    it offers a very competitive price.....

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  21. I am going to Bali for office meeting , I have 2 and half day to hang out. Could u suggest me what should I visit ?

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    1. Hello,
      Glad to know you are visiting Bali. Since you just have two and a half days (very short time) suggest you to book a car and cover the following places.
      Ubud - Spend a day here. Ubud is extremely beautiful and most famous part of Bali. Visit the rice terraces, elephant cave, mas arts and craft village and watch some traditional Balinese performances.
      South Bali - Tanah Lot Sea Temple or Uluwatu temple. Kuta or Jimbaran beach - both popular for their sunsets.
      Reserve half a day for the sea walker activity if you have enough time and have not done something similar before.
      Ulun Danu Temple - One of the most stunning temples situated in the middle of the lake.

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  22. Hi Sneha,
    Superb writeup ... very informative and enlightening. We are planing to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary in Bali & 3 days later my wife's birthday in Nov this year. Would like to stay 3 days in Legian and 3 days in Kuta and do almost everything you did!! Any recommendations on how to make it special. I must say as middle class indians we would like to do a sort of budget travel. Please advise.
    warm regards ... Kersy

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    1. Hello,
      Thanks for your wonderful feedback. I would suggest you to get in touch with John Bali whose details I have mentioned in my blog. They offer very good rates and the tour covered almost all the major spots. Also Bali overall is not an expensive place. To make best use of the 6 days, you must hire a car and driver, this way you would save a lot of travel time and do things at your own convenience. Please let me know if you any more questions.

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  23. I glad you enjoy your holiday in Bali islands and nice article
    You almost visited half of the islands
    Next time you visited Bali, i can help you arrange to visit all the sightseeing places in Bali islands
    Thanks for review our islands

    Regards
    Wayan Adika

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  24. Such an amazing trip in Bali!

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  25. Very nice and informative post. Thank for sharing. It is very important for determining vacation destination in Bali. I wanna come again to the island later.

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    1. Thank you. Glad to know the post has been helpful to you. Please feel free to write to us for any further questions.

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  26. Nice info, I already read and have plan to go to bali on september and choice kadek - Balisemaratour.com as our tour guide.

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  27. Thank you very much for the wonderful travelnote. I plan to visit Bali in the coming october. But since i will be there only for 3 days i dont know how much i can cover. I will have to filter some of them- so any advice on "not to be missed at all" ? About Bali cuisine, Is it palatable to the indian tongue? I found the local food at Egypt and turkey quite bland. Thank you very much once again for the blog.

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    1. Hello,
      Glad to know you are visiting Bali. Since you have three days would suggest you to book a car and cover the following places.
      Ubud - Spend a day here. Ubud is extremely beautiful and most famous part of Bali. Visit the rice terraces, elephant cave, mas arts and craft village and watch some traditional Balinese performances.

      South Bali - Tanah Lot Sea Temple or Uluwatu temple. Kuta or Jimbaran beach - both popular for their sunsets.
      Reserve half a day for the sea walker activity if you have enough time and have not done something similar before.

      Ulun Danu Temple - One of the most stunning temples situated in the middle of the lake.

      The food in Bali is excellent (spicy and flavorsome - garlic, ginger, chilies used as a base in most of the food items)....and they have a lot of variety. Most of the food has egg or chicken in it but you can find or request for veg food at restaurants.

      Have a wonderful trip!

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    2. Thanks a lot Sneha. I have finalized my trip with travel agent. It includes taman Ayun, ulun danu, monkey forest, tanha lot, gunung kawi, kintamani with batur lake and mountain, ubud. Stay is planned at kuta. Once more thanks a lot for the nice piece of guidance.

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    3. It is a long time since my Bali visit ( well it happened in Oct'14) and today while sitting in office, i remembered a thanksgiving is overdue. so just searched and found your blog and now writing this piece just to say Thank you for the help in finalising the trip. I had a wonderful time there from the moment i landed at Nghura rai int airport - where you get a feeling of landing on water. Loved the place, the people, the food. Once again thank you for your help

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  28. Fantastic trips experience. In the future we are happy to accomodate next your trip in bali or your friend to get more exciting tourism object. I will thank to you if you recommended our tour service. detail information please visit : www.balitourorganize.com

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  29. How much was the total expense..just saw INR 1 = 193 indonesian rupiah and they accept US dollars?

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    1. Hello,

      We had planned our trip through an agent. And we flew from Taiwan. So the total expense was around 70,000 NTD then (year 2012 - which included flight tickets, hotel stay, food, shopping & all other activities). The agent did accept payment in US dollars. But most of the payments we did in IDR (Indonesian Rupiah).

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    2. Sneha,

      Quick and a stupid qstn... Was wondering what NTD is?

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  30. Hey thanks sneha for the above info...it has helped me in planning my tour....did u cover all the above location in just 3 days....its great....can u suggest any more things to do as we are planning for 7 days.....thanks

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    1. Hello,
      Thank you! Glad to know post has been helpful to you in planning your trip.
      Yes we covered all of the above locations in 3 days. We booked a car so it was very easy to commute around.
      I would suggest you to stay and spend more time at Ubud. It is extremely beautiful & serene place. You can also go for dolphin sightings at Lovina, visit coffee plantations at Bali Pulina, go for a glass bottom turtle ride & scuba diving, visit Goa Gajah temple, Bali safari & marine park, etc.
      Have a wonderful trip.

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  31. Hi Sneha, I enjoyed reading your story :)

    You might want to replace the link you've added for Indonesian Visa Regulations though (visabali . com).

    Many things have changed since that site was written and it is actually very outdated unfortunately. This recent website shows the most recent visa regulations ; http://www.balistoreluggage.com/blog/indonesian-visa-on-arrival-regulations/

    Looking forward to your next blog!

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    1. Hello,

      Glad to know you enjoyed reading the blog.

      Thanks for updating me about the visa regulations. Will soon edit my post and add the latest details for the visa.

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  32. Thank you for you blogging information and give me inspiration things to do in Bali. I have book bali transport throught http://www.balisemaratour.com.

    Thanks you

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    1. Hello,

      Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback and sharing the travel link.

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  33. Wonderful itinerary for Bali vacation. You both looked very happy indeed. How about Kuta and this beachfront resort? http://www.baligardenbeachresort.com

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  34. hi di..got ur nice feed back..can u plz tell me the place for small gifts for others and the approx cost for 2 people in bali?is bali safe for indians?i am from kolkata..plz rply.its urgent

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    1. Thank you! You will find many souvenir shops in Bali with things to buy in all price ranges (low to high). It is a beautiful place with amazing and friendly people.

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  35. Hello Sneha..
    After reading your article i am feeling like booking a flight to Bali now itself.Anyways, jokes apart i have something to share with you regarding planning Bali trip itineraries..
    Bali trip itinerary planner have collection of more than 50 Bali trip itineraries.Check it and plan your future trip to Bali using it.
    Thanks Sneha..:)

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  36. We glad you enjoy your holiday in Bali, and your article is great.
    Next time when you come to Bali we will be happy to be your guide.
    Thanks for review our Island

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  37. bali tour

    You have great holiday in Bali. Thank you for share about Bali island and please to visit bali tour, i would recommended if you want visited baliagain. Thank you

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  38. Very interesting, I really like your post. it looks like your trip to Bali is very impressive. Bali is very interesting. I almost every year traveled to Bali. and it seems I still want to visit it again. Things that make me love with Bali is, because these sights have exotic environment with the culture and customs of interest. and the culinary delight is very distinctive and diverse. nice post. for reference: https://en.balijetaime.com/we-love-it
    thanks for the share.

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    1. Thanks for the wonderful feedback :-)

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  39. I like your articel.. bali is the best

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  40. We visited Bali recently for my honeymoon as well. You just made me recollect my whole experience once again. Thank you :)

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  41. Please suggest whether its better to by travel packages or customize ourselves

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    1. Hi Ravi. I would recommend you to go for a customized package. So you can pre-book a car for the number of days you are going and decide on the places you want to see and activities to do. I feel that way you can see more places and see things at your own pace.

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  44. thanks for sharing..Amazing stuff continues the good work.
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  45. Hi Sneha
    Wonderful blog written.
    I'm planning my honeymoon in coming Feb in Bali for 4 days. I have already done flight n hotel bookings, would request you give your opinion on following:

    1. Which are the must visit places to cover in 4 days?

    2. As suggested in your writeup, the tickets for various places like temples n underwater resort need to be booked in advance or can be booked on the spot?

    3. Is it okay using self driven hired two wheeler or hiring a 4/wheeler is preferred? Also, Pls give an idea of full day hiring charges of 2 and 4 wheeler.

    4. What would be the average expense of a person's breakfast/lunch/dinner, so that I can plan my cash accordingly?

    5. I'm planning to carry USD from India n at bali, will either pay in USD or get those converted into IDR. Should that be fine?

    Thanks in anticipation.

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  46. Hi Sneha
    Wonderful blog written.
    I'm planning my honeymoon in coming Feb in Bali for 4 days. I have already done flight n hotel bookings, would request you give your opinion on following:

    1. Which are the must visit places to cover in 4 days?

    2. As suggested in your writeup, the tickets for various places like temples n underwater resort need to be booked in advance or can be booked on the spot?

    3. Is it okay using self driven hired two wheeler or hiring a 4/wheeler is preferred? Also, Pls give an idea of full day hiring charges of 2 and 4 wheeler.

    4. What would be the average expense of a person's breakfast/lunch/dinner, so that I can plan my cash accordingly?

    5. I'm planning to carry USD from India n at bali, will either pay in USD or get those converted into IDR. Should that be fine?

    Thanks in anticipation.

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    2. Hi,

      Thank you!

      1. I would suggest you to visit the places I have mentioned in my blog. You can easily cover those in 4 days.
      2. You can book most of the sight seeing places on the spot. But certain activities like the sea walker should be booked in advance.
      3. Either of the options is ok. I do not have an idea about the day charges for hiring a vehicle as we had booked it through an agent. Ours was 35 USD for a half day tour and around 41 USD for a full day tour.
      4. Breakfast is included as a part of the package in most hotels. Food is reasonable at most places. Generally for a meal (including a drink);
      Local warungs: $2 - $10
      Average tourist restaurants: $5 - $15
      5. Yes that should be fine.

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  47. Thank you Sneha, that helps a lot !!

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  48. Thanks Sneha for your preview about bali,Hello my name is putu,i'm a balinese woman driver and guide in bali,if you fell not really comfortable with man driver when you want exploring this island you can contact me on my facebook ucik aura divya prabawa or my whatsapp +6281339829766.

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  50. Hi,Sneha,
    Your article with photos with appropriate links and subsequent responses are great. That reveals your helping and caring attitude. in the near future may plan to go during September, but it seems May is better than September. How about booking driver and car after the arrival in Bali?

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  51. Very amazing moment and thank you for visiting Bali

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  52. Good info and amazing pics.. Thanks for each and every detail, would be helpful for whoever goes for a vacation.

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  53. thanks for sharing this article,this is very interesting

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  54. nice post,,this is very usefull information

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  55. good news,this is best moment in bali

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  56. bali is very amazing island with beautifull moment

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  58. Bali memang mantap buat di kunjungi gan.

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  59. artikel yang sangat menarik untuk di simak

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  60. thanks for sharing this informations

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  61. Hi Sneha

    Wonderful blog written.
    I'm planning my honeymoon in coming Jan-2017 in Bali for 3 days. I have already done flight n hotel bookings, would request you give your opinion on following:

    1. Is Visa On arrival is free for Indians or there is some VISA fee we have to pay?
    2. Is Bali Safe to travel, I heard a lot that there are natural disasters and wrong activities that happen. Please advise, will it be safe place to visit for honeymoon couples.

    Thanks in anticipation.

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    1. Please be informed that Indian passport holders need to pay no visa fee.
      Also be advised that there is no hanky Pinky happening there in Bali so far as my experience was concerned. Just that I would advise you to use western union outlets or other popular bank outlets for exchanging your currency there, as u will find a lot of money changers roadside however they conn you to the count of exchange and you get lesser amount that u need to get and u cannot question them once they hand u over the money.
      Besides the above, a perfect place for u guys to get out to.
      Personal advise: try putting up in kuda, much less busy and easy to go about

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  62. Great article sharing on your tour to bali. It is an exotic island with many hidden secrets to be explored. Very useful sharing on travelling to bali. 5 hidden beaches in Bali is another great site to find some hidden beaches in Bali.

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  63. Bali is a paradise world that are in Indonesia with No Two natural charm. It's best information and news is very interesting to read

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  64. terima kasih informasinya sangat menarik dan bermanfaat

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  65. Terimakasih untuk informasinya

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  66. Bali is very amazing, Indonesia is rich in Nature and its beauty But Lombok Island Also No less beautiful, Do you visit Lombok with Lombok Tour with us?

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  67. Great article with amazing pics.. Thanks for each and every detail....

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    1. Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback!

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