Talking about Indonesia tourism, Bali has become the main and most popular tourist destination of Indonesia. Since 1980, there has been a sharp rise in the inflow of tourists in Bali. Bali has many wonderful things to offer to its tourist – beautiful beaches, rich culture, arts and crafts, amazing temples, food delicacies, shopping hub etc.
There are so many beautiful things to buy in Bali. Best time to visit Bali from India is from April to October when humidity is less and you can enjoy all tourist activities.
Why Bali is So Popular – Best time to visit Bali from India
Bali, an Indonesian island is known for its famous volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches, religious sites like cliff located Uluwatu Temple. Coming to South Bali, the beachside city of Kuta is must visit and famous for nightlife, also Seminyak, Sanur and Nusa Dua are popular resort towns.
Being a popular beach destination, Bali offers a number of water activities like scuba diving, surfing, snorkelling etc. Talking about the nightlife in Bali, it has many great night clubs and pubs and even you can enjoy evening cruise. Bali is also popular for its yoga and meditation retreats.
How to reach Bali
Over the time, there has been an increase in the number of direct flights to Bali. Most popular airlines to Bali are Air Asia, KLM, Qatar airways. Only Airport in Bali – Ngurah Rai International Airport.
How to reach Bali from India – Best time to visit Bali from India
Bali can be best reached from India by Air. Many airlines take a stopover at Kuala Lumpur. You can choose to book a flight from major cities of India up to Ngurah Rai International Airport.
Mumbai to Bali: Garuda Indonesia is direct flight from Mumbai to Bali.
Delhi to Bali: Only connecting flights run from Delhi to Bali. There is no direct flight. You can also take a flight to Singapore from India and then board a flight to Bali. The airport of Bali is well connected to all the cities. Later, after reaching at Bali airport, you can take a bus or taxi from the airport to reach your destination.
Bali Itinerary 5 Nights 6 days
Day 01: Arrival in Bali – Uluwatu Sunset tour
Arrive at Bali airport. You will be met by representative and will be escorted to hotel. Check in at the hotel. After a small break, proceed to visit Uluwatu temple at sunset. It is Hindu temple facing sea located at a cliff. Enjoy watching akecak and fire dance near Uluwatu temple. After 1 hour of performance, proceed to jimbaran beach to enjoy seafood dinner on the beach. After dinner, back to the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 02: Ubud Village and Kintamani Volcano Tour
After breakfast, proceed for full day Ubud Kintamani Tour.
Start the tour by enjoying watching the traditional Barong dance at batubulan village, the dance represents fighting for good over evil.It is also known astrance dance.
Continue to visit Celuk village to see the traditional gold and silver smith made by local people in the village. Also, visit Tirta Empul Temple to see holy spring water inside the temple.
Proceed to Kintamani village to get an amazing view of mount Batur volcano and Lake Batur from distance. Enjoy lunch in the village. Continue to visit Tegalalang rice terrace in Northern Ubud, it is beautiful rice terrace in small valley. End your tour visiting Ubud monkey forest in the centre of Ubud. A natural forest with great flora and fauna. You can take a walk around the area visiting monkeys playing in their natural habitat. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Bali Water Sports and Tanah Lot Tour
After breakfast, proceed to Tanjung Benoa beach at nusadua to enjoy water sports activities. You can enjoyScuba diving, Banana Boat, Bali Flying Fish, Bali Glass Bottom Boat, parasailing etc.
After lunch, continue to visit Taman Ayun Temple, a beautiful temple set in big fish pond in Mengwi village. After this, visit the spectacular Tanah Lot Temple, again a beautiful temple located on top of the rock on the beach, this temple is most visited for the spectacular view of sunset and Indian Ocean. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Day at leisure
Full day at leisure to enjoy beaches of Bali. Recommendation: Must visit Kuta Beach. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Day at leisure
Full day at leisure to visit local markets and do some shopping. Recommendation: Visit Ubud Art Market. You can find various small shops of the locals selling beautiful silk scarves, shirts, handmade bags, baskets and hats, statues, and other local handcrafted goods. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Departure
After breakfast, get ready for airport to catch onwards flight.
Cost of Indonesia trip from India
For a 5 nights 6 days package, Indonesia tourism cost will vary between INR 50 to 55,000 Per Person for 02 adults. If you book your flight tickets and hotels in advance you may save quite a good amount.
Some of the best hotels in Bali
|The Kayon Resort by Pramana
|The Sankara Resort Ubud by Pramana
|The Trans Resort Bali
|Grand ZuriKuta Bali
|The Anvaya Beach Resort Bali
Other Sightseeing tours to do in Bali
Bali Nusa Penida Tour
Nusa Penida island is located in the outskirts of Bali. To reach there, you only have an option of sea transportation. You need to hire a speed boat from Sanur port. It takes around 45 minutes from Sanur port to Nusapenida port. On arrival, visit Angel billabong beach, broken beach with breathtaking view of beach and the land. Also visit Kelingking Beach, a beautiful beach with rock shapes. Lastly visit Crystal beach. Then proceed to port and board speedboat to Sanur port.
Bali Lempuyang Tour
Lempuyang Tour, also known as Gate of Heaven Tour, is great tour to explore eastern Bali islands.Start with lempuyang temple to get an amazing view of gate of heaven. Take pictures to keep memories of this beautiful place.
Then proceed to visit Tirta Gganga water palace, named after the sacred river Gangesand Ujung water palace, a beautiful water palace which was built by King Karangasem. The last site of this tour is Virgin beach, a very beautiful clean beach with white sand.
Goa Gajah : Best time to visit Bali from India
Goa Gajah near Ubud is a temple which is built as an elephant shaped cave having a Shiv lingam and Ganesh idol at the end of dark tunnel passage. Amazing stone carvings of various demons depicts mythological stories which makes this place worth visiting. It is a stopover on your way to Kintamani from Ubud. You will also find restaurants and local shops around the area.
Things to buy in Bali
Being a shopper’s paradise, Bali has excellent options of visiting local markets and malls. Some of the beautiful things to buy in Bali are:
|Clothing including beachwear
Best Restaurants in Bali
In Bali, there is no dearth of Indian restaurants however I would strongly recommend to all food lovers to try Balinese Cuisine. You can also get great options of street food there.
Some famous restaurants are: Atithi, Queenes Tandoor, Warung Little India, Barbacoa, La Finca, Menega Cafe, and Cascades Restaurant etc.
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Final Verdict – Best time to visit Bali from India
Bali is no doubt a worth visiting tourist destination. It offers all the major tourist activities that everyone desires while planning their next trip. If you wish to plan a trip outside India in budget, then Bali is one of the hottest tourist destination that will satisfy all your travelling needs. Visit Bali, to relax on the beach, enjoy the nature, enjoy shopping, some great sightseeing tours to temples etc.