Planning to visit Bali? Don’t miss these top 7 places here
Bali lives up to its reputation as the quintessential tropical paradise. Before going on a Bali tour package you must know about the best places of Bali.
Well known as the Island of the Gods, Bali’s culture is set by a unique form of Hinduism that is evident in every aspect of the Balinese life starting from the temples that adorn every corner of the island, to the daily offerings found in every house. Whether you explore the distinctive culture of the Balinese people, head up for scuba diving in the coral reefs, climb an ancient volcano or sunbath on a broad stretch of beach you will be pleased to see that Bali has a bit of paradise to offer everyone that takes up Bali tour package.
Here are the top 7 places that you must include in your Bali tour package from Mumbai.
1. Tanah Lot
Situated on a huge rock, the Tanah Lot is one of the most famous Hindu temples in Bali. It has been a part of the Balinese mythology for many centuries. This temple is one of the 7 sea temples, each of these lie within eyesight of the next which form a chain alongside the south-western coast of Bali. This is one of the most popular places that you must include in your Bali tour package from Mumbai. This whole area can be very crowded, especially during the late afternoons and before the sunset.
2. Temple Pura Besakih
Located on the slopes of the Gunung Agung, the highest mountain in Bali, Pura Besakih is considered to be the most important of the “kayangan jagat”. These nine directional temples are built to protect the island from the evil. The temple is named after the dragon god that believers say resides within the depths of the mountain. This temple complex includes more than 28 structures that are built on seven ascending terraces
3. Kuta Beach
Once just a sleepy fishing village, Kuta has now gained fame as a great spot known for surfing during the 1970s, and it has remained as Bali’s most premier vacation destination ever since. Located on the southern point of the island in the village of Kelurahan, the long, broad stretch of sand is one of the most well-maintained and most scenic beaches present on the island. It is known for its active nightlife. The southern section of the beach is usually very crowded be it during the day or night.
Perched amongst the terraced rice fields which climb up the foothills of Bali’s central mountains, Ubud is as the island’s ‘cultural heart’. Ubud is the home to island’s most important museums which include the Neka Art Museum with its wide collection of Balinese paintings. There are various dance and music performances conducted every day throughout the city. It also has numerous art galleries and craft shops for you to explore.
5. Pura Luhur Uluwatu
The Bukit Peninsula which is located at the southern tip of Bali is home to the Pura Luhur Uluwatu which is one of the nine major Hindu temples on this island. It was found in the 11th century; this temple is built at the edge of a limestone cliff top, jutting out over the sea. Although only the Hindu priests are allowed in the innermost sanctuary, the visitors are welcome to tour the grounds and also enjoy the views with or without a guide. Dances are performed to entertain the visitors every evening at sunset.
Located on the southwestern coast of Bali, Seminyak is a small town that has been encompassed by the city of Kuta’s expansive growth. Despite of its proximity to Kuta, Seminyak – is one of the island’s highly visited exclusive vacation destinations. From its high-end boutiques and the five-star restaurants to the luxury hotels and spas, this city attracts well-heeled travelers from around the world.
7. Mount Batur
Mount Batur is situated on one of the island’s most dramatic landscapes. It dominates the north-eastern section of Bali; this 1,717-meter peak is a volcano that is active at times and which includes four craters, a lake and several villages. The best experience you will have here is climbing to the top of the Mount Batur to watch the sunrise. You can also visit Mount Batur to see Pura Ulun Danu Batur which is one of Bali’s nine major Hindu temples.
So get set, and plan your Bali tour counting these serene places.