Bali Tourism

Bali is famous for

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Take-off to a land of natural grandeur, legendary sunsets and an active volcano!

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Power of water

Power of water  Video Review
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Tanah Lot

Kanishka Kanwar
4th Jan 18

Island temple

Island temple  Video Review
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Tanah Lot

Digvijay Sharma
5th Jan 18

Beautiful garden temple

Beautiful garden temple  Video Review
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Pura Taman Ayun

Kanishka Kanwar
4th Jan 18

Pleasant one

Pleasant one  Video Review
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Ngurah Rai International Airport (Denpasar International Airport )

Kanishka Kanwar
3rd Jan 18

Hindu temple

Hindu temple  Video Review
00:36

Pura Taman Ayun

Digvijay Sharma
4th Jan 18

Uluwatu temple and sea

Uluwatu temple and sea  Video Review
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Uluwatu Temple

Bipin vaidya Vaidya
26th Mar 18

Pandawa Beach, Nusadua

Pandawa Beach, Nusadua  Video Review
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Pandawa Beach

Bipin vaidya Vaidya
26th Mar 18

Nusadua sea beach

Nusadua sea beach  Video Review
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Nusa Dua

Bipin vaidya Vaidya
26th Mar 18

Awesome place to visit

Awesome place to visit  Video Review
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Kintamani Dan Penelokan

Bipin vaidya Vaidya
23rd Feb 18

Batn temple

Batn  temple  Video Review
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Batuan

Bipin vaidya Vaidya
4th Feb 18

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Reasons to go to Bali

1Of beaches, temples and great food
Of beaches, temples and great food

Bali is home to ancient temples that are not merely archaeological sites but are backdrops to colourful celebrations. Explore the iconic Tanah Lot or watch the sunset Kecak fire dance at Uluwatu. If you want to laze on the beach, Kuta or Pemuteran is the best bet. Don't miss out Gamelan, a form of Balinese percussion orchestra. 

HolidayIQ reviewer Sanjay Thakkar says, "Kuta beach is one of Bali tourist spot, in a good weather. The travellers could enjoy sea surfing or just swim at a certain safe location at the beach." HolidayIQ reviewer Sheena says, "The climb up Mt. Batur was another amazing experience, not the easiest and certainly no cakewalk but once you make it to the summit, the sheer feeling of achievement awarded by the absolutely gorgeous sunrise is fulfilling, to say the least."

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2Get blown away by s natural wealth!
Get blown away by s natural wealth!

Tired of the ordinary beautiful panoramas nature has to offer? Challenge yourself by trying to scale the active volcano of Mt Batur. If that doesn’t cut it for you, there are the cliff temples of Uluwatu with views out of this world and some of the best beaches for surfing (twin beaches of Kuta) in the entire world at your disposal.

HolidayIQ reviewer Kiran says, "Bali is just stunning, I think the photographs do little justice to the beautiful expanse of mystical forest areas, rice fields & naturally maintained country roads."

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3The goodness of nature surrounding CasCades
The goodness of nature surrounding CasCades

As if Bali wasn't already magnificent enough, you have CasCades where you gorge on your favourite dishes while marvelling at the spectacular views of Ubud's forests surrounding you on all sides! It's also one of the best places to taste fusion Indonesian European food in Bali. Their non-alcoholic mojito is one of the best in all of Bali!

HolidayIQ reviewer Sheena says, "Our holiday was made memorable by its picturesque sense, the warm Balinese people, the scrumptious food spread, fun nightlife with really good music."

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4For a folklore night that comes alive
For a folklore night that comes alive

HolidayIQ Reviewer Gita Madhu shares, “If one stays at any one of the hotels in that line of the beach, the night comes alive along the sands and you can stroll along the sands sharing in an awe-inspiring fire dance here”

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5Helicopter tours with your beau!
Helicopter tours with your beau!

Bali is a land that can surprise you at many levels. Start off with an oceanfront candlelight dinner on the edge of a cliff at Uluwatu. Build up the magic on a Castaway cruise to Nusa Penida. Top it up with an exhilarating helicopter tour that covers the whole land. 

HolidayIQ reviewer Saurabh says, "Personal villas in Bali are a great way to splurge on a romantic vacation where seclusion and intimacy hold a great importance. A little stroll in the evening on a private beach, cold coffee near the pool, the changing colours of the sky and the soothing sound of waves kissing the white sandy beach provided an aura to romance with each other's thoughts."

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Reviews (69)

Sandeep Mundra

Sandeep Mundra5.0/5

5 reviews

Bali

Sightseeing was all great. Weather was not what we expected. It was very humid and hot, we were expecting lot of rains . Food and Shopping: Food joints were great. All type of foods were available at good price and presentation . Highlight of the trip: People of Bali

4.0/5

1 review

Bali

Sightseeing experience was very good and weather was also v good . Food and Shopping: The Indian food was v good in the Queen"s restaurant. No shopping. Highlight of the trip: Tanha a lot temple. Ubudh city

Recommended Duration in Bali

Number of days to spend in Bali as recommended by our travellers.

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Bali Overview

Situated between Java and Lombok, the little island of Bali is one of the 33 provinces in the Republic of Indonesia. Spread across an area of just 5, 636 square kilometers, Bali is easily accessible by regular flights from Jakarta and Singapore.

The history of Bali dates back to pre-historic times. Though not much is known about the period during which Indian traders brought Hinduism to the Indonesian archipelago, evidence shows that Bali came under Hindu influence from neighbouring Java. Later, Europeans set foot in Bali when Dutch seafarers landed here in 1597.

Enamoured by its prosperity and charm, the Dutch slowly worked towards colonising the island. Having conquered a majority of the Indonesian islands, they took over Bali after a violent struggle. By 1908 it had become part of the Dutch East India Company. The Dutch occupation over Bali was however short-lived, after the Japanese expelled them during the WWll.

Along with the other islands comprising the Indonesian archipelago, Bali gained its freedom from the Japanese rule in the year 1945 and became a part of the Republic of Indonesia. However, it took four more years for the international community to recognise the Republic of Indonesia as an independent nation.

A tropical monsoon climate coupled with the volcanic nature of its mountains makes Bali a fertile ground for rich agriculture. Surrounded by coral reefs, the island is a treasure trove, home to diverse species of flora and fauna.

The majority of the population is Balinese Hindus and practices a religion which is a blend of Hinduism, Buddhism and native tribal beliefs. Rituals and ceremonies play a vital role in the life of Balinese people.  
With nearly 20,000 temples across the island there are festivities going on throughout the year. Most of them are accompanied by dance performances depicting stories from Hindu epics like Ramayana. Gamelan, a form of Balinese percussion orchestra is also quite renowned. The main languages spoken are Balinese and Indonesian.

Though the booming tourism industry has brought in a lot of changes and improvements in the island̢۪s economy and infrastructure, Balinese people still live by their age-old beliefs, preserving their traditions to be passed on for the future generations to come.

Photos of Bali

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Pura Besakih Temple, Bali

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Pura Besakih Temple, Bali
Pura Besakih Temple, Bali

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Pura Besakih Temple, Bali

Getting to Bali

Transit

Transit time: 9 hrs from major cities

Cost ₹ 11,000 per person

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