Bali Tourism

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

Video Reviews

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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

1Walk the sea-bed in
Walk the sea-bed in

Travel to Sanur Beach in southern Bali, where travellers can put on an underwater helmet, supplied with oxygen and walk the seabed and get up close with Bali’s spectacular marine life. This along with the seaside dining experience makes for an ideal year-end celebration.

What else to do:

  1. Cycle through Ubud’s natural vistas

  2. Learn surfing in Legian and Kuta beach

  3. Trek Mount Batur

How to get there: All you need to do is book your ticket on AirAsia that will take you straight to Bali via Kuala Lumpur from Vishakhapatnam, Guwahati, Chandigarh, Delhi, Goa, Bangalore, Kochi, Pune, Imphal, Jaipur, Chennai or Hyderabad.

HolidayIQ traveller Vikash says, “Bali has something for everyone - lovely beaches and plenty of sunshine for the avid beach-lovers, dense forests, and wildlife for others, culture and heritage galore for seekers and loads of shopping.“

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2For its crystal clear beaches and coral reefs
For its crystal clear beaches and coral reefs

HolidayIQ Reviewer Saranya Devanathan adds, “The sunset there is very beautiful.”


HolidayIQ Reviewer Siddhartha Gupta says, “Bali Heaven for Beach lovers as well as seafood Being our 1st trip to Bali, will be having a special feeling of Heart. As the place will give everyone something to cherish for. The people here are very cooperative at heart. They always greet you with a smile on their face as well as polite & gentle too. The beaches & the resorts give an amazing feeling.”


HolidayIQ Reviewer Saranya Devanathan adds, “The rock formation is very good with caves all around. Again this rock also goes into the sea.”

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3For its arts & culture center
For its arts & culture center

HolidayIQ Reviewer Gita Madhu adds, “We reached one of the best tourist shopping in Bali. It was a beautiful location. The hilly lanes house many little shops where you can pick up the best of Bali for sale. It is also one of Bali's major arts and culture centers. There is a palace of Tjokorda Gede Agung Sukawati, last king of Ubud, now occupied by his descendants. Dance performances are held in the courtyard. ”

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4The best of beaches and shopping
The best of beaches and shopping

HolidayIQ Reviewer Gita Madhu says, “Best Tourist shopping in Bali. In itself, a beautiful location, the hilly lanes house many little shops where you can pick up the best of Bali for sale. It is also one of Bali's major arts and culture centres.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Siddhartha Gupta adds, “Bali, heaven for Beach lovers as well as seafood

HolidayIQ Reviewer Saranya Devanathan says, “Since, it is seclusive many young couples were sitting on the rocks and enjoying themselves.

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5For the emerald green paddy fields
For the emerald green paddy fields

HolidayIQ Reviewer Saranya Devanathan shares, “Seminyak is a posh area in Bali. Many hi-fi hotels and restaurants are there. Walking around the streets is easy without much of the offerings to God on the pavements. Seminyak village mall was visited mainly for a parking facility, but also to time pass, toilets and rest before we could go to Sarong restaurant for dinner.

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Reviews (94)

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.

3 days

14.3%

4 days

42.9%

5+ days

42.9%

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

Pantai Candidasa, 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: 8 hrs from major cities

Cost ₹ 12,000 per person

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