This ‘Island of the Gods’ is aptly named – a land of stunning natural beauty and friendly people who are proud of their ancient culture and traditions, Southern Bali is one of the nation’s most popular spots – and for good reason. It’s where you’ll find excellent beach resorts that the island is known for. But venture inland, amidst the lush rice terraces and dramatic valleys, and you’ll discover that beautiful Ubud has an atmosphere all of its own.
Bali is easy to travel around, thanks to its size, with a real variety of things to do, taking in all that culture, activity and beach. Don’t miss Ubud – the cultural heart of Bali, bursting with arts and crafts and with a laid-back café culture. The land of Bali is a great option if you’re looking for a luxury spa retreat in tranquil surroundings amid stunning scenery, an excellent range of beach resorts including family-friendly, relaxed and low-key, lively, and stylish and high-end Head inland to explore lush rice terraces and dramatic valleys. Yes, your Bali holiday package could potentially be a dramatic mix of possibly everything. And, when the destination is blessed with such good looks, you need not say much anymore.
Between May and September, but Bali enjoys high temperatures year-round
The rainy seasons are from January to March and November to December, when it’s often cloudy and temperatures stay at around 30°C. There’s lush vegetation and less tourist traffic, making these ideal times for travelling and exploring around.
Bali’s beaches can be found in the south of the island. The beaches here range from rustic and secluded black sand volcanic beaches, to hip beach resorts with glistening golden sands and plenty of noise.
Once you enter Goa Gajah, you’ll see 6 statues of women with water streaming out of a pot held at their bellies. There were originally 7 of them, but an earthquake caused the middle one to collapse. Even so, its meaning remains unchanged, and the water is safe to drink, so why not take a shot at eternal youth?
The Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) was built in the 9th century and served as a sanctuary. Don’t go there expecting to see any elephants – it was named the Elephant Cave because the elephant is a symbol of education, and the cave was actually used as a school hundreds of years ago. There are guides that will take you on a tour through Goa Gajah for a small tip of $5 that’s totally worth it.
If drinking from a fountain of youth doesn’t appeal to you, still make sure to add this to your Bali holiday packages, because you could always just visit to admire its beauty and amazing vibes. It’s got a little waterfall, beautiful green terrain, fascinating temple ruins and is an overall peaceful, spiritual place.
Prominently located in Ubud, ARMA is one of the most impressive, if not the most impressive, museums in all of Bali. It boasts a collection of exhibits by German artist Walter Spies to 19th-century Javanese artist Raden Saleh and all sorts of classical Indonesian works as well as works by Lempad, Affandi and Le Mayeur. Your trip to Bali would be incomplete without this.
And to top that, ARMA hosts Balinese dance classes among several other interesting workshops, the most famous and loved being the Golden Hour, which is a little tour that begins before sunrise that allows you to “absorb the silence, the sounds and the colors of Bali while it awakes.” It’s the perfect blend of culture, serenity and nature that you just have to experience for yourself.
This is a huge dance that lasts well over an hour, and honestly, it is intriguing yet slightly scary. The accompanying music is really just a large choir of 100ish men who sing swaying, standing up or lying down as the dance goes on and its story develops.
It incorporates fire and is truly traditional and unique. Travellers are bound to be entranced by its beauty and intense atmosphere, and the less-courageous may occasionally need to squeeze a known hand to stay put. These dance performances are held dottedly all over Bali and you must not skip this on your trip to Delhi.
During your Bali trip, you are committing a sin if you haven’t tasted its local food. Some dishes to try are Nasi Goring, Soto Ayam, Babi Guling & Balinese Pork Ribs and the famous Bintang Bear in Bali!
You can seek pleasure on the affordable little cafes or pick some of the fanciest restaurants with a mesmerising view to dine at, whatever is on your do list. You will find a lot of quirky themed cafes or you can choose to enjoy romantic dinner by the pool or the beach! The Samabe, Tirtha Dining, Rimba, Birdnest Dining La View & Hanging Gardens are a few places you should definitely check out during your Bali trip.
Bali holiday packages can offer you more than just raw beauty and charm. The island is dotted with a number of beautiful & mystical temples like the Tanah Lot Temple set on a huge rock in the sea, the Uluwatu temple on the beach setting itself apart. Pura Gunung Kawi , Besaikh Temple, Tanah Lot, Uluwatu temple, Ulun Danu Bratan are some other temples worth visiting if can spare time during your Bali holidays.
This much and much more you can expect in Bali Holiday packages!