Bali is one of the most popular island holiday destinations in Asia.
The exotic temples, stunning palaces, surreal beaches, and vibrant culture – all of which is set against stunning natural backdrops, make it a paradise on Earth. The birthplace of an ancient culture, it is recognized worldwide for its warm hospitality which welcomes all its visitors with open arms.
Imagine picture-perfect waters with romantic canoes, breezy palm trees, set against a golden sunset. This is why it also falls on top of the list for the favourite honeymoon destinations. Plan your next vacation to Bali with Flying Squirrel Holidays’ tailormade Bali tour packages from India!
Bali has a nice tropical climate and ample daylight which is the reason why it’s a favourite among beach lovers. If you want to soak in some sun by the sea then you will love Bali. The island gets a lot of sunlight, around 12 to 13 hours of daylight each day, so you’ll have a lot of time to enjoy a variety of activities and see all the best sights Bali has to offer before the sun even sets.
Often called Island of Gods, this Indonesian province deserves the name and for good reason. It has more than 300 temples. The countless temple complexes are spread throughout the island from the highland peaks, down to the limestone cliffs and low-lying seashores. The ancient structures are not merely archaeological sites but are witnesses of an intriguing past.
Most of the temples are still functional where colourful celebrations and regular festive anniversaries occur. Some of the must-visit ones during your Bali trip are the Tanah Lot temple , Tirta Empul temple , Uluwatu Temple , Goa Gajah temple , Taman Ayun Temple , Besakih Temple , and the Pura Lempuyang Luhur .
This warm, loving island also has an abundance of natural beauty and is known for its picture-perfect scenery. From highlands to a collection of scenic waterfalls and lakes, flowing through emerald paddies.
Apart from the breath-taking beauty of Tegallalang Rice Terrace, Mt. Batur volcano and Kintamani village, the lush mountain jungles of Bali are also home to some gorgeous waterfalls. You can also go for a swim in the natural pools of waterfalls like the Tegenungan Waterfall, Nungnung Waterfall , Gitgit Waterfall, and Sekumpul Waterfall.
The hospitality which is displayed by the Balinese people will win over your hearts. They celebrate every aspect of life with ritual and festivity. The vibrant culture of Bali can be seen in places like the Ubud Palace. Marvel at its stunning architecture and get a chance to learn about the history of the palace. Witness the traditional kecak dance and Balinese barong dance which are an integral part of the Balinese culture.
The rich collection of gorgeous beaches which decorate the coasts of this paradise are heavenly. Each has its own set of characteristics and appeal. Spend time soaking in the sun, exploring the thriving underwater life, swimming in the crystal-clear waters, or enjoying a plethora of water adventure activities.
You have the white sandy coastlines of the south, which include the limestone cliff-fringed secret beaches of the Bukit peninsula and the remote beaches with calmer waves in the north. Some of the best beaches in Bali are the Seminyak Beach , Kuta Beach , Jimbaran Beach , Kelingking Beach, Blue Lagoon Beach and Broken Beach.
Dining in Bali presents limitless choices of exotic, local cuisine. Following the indigenous traditions, the Balinese Cuisine uses a lot of spices, vegetables, meat, and fish. Though highly influenced by the Indonesian regional cuisine, with a mix of Indian and the Chinese, the culinary traditions in Bali are slightly different from the rest of Indonesia.
Try the satays, a popular Balinese dish, which are marinated, skewered and grilled meats served with spicy sauce. Also try the Nasi Ayam and Nasi Campur. It is a plate of white rice which comes with different elements of Balinese food, such as a portion of Babi Guling (roast suckling pig) or Betutu (spiced chicken or duck), mixed vegetables, and a dab of spicy sambal matah (Balinese sauce). It’s a complete meal on its own.
Home to a lot of luxurious establishments, Seminyak is a beach resort area filled with luxury hotels, villas and spas, high end shopping and restaurant options. The upscale beach town in South Bali used to be a village but has grown over the years and is now the luxury capital of Bali. The dynamic vibe of Seminyak with the lively nightlife scene and the premium dining experience is everything you need for a vacation.
Located in the South of Ngurah Rai International Airport and Kuta, Jimbaran is essentially a fishing village. What attracts the visitors are its alluring white-sand beaches, leafy tropical forests, and azure waters.
The beautiful limestone cliff-fringed coastlines of Jimbaran are home to some of Bali’s best surf spots and reef breaks.
The area further south to the Bukit area of Pecatu, Ungasan and Kutuh is also home to ancient sea temples and magnificent landmarks, with the most popular ones being the picturesque clifftop Uluwatu Temple and the Garuda Wisnu Kencana cultural park.
The sub district of Manggis is a coastal area mainly inhabited by farmers. Located at the Eastern tip of Bali, Manggis is a hidden gem and a great place for a solitary escape. Manggis does not have an international airport. The nearest airport to Manggis is Ngurah International Airport in Kuta and from Kuta you can reach Manggis on drive. Manggis has beautiful beaches and a really inexpensive range of accommodation choices.
The name Nusa Dua translates to 'two islands'. Located in the Southern part of Bali, Nusa Dua is popular as the ‘upscale’ district of Bali as many of the high end resorts are located here. The white-golden sandy beaches make for the perfect break from the humdrum of life.
Nusa Dua is a gated compound of resort hotels, and home to more than 20 large resorts. Most resorts have spa amenities and other recreational activities like golf and water sports. It is also close to the iconic temple of Uluwatu. Nusa Dua is the perfect spot for honeymooners and families.
There is a dedicated tourist area in Nusa Dua which is gated and studded with guard posts and once inside you will find beautiful manicured lawns and beautiful gardens.
Stretching north from Kuta, Legian is a beachfront town in South Bali. Though the entirety of Legian is not any bigger than a few blocks in a large city, despite its small size the area is still very popular with visitors due to the lovely beach frontage, and the numerous hotels.
The small town has easy access to the white sandy beaches, shops, and bars and is calmer than the other bustling towns in Bali. Ideal for more relaxed holiday goers who also want an extravagant nightlife.
Informal massages, manicures, pedicures, and hair braiding, are all widely available here. Enjoy the pampering session while you relax on the beach. There is a unique fish spa, where small fish nibble the dead skin off your feet and hands. It is available on Jalan Melasti and Jalan Legian.
The Tegenungan Waterfall is one of the best natural attractions in Bali. For people staying in Ubud or have neighbouring Sukawati among their sightseeing itineraries, this is a must-visit. The waterfall is halfway in between Ubud and Bali’s provincial capital of Denpasar and is considered the closest natural attraction of its kind.
Trot down to the vast pebbly base and enjoy a dip in the plunge pool, although it is inadvisable to do so after heavy downpours, as there is a risk of flash floods. There are restaurants here that serve great local dishes like the signature Balinese-style crispy fried duck.
Try out thrilling water rides at Waterbom Bali, voted the number 1 water theme park in Asia and number 2 in the world.
Take a cycling tour around the island. Led by a local guide, the tour take you around the island for an up-close experience of the cultures and the landscapes
Try your hand at cooking authentic local food with a cooking class. You will be instructed by a local chef to prepare your own, Balinese food like fried bananas, coconut pancakes and other authentic Balinese food.
Take a relaxing spa. Remove all the tension from your body with massages, steam baths, mud packs, oil treatments and more.
Go trekking on the Nungnung waterfall. One of the best places in Bali for trekking, tourists must climb down several stairs to get to see the waterfall from close range.
The former fishing village is located on the western side of the island of Isthmus. It is a famous tourist destination in Indonesia and is known for its long sandy beaches and amazing food. Kuta is the first place people come to when they head for Bali.
Famous for its party atmosphere, Kuta is a surfer’s centre and a great place for surfing and shopping. One of the most happening places in Bali Kuta is filled with hawkers, chain restaurants and the occasional traffic jam. There are numerous board rentals and people who give out surf lessons which makes it the premier surfing destination in Bali.
The town of Ubud is a thriving community of some of the world’s notable artisans. Many collectors have visited and worked here. It is a prime centre for traditional arts and crafts. It is also the home ground to the famous lush paddies. Along rice terraces, find holy Hindu temples and shrines here. With a slightly milder and nicer temperature than the coast, Ubud is where you can unwind and find peace at.
Culturally extravagant and steeped with artistic brilliance, the scenic vistas only add to the beauty of Ubud. Get delighted by the lush paddy fields, soothing spas, and go on an exploration through the dense forests.
Check out the ancient temples, majestic royal palaces, and green hillsides and rice terraces here in Ubud which is a treasure trove of cultural landmarks. Most of the local museums and galleries are along the main Jalan Raya Ubud and unmissable landmarks include Ubud Monkey Forest and the photogenic Tegallalang rice terrace.
The island of Bali is home to hundreds of temples. There are at least three in every city and they are considered to be among the best-known attractions. The most famous temples are the nine directional temples and The Mother Temple also called the Pura Besakih.
The Besakih Temple is often referred to as Bali’s ‘mother temple’. It is a magnificent complex of at least 86 clan temples and shrines on the south-western slopes of Mount Agung. Over 70 celebrations take place at Besakih every year, as each of the shrines have its own anniversary.
The Mother Temple is the biggest and holiest of Bali’s temples and its spectacular height offers remarkable countryside views with rice paddies, hills, mountains, and streams. Exploring the whole site is a tedious affair and can take an entire day. Pura Besakih is the only temple which is open to every devotee irrespective of their caste group.
The temple is located on the sacred Mount Agung which is an active volcano. The climb up the mountain takes several hours, and most people arrange this as a tour since you need a vehicle to reach the trailhead. As it is a holy mountain, climbing can be off limits depending on certain times of the year.
The Gili islands are among the most popular tourist attractions in Bali. Located near the northwest coast of Lombok in Indonesia, Gili Islands are an archipelago of three islands namely Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air.
Floating easily on the bluest of sea, the islands are adorned with coconut palms, white-sand beaches, and huts. The abundance of marine life and coral formations make the islands all the more inviting. Each of the three islands has a distinct personality.
is famous as being the party island and is the largest, liveliest, and most developed of the three Gili Islands.
It is also one of the world’s safest places to learn to dive, and has plenty of reputable dive schools to choose from. The island isn’t huge and one can walk the circumference of the island in around two hours. The island overall has a very friendly vibe and the people are equally warm and inviting.
The biggest draw of the island is of course its social atmosphere as almost each night of the week, a different club or dive centre bar hosts a party. The party atmosphere isn’t overbearing for vacationers with families. Snorkelers should visit the northern part of the island for the best marine life, including turtles.
the smallest and quietest of the three Gilis. The place is a romantic escapade and perfect for you if you’re travelling with a loved one and are seeking a stunning beach escape to set a romantic mood. A favourite spot for honeymooners, the mood will be set as soon as you step on the island and see couples canoodling on the beach, with thatched-roof huts for two lining the shoreline beyond them.
There are just a handful of restaurants to choose from on Meno, and most serve Indonesian cuisine. Try the Sasak Cafe for crispy fish and other yummy Sasak dishes while enjoying the sunset views. Locals hiring out snorkelling gear and bicycles can be found on the main strip on the island's east coast.
is the sweet spot between the other two Gilis. While it can be as lively as Gili Trawangan, it can also be as peaceful as Gili Meno. There is a slight hippy feel to the island and is slowly catching up with Ubud as Indonesia’s top yoga destination. Gili Air also serves you uninterrupted views of Lombok’s mountainous northern coast.
The northern and southern sides of the island have numerous beach bars and restaurants. The nightlife is more laid-back and chill, though there are places you can go to dance, clubbing is not all that popular.
This is a SAMPLE itinerary. Our Bali tour packages from India are customizable to suit your preferences.
Day 1After arrival at the Bali international airport, you will meet one of our representatives, after which you will be escorted to Bali Denpasar. Once you have arrived, check-in at the hotel. Explore all the resources of the hotel. Relax in the hotel and have lunch. You will be tired after all the travelling so spend the evening leisurely. Explore your surrounding and the nearby places.
Day 2Wake up early morning to get ready for a packed day. Have your breakfast and then you will be driven to Kuta beach- a popular long stretch beach with beautiful waves which are apt for surfing. Explore. It is the first place on the list for the day. The Beach walk mall near to the beach is a renowned market around the location. Then you will visit the Padang-Padang beach, enjoy the soft sand and the clear crystal waters. Explore the neighbourhood for a while. Next is the Garuda Wisnu Cultural park. Do visit the Uluwatu temple which is known for its ambience. You can also watch a Kecak dance performance and try your hand at some water sports.
Day 3On day 3 we start with Nusa Penida Island. You will be driven to the Sanur harbour and from there you will take a boat ride towards the island. Explore the city on a city ride cab. Your tour guide will tell you all the required information on your way. You will visit the Kelingking cliff, a famous sightseeing spot, then move on to Angel Billabong. After lunch, you will be heading towards the Crystal beach. Relax for a while on the beach and soak in the sun.
Day 4Today we will start with the Tegenungan waterfall, a must visit spot on the island. After that is the Monkey forest where you will discover the wide varieties of exotic monkeys. If you are lucky you will see some endangered species also. There will be a tour guide throughout your trip. The next spot is Mount Batur which is a semi active volcano standing majestically behind the lake. It has a lovely scenery. The next place is the Tegalalang Rice terrace followed by the Coffee plantation. Experience the taste of the fresh coffee.
Day 5Today you have the entire day to yourself, you will be free to explore the island on your own. You choose to go trekking to the Volcano Mountains. There is also the Bali swing on the Ubud town and an ATV ride. The next place is the Ayung River and a famous sport over that place is the river rafting. Visit the Nung-Nung twin waterfall. On the other hand, you have Lembongan Island which you can visit on a cruise and spend a day touring the island.
Day 6This will be the last day of your vacation. Have a local authentic meal and go out to explore the city for one last time before boarding your flight back home.
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Flights operate from many Indian International airports to Bali. Ngurah Rai International Airport is the main International Airport here in Indonesia and popular operators in this route are Air Asia, Malindo and Malaysia Airlines.
The cost of flight to Bali will depend on the airlines, how much in advance the ticket was booked, peak or non-peak seasons, and the city you fly out from. Accommodation ranges from three-star to five-star hotels.
Flying Squirrel Holidays provides customized Bali honeymoon packages from India/ Bali land packages/ Bali family packages made according to your budget and preferences. If you have less time on your hands you can also book our Bali tour package 4 days 3 nights which allows you to experience the best of Bali in just 4 days. Enquire now!
When is the best time to visit Bali?
Bali always has the perfect weather. The best time to visit Bali would be from May to July, the time is ideal for all the activities. During the month of January, it is the rainy season so you might want to avoid that time. The month of December is the tourist season and therefore you will find crowds rushing in.
What are the most beautiful places to visit in Bali?
Some of the most beautiful places to visit in Bali are Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, Nusa Dua beach, Uluwatu temple Pura Tanah Lot and Mount Batur.
What can I buy in Bali?
During your trip to Bali, do buy stuff like Balinese silver jewelry, Batik clothing, Bali ceramics, organic beauty products, and Kopi Luwak coffee.
From Bali’s scenic vistas to exotic dance performances, with some not-to-be-missed cultural treasures, this magical island is home to some of the most iconic landmarks and landscapes that you will ever find.
There are innumerable temples and historical sites to explore, and spots of natural beauty to enjoy which are spread over eight regencies or former kingdoms.
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