Bali for Indians: The perfect guide to your Bali trip
Bali is a land of many wonders. It is also a “complete” destination with Gorgeous beaches, Ancient cultures, Terraced paddy fields, Volcanoes, Adventure activities, great night-life and outstanding shopping.
Bali also offers exceptional “villa” style accommodation at very affordable costs. These Villa (one to five bedroom) come with separate walled garden area with a fair sized pools, large sized dining areas and big open spaces. These places are usually in the range of 2000-3500 sq ft. An Indian looking for apartment style options would go crazy with happiness.
The beach stay location choice often depends on how close you want to be to the action”. For the budget traveler, Benoa (near the airport), For the people looking for nightlife and shopping ( and “crowds”), Kuta. For people looking for a greater level of peace without being totally removed from action, Semniyak or Legian or Sanur.
For people who love more quiet, Nusa Dua or even staying in Lombokan island off Bali are not a bad alternatives
In terms of tours and excursion activities possible in Bali, one can divide them into 3 categories.
Adventure activities, cultural tours, and excursions meant for people who have children.
The best adventure activities include the fabulous volcano trek on the Batur volcano and white water rafting on the Ayung River. Other options include horse riding, guided bike riding, and ATV rides.
You can, of course, enjoy a range of water sports to your heart’s content. A good way to have a beach day is by hopping onto a cruise to Lambokan island. These cruises come included with a water sports package
Bali is a famous cultural center with an astonishing number of temples. It is also an important center for various types of handicrafts including woodcarving, painting, silver and goldsmith, mask making and batik. There a vast variety of tours which allow to participate in the above. Bali is also famous for its Barong and Kecak dances and a visit to performance is strongly recommended
Bali is also a very family friendly destination and there are large amounts of activities aimed at the family. These include Elephant safaris, the monkey park, water parks, and the Bali treetop adventure park.
Suggested Bali trip:
Day 1 to Day 3 – Seminyak or Legian
Day 4 to Day 7 – Ubud
Accommodation Style: Villas
Budget – Santi Mandala Villas
Mid-range – Kupu Kupu Vilas
Upper end – Samaya Villa
Budget – Bali Dream Villas
Mid-range- Villa Jeremi
Upper end – Sentosa Villa / Alila Villas
Volcano Trekking near Batur Volcano
Lambogan Island cruise with water sports package
Monkey farm near Ubud
Uluwatu temple tour. En-route Kecak or Barong dance.
Cost: Starting 37,500 per person.