After almost 5 months of lockdown period, we are now in the unlock 4 phase and in this phase, the tourism sector has slowly started functioning again. We all are now looking for a short tour within a little budget and are really confused about the location which we can select for our next travel destination. Here in this video, I’ll suggest a foreign tour plan that you can avail within a little budget that is even lower than some of our domestic tour packages. Today, I am going to share a tour plan for Bali, a beautiful Indonesian Island. With its rich culture, surreal natural beauty, Bali is a place where you will get something that is beyond your imagination. Here I’ll discuss, what is the best time to visit Bali, what are the best places you can visit there, and what is the budget required for this package?
The Best Time to Visit Bali
The best time to visit Bali is from April to September. This tropical island is mostly divided into two seasons- the dry season and the wet season. The dry season is from April to October. During this time, the island experiences less rain and as a tourist, you can enjoy the tropical beaches, water-sports activities, vibrant nightlife, hiking, etc.
How to Get Visa for Bali
All Indian passport holders can get a Visa on arrival at Bali. The cost of this Visa on arrival is $35. This visa is valid for a maximum period of 30 days. To get this visa, you have to submit your confirm return ticket and your passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival in Indonesia at the immigration centre.
How to Reach Bali
The island of Bali has an international airport Denpasar international airport. You can get many flights to Denpasar airport from Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Jaipur, Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Trichy, Bhubaneswar, and others. The flight fare will be around Rs12000 to 25000 depending upon the season time.
The Tour Plan
From surreal beaches to majestic temples and historical monuments there are lots of tourist attractions spread over Bali all of which are impossible to cover in a single tour. In this tour plan, we will mention some must-visit places in Bali that you can cover within 6-7 days. Other than these places, we will also share information about some other stunning tourist attractions of Bali which you may visit if you have time and budget in your hand.
Kuta Local Sightseeing (Day-1)
1st go to visit the Kuta beach. It is a beautiful golden sand beach near Bali airport. At this place, you will get numerous cheap staying options and eateries. Moreover, this is one of the most vibrant beaches of Bali where you can enjoy water sports activities.
Other than Kuta beach, you can visit the waterbom waterpark here and enjoy various activities. The water park is open from 9 Am to 6 Pm and the ticket price of this park is around Rs2500 per person.
At night you can visit the famous Kuta night market and indulge yourself in some shopping.
Ubud Tour (Day-2)
Here, 1st you can enjoy Barong and Keris Dance at Batubulan village.
Next, you can take a tour of Ubud art village and can collect some souvenirs from the local shops. The art market is open from 6 Am to 6 PM every day.
From here you can go to visit the famous Tegenungan Waterfall. It is a serene waterfall located amid the picturesque landscape. The falls area is open from 6.30 Am to 6.30 Pm and the entry fee here is around Rs75.
Next, you can visit the famous Mount Batur and Batur Lake. Here I would like to mention that if you love trekking then you can avail of a sunrise trekking tour to Mount Batur. The trekking will start at around 2 am. The cost of this trekking tour is around Rs2300 per person.
From here go to visit the famous rice terrace of Bali at Tegallalang. This emerald green rice paddy field is situated at around 600 mt above the sea level and is an ideal place for photography lovers.
At the end of this tour visit the sacred monkey forest of Ubud. Inhabited by more than 700 long-tailed monkeys, it is a sacred forest filled with lush greenery. The place is open from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm and the ticket price here is around Rs400 per person.
Bali Beach and Temple Tour (Day-3)
First, go to visit the famous Lovina beach. It is a black sand beach spreading over 5 miles and also the largest resort area on the north coast of Bali. Unlike the vibrant sea beaches of Southern Bali, you will enjoy the calm sea and quiet nature at this place. Here you can also take part in snorkeling and scuba diving.
From here you can go to visit the famous Ulun Danu Bratan Temple of Bali. Situated on a backdrop of the majestic Bedugul mountain range this temple is surrounded by Lake Bratan. When the water level is high it seems as if the temple is floating on the water. It is a 17th-century Hindu temple complex that houses 4 groups of shrines, 4 gates, and megalithic artifacts. The temple complex is dedicated to Dewi Danu, goddess of the sea and lakes.
The temple is open from 8 Am to 6 Pm. The entry fee here is around Rs250 per person. Here, you can also hire a boat and take a tour of this beautiful Lake Bratan.
Near this temple, you can visit the Bali Botanic Garden. With its beautiful bamboo forests, orchid collection, and medicinal plants it is a place worth visiting.
Within its grounds, visit the Bali Treetop Adventure Park which is fun for kids, with zip lines treks, Tarzan swings, and suspension bridges.
At the time of sunset visit one of Bali’s most iconic temples Pura Tanah Lot. It’s spectacular seaside setting, on a rocky isle surrounded by the sea makes it a must-visit place in Bali. You can watch a spectacular sunset from here.
Nusa Penida Island (Day-4)
On the next day, you can take a day-tour to scenic Nusa Penida Island. If you are a nature lover then this is a perfect spot for you in Bali. With its unspoiled nature, high cliffs surrounded by turquoise waters make it a surreal place. A day tour to Nusa Penida will cost around Rs3000 per person.
Other than the above-mentioned places, if you have a day in hand you can avail any one of the following tours.
Nusa Dua Beach- This pristine beach is one of the best in Bali.
Besakih Temple- Set on the slopes of Mount Agung, Besakih Temple is one of the major tourist attractions in Bali. It is believed to be the largest and most significant Hindu temple in Bali. From the elevated location of the temple, you can relish the magnificent panoramic views of the green hills, streams, and famous rice paddies of Bali all around. The complex is open from 8 Am to 5 Pm. The ticket price here is around Rs300
Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple- Set on a cliff over the sea, this beautiful temple is a famous Hindu shrine of the region and the temple complex is known for its gorgeous views of the sunset.
Every day you can watch sunset Kecak dance performances at this place. The place is open from 7 Am to 7 Pm and the ticket price is around Rs200.
The flight fare to Bali is around Rs12000 to 25000 depending on the season time. The accommodation will cost around Rs1100 to 2500 per day. Food will cost around Rs1000 per person per day.
For a 5 nights 6 days tour the total package cost will vary from Rs24000 to 55000 per head depending upon the places covered and activities to be participated in. Generally, these packages will include hotel charges, food, local transport cost, sightseeing charges, etc.
The flight fare, water sports activity charges, entry ticket charges are generally not included in this total package cost.