Reasons Why Bali Should be on Your Bucket List?

Hello Peeps!

“Not all those who wander are lost”

-J.R.R. Tolkien

A traveler doesn’t travel for the sake of it! I love travelling and exploring  new destinations while relishing the journey itself. Someone who has never traveled is as good as the stone under the river that keeps accumulating moss. We all have a list of places we want to visit before kicking the bucket. so do I! Bali is one of the most romantic destinations I could ever think of and I’ll convince you on that!

Are you the beach-types or mountain-types?

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What is your ideal scene for a romantic getaway- A romantic walk along an explicitly beautiful sea shore or a spectacular view of the forest from a cliff of a mountain? Bali has it all for all the cupid-struck couples. It has over a dozen of beaches right from the crowded and happening ones to the lonely and private ones. Nusa Dua beaches for its bright blue waters; Jimbaran beach for its killer waves and Kuta beach for its breathtakingly beautiful sunsets. For honeymooners it is nothing less than a paradise to stir up the romance. There are many beach-side resorts that fits all budgets and a few even offer a whole private beach for you. WoW! If you want to live in a forest-like setup or a bamboo house with fireflies glowing in the dark, Ubud is the place for you. It is far from the hustle and bustle of the main areas like, Seminyak and Kuta. I simply can’t ask for more now! 😉

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Exotic Resorts and Villas

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Bali is the home for some of best resorts and private villas in the world. You can choose from a variety of services like spa, private pools, beach-fronts, infinity pools, etc in most of the premium ones. Staying in these hotels won’t cost you a bomb if you do a little research and pre-book your choice of room. Most of them have private pools or pools you could jump into right from your bedroom for as low as $45. There are many boutique hotels where you can click amazing picture you don’t need to apply filters to 😉 I am booking one right now!

Food Paradise!

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If you love sea-food, Bali is no less than a paradise for you. But it is not that the vegetarians are going to regret their visit! There are a variety of local dishes to please your taste buds. Nalu bowls, that are quite a rage among the health-conscious population around the world, is Bali’s breakfast bowls full of exotic fruits smoothie topped with seeds or fruits. Spicy food lovers will totally relish the dining experience at hotels and cafes here. The world’s rarest coffee “Kopi Luwak” is served at Sanur’s Garden Cafe. And if you are so curious about the origin of this coffee, let me tell you a cringe-worthy fact; it is made from the undigested coffee beans coming out of the excretory system of a local cat! (Sorry for the spoiler, but had to tell this! 😛 :D)

Spa-Center of the World

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Bali brags about its famous spas which is sought after by most of the celebrities of Hollywood and Bollywood. Most of the resorts have in-house spa services for their visitors. Balinese massage is one of the best massage techniques that helps to unwind and relax the mind and body. Several herbs and herbal oils are used combined to impart deep relaxations and rejuvenation to the tired muscles. You can even step into spas which offers couple massages and enjoy the company of your loved ones while being treated by the world’s best spa professionals. I wish someone picks me and puts me in Bali right now! 😉

Unleash the Adventure!

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Bali has some great spots where tourist head in for some great adventurous experience. It is a part of the Coral Triangle that has the highest biodiversity of marine species (around 500 reef-building coral species). Go scuba diving and experience the tranquility under water leaving all the woes outside! Several adventure-lovers go mountain biking, white water rafting, surfing and more to race up their adrenaline levels. Experience the “real” Bali, cycling through the paddy fields in Ubud and exploring the Ubud Monkey forest. Gigit waterfall is a must-visit to take a 40 meter long plunge in the pool(Some serious adventure goals 😉 ) I am dying to experience the “zindagi-na-milegi-dobara” moment in Bali now! Sighhh!!!!! 😐

Let’s Instagram!

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Bali has many places which has an epic backdrops for Instagramable pictures. “The Swing” at Ombuk Sunset Resort in Gili Trawagan Island has a beautiful swing with a flowery frame build over the ocean floor. During low tide, you can enjoy swinging as well as click spectacular pictures. Similarly, for the best sunrise experiences, put on your hiking shoes for the two-hour trek to the top of Mount Batur, where active volcanoes are found. I can’t hold my excitement now 😀 😀

What I’ve listed here is only a part of awesomeness Bali has in store for you. The one thing which you cannot deny about this place is the rich culture and heritage. People of Bali are mostly Hindus or Buddhists and have well-preserved their culture and art forms. You can watch the locals traditional dancing and observe various ceremonies such as “Nyepi Day” which is the Saka new year. But tourists may not have anything to enjoy as this day is strictly for the locals and all activities are at halt. So it is advisable not to plan your trip on this “Day of Silence”!

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What is the Budget and How to Go?

    • Cheapest International Flights are available from all major cities in India to Denpasar (located in southern Bali), starting from prices as low as 10,000INR. I’ll be travelling from Chennai since that is the most feasible location for me.
    • Luxury Hotels/Resorts/Villas are available starting from 3000INR per night and goes upto whooping 70,000INR per night! I am planning to segregate my stay in three different areas of Bali so that I can experience the beaches as well as the spectacular hill views!
    • Transportation within Bali is quite reasonable. Airport transfers and within-city transfers are provided by the travel desks of the hotels, at a reasonable cost.
    • Overall, a minimum budget of 50,000INR per person would be enough to make your way to Bali. 
    • To fly is the best option if you are travelling from India. You can checkout various packages and prices with International Flights  on their web portals!

I am all set to fly to Bali this holiday! Can’t hold my excitement 🙂 😀

Eat, Pray and Love

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  1. Madhubani May 20, 2016
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  2. Kanu Gupta May 20, 2016
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