Bali Island, Indonesia..!!

It was a 3 day family trip some two years back when I was 19. It was my first foreign trip, so I would like to mention some glimpses of it here. The very first day consisted of mere travelling. We had boarded a hopping flight that landed us to Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia from where we took another flight of Malaysian Airlines to Depansar airport, Indonesia. This was the very first time I was travelling via flight, so I had pretty much fun travelling to our slated destination.

From Depanser airport in Bali, we took a bus to the hotel we were slated to stay for coming three days – Hotel Holiday Inn. It was located at the Kuta beach in Bali. The beauty of that amazingly picturesque place is inexplicable. I mean if you can go for a morning walk on a beach drenched with sea waves and inhale aesthetic moist air containing some fresh oxygen away from the polluted city parks, isn’t it amazing? Anyone beholding the scenic beauty that emanates when sun rises from the vast ocean  and then sets behind it in the evening, when the sea waves dance in a splendid flow, when the green color of tree leaves is radiating at it’s best in the morning, can fall in LOVE with this Kuta beach! I was so much in love with this beach that I wanted to propose it to be my BF..lol!

 

Kintamani and artistic wooden statues..:)

Kintamini is basically a village located in Bali. We had a nice view of the hills draped village from a restaurant where we had our lunch..

We went to a shop where a lot of beautifully well crafted wooden statues were being sold. All of these costed somewhere between Rs 4000 to 50,000.

Tirta Empul temple…:)

Tirta Empul temple also known as Pura Tirta Empul is a Hindu Balinese water temple located near the town of Tampaksiring in Bali. The temple compound consists of a bathing structure, famous for its holy spring water, where Balinese Hindus go to for ritual purification. The temple pond has a spring which gives out fresh water regularly, which Balinese Hindus consider to be holy. Tirta Empul means Holy Spring in Balinese. You have to cover the lower(below the waist) part of your body with a cloth before entering the temple.

Spice garden..:)

Spice garden is a place where there are a variety of plants. It’s more like a dense forest without animals. You can taste a variety of coffee for free and buy some spices from an inside shop.

 

Tanjung benoa and water sports..:)

This place is famous for some exciting water sports. I enjoyed Jet skiing, Banana riding, Sea walking, and Para sailing.

 Ulluwatu temple..:)

Uluwatu is one among Bali’s picture postcard temples. The temple is also known among surfers as an exotic surf spot. Located on a southwest cliff top approximately 70 metres above the crashing waves, Pura Luhur Uluwatu, as it is referred to by locals, shares the splendid sunset backdrops of Tanah Lot, but at a higher altitude, providing broader ocean and horizon views. Cultural performances such as the Ramayana ballet or Kecak dance, take place in a specially designated amphitheater at the temple’s south, which takes place during the golden sunset hours, perfect for memorable pictures.

 

Facts about Bali..

1.Bali’s currency is Indonesian Rupiah, very depreciated it is, 1$ equals a thousand IR.
2. 92% Balinese practice Hinduism which is said to have been brought there by saint Agastya. They also follow idol worship but the idols of Hindu deities are sculptured in a different way. For example, they don’t portray lord Ram as a Dhanush holding king who is accompanied by his wife and Lakshman, but as a normal human being.

Hotel Holiday Inn was tremendously beautiful..

 

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