FLIGHT FROM CHENNAI - KULA LUMPUR - BALI:
I booked my flights from Chennai as the rates are much cheaper from Chennai. I took my flight from Chennai to Kula Lumpur. And a 2 hrs layover (which ideally went in running for the connecting flight as the Chennai flight got delayed by an hour).
ALL ABOUT THE FIRST DAY AT BALI:
Reached Bali around 7 pm. Luckily, i had a friend of mine who had recently travelled Bali and he knew a guy who runs a rental scooty at Bali(Denpasar) Airport. I had contacted him before leaving for bali and booked the scooty for 3 days. One piece of advice, scooty is the best option as the cost of traveling in bali reduces drastically, all because of the cost of petrol ( roughly about 40 INR/litre).
After reaching Bali airport, you need to get into a long queue for immigration, which took around an hour. Once I got out, the first thing was to get a sim. There are quite a few vendors and you can get it for 300 to 400 INR (based on the plan you choose). Then, got the IDR currency from the airport (you can withdraw using forex/ credit card). But one thing important to note here is INR currency conversion is not possible. So make sure either you have the right card or USD.
After getting the sim card and IDR currency, contacted the scooty rental guy and got the scooty. The time was already 10 pm and my hostel was around 42 km from airport in Ubud. So, first thing to-do was hop onto the scooty and make a move as i was already tired. I checked in at 11:45 and the hostel, hostel management was good(First hostel : In Da lodge)
Okay, so the hostel that i had booked was in the middle of Ubud market so all the place were easily accessible. While coming from airport I noticed that there were quite a few resto-bar. I went to one of them(resto-bar: C.P. lounge) which was around 500 m from my hostel. The place was lit AF. Seriously, it was already 1 am and it did not feel that i was that late. There was a dance floor, then some salsa was going on. And i finally had my dinner and a beer( the first best thing after traveling since morning )