Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Monkey Sanctuary, Ubud – I wasn’t too sure of visiting this place but I must recommend it as one of the top places to visit in Ubud. I sure was surprised with how friendly the monkeys are there! As is their nature, on spotting bananas they will definitely come to you, or even climb on you but best part is when they even pose for selfies. Make sure your valuables are inside a bag though, they had snatched my Rayban Sunglasses and the Coconut coffee I got from Kopi Luwak. Not just bananas, those monkeys are fond of everything you carry. But if you fight back, you can get your stuff, as I did. Quite an adventure!
After starting the day at Goa Gajah in Ubud, Bali, we started for our next destination – the Tirta Empul Temple or the Holy Spring Temple as it is often referred as. Built in 962 AD over a natural spring, this temple is dedicated to Lord Indra, the Hindu God of rain. Agni, Varuna and Indra were ancient gods in India who somehow lost their position to Vishnu and Shiva when the civilization flipped a page in its long course of history. It was in fact the only temple of Indra which we had ever seen.
Scuba Diving, Gili Trawangan – Make sure you visit atleast one of the Gili Islands when in Bali. We chose Gili Trawangan for it being the biggest of the best according to reviews. The island is famous for all the water sports and its carnival feel all throughout the day and night. The island is filled with foreigners, and only a few localities are present on the shacks. The island is no less than a paradise, people come here and get settled here. The island will cast a spell on you that you’ll never want to leave the place again