Indonesia has more than 17,000 islands. Yet, when one thinks of travelling to Indonesia, the first place that comes to mind is Bali. So what is it about Bali that stands out and makes it the most popular island of Indonesia? The reason is that Bali can delight every kind of traveller with its beaches, volcanoes, zoos, amusement parks, spas and shopping avenues. The gentle sea breeze coupled with the fervour of evening prayer chants gives Bali a haunting aura that one needs to experience to actually enjoy. Panoramic views, active volcanoes you can actually climb, chilled out beaches where you can party from dusk to dawn and ancient Hindu temples to offer your prayers, Bali has a delightful encounter at every corner.
Top things to see and do: Visit the iconic Tanah Lot Temple; party at Kuta Beach; go for some deep relaxation at a spa in Ubud; enjoy panoramic views of Bali from the top of Uluwatu temple; climb Mt Batur, the active volcano of Bali; admire the 50 shades of green at the Tegallalang rice fields; get up close and personal with monkeys at the Ubud Monkey Forest; enjoy a treat with colourful exotic birds at Bali Bird Park; shop for local handicrafts and souvenirs from the various street markets of Bali.
Flight cost: Return airfare from New Delhi to Bali, in the month of November, starts from ₹22,280.
Daily budget: It can range between Rp 296,899 to Rp 825,760 (₹1,427 to ₹3,970) including accommodation, sightseeing, local transport and meals. However, this average cost can rise high depending on your choice of accommodation and dining, as Bali is known to have some uber-luxurious resorts and exquisite dining options.
Where to stay: The Radiant Hotel & Spa; Ramada Bintang Bali Resort. For more options, click here.