Campuhan Ridgewalk: After reading multiple reviews of must-do thing in Ubud, we started early to reach this place and started our walk. We expected some real good views of the paddy fields or forest but it was just average. Though we were early it was extremely hot and nothing to do at all. Just keep walking for some small cafe! The signs to reach this place are not clear. Google maps leave you in middle of the road - you need to look for signs for Hotel Idah. Take a left from the hotel and you'll arrive at the parking from where you can start your walk.Sacred Monkey Forest: The place is a must-visit in Ubud. Earlier I was a bit skeptical of visiting this place since I am not very fond of monkeys. I have seen some really nasty monkeys and hence did not really want to go. However, after reading the reviews, we thought of visiting the place. The place opens at 8.30AM and we were the first ones to enter. A bit scared in the beginning thinking the monkeys might attack or snatch things from us. But that was not the case. As soon as we entered, the staff was feeding them sweet potatoes and hence all monkeys were busy. The forest inside is dense and has a beautiful stream flowing inside. There are a couple of beautiful balinese temples inside too. Later we heard some voice and saw the staff calling monkeys to feed them again - this time it was corn and bananas. The monkeys are not troublesome when they are busy eating. we saw them eating and also fighting over food. Got to see a few mischievous ones snatching corn and bananas from the staff and running away. Overall a fun experience with close encounters of the monkeys.
1.) CAMPUHAN RIDGE WALK The beautiful morning of day 3 was planned to be at Campuhan Ridge Walk. I left the hotel at 6:15 am to watch the sunrise. Camphuhan ridge walk was just 15 min walking distance from my hotel. To my surprise, there were still few people at the walk, not many but surely enough to photobomb my picture. I believe everybody knows the trick of a good photograph. The walk had some amazing views. I would say it's a must visit and surely at sunrise or sunset. Just expect a hell lot of people at sunset.
After that, we went for to Campuhan Ridge walk. It is a 2 km walk on the mountain. You can see a lot of greenery around but nothing much apart from that. If you have time crunch, you can skip it with no regrets.
Take A Walk On The Campuhan RidgeThe Campuhan Ridge walk is an easy 9km nature trek. It is a great way to enjoy the sights of green Ubud. The Campuhan Valley is lined with dense foliage and the starting point to this ridge walk is easy to identify and reach. A small concrete path from the entrance of the boutique hotel Warwick Ibah Luxury Villas and Spa leads straight to the ridge over the Campuhan River. The bridge leads to the stunning Pura Gunung Lebah temple complex. The entire trek is marked with signboards and very easy to navigate. The best time to enjoy the Campuhan Ridge Walk is early morning and late afternoon, when the temperature is cool and when the skies show their best hues during sunrise and sunset. You don't need a guide to do this and the trek is free, but do remember to wear comfortable shoes and clothing!