Bali Travel Guide and Tourism

The unofficially christened the Island of the Gods, Bali sits in the middle of Indonesia, decked with an abundance of mountains, rocky coastlines and sandy beaches. Start with Canggu - a village of the coast of Seminyak, that is fed with numerous beaches. Hike up Mt. Batur for a spectacular sunrise and visit the Tanah Lot Temple to witness a majestic sunset. You could also go to the Pura Taman Saraswati Temple that is festooned with lotus blooms in reverence to Goddess Saraswati. Among other places to visit in Bali, the Monkey Forest in Ubud is a definite stop for both tourists and photographers who will be greeted by lush green trails throughout the forest. While still in Ubud, the cultural capital of Bali, learn about the Balinese culture from the motley of dances, historical sites and eclectic temples. For a laidback day, spend the day lounging by the pristine white waters of the Dreamland Beach. Among other major attractions of Bali are the three remote islands of Gili. A ferry ride away, this is a must visit for a range of watersports and legendary parties. Bali has a fill of options for adventure seekers - bungee jumping, paragliding, hiking, mountain cycling, snorkelling and scuba diving are almost mandatory experiences. For something more laidback, go for a sunrise boat trip to watch dolphins. Don’t leave this Indonesian island without feasting on the local delicacies like Pisang Goreng, Mie Goreng, and Nasi Goreng.
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Top Attractions In Bali

The Island of Gods has something for everyone. From 1000-year-old temples to active volcanoes, from postcard-perfect beaches to world-class diving. Bali is an ideal getaway for backpacking, family trips and honeymoons. Here are Tripoto's hand-picked list of places to visit that you absolutely cannot miss in Bali.

Best Luxury Hotels in Bali

Enjoy relaxing spas, azul pools, massages, beach views, delicious dishes and the best of Balinese hospitality at these handpicked luxury hotels in Bali.

Best Mid-Range Hotels in Bali

Comfortable stays, good food and ocean vistas, Tripoto's list of the best mid-range hotels will let you witness the charms of Bali without having to spend a fortune.

Best Budget Hotels in Bali

Bali has a plethora of budget options with incredible facilities that will make you say, "How can this be so cheap?" Find one from Tripoto's list of the best budget hotels in Bali

Best Hostels & Homestays In Bali

Homestays are the perfect way to gain insight into the unique Balinese culture and lifestyle. Or, you can stay at these happening hostels with happening crowds.

Best Time to Visit Bali

Peak Season is from April to July. Bali is a sunny paradise during these months and sees a lot of tourists.

Shoulder Season: August to November sees less humidity and heat, making it an ideal time for sightseeing and other outdoor activities.

Off-season: December to March are the months when the tourists start thinning out due to the rainy season. Henceforth, the accommodation and travel costs reduce making it the ideal time for a budget backpacker.

 

Budget for Bali

For Budget Travellers: INR 800 - 1000 a day

  • Accommodation in hostels and lodges: INR 500-600
  • Food in local cafes and street eateries: INR 100-200
  • Public Transport in bemos and buses: INR 15-50
  • Sightseeing (Entry-tickets & shows): INR 50 - 200

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1000 to INR 3000 a day

  • Accommodation in mid-range hotels and homestays: INR 700 - 1000
  • Food in mid-range cafes and restaurants: INR 500 - 800
  • Local transport local taxis: INR 100 - 600
  • Sightseeing & Tours: INR 100 - 1000

For Luxury Travellers: INR 9000 and upwards

  • Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 5000 and upwards
  • Food in upscale restaurants and bars: INR 1500 and upwards
  • Local transport in cabs: INR 400 and upwards
  • Sightseeing and Activities: INR 1000 and upwards

Visa Information for Bali

Visa-free entry is offered to nationals of 169 countries, for upto 30 days. This visa is free and cannot be extended. Click here to see the complete list of countries.

Indian nationals, and citizens of 60 other countries can get a 30-day visa on arival for $35. This can be extended by upto 30 days for an additional fee.