Bali is known for its pristine beaches and vibrant culture. With the reformed traveler's policies of 30 days Free Arrival Visa and waved-off airport fees, it is increasingly attracting more and more travelers to its shores. Here's how you can plan out a short trip to this coast on a 'Backpacker's Budget'.
The easiest route to head for Bali is from the Eastern coast of India. Head for Kolkata, Hyderabad or Chennai, from where you can connect with Bali via Kuala Lumpur or Singapore.
Also, it is always good to purchase a through fare flight tickets for a hassle-free journey, while planning your trip.
1. Air Asia:
Air Asia flights are the easiest to connect to Bali, via Malaysia. Though the flights are cheaper, there are lot of abrupt changes in the flight timings in the sector between Kuala Lumpur and Bali. When you book your flights with them, without any choice of course, make sure you have adequate time to accommodate the changes.
2. Singapore Airlines:
I love this airline. The comfort, timings, connectivity, food are things worth paying for. It is a good payoff if you slightly plan your flights a little earlier than usual. Although, you might pay a little higher than the regular low cost flights, the best part is such airlines come with an all-inclusive package when compared with LCC, where you actually end up paying higher in bits and pieces.
Staying in Bali
I have put together a select set of properties here having stayed with them, and have found them a good choice at a convenient price. Considering the vicinty where they stand, and the amenities they provide, I had just the right experience I needed for a comfortable stay in a budget.