For all those people who want to visit Bali for the first time, let me tell you this - you cannot cover it in one visit, unless you are just a tourist, or you stay in Bali for over a week, at least for 7-10 days. I would still go back, it's that kind of a place, that keeps pulling you back. If you have been to Goa, you would know what I mean.
For all those travel buddies out there, you know what I mean? This is a place full of surprises, and not just to party or to do find yourself, but to meet new people, to leave the urban jungle behind and commune with nature, and I can go on with my philosophical shit, but I won't.
I always disapprove vacationing in major Cities. Visiting them once to see how developed they are is different, but to relax? Always choose nature - connect with the earth, the water and with yourself. This is a place which can suit any budget, any kind of traveler or tourist. You want to party till you drop? You got this. You want to meditate? You got this. You want to relax and have some fun? You still got this!
So on my third visit I decided to stay in Ubud. I had this keen interest to see what is the hype about staying in Ubud. Eat, Pray, Love - is it really going to change my life? Ubud is known for its traditional crafts and dance, and it is a true serene experience in itself. There are designated villages for different types of artisans like - painters, silver jewellery, batik art, wooden carvings and sculptures. We ended up buying a beautiful canvas painting depicting Balinese rice terrace scene.
I left wanting for more, not wanting to leave, but wishing I lived in such a place, where I never had to leave to go back to the urban jungle to make money, or a living or any term for what you do in life.
If you plan to relax and unwind on this trip to Bali then start your day by relaxing in your resort, have breakfast and leave to explore. At the end of my article, I have listed the must see places in Ubud.