A gorgeous one-hour drive from the International Depansar Airport will drop you right at the centre of Ubud. An ancient royal town, Ubud is a beautiful mix of religion and art. Green rice fields, spectacular river gorges, coconut trees on one end and rainforests on another, Ubud is simply stunning. With such a backdrop, is it any surprise that it is Asia's most sought after destination for some much needed rejuvenation?
Ubud is a relatively small town and you can cover most of it on foot or on a hired bicycle. However, if you wish to explore beyond the vicinity, a motorbike or car is better.
You can rent bicycles for about Rp 20,000-30,000 (₹100-150) per day. But keep in mind that Ubud's terrain is hilly and bicycling can turn out to be a sweaty workout. If you don't want to put in that kind of effort, a motorbike can be hired for around Rp 40,000 (₹200) to Rp 80,000 (₹400) per day. Rental places can be found on streets all over town. You can also ask your hotel/resort to arrange for one.
If you wish to rent a car in Ubud, you need to have an international driver's license. The rent is somewhere around Rp 3,50,000-5,00,000 (₹1700-2400). Gas is extra.
What To See
The attractions in Ubud are numerous. Even a month will be less to explore them all. But if you are in Ubud for a week, here are some of the must-see sights –