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 so many things to do in Ubud, 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 –