Widely considered a hyped destination, Bali in Indonesia is one place that many of us aspire to visit.One of the many islands that make up the massive archipelago, it might just be one of the most favourable places to visit on a budget. Here is a list of the places you should not miss when on a vacation there. 1. Elephant Safari Park of Desa Taro In the village of Taro, North of Ubud, you can find Bali Elephant Safari Park which lets visitors get up close and personal with the majestic elephants. A long safari into the forests riding these gentle giants is one experience you should totally not give a miss when here. 2. Kintamani and Mount Batur Home to Mount Batur and the Caldera Lake, Kintamani is a major stopping-point on every itinerary of Bali. The still active Mt. Batur has erupted 24 times since 1800, and it has reshaped the entire landscape. 3. Ubud monkey Forest Known as the ‘Sacred Monkey Forest’ of Padangtegal, the Ubud Monkey Forest is not only a place for scientific research but is also a site of spiritual and cultural importance due to the presence of many temples sanctified by the villagers.
[ Further Read: Precautions while visiting Monkey Forest Ubud ]4. Tegallalang Rice terraces What Ubud is also famous for, is its scenic expanse of rice fields. You can get a glimpse of beautiful green paddy in all the four directions while standing on top of one. The serenity and beauty of this place remains unmatched and you will find solace in this nature’s abode. 5. Private beach at Nusa Dua If you’re not on a tight budget and can spare some money for luxury, then Nusa Dua Beach is the perfect escapade from the hassle of the city. Dotted with high-end hotels, splurge in some money here and you’ll be rewarded with an open room to soak in and bask in the sun. This is one of the most favoured honeymoon destinations in Bali. 6. Pura Tanah Lot Set on a magnificent rock and famous for its serenity and cultural significance, this is one of the seven temples that form a ring in south-west Bali. The most favoured time to visit is during low-tide as you can experience walking across the water to reach the temple which will soothe your soul. 7. Uluwatu Temple Situated in the island known as Bukit Peninsula, it is a temple that has a dramatic grandeur attached to it. Perched on the top of a rugged limestone cliff, this is one of those places which you will have to see to believe! A majestic structure, constructed and expanded since the 11th century, it rewards you with breath-taking views of the setting sun. 8. Dolphin sightings at Lovina Considered as one of the best places in the world for dolphin-sighting boat trips, Lovina also boasts of a perfect bag-packer’s paradise. Usually very crowded during the peak season, it is still worth the effort. When you find a school of dolphins happily jumping by, you are bound to get awestruck and mesmerised! Bali is indeed a nature’s haven where you can easily drop off your guards and relax your way out to freedom and peace. A true traveller’s delight, this place will leave you in amazement for a very long time!