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Island of Gods
Bali is a province of Indonesia which is located between Java and Lombok island. Bali is commonly referred to as "The Island of thousand Temples", "The Island of Gods". The capital of Bali is Denpasar, located in the south of the island, the island of Bali is renowned as a world tourism destination with unique art and culture. Bali island is a best place for holiday with the world class accommodations. Bali is rated as one of the Top 10 tropical holiday destinations of the world.


(Ulun Danu Lake Temple)
Visa on Arrival

Procedure to get Visa on arrival is very simple & fast enough. Just pay US$35 and get a payment slip & Proceed to Immigration counter with Passport & Arrival Card (Given @ Flight before Landing).
Money Exchange

Money Exchange is widely spread all over Bali. At-least 1 money Exchange is found in each street in the touristy area of Kuta, Denpasar & Jimbaran. Approximate Value of 1 US Dollar will be around 11,500 Indonesian Rupiah (as on July 2014).
Accommodation

Bali has numerous quality accommodation with limited budget. Many hotels offers tariffs per day below 35 US$ with clean rooms, hot shower & a little pool. You can find a good deal in www.agoda.com, www.booking.com, .....
Food

Sorry, I Can't comment on Balinese Food. I didn't taste typical Balinese food. Most of the Hotels provide American breakfast & While we were out for sightseeing, we had buffet dinner with mixed varieties.






Bali
08.07.2014 - 12.07.2014

Team mates: (from Left) John, Kumar, Thiru, Anis & Me

After intensive search about Bali on Google, we couldn't figure out a way to explore bali on our own itinerary by using public transport & join some selective day trips with a travel agent, like the way we do in our previous trips (the only cheaper way is to rent a motorcycle). So, Halfheartedly decided to book a packaged tour with a travel agent in Bali.

We booked a "3 day tour package" excluding accommodation, with a travel company Star Bali Tour.

Become a Millionaire
Become a Millionaire overnight. Exchanged just 6,000 Indian Rupee equivalent of US Dollars & got-back more than a Million Indonesian Rupiah (1,145,000 as on July 2014). But stop, don't hurry, your morning breakfast may cost close to 50,000 Rupiah. A piece of cake will cost you 10,000 Rupiah.

More than a million Indonesian Rupiah

Quality Accommodation @ affordable price
Bali Summer Hotel: Booked this Hotel on www.agoda.com (my favorite website to book hotels). This hotel is centrally located & convenient to start explore bali. Kuta Beach is at walkable distance & Plenty of Shopping nearby. Check-in & Check-out was smooth. Always a welcome smile @ Reception, friendly & helpful staffs, round the clock. Standard & Quality Breakfast provided in the restaurant (Cost is included with Room tariff). Rooms comes with all basic amenities (Coffee & Tea maker, Television, Refrigerator, Bath Tub, A Balcony & Comfy Bed). Overall its a good hotel & Value for Money Accommodation.

(Clean & Compact Room)

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Day 1
Arrival

Day 2
Batuan Village
Tegenungan Waterfall
Mas Village
Temen village
Batur Volcano
Tirta Empul Holly Spring
Tegalalang rice terraces

Day 3
Tanjung Benoa Beach
Turtle Island
Uluwatu Cliff Temple
Jimbaran Bay

Day 4
Taman Ayun Royal Temple
Ulun Danu Lake Temple
Tanah Lot Sea Temple

Day 5
Departure


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Day 1
We arrived at Ngurah Rai International Airport, Denpasar, Bali @ 11:15pm. Procedure to get Visa on arrival is very simple & fast enough. We paid US$35 for Visa on Arrival. Even though there was a huge crowd in immigration queue, we have got immigration stamped in less than 15mins.

Collecting Baggage

Our Baggage were already arrived in Luggage Belt

Meeting our guide/driver @ Airport lobby

Our guide from Star Bali Tour was already waiting for our arrival
Mr. Wayan Sudama (Phone No: +62-81338764362, Email: yansudama8@gmail.com)

Proceeding to Hotel

A Picture worth 1000 words, Need not explain the situation.



Day 2
More than 7Hours of flying on day 1 & late night arrival to the destination made us too much tired. We woke-up late in the morning & our driver was waiting in the lobby for more than an hour (Sorry Gentleman). As per our itinerary our first stop should be at Batubulan village to enjoy the Magical Show of Barong & Keris Dance, since we are late we decided to skip this & also we were not interested to visit Celuk Village (center of silver smiths).

Places on Itinerary: Batuan Village (home painter artist community), Tegenungan Waterfall, Mas Village (Wood sculpture community), Temen village (Spices Garden), Batur Volcano @ Kintamani, Tirta Empul Holly Spring Temple & Tegalalang rice terraces.

Batuan Village

Batuan Village, Home Painter (Wayan Mardiana), Artist Community


Batuan Village, Home Painter (Wayan Mardiana), Artist Community


Batuan Village, Home Painter (Wayan Mardiana), Artist Community


Batuan Village, Home Painter (Wayan Mardiana), Artist Community


Batuan Village, Home Painter (Wayan Mardiana), Artist Community


Batuan Village, Home Painter (Wayan Mardiana), Artist Community


Batuan Village, Home Painter (Wayan Mardiana), Artist Community


Batuan Village, Home Painter (Wayan Mardiana), Artist Community


Batuan Village, Home Painter (Wayan Mardiana), Artist Community


Batuan Village, Home Painter (Wayan Mardiana), Artist Community


Tegenungan Waterfall

Tegenungan Waterfall


Tegenungan Waterfall


Expensive Tender Coconut @ 25,000 Indonesian Rupiah near Tegenungan Waterfall


Mas village

Mas Village (Shop for Bali’s wooden sculpture)


Mas Village (Shop for Bali’s wooden sculpture)


Mas Village (Shop for Bali’s wooden sculpture)


Mas Village (Shop for Bali’s wooden sculpture)


Shopping @ Temen village (Spices Garden)

Kumar trying to roast Coffee bean


Relax to Sip a Cup of Tea


Tea, on its way


Here it is


She managed to successfully sell few packets of Tea to us


Batur Volcano, Kintamani

Batur Volcano


Lake near Batur Volcano


Passing Clouds above Batur Volcano (Photo Credit: John Edward)


Tirta Empul Holly Spring Temple

Wearing Sarang to Enter Tirta Empul Holly Spring Temple


Entrance to Tirta Empul Holly Spring Temple


Tirta Empul Holly Spring


Prayer is going on (Tirta Empul Holly Spring Temple)


Prayer is going on (Tirta Empul Holly Spring Temple)


Tirta Empul Holly Spring Temple


Shopping Area around Tirta Empul Holly Spring Temple


Shopping Area around Tirta Empul Holly Spring Temple


Garment Shop Owner (Shopping Area around Tirta Empul Holly Spring Temple)


Tegalalang rice terraces

Tegalalang rice terraces


Tegalalang rice terraces




Day 3
Places on Itinerary: Tanjung Benoa Beach, Turtle Island, Uluwatu Cliff Temple & Jimbaran Bay

Tanjung Benoa Beach

Anis & Kumar preparing for Para-Sailing @ Tanjung Benoa Beach


Para-Sailing @ Tanjung Benoa Beach


Tanjung Benoa Beach


Tanjung Benoa Beach


Guys preparing for undersea walk @ Tanjung Benoa Beach


Thiru, Kumar & Anis experiencing Jet Ski


Just a pose


Turtle Island

Proceeding to Turtle Island


Arrival @ Turtle Island


Turtle Island


Turtle Island


Turtle Island


Batman @ Turtle island


Turtle Island


Wow Moment! Holding "Brahminy Kite" @ Turtle Island


"Wreathed Hornbill" @ Turtle Island


ha ha ha


Bye Bye Turtle Island with a Group Photo


Uluwatu Cliff Temple

Near Entrance (Uluwatu Cliff Temple)


Group Photo @ Uluwatu Cliff Temple


Uluwatu Cliff Temple


Main Entrance to Uluwatu Cliff Temple


Temple Bell @ Uluwatu Cliff Temple


Gorgeous View of Indian Ocean from Uluwatu Cliff Temple


Indian Ocean View from Uluwatu Cliff Temple


Uluwatu Cliff Temple


Uluwatu Cliff Temple


Jimbaran Bay

Its Dinner Time


Serving, welcome drink


Flight Landing View at a distance @ Jimbaran Bay


Kedonganan Beach, Jimbaran Bay


Dinner being served @ Caviar Cafe, Kedonganan Beach, Jimbaran Bay


Near by Table


Dinning Area, Caviar Cafe, Jimbaran Bay



Day 4
Places on Itinerary: Taman Ayun Royal Temple, Ulun Danu Lake Temple & Tanah Lot Sea Temple

Taman Ayun Royal Temple

Road outside Taman Ayun Royal Temple


Main Entrance to Taman Ayun Royal Temple


Cock Fighting Ring, Taman Ayun Royal Temple


Photo with a Balinese @ Taman Ayun Royal Temple


Taman Ayun Royal Temple


Taman Ayun Royal Temple


Taman Ayun Royal Temple


Taman Ayun Royal Temple


Taman Ayun Royal Temple


Ulun Danu Lake Temple

Ulun Danu Lake Temple


Ulun Danu Lake Temple


Ulun Danu Lake Temple


Ulun Danu Lake Temple


Ulun Danu Lake Temple



Tanah Lot Sea Temple

Tanah Lot Sea Temple


Tanah Lot Sea Temple


Tanah Lot Sea Temple


Tanah Lot Sea Temple



Day 5
Depart from Bali to Kuala Lumpur on AirAsia QZ550

Return Flight from Bali

Bye Bye Bali
will Comeback Soon.



Travel Vidoes

Tegenungan Waterfall

Batur Volcano, Kintamani

Tirta Empul Holly Spring

Tirta Empul Holly Spring Temple

Glass Bottom Boat ride (from Tanjung Benoa Beach to Turtle Island)

Glass Bottom Boat ride (from Tanjung Benoa Beach to Turtle Island)

Amazing Flight Landing View at a distance from Jimbaran Bay

Streets of Bali

Streets of Bali

Ulun Danu Lake Temple

AirAsia QZ550 Takeoff from Bali to Kuala Lumpur



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