A few kilometres from Ubud, Indonesia, Goa Gajah or the "elephant cave" is a spiritual and cultural attraction filled with Buddhist and Shaivite relics and carvings. A wide-eyed demon-like structure welcomes you at the cave entrance, which further leads to a serene pool inside. The intricate stonework makes this a must-visit for anyone looking for a glimpse into Indonesian architecture and heritage.
Called "Gunung Batur" in the local language, Mount Batur is an active volcano in Indonesia. At 1717 metres (around 5,600 feet) above sea level, it offers a spectacular view of its surroundings - the majestic Lake Batur, nestled amongst black lava from the last explosion in 2000, and adjacent to this all, beautiful mountains.
A popular sport in Bali, white river rafting is a pastime for the more adventurous, and Ayung River is the place for it. White river rafting is a much-enjoyed adventure sport in Bali, for every tourist with a taste for adventure attempts it. Ayung River is the largest river in Bali, located in Ubud.
Located on a beautiful offshore rock in Tabanan regency, Bali, Tanah Lot or 'Land on the Sea' is a Hindu shrine believed to be about 500 years old. An amalgamation of Balinese and Hindu mythology, the base of the temple is carved with sea snakes and offers a natural source of holy water, providing visitors with an aesthetic and spiritual experience unlike any other.
Known For : Art Class Petulu Rafting in Ayung River
Ubud is a central town in Bali and is completely opposite of what you think of when you hear the word 'Bali'. It is a quaint, little town of artists and is regarded as the arts and craft hub with all the the galleries and artists' workshops in the town and nearby villages. There is a lot of culture and history to be seen in the surroundings. The architecture of the town also adds value to it._
Distance from Bali: 73 km
Best Time: April to June and September
Also called the 'Spa and boutique shopping capital of Bali', Seminyak beach offers a more upscale experience than its immediate neighbours Kuta and Legian. With a quiet and laid-back atmosphere, this beach has some of the best fine-dining restaurants in Bali in addition to the luxury resorts and villas, making your stay here absolutely pleasurable.
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With the above adventures in mind, you would never have to worry about planning your perfect Balinese day out. So, pack up and explore and let us know about your exclusive Bali experiences in the comments below!