Nothing spells natural paradise like a gorgeous waterfall, and Sekumpul waterfalls in Northern Bali have at least 7 of them! Sekumpul, meaning 'a group of', is a collection of seven waterfalls in Bali. Fed by upland streams, they are considered the most beautiful waterfalls on the island. The seven waterfalls are separate and scattered, varying in height and shape. The overall ambience is cool and calming, marked by high cliffs and lush greenery.
Between Bedugul and Ubud lies Air Terjun Nungnung, a beautiful waterfall to refresh your senses. Located about 900m above sea level, the waterfall in Bali is surrounded by lush greenery and is a great spot for nature-lovers. However, the water is a little rough for swimming, and the 500-step pathway to access it can prove to be quite the exercise.
Located in Tembuku in Bangli regency, Tukad Cepung waterfalls is a must-visit for the breathtaking view it offers. After a steep 15-minute trek, one needs to wade through waist-deep water and gravel to reach the site. The effort is worth it however; the majestic waterfalls in Bali crashing while sunlight streams in through the canopy overhead give it a magical vibe.
About 10 kms from Singaraja, Air Tejung Gitgit or Gitgit waterfalls offers a refreshing experience for visitors to the Bali highlands. A wooden walkway leads to the 40m tall gushing waterfall, which falls into a rocky pool. One can take a dip in the picturesque pool in lush greenery, before heading on to the nearby Mekalongan waterfall in Bali.
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Kanto Lampo Waterfall is a hidden gem located in gianyar district. A path through the beautiful rainforest leads to the rapidly falling waterfall in Bali. One can wade around in the pool below the waterfall and climb teh boulders in the area for some stunning photograps. Ideally visited during dry season,when the wter si clearer and lighter.
Located in the central highlands of Bali, Munduk waterfalls in Bali greet visitors with a refreshing spray of water amid lush greenery. A steep descent of 300m leads to the site, where one can splash about in one of the rocky pools. The scenic beauty is complemented by the clove and coffee plantations nearby, making this an all-round pleasant experience.
Situated about 5kms from Lovina, a mossy pathway leads to the beautiful Singsing waterfall. The cool water tumbles down into a rocky pool where one can take a dip. Surrounded by grassy cover, this waterfall in Bali offers a stunning view and refreshing experience. However, be mindful of the locals trying to guide you.
Located in Les Village in Buleleng, Les waterfalls offers sceneic beauty and a revitalizing experience for visitors. A short trek of about 1 km leads to the 30-m high waterfall. Since it hits a rock before pouring downwards,one can stand below the waterfall and feel its gushing waves invigorate them.
Located in Tejakula district in Buleleng, Yeh Mapeh waterfalls provide a rejuvenating experience to visitors. The 30m gushing waterfall in Bali falls into a pool where one can take a plunge, while the surrounding lush greenery adds to the scenic beauty. Little warungs or cafes are lined outside for some snacks as well.
Situated in Tegenungan village, halfway between Ubud and Bali’s capital Denpasar, Tegenungan Waterfall is one of the most popular picnic spots in the region. It is set amidst dense foliage in a shallow bathing area and lined with cafes and eateries. Present in an isolated location on the outskirts of Bali, the place is ideal for nature photographers.
Aling Aling Waterfall is located in Kabupaten Buleleng Regency of Bali, Indonesia. It is one of the most stunning waterfalls of Bali which falls from a height of 98 feet. Known as the adventure heaven, Aling Aling Waterfall can provide you with opportunities of cliff jumping and natural slides. Know that it is one of those few places in Bali where you can attempt jumping into the deep waters.
Located in the Munduk Village, around 45 minute drive from Bali, Banyumala Twin Waterfalls are one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Bali. These are a collection of waterfalls with a large pool underneath, making it an exciting destination to swim and relax for the day. The Banyumala Waterfalls isn't much known or explored, which adds to the charm of visiting the place.
Rightly called the ‘Blue Stairway to Heaven’, the Peguyangan Waterfall on Nusa Island in Bali is Nusa Penida’s best waterfall and is also one of the most beautiful places to visit here. Also known as the Guyangan Falls, these waterfalls are not as famous as the other places on the island; but once you visit this attraction, you are sure to be awestruck by the exquisite beauty and magnificence which is on display here.
Also known as Tibumana waterfall, Air Terjun Tibumana located in the Bangli region of Bali is one of the most stunning waterfalls in Bali. Famous amongst Instagrammers for its beautiful scenery and large pool that the falls cascade into, Tibumana waterfall is a wonderful waterfall to go swimming in. The pool is not deeper than 6-8m so diving into the pool is not recommended. The falls can be found at the end of a quick 10m trek from the parking area and it is a pleasant and safe trek through Balinese jungle.
Located almost an hour’s north of Canggu, the Leke Leke waterfall is easily accessible and signs along the road lead you all the way to the parking spot. A15-minute hike through bamboo bridges that snakes through the tropical Balinese jungle from there leads you to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Bali. A couple of guesthouses near the waterfall also gives you the option of staying the night near the waterfall to get that perfect early morning light for the best photos of the falls.
One of the waterfalls that are not as popular as the other waterfalls in Bali that gets the most limelight, Blahmantung waterfalls, with a plunge of over a 100m is one of the highest falls in Bali. Located in the Pujungan village in the Pupuan district is around an hour and a half drive away from Bali’s capital Denpasar. The trek from the parking area to the falls is almost 1km long through fairly dense jungle and is of moderate difficulty but the payoff at the end once the trek is completed is surely worth it once you see the cascading falls.
One of the most unique waterfalls in Bali, located in the Gianyar regency, this waterfall also contains caves and a hidden canyon waterfall that is perfect for swimming. Unlike most waterfalls that cascade down vertically, the Goa Rang Reng Waterfall flows through a canyon through a series of 3 separate falls, each one with its own unique draws. A favourite amongst those that want a waterfall where swimming is encouraged, you can also rent tubes to float you down the canyon gently.
Located in the Tabangan regency in Bali, Pengempu Waterfall is often overlooked in favour of the more popular Tegenungan waterfall, and its appeal lies in exactly this. Its relatively small stature belies the charm that it oozes, and is set amidst the verdant and virgin jungle. A little difficult to find, this waterfall tests those true travellers that seek out waterfalls that are truly untouched by development.
The Gianyar regency is replete with waterfalls and the Blangsinga Waterfall is another fine example for waterfall hunters. Easily accessible, this relatively small waterfall is fed by the Petanu River but is not suitable for swimming. Clean public toilets and a well-maintained bamboo stairway that leads to the falls make this a breeze to get to and enjoy.
Situated amongst Sambangan Secret Garden, the Kroya waterfall is a haven for thrill-seekers and is one of the most popular falls to jump into from an elevation. Sandwiched in between the famous Aling Aling falls and the Blue Lagoon, Kroya Waterfall is also home to a natural water park, with rock slides leading from one cascading waterfall to the next, perfect for that adrenaline-junkie amongst us. There are various trek options that will take you through either some or all the nine waterfalls in the vicinity.
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This post was published by Joysurjya Hagjer