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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Set amidst cocoa plantations in North Bali, the Jembong waterfall is known for being one of the few artificial waterfalls on the island. Located close to the Gitgit waterfalls, this relatively small waterfall is way off the beaten track and is perfect for those looking for a cascading waterfall that is not thronged by people looking to take the perfect Instagram post.
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.
Forming Bali’s famous landmark of the twin Munduk and Melanting Waterfalls, Melanting is the more-visited, 20-metre-tall counterpart tumbling down steep rocks into a pool with a viewing deck. Amidst rolling rice plantations, Melanting Waterfall is best visited between June and August for hiking the forested trails and swimming. There is also a paved path with souvenirs and food warung stalls.
A stone’s throw away from its touristy neighbour at Sekumpul, Lemukih Waterfall is a trekkers’ abode where three 30-metre-tall voluptuous streams cascade down a steep slate rock. Best visited in monsoon, this waterfall has a deep, turquoise basin beneath where you can take a rejuvenating dip. Lemukih Waterfall is also the starting point for the trek to Fiji Waterfall.
Also known as Yellow Waterfall, Dusun Kuning in central Bali originates from the crystalline river flowing through winding slot canyons on its left. Standing 25 metres tall, this iconic waterfall is accessible via dirt trails and concrete steps starting from the temple at the site’s entrance. Dusun Kuning cascades into a series of slate-rock pools for swimming.
Arising from two adjoining water streams, Juwuk Manis Waterfall in Pekutatan is a lovely attraction. A scenic 875-step trek through coffee, clove and Duran plantations leads you to the falls, which cascades from a height of five metres. Upon reaching, you can take a dip into the reservoir below or layout a picnic among the tropical bushes.
Nestled in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Penebel Village, Yeh Ho Waterfall descends from a height of 30 metres amidst expansive terraced rice plantations. Away from boisterous touristy crowds, Yeh Ho Waterfall is also called Giri Kesuma and is an abode for trekkers of all aptitudes, family picnics, or simply for swimming in the small canopied gorge underneath.
Located on the sun-soaked eastern corner of its namesake beach in Tanah Lot, Melasti is a unique beach waterfall in Bali tumbling down a limestone cliff. Steeped in the tropics, Melasti waterfall is best visited during sunset and low tide when tiny dipping pools form among the moss-laden rocky crags. Visitors often swim on this side of the beach and fall.
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This post was published by Joysurjya Hagjer
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