Renowned for its natural splendor which transcends limits of human imagination, Bali, a tropical island in the Indonesian archipelago, needs no introduction. The islands spectacularly enthralling landscape, replete with exotic beaches, majestic temples and palaces, and rich flora and fauna makes it a perfect tourist destination.
The islands fabulous beauty has repeatedly been a subject of many a movie such as Julia Roberts starred Eat, Pray, Love. This has helped bolster Bali’s overseas reputation as a heavenly respite from modern world. No wonder every year, thousands of people flock its sun kissed beaches, to wash away their worries and indulge in all that stands for fun and excitement.
Bali enjoys tropical sunshine throughout the year. Since remains wet for most part of the year, June to September, being a dry season is considered best for a visit. This period is best suited for beach lovers, who can make a dash for the party towns of Kuta and Legion that are well known for their beaches at Lovina and Candi Dasa. Famous for its magnificent sunset, untamed wild life and great shopping options, Kuta, a beach discovered by Hippies in 1960’s is a favorite amongst surfers. Nusa Dua with its transparent waters and white beaches is yet another surfing paradise for adventure seekers. The place is dotted with luxurious hotels, so you can try the mouth watering cuisine.
Denpasar, the Balinese capital amazes you with its rich medieval architecture in the form of temples and historical sites. One can visit local villages such as Celuk, Ubud, and Bedulu. Known for their fabulous silverware, and finest works of art such as sculpture, painting, dancing and leather work, these villages are a must visit, on every tourist’s travel itinerary.
Six kilometers to the south of Denpasar is another beach paradise, the Sanur Beach. It offers a panoramic view of sparkling coral seas, with glorious sunrise and sunsets occurring behind the wonderful South Bali mountain range. One can indulge in a number of sporting activities such as diving, surfing and snorkeling or simply hire a chartered boat and head towards the sea.
Apart from its crystal clear waters, to keep you refreshed, Bali has a lot to offer a lot on its entertainment platter, thanks to its rich and vibrant culture. One can enjoy Balinese theatre, dance, and drama that vividly portray tales from Ramayana and Mahabharata in a delightful manner. Bali is matchless when it comes to seafood. Do visit Jimbaran Bay, to munch on your favorite delicacies, such as fresh fish, prawns, squid, and lobster.