Bali island is blessed with many tourists attractions and many of attractions are spread around the island. It is very obvious that lot of tourists will be travelling around to gather the memories around the famous places, considering narrow roads and lot of tourists vehicle create traffic jams. One of the best way to escape the traffic and parking problem is to hire a two wheeler and scoot around the island I rented a 200CC Automatic Scooter (Yamaha N-Max) in 2,00,000 IDR (around 900RS) for 2 days.
I booked my Villa at Sanur beach and I was happy that i made a right choice as it had best facilities and lively neighborhood nearby to eat and roam around. Not to mentioned the fact that, it was right next to the beach It took around 40 minutes from Sanur to the Garuda Park. I just followed the Google Map on my Indian Phone equipped with local SIM Card which I collected at Airport at just Rs.450. You can book online at best prize here:
It takes around 30 minutes from Garuda park to the Uluwattu temple. You should be careful to select the route through Toll Road in Bali. It has different lane for 2 and 4 Wheeler and it doesn’t accept cash as you have to pay by the smart card. I was lucky as a local rider swiped for me when he observed that I was struck at the Toll Booth The parking ticket cost around 5000 IDR (20 INR) and entry ticket is around 6000 IDR (around 300 INR).
You will get a free drink at the restaurant near the main entry gate. The Garuda park has three main statues, 2 are completed whereas third one is under construction till date.After spending almost 1-2 hour, I moved to the next destination for today’s menu – Uluwattu Temple.It took me other 30-40 minutes to reach there as the roads were narrow and some tourist traffic blocking the way as usual The parking was around 2000 IDR with entry ticket of 30000 IDR (150 INR). The view from the temple is amazing with sea waves crashing against the land.
The main attraction at Uluwattu temple is Kecak Dance, which has entry fee of other 20000 IDR. Make sure you gather near the place for the Kecak Dance at 5PM to buy the ticket first as the dance starts at 6PM and seats will be filled very quickly.The Kecak dance is a performance based on Ramayana and involves main scenes like Devi Sita Kidnap, White Monkey Hanuman taking the ring to Devi Sita and later on the final battle between Lord Rama and Ravan. The most interesting part about the play is background music, as no instruments are being used therefore around 20-30 men keep chanting ‘kecak-keack.
I hope you have a nice time in Bali
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Keeping the same spirit to explore the Bali, I decided to ride to Tegenungan Watefall after reading a lot of positive review comments online.Bali island is blessed with many tourists attractions and many of attractions are spread around the island. It is very obvious that lot of tourists will be travelling around to gather the memories around the famous places, considering narrow roads and lot of tourists vehicle create traffic jams. One of the best way to escape the traffic and parking problem is to hire a two wheeler and scoot around the island 🙂 I rented a 200CC Automatic Scooter (Yamaha N-Max) in 2,00,000 IDR (around 900RS) for 2 days.
I booked my resort at Sanur Beach, It took around 50 minutes from Sanur to the Tegenungan Watefall. I just followed the Google Map on my Indian Phone equipped with local SIM Card which I collected at Airport at just Rs.450. You can book online at best prize here:
The roads in Bali can be tricky as you may see sudden potholes or animals on the road. It seems to be normal as driving in India is no different 🙂 I was lucky to escape a BIG sinkhole caused by the landslide, if you can notice in the videoMost of the roads are very narrow till you reach near the Waterfall, i wouldn’t suggest self driving car instead hire a scooter or a taxi for the full day (as taxi may cost hardly 2000 Rs for 10 hours). The parking had decent space as its mostly on street and I wasn’t asked any charges for the scooter parking.The entry ticket was 15,000 IDR (70 Rs) per person accepted in cash. In Bali, most of the places only accept cash so make sure you carry enough Forex while travelling.
There are plenty of shops and restaurants at the entry gate, so you don’t have to worry about it. There are plenty of steps while going down and I would not recommend any old people to go down to the fall as steps are very steep. You can click some nice pictures while going down the steps for free.
There is a Toilet too at the Waterfall, but not well maintained. If you prefer, you can go to a Cleaner Toilet offered by the shops (you may have to buy some item though).You can spend 2-3 hours easily at the waterfall by clicking the photos and enjoying the fresh water flowing through the waterfall.
You can enjoy a dip but its not allowed to go under the waterfall as its dangerous.
Overall its a nice attraction near the Ubud city center worth of half day trip 🙂 I hope you have a nice trip to Bali 🙂
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Its time to bring a new experience from the Bali 🙂 This time i choose to ride towards Tegalalang Rice Terrace Or also known as Rice fields. Its very close to the Ubud City Center with approximate ride of 30-40 minutes.
In my previous two rides i rented a 200CC Yamaha N-Max scooter, this time I opted for little cute one known as ‘Scoopy’ 🙂 . It was powered by 150CC engine only but made sure it didnt struggle going throw curves of Ubud roads, not to mention the fact that it look alike a Vespa sibling ;)#DoYouVespa?
Moving on to the next part, the rice fields address shown in the Google Map was not where I wanted to go as the main rice fields are 100 meters ahead of the destination shown in the Google map. Its very easy to spot as there are lot of shops on the main road with 100’s of vehicle parked so you will not miss it.
I was little concern to park on main road as No Parking sign was right there, but i guessed its mainly for Cars as plenty of 2 Wheeler was parked on the both side.You can follow the stairs to go down to the rice fields, make sure you drop some change to the donation boxes setup by the local farmers. You can drop from 10000-20000 IDR(50-100Rs) at each place as it helps farmers to maintain the pathway and other facilities across the rice fields. Trust me its all worth of getting a lot of amazing pictures and day full of enjoying in nature.Be prepared yourself to burn all the extra calories you have been carrying by eating junk food while on travel, as you have to cover the 100’s of stairs up and down to explore the different sections of the rice fields.After a day full of workout and amazing pictures, you can relax at the cafes with the panoramic view of the rice fields.I hope you enjoy your stay in Bali 🙂
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Bali is supposed to be that exotic location for honeymooners with blue sea and white sand beaches but unfortunately for me, it was not the same. I visitee bali in May 2015. The people is Bali are always trying to rip you off especially the cab drivers who never use meters.
Again, the food and the accomodation is very expensive. Coming to beaches, these are not at all favourable for swimming especially Dreamland and padong beach. Seminyak is a good area to shop but the items are same as what you get in India and those too, prices were on higher side. I would have preferred going to Goa instead than spend money travelling to Bali.
Very interesting.. thanks for sharing your experience with us
wow superb, thanks for sharing such a wonderful journey with us
do u need international license to rent bike in bali ???
Thank you for putting that together we watched the whole set and was really good to see a lot of the island.
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