Are you struggling to choose your next holiday destination? Keep your doubts aside and get ready to be bewitched by Bali, one of the world's most renowned travel destinations. Long before the movie 'Eat Pray Love' put it on the global map, Bali had captivated the world's attention with its spellbinding beauty and cultural uniqueness. Life is too short to miss the opportunity of witnessing the breathtaking white sandy beaches that adorn Bali's endless coastline. And why just beaches? This pretty Indonesian island has so much more to offer – be it the volcanic mountains or astonishing variety of coral reefs or the jungle-fringed rivers or the terraced rice paddies or the amazing cultural experiences – everything about Bali spells natural beauty and irresistible charm. Hence it’s quite aptly named the 'Paradise Island'.
Spoilt for choice:
Interestingly, the best thing about Bali is that it has something for everyone, making a traveler literally spoilt for choice. Though the romantic ambience of Bali makes it a haven for honeymooners, its exotic beauty and authentic culture draws in families, friends, solo travelers and adventure junkies. So whether you're seeking thrill or simply wanting to relax and chill, Bali is the place to be.
Where love reaches new heights
Over the last couple of years, Bali's fame as a honeymoon hotspot has skyrocketed to a whole new level. And it’s justifiably so. For those longing to spend quality time with their better halves amidst a romantic ambience, Bali is an ideal getaway. Being one of the most reputed travel agencies in Kolkata, we at Travelxploria, have designed the Bali honeymoon packages in a manner that allows love to blossom while you and your partner enjoy stunning sunsets as you stroll along the beautiful Kuta Beach.
Participating in water activities like surfing, diving, snorkeling or boating can spice up your romance and leave you overjoyed. In fact, our customizable 3N/4D Charming Bali Tour and 4N/5D Delightful Bali Tour includes, among others, a trip to the famous Ubud Village, Mount Batur volcano and the appealing Uluwatu temple.
Heyy it's family time!!
As stated earlier, Bali's timeless appeal entices all kinds of tourists across all age groups. In fact, a family trip to Bali is an experience like no other. Our Travelxploria team has come up with Bali family tour packages from Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Bangalore such as the 6N/7D Malaysia Bali Family Tour that allows you to explore both Malaysia and Bali in unforgettable ways.
Besides, in Bali's Treetop Adventure Park, you can try out all kinds of thrilling rides with your family cheering you on. Bali's Safari and Animal Park is nothing short of a wonderland where you can spend some wonderful time with your family as you enjoy the bus safaris taking you all around the place.
Game for Adventure??
For those travelers who seek and thrive on adventure activities, Bali remains an eternal favorite. For mountain hikers and trekkers, the challenge of trekking to the still-active Mount Batur volcano is irresistible. And why not? From its summit you can witness a spectacular view of the sunrise. The panoramic view of the surrounding countryside would leave you spellbound. This trek provides an opportunity to get up, close and personal with volcanic mountains as you walk through a rugged terrain of dark lava slopes and black molten rocks.
White water rafting along the Ayung River in Bali will surely give you the much-needed adrenaline rush. You will get a peek into the abundant flora and fauna surrounding the area. Its pristine beaches, clear blue waters and expansive corals make this island a seamless choice for scuba-diving. Divers from across the world are attracted to the astounding range of coral reefs and a vibrant marine world that is home to some of the rarest aquatic species in the world. In fact, Amed Beach in Bali, also called the underwater playground, offers a magical diving experience.
Reflect while you relax
For some, 'doing nothing' is an ideal way of spending their Bali vacation. Yes, such people do exist!! Even though millions of tourists flock to Bali in lure of romance, fun and adventure, the island has retained its serenity and is considered ideal for mental rejuvenation. Several luxurious yoga retreats offer world-class yoga and meditation classes that could truly be a life-changing experience for you.
Ever considered watching dolphins as a means of relaxation? Getting a rare glimpse of this elusive animal while it emerges from beneath the sea is a rare sight to behold. We, at Travelxploria, have come up with a 5N/6D Bali Dolphin Watching Tour package. This is a great way to relax and reflect in the middle of the sea.
Places to see:
Ubud Village and Ubud Monkey Forest: As the cultural and artistic capital of Bali, Ubud is the epicenter of all touristy activities in Bali. Most of the popular tourist attractions are easily accessible from Ubud making it a hippie destination for shoppers, foodies and yoga lovers from around the globe. Just at a walking distance from the main town lies Ubud's Sacred Monkey Forest, a natural sanctuary where you can nurture the animal lover in you while witnessing the long-tailed macaques roaming about with absolute abandon and playing to their hearts' content.
Uluwatu Temple: Located in the southernmost tip of Bali, the renowned Hindu sea temple, Uluwatu or Pura Luhur Uluwatu attracts visitors from all over the world. Perched on top of a cliff, the architectural beauty of the temple amidst a spectacular backdrop of sea and mountains leaves you enchanted. Considered one of the six key spiritual pillars of Bali, Uluwatu Temple evokes a sense of surreal calmness as you witness the waves crashing against the shore. Don't miss the Kecak Fire Dance that is as unique as its enthralling.
Mount Batur: Being one of the most active volcanic mountains in the region, Mount Batur, located in Kintamani region of Bali, is incredibly popular among people who are ready to push themselves in order to see the stunning view of the summit as the sun rises up from behind the mountain just at the break of dawn. Lake Batur, located inside the caldera of Mount Batur, will leave a lasting impression on your mind. The Delightful Bali package offered by us at Travelxploria includes a trip to these stunning mountains.
Pura Tanah Lot: Nestled on top of a rock formation overlooking the sea, Pura Tanah Lot is arguably the most photographed temple in Bali. Why not? One of the most famous sea temples along the coast of Bali, Tanah Lot temple is deeply ingrained in the spiritual history of indigenous Bali people. No travel itinerary is complete without a visit to this marvelous temple.
Gili Island: Try to accommodate a day-long trip to the unbelievably pretty Gili Islands. Its sheer beauty will leave you dumbfounded. Away from the ho-hum of the bustling streets in Bali, a visit to this island will soothe your mind and let you soak in the untarnished ambience of the place. You can indulge in surfing, diving or simply lie on the beach without a worry in the world.
Besakih Temple: Referred to as the 'Mother Temple', Besakih is the largest of all temple complexes in Bali that consist of 18 distinct sanctuaries. The central complex comprising three temples is dedicated to the Hindu Gods – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. For locals, this temple is a revered pilgrimage that is the focal point of all major religious ceremonies in Bali. You can feel a mystical vibe once you set foot inside the temple premises.
Tegalalang Rice Terrace: Located to the north of Ubud, it takes approximately 25 minutes to reach Tegalalang village from Ubud. It's one of the most popular tourist spots in Bali besides the beaches, mountains and temples. The route leading up to the village is simply remarkable as you pass by vast stretches of lush green rice fields. The gorgeous views of the rice paddies positioned in a scenic, terraced hillside shouldn't be missed at any cost. The unique landscape offers some great Instagram worthy pictures. If you wish to try something out-of-the-box, then you can try out activities like swinging and zip-lining in this region. Our Travelxploria team would highly recommend that Tegalalang Rice Terrace be included in the itinerary.
Before planning a Bali vacation, we, at Travelxploria, urge travelers to seek relevant knowledge about Bali tourism so that when they approach us, we are able to suggest the package most appropriate based on their preferences.
Things to keep in mind:
Hello Sunshine: Bali enjoys a balmy tropical climate that is fairly even throughout the year. There's no such thing as an 'off-season' in Bali. Though a good all-year destination, April to October is considered the best time to visit Bali. Due to low humidity, little rain and abundance of sunshine during this time, tourists can enjoy to the fullest. The wet season from November to April is characterized by heavy showers and high humidity. Rough sea and strong currents discourage water activities like diving and swimming. Our Travelxploria team would advise that you plan the trip around the dry season.
Melting pot of cultures:
The soul of Bali lies in its rich culture that is steeped in centuries old traditions and customs. What characterizes its culture is the unique amalgamation of Hinduism, Buddhism and domestic Balinese customs. In fact, the locals embrace their culture with great pride. There are around 20,000 temples in Bali with at least three public temples in each village. Balinese art is an extension of the strong religious beliefs of the indigenous people. Every nook and corner of this tropical island gives you a rare insight into the craftsmanship of the artists and the traditions followed by the Balinese people.
The magic of celebrations and festivals:
The true spirit of Balinese people comes to the fore during the festivals and celebrations centered on their revered deities. The foremost among the festivals is the seven-day Bali Spirit Festival that takes place in Bali's cultural capital, Ubud. The excitement reaches an all-time high as workshops, concerts, markets are set up that cater to the growing demand for Yoga, holistic healing methods and cultural programs. Make a note of this event and plan your trip around that time.
If you're a die-hard foodie yearning to explore Balinese cuisine in all its glory, then our Travelxploria team would urge you to time your trip around the Ubud Food Festival. Don't miss the opportunity to gorge on traditional Indonesian delicacies prepared by local as well as internationally renowned chefs.
Spectacular dance shows:
A visit to Bali is incomplete without experiencing the fine music, the dramatic dance and the intricate art that Balinese people have mastered over generations. Traditional dance shows where performers wearing extravagant costumes dance to the beats of Balinese Gamelan music are definitely on the must-see list of every tourist. As one of the best international tour operators in Kolkata, at Travelxploria, we consider it our responsibility to bring to your notice the vibrant Balinese culture by planning our itineraries around these cultural events.
Crazy shopping: Bali is a shopper's paradise which offers a heady mix of traditional Bali souvenirs and chic, modern products making you go weak in the knees as you hop from one shop to the next. As an art collector, you are certainly spoilt for choice with endless varieties of barong masks, Bali batik, wooden figurines and handicrafts, junk jewelry and silverware on display at reasonable prices.
Accommodation: Different places in Bali have different flavor and character. Your choice of accommodation will largely depend on how you want to spend the holiday. If you are a party animal hooked to clubbing and roadside shopping, opt for places near the iconic Kuta beach which is packed with low to medium budget accommodations. If you've got money to splurge, then several 5-star hotels in Nasa Dua offer luxurious holiday experiences with manicured lawns, private pools and a quiet ambience adding to the charm.
However, if you desire to soak in the experience of living in posh villas and resorts while staying close to high-end shops, upscale restaurants, renowned spas and less populous beaches, then the sophisticated beach resort area of Seminyak is the right choice. We, at Travelxploria, understand that the quality of accommodation can make or break a trip. Hence, we take great care to ensure that you stay in hotels that meet your expectations as a traveler.
Connectivity: Bali is well-connected to all major airports in the world. Especially, Indians are flocking in large numbers to the quaint little paradise to satiate their urge for travel. Since the journey time from India is relatively shorter and air fares affordable, opting for a Bali vacation makes much more sense. There's a great spike in Bali tourism from cities like Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore. At Travelxploria, we receive regular enquiries and bookings from people living in these cities.
For a middle-class Indian, a vacation in Bali is a gift of a lifetime that he presents to his partner or his family or maybe to himself. We, at Travelxploria, understand the dreams and desires of the common man who puts so much at stake simply to make the most of his foreign vacation. We assure you of our tireless dedication in ensuring that everything is planned and executed perfectly while you create the sweetest memories with your loved ones.