Whether offering as an exotic vacation spot or simply providing you with a long period of relaxation, Indonesia has made its way into the books of every traveler in the world. This is owing to a long history, cultural significance and of course the wonderful beaches that dot the area.
Now, to plan a trip to Indonesia, it’s a safe bet to book a hotel in Bali, the epicenter for people who enjoy marine life and coral reefs.
The cultural and geographical diversity of Indonesia, filled with volcanos to sacred forests, making an itinerary is a difficult job, for which, we’ve listed out the plans you need to make before traveling.
1. Meet the monkeys
A Hindu temple and a forest of Monkeys, the Ubud monkey forest has been a great attraction for the people in Bali. Filled to the brim with exotic tree life and over 700 monkeys, this place has been a spiritual place to rest for a lot of people who’ve made their journey to space.
Of course, you have to go on an excursion to the park of the monkeys but, remember these little animals have grown friendly with the tourists over the years. So, if you’re carrying a lot of jewelry or trinkets keep a look out for the little critters.
Don’t forget to visit the three Hindu temples inside the park, which dates back to the 14th century and has beautiful offerings for anyone seeking spiritual reliefs.
2. Visit the temples
Bali has an eclectic mix of Hindu temples, and Hindu Stupas, and nowhere is it more prominent than the village of Candikuning. The Ulun Danu Beratan Temple has 5 Hindu temples and one Buddhist stupa. You can visit the temples here and offer your pujas without much worry, and it’s also one of the most peaceful places you’ll find in and around Bali.
In Central Java lies one of the most famous Buddhist temples of Indonesia in Borobudur, which dates back to the 9th century and boasts a very expansive architecture. If you decide to travel to East Java, the mountain scenery that comes along with Jawi Temple is a delight.
It’s well-recommended that you take out a significant chunk of your vacation time to visit the temples and connect to the long religious history of this country.
3. Climb Mount Batur
Mount Batur is an active Volcano in Bali which offers an adventure for those who seek it. If you start at the crack of dawn, the peak would only be a few hours away, and the climb is easy for experienced hikers. Remember to take along guides who’d explain to you the history and show you the most frequented trails to the top.
The top of Mount Batur also offers an incredible scenery all around and is a joy to be at. Keep an eye out for indigenous vegetation and wildlife.
4. Enjoy the black sand beaches
Volcanic formations characterize East Bali. Usually, this means a lot of igneous rock formations and beautiful sceneries, but, with Indonesia, this leads to a beautiful set of beaches filled with black sand. Take pictures and relax as the blue seas strike against the different beaches; you’ll never feel more welcome anywhere else.