05 July 2015

Visit to Bali

6 Days in Bali !

The plane turned to land on a narrow strip flanked by the ocean on both the sides. We barely got a glimpse of the runway due to the darkness and realized its beauty close to the touchdown.

Bali is a tiny island amongst the Indonesian Archipalego. The other islands of Java and Sumatra are heavily populated and are largely Islamic. Bali is different due to the influence of Hinduism which had reached its shores in the 1st century largely from influence of southern India. People here mostly have Sanskrit names, including ones like Su-Greewa, Wibi-sana, Dewata – referring to our Sugriva, Vibhishana, Devata. 

Bali’s most visited places are Seminyak, Legian, Kuta which are the party places and the main shopping districts. The beaches here aren’t too bad and its great to watch the sun go down from one of these places.
Nusa Dua, Jimbaran are a little isolated and away from the hustle-bustle, but have good beaches on that side too. We spent 4 days around Seminyak and 3 days in Ubud- the hilly area with scintillating Rice fields. The northern areas of Singaraya , Tanah Lot are less visited, but we were told - are equally beautiful.
There are few tiny islands called – Lembok, Gilli islands which are far less crowded and spectacularly beautiful. One needs to plan to stay on those islands and need to spare atelast 2-3 days for it. There are many Scuba diving, snorkeling places in those islands.
If you don’t have so much time- you can follow our itinerary J Read on!

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