Warming it up with Hot Springs in Bali

When you are in Indonesia, you have got to be in Bali. And when you are in Bali, you have got to peep into its basket of hot springs. It counts amongst the top things to do in Bali and is something which will leave you asking (make that begging) for more. Swimming in one such hot spring is a fascinating thing and a dream come true for many. Some novices may get a feel that the hot spring is a simmering body of boiling water in which swimming is akin to jumping in fire. But hey wait, it may be warm, but the water is certainly bearable and is not a pot of smoke (do you really think we would push our readers to jump in the line of fire, huh)!

And on a light note, this is one ‘hot’ property you can always check out without your wife/girlfriend getting all boiled up at you.

Volcano Batur is one top tourist attraction where the activities of volcano climbing and rafting are a rage. It also boasts of a natural hot water spring and is a place worth a second visit. No points for guessing, this region is one of the top draws for many Bali honeymoon packages.

Batur

Banjar Hot Water is another spring which enjoys its share of tourists and swimmers. Like most hot water springs, this one too is supposed to have healing traits. So, those who have certain skin ailments or those who just wish to go for a delightful swim can include this one in their Bali wish list. This natural spring is located nearby Wihara Temple which is another tourist attraction. It falls in the region of Singaraja which makes for a nice outing. In addition to the Banjar spring, it also has attractions like Buyan Lake, Gitgit Falls, Lovina Beach, Pulaki Temple and Tamblingan Lake to flaunt.

Banjar Hot Water

Bali, in a nutshell, is made up of forests, caves, temples, waterfalls, seas and springs. There are a number of volcanoes as well and nature does show its true colors to its wide-eyed visitors.

Miss Balishwari, our secret Bali agent, tells us that a Bali spring bath must be followed by a warm shower in your hotels. Though these springs are therapeutic, a sensitive person’s skin may not enjoy sharing the spring with dozens of other swimmers.

Just in case you don’t know how to swim, simply slid down, plunge your feet and splash waters at others.

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Snorkel in Bali for a peep into the clandestine lives of eels and rays

Snorkelling is an experience which one doesn’t forget in a hurry. Granted that it is not as big a thing as scuba diving, but it is an underwater sport which is simpler, safer and easier. Bali, being the kind of destination that Bali is, is a paradise for the divers. The waters are transparent almost like a cellophane paper through which you can gaze at the other side, peeping like a stalker into the private lives of the eels and manta rays. With tour packages to Bali, something like snorkeling should definitely be included.

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Snorkeling does not entail any risk and so it does not necessitate any formal training. As long as you have eyes and as long as the ocean has treasures, snorkeling will come across as an unforgettable experience. Bali is a top Indonesian island and has a number of beaches and diving sites. Now, the interesting bit is that each diving site presents a new story where the corals are the protagonists and the fishes form the colorful characters. Amuk Bay, Tulamben, Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Puri Jati are some of the more popular diving sites. Here, the life which is bubbling beneath is more watchable, more riveting and certainly more easily accessible to the eyes.

Going-for-Snorkeling

Depending on the season and the tantrum of the weather, the visibility varies. If the sea is turbulent, the waves will be foamy and visibility will get compromised. On the other hand, stiller water paves way to deeper and clearer visibility thereby allowing your eyes an oceanic feast.

Snorkeling and Diving in Bali-Nusa Lembongan

Also, do keep in mind that the sea is not as friendly as it seems from the shores. The undercurrents can often take you by surprise. So, it is best to stick to a group or to stay under the glare of a trainer. You do not want to become an underwater creature yourself, do you?

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Bali all inclusive honeymoon can be super-fun. Snorkeling is just another form of romance, where your muse is sea and the bed is rather sandy (and stony) but enthralling nonetheless. Also, consult the local trainer/instructor to figure out the best time for snorkeling in a particular site.

Top Ten Buys from Bali

The city of myriad cultures and house of deities, Bali plays host to thousands of tourists who flock here to breathe in the serene charm of the place. The spellbinding architectures and locales urge tourists to book lucrative packages for Bali every year. Bali has a unique collection of artifacts and handicrafts that will surely make its way into your boxes when you visit this city. The best ten purchases from this temple city are:

Wood Craving: Beautifully architecture wood carvings are seen adorning the houses and temples of Bali. The mythical stone and wood carvings placed outside the temples and houses are regarded as part of the Balinese culture. It is a must buy in Bali.

Wood Craving

Canvas: Canvas paintings have always been architecture’s favorite. The distinctive Balinese paintings reflect the Balinese take on modern culture while being attached to its root. It’s unique, and so is a must buy.

Batik: Inspired by Bali’s legends and myths, the batik, ikat and double ikat are one of the top sellers of the city. Various techniques of weaving are applied to produce spectacular colorful designs of cloth.

Batik Bali

Ceramics: Buy a variety of handmade ceramics that are crafted into unique shapes and glazes from special clays. This beautifully architecture ceramics are found in hotels, restaurants and houses across Asia.

Pets: If you are a pet lover then buy one from an exotic and unusual collection of birds, cats, dogs, and puppies from the Bird Market.

Jewellery: Bali has a great collection of exceptional rings, necklaces, bracelets, and other accessories that cannot be found anywhere else.

Jewellery Bali

Clothes: Buy from the unusual clothing line that will set you apart from the commoners.

Masks: The Balinese masks are handmade, and shaped and colored into different figures.

Furniture: If you want to renovate your house then decorate your house with the exclusive Balinese furniture.

Pottery: Buy from a wide variety of potteries, shaped, molded, and colored into different forms.

Bali is a jewel for shopaholics. So without any further adieu, book Bali packages from India today, and fill your boxes with the unique Balinese collection.

Bali: Of temples, beaches and so much more

Bali, the picturesque province of Indonesia is commonly referred to as the Island of Gods. Surrounded by turquoise sea water on all sides, Bali is a picturesque island and a major vacation venue in South East Asia.  Situated in between Lombok and Java islands, Bali is largely influenced by Hindu culture and hence it is ornamented with large numbers of Hindu temples.

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Image Credit:Wikipedia

However spending time in front of Hindu deities is not the only thing to do in Bali. There are lots of other things to see and places to visit in different regions of the Island province. Bali tour packages offered by various travel agencies include a number of spots that are unique in their own ways. If you are planning a trip to Bali, choose from Bali packages that cover spots like Kuta, Ubud, Kintamani, Denpasar, Amlapura, Mt Agung, Negara, Singaraja, Bali Barat National Park and the offshore islands.

Kuta is an ideal place for the adventurists, since it offers enormous scopes for surfing on its magnificent beach. Located to the north of Bali’s capital Denpasar, Ubud is a breathtaking mountainous region. Ubud is an ancient site and is famous for Sumatran elephants and its village life. If you are interested in exploring cultures of places, Ubud would surely excite you.

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Image Credit:Wikipedia

If you are a shopaholic, Denpasar is a place that you simply can’t afford to give a miss. You can buy varieties of items for yourself and souvenirs for friends and relatives. The biggest merchandise of Denpasar is Balinese craftwork items. However, to make a good deal, you have to bargain a bit on pricing. Kintamani is a small town by a natural lake, which was created by a crater. Kintamani offers nice view of the mountainous range that surrounds it, dense jungles and hot springs.  Amlapura is famous for its stunning Water Palace where you can see lots of Hindu images and nice gardens.

Mount Agung, the largest mountain in Bali is a holy site but what is more exciting about Agung is the trekking tour that it offers. When one looks down from the top of Mt Agung, it seems like floating above the clouds.

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Image Credit:Wikipedia

Singaraja is a very picturesque spot and it delights visitors with its beautiful beaches, hot springs and waterfalls. Negaraja, on the other hand, offers an exciting package of volcano, wilderness areas and beautiful beaches. Bali Barat National Park is a place that you will fall in love with if you are fond of safari. If fortune favors, you can see lots of leopards and barking deer at this wilderness area.