An Escape to Bali

The travel bug has bitten me. I am the happiest when I am on the move.

This summer, the urge to explore yet another  new destination took over me. As I began to look for options I came across this 6 day trip to Bali interestingly called “Eat, Chill and Spa in Bali”. This was just the thing I was looking for. I booked myself on the trip and waited eagerly for it to begin.

Bali, fondly called “Island of the Gods”, is one of the 17,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago. It is known for it’s forested volcanic mountains, rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs. It is a part of the coral triangle having the highest bio diversity of marine species.

We arrived at the Nigurah Rai airport in Denpasar and were greeted by  traditional Balinese dancers.

From the airport we proceeded to Ubud, a small town in the uplands of Bali,  known for it’s traditional crafts and dance. It is a quaint place with narrow cobbled streets and a sense of tranquility pervading the air.

The morning market in Ubud.

The people of Bali are highly spiritual and the whole island is dotted with temples. The famous Tanah Lot temple is the most visited and photographed landmark of Bali.

In fact in Ubud  I found temples at every corner

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The island has many famous beaches. We spent a leisurely afternoon at the Kuta beach…….. 

…… and then enjoyed a spectacular sunset at the Jimbaran beach.

Bali is renowned for its highly developed arts like dance, music, painting, sculpture, leather and metal works.

For the adventurous at heart there is river rafting in the Ayung River.

Bali  boasts of excellent spa services. Here I am feeling totally refreshed after a traditional Balinese massage.

The Orchid Garden of Bali was a feast for the eyes.

And to top it all we tasted some really amazing local cuisine!

I really enjoyed my trip to Bali. I came back feeling totally rejuvenated!

 

 

 

One Reply to “An Escape to Bali”

  1. Namita Grewal says: Reply

    Beautifully written,one gets feel of being there.

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