Friday, January 16, 2015

Bali- Island of Beaches,Volcanoes,temples & Rice fields


Bali


Uluwatu temple - Bali 
Mt. Batur - Bali
Batuan Temple - Bali
Goa Gajah - Bali
Taman Ayun Temple - Bali
Tanah lot Temple - Bali
 




After a long time I got an opportunity to visit some Asian country to attend an official meeting. 

I was to visit Bali – Indonesia. As there was no direct flight for BALI from India, we got the ticket booked with “Malaysian Airlines” from Delhi to KL & then KL to BALI.
Our journey started on March, 2014 at 11.00 PM from Delhi Airport. We reached  KL at  7.00  AM as per Malaysian time. There is approx. 2 hrs gap between the connecting flight for Bali. 

We reached Ngurah Rai International Airport- Bali  also known as  Denpasar International Airport 12.30  PM as per Indonesian Time. There is a facility of on arrival visa which can be obtained @25 USD and it does not take much time to get it made. The formalities required to get the visa is also hassle-free.One needs to show his Passport , return ticket , hotel booking proof , one form to be filled & no photo is required. 




Bali Airport is adjacent to the sea which you can see while landing or taking-off. It was an amazing experience for me. 



After completing the necessary formalities we came out of the Airport where we were received by the hotel staff. We boarded the hotel car and left for Hotel Intercontinental- Bali. 

Within half an hour we reached the hotel and checked in.We relaxed for some time ,had our lunch and  left for sightseeing.

Bali, the famed Island of the Gods,with its varied landscape of hills and mountains, beaches , temples & volcanoes. Bali is only Hindu Island in the Muslim dominated country.  It is one of the top 10 Asian islands


Bali is famous for its beautiful rice fields, beaches, Handicrafts, temples & Volcanoes. Balinese massages are worldwide famous. 







The people of Bali have a strong belief in religion. One can see temples in every few steps. As I eagerly wanted to know about the secret and the importance of these countless temples our cab driver had been the great source of information   to satisfy my curiosity about these temples. He informed that there is a family temple & a village temple for everyone which is not opened for all. Except these temples visitors can go to any temple and offer their prayers. There are the temples for animals and rice too then I got the reason of having so many temples in that place.


Outside every house and shop a stone made throne shape structure is there where people place a basket used for offering prayer known as canang sari  which is made of coconuts leafs which is filled with fruits, biscuit, rice, chicken, money and surprisingly cigarette too. 



Our driver was very nice to us as he informed us each and everything about Bali throughout our visit.During conversation we got to know that they like Indians very much & are very fond of Indian movies despite they don’t understand Hindi language. He sang some Hindi songs also while driving and asked us the meaning of those lyrics.

In my next coming post I would take you to some of the interesting worth visiting sights of BALI.


22 comments :

  1. Beautiful place. Well taken frames.

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  2. Gud pics! Do you know- Bali Yatra Fair in Cuttack, Odisha has been held since 600 yrs ?! Sailors & traders from Odisha or Kalinga as it ws then known used 2 sail to Bali, get products from Bali & sell here! Our Kalinga crafts & products were also in high demand in Bali! Bali Yatra is among biggest fairs in Eastern India even today, held during November after Kartik Purnima!

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    1. Thanks for going through the post & sharing useful information regarding "Bali Yatra Fair" which at least I was not aware.

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  3. So good to see you blogging again and waiting for more!

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  4. Too informative and interesting post with beautiful pictures.

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  5. My First read at your blog. Nice description. Beautiful snaps.

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  6. So good to see you writing again. When I go to Bali, your posts will come handy. :)

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    1. Thanks for your golden words !

      Once again thanks for pushing me with yours reminders.

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  7. Air Asia and also tiger air has some cheap tickets I've booked one for November

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  8. Lovely captures, we missed some of the places. Will soon plan another trip :)

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