How travelling solo to Bali, Indonesia can make you a better person ?

How travelling solo to Bali, Indonesia can make you a better person ?

Bali island is known for its warm culture that’s known for its warm hospitality since ancient times. Bali is also known as

Island of Gods or Bali Dwipa or The island of thousand temples.

Travel to Bali in just 48 hours (ex. flight time)

History about Bali :

Bali was occupied by around 2000 BC by Austronesian people groups who moved initially from Taiwan through Maritime Southeast Asia. Socially and semantically, the Balinese are along these lines firmly identified with the people groups of the Indonesian archipelago, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Oceania.

Stone devices dating from this time have been found close to the town of Cekik in the island’s west. In old Bali, nine Hindu factions existed, specifically Pasupata, Bhairawa, Siwa Shidanta, Waisnawa, Bodha, Brahma, Resi, Sora, and Ganapatya. Every organization worshipped a particular divinity as its own Godhead.

Balinese culture was unequivocally affected by Indian, Chinese, and especially Hindu culture, starting around the first century AD.

From where the Bali name is derived ?

The name Bali Dwipa (“Bali island”) has been found from different engravings, including the Blanjong column engraving composed by Sri Kesari Warmadewa in 914 AD and saying “Walidwipa“.

It was amid this time the intricate water system framework Subak was created to develop rice. Some religious and social customs still in presence today can be followed back to this period.

Things to know about Bali, Indonesia :

Language : Indonesian (official), Balelinese, Balinese Malay

Population : 4,225,384 (2014)

Religion : Hindu (83.5 %), Muslim (13%), Christian (2.5%), Buddhism (0.5%)

Roads : Roads are very narrow so it results into heavy traffic apparently takes time to reach destination.

I respect these people cause they never harmed environment to widening the road to avoid traffic problems.

In recent years it became one of the most famous destinations all over the world due to its calmness, serene nature and welcoming locals.

Datewise Schedule for two days trip to Bali :

                                    Date                                      Activity
                           24th March 2018  ·      Arrival in Bali

·      Packed Lunch at  Hotel

·      Check in

·       DMZ 3D Museum

·       Dinner

                          25th March 2018 ·      Full Day Tour

·      Water Sports

·      Lunch

·      Shopping

·      Dinner

                        26th March 2018 ·      Full Day Tour

·      Celuk Mas Village

·      Lunch

·      Ubud Market

·      Tanah Lot Temple

·      Gala Dinner

                        27th March 2018 ·      Check out

·      Bali to India

Day 1 : 24 March 2018

It was 10.30 pm in the Mumbai when we started from Mumbai International Airport terminal 2

12.05 am – 8.00 am : Mumbai to Kualalampur

12.30 am : 4.00 pm : Kualalampur to Denpasar Bali

As we reached Bali, warm welcome by Akbar Holidays Group at Sarah Rai International Airport, Denpasar, Bali

Picture ~ Warm welcome at Airport by Balenese People

Then we went to,

Hotel Holiday Express Inn, Raya Kuta, Bali

Due to long/heavy travel we were tired so packed lunch food ordered from Queens International at hotel by Akbar Holidays group which was delicious. I went to solo on this trip. But no worries…bookings were already done. After getting ready we went to :

1. DMZ 3D Museum : (Dream Museum Zone)

Very nice place where live 3D paintings are created. If you click pictures with the help of girls/guide it will look like reality.

Picture ~ DMZ 3D Museum, Bali

 

Picture ~ DMZ 3D Museum, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

Timings of DMZ 3D Museum : 9.00 AM to 10.00 PM

Then we went to dinner at INDIAN DHABA, Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 123, Nusa Dua, Bali

Food was quite good : Palak paneer, dal makhni, papad, roti, rice, gulab jamun etc

After that, we went to Hotel for rest. It was a great day.

 Day 2 : 25th Mar 2018

We started earlier – the plan was to go for Water Sports first : We kept set of clothes cause we planned for Scuba Diving & Turtle Beach Ride at Nusa Dua Beach

Each of us approximately paid 57$ to Mr Arjun from Ciwa Sampurna to do these two activities.

We first went for Glass boat ride to Turtle Beach. Believe me it was adventurous.

Picture ~ Nusa Dua Beach, Bali, Indonesia

 

Picture ~ Its Real | Turtle Beach, Bali, Indonesia

Ride & the pictures we clicked were awesome. At turtle beach we had Coconut water for 30,000 IND (Indonesian Rupiah) and clicked pictures with snakes & turtle. It was terrible but worth trying.

Then one of the most important which I wanted to do much before was

SCUBA DIVING at Bali :

It was my first ride. As soon as I entered in water. The feeling I was getting can’t be expressed in words. It was magical! Really experienced the beauty of living creatures underwater. It was something like meditation for me. Just enjoying my own company 🙂

My first dive was of 20 minutes. It was insanely great. Clicked many pictures of mine.

Picture ~ My first Scuba Dive

After that we had lunch arranged by Queens of India at Beach only.

Pavbhaji, Panipuri, Buttermilk, Masala Dosa, Pulav everything was delicious.

Then after heavy lunch we went to local shopping at Agunga Bali (shopping mall) purchades Ladies kurtis, chappals & chocolates from Bali located at Jalan Sunset Road and Jalan Raya Kuta 195B, Kuta

 Then we went to dinner at

Queen of India located at Jl. Suwetan, Ubud, Bali :

Very nice place for Indian food and thats what we Indians want in any foreign country we travel. Back to hotel

Day 3 : 26th Mar 2018

Celuk Mas Ubud Village :

Picture ~ Celuk Mass Ubud Village, Bali, Indonesia

We had breakfast early in the morning and then we went to Celuk village for shopping where one can buy articrafts for household use. Some articrafts made by local Balenese at shopping centre and jewellery centre. Afternoon we had great dinner at Indian Delites restaurant located at Jl. Campuhan Sangingan, Ubud, Sayan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia. Food was really delicious 🙂

After lunch we started for Tanah Lot Temple.

Tanah Lot Temple :

Tanah Lot Temple is one of Bali’s most essential points of interest, well known for its one of a kind seaward setting and dusk backgrounds. An antiquated Hindu altar roosted over an outcrop in the midst of continually slamming waves; Tanah Lot Temple is essentially among Bali’s not-to-be-missed symbols. The inland site is specked with littler sanctuaries close by guests’ recreation offices that contain eateries, shops and a social stop showing standard move exhibitions. The sanctuary is situated in the Beraban town of the Tabanan rule, an estimated 20km northwest of Kuta, and is incorporated on most visits to Bali’s western and focal regions.

Picture ~ Tanah Lot Temple, Bali, Indonesia

 

Picture ~ Tanah Lot Temple, Bali, Indonesia

Tanah Lot temple is something like calmness. The beachside temple will give you stability when you visit. Don’t forget to click pictures.

History of Tanah Lot Temple :

Dang Hyang Nirartha, an esteemed minister from the Majapahit Kingdom in East Java who set out to Bali in 1489 to spread Hinduism, touched base at the lively zone and set up a site regarding the ocean god, Baruna. Here, he shared his lessons to Beraban villagers, just to confront restriction from the town boss who soon accumulated his steadfast adherents to disperse Nirartha. The cleric opposed, amazingly moving an extensive shake he reflected upon out to ocean while changing his scarves into ocean snakes to watch at its base. The stone’s unique name, Tengah Lod, signifies ‘in the ocean’. Recognizing Nirartha’s forces, the lowered boss promised devotion. Before setting off, Nirartha skilled him a sacred kris blade, which is presently among the blessed legacies of the Kediri imperial royal residence. Explorers bring these relics each Kuningan day by foot on a 11km journey to the Luhur Pakendungan sanctuary, the minister’s previous meditational site.

Picture ~ Sunset at Tanah Lot Temple, Bali, Indonesia

Started for Gala Dinner at Indian Dhaba Restaurant, Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 123, Nusa Dua, Bali.

Gala Dinner ended with lots of upcoming singers (bathroom singers), Shayari, jokes! It was a great send off for all of us. One thing I learned, Travelling solo means challenging yourself to meet a different world. And the ability of yours to make people to be with you is important I think and which helps each and everyone a lot in life.

So next day we started for Return journey to our homes. Denpasar, Bali to Kuala lumpur, Malaysia and then connected to Mumbai

From Malaysia to Mumbai flight we met a lot of Indians and cracked much jokes and which gave us feeling of coming home.

It was a one of the most special trip of my life with some special talks with some people which never made me felt that I am travelling solo.

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