Bali, a sizzling holiday destination in Indonesia, plays host to hundreds of visitors year after year. With a large number of cheap hotels, Bali also fulfills the needs of travellers on a small budget. Connectivity is pretty good to the destination as most of the major airline company’s operate flights to Bali.
Ubud is a hot favourite attraction with most travellers catching flights to Bali. Its high altitude location ensures a pleasant climate. Ubud is well known for museums like Purl Lukisan and Neka. The Purl Lukisan is well stocked with Balinese art works dating back to some hundred years. The museum even houses art galleries and is home to eminent artists like Antonio Blanco and Hans Snel. Similarly, the Neka Museum is full of exquisite works of Indonesian as well as overseas artists.
Kuta, a bustling tourist resort, has come a long way since its days as a sleepy little village. The beach here is a very potent tourist magnet, although the treacherous currents make it unsafe for swimming. However, surfing is a popular activity. Kuta is one of the absolute must visits for travellers saving up painstakingly to buy tickets for cheap flights to Bali. There is no dearth of discotheques, shops, and restaurants in Kuta. Special Balinese song and dance performances are held for tourists. Kuta’s westward location also makes it a wonderful spot for watching sunsets. For accommodation, travellers can take their pick of swanky hotels as well as cheap home stays.
Sitting on the slopes of Mt. Agung, Pura Besakih is amongst the biggest as well as the holiest temples in Bali. More than a thousand years old, the temple’s main courtyard is home to cloth wrapped Trinity shrines of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. Besides the main shrines dedicated to the trinity, there are sanctuaries for other gods as well. Pura Besakih is decorated with colourful banners during festivals and its splendour reaches its peak. Visiting the temple is like a special pilgrimage for the locals and a major part of the holiday itinerary of tourists booking flights to Bali.
The Nusa Dua is a tourist resort famed for pristine beaches and crystal clear waters. It is part of the famed Bukit Peninsula, one of the most favoured visiting spots of travellers catching flights to Bali. While the Southern side of the peninsula has big surfs, the northern side is marked by gentler surfs.
The majestic temple sanctuary here is amongst the most famed sea temples in Bali. The temple makes for spectacular sight from its base atop an immense rock surrounded by the sea. The temple has a special history. It is said to have been built one of the last priests who come to Bali from Java during the 16th century. The temples rituals include paying homage to the sea’s guardian spirits. Legend has it that the sea snakes at the island’s base guard the temple from robbers, evil spirits, and other intruders. It goes without saying that tourists should positively try to visit the temple. The experience will definitely add more value to the price that travellers pay for the tickets of their cheap flights to Bali. The magnificence of Tanah Lot is best evident during the evenings.
The Gunung Batur is yet another attraction, which serves as one of the major excuses for buying some airline ticket to Bali. Standing at an altitude of about 5,635 ft, the Gunung Batur is the site of a still active volcano. The Balinese people revere it as the island’s second holiest mountain and a symbolisation of the female element.