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Bali: The Land of Gods | Bali Indonesia

Bali, located in Indonesia, is renowned for its stunning natural beauty and rich Hindu culture, earning it the title of the “Island of Gods.” This popular tourist destination attracts thousands of visitors annually, drawn to its religious sites, temples, and marine biodiversity. Bali is highly recommended for budget-friendly international trips and is a top choice for honeymooners worldwide.

How to Reach Bali? ( Flight )

Bali’s airport, known as Denpasar, serves as the main gateway to the island. While direct flights from India to Bali are limited and expensive, conversely, the most economical options are available from Kolkata. Moreover, exploring connecting flights through Southeast Asia can sometimes offer surprisingly affordable fares. The cost for a round trip to Bali, including flights, typically amounts to around 25000 rupees per person. It’s advisable to book flights in advance for better availability and cheaper rates, with an average travel time of 12 to 20 hours for flights with layovers.

Delhi To Bali Flight

There is no direct flight to Bali you need to take a connecting flight to reach it will cost around 25000 one sided.

Bali Visa

Upon arrival at Bali’s airport, travelers can obtain a Visa on arrival by paying a fee of 34 dollars, which allows for a 30-day stay. The visa fee, equivalent to approximately 2800 rupees, is uniform for all tourists and can be paid using an international debit or credit card or in dollars. The validity of the visa can be extended if needed.

Bali Currency

The local currency in Bali is the Indonesian Rupiah. Currency exchange shops outside the airport offer convenient conversions from dollars or euros to Indonesian Rupiah. For hassle-free spending in Bali, exchange Indian rupees (INR) to US dollars (USD) before departure. Due to limitations, INR cannot be directly converted in Bali. Bali’s airport provides free Wi-Fi services, and travelers are required to complete a customs declaration form before leaving the airport. With its stunning landscapes, vibrant culture, and affordability, Bali remains a top choice for travelers seeking a memorable and budget-friendly international experience.

Best Time to Visit Bali

Bali enjoys consistent temperatures throughout the year, making it a great destination year-round. However, the best time to visit is from April to October, during the dry season. From October to December, Bali experiences the rainy season, which sees fewer tourists but offers cheaper travel options.

Time difference From India (Thailand Guide)

Bali is 2 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Indian Standard Time, providing a slight adjustment for travelers from India.

SIM Cards

SIM cards are readily available outside the airport and in markets like Ubud and Kuta. Prices range from 1300 to 1700 rupees, with cheaper options often found at Kuta Market. These SIM cards provide varying amounts of data, with some offering up to 35GB.

Where to Stay in Bali?

Kuta is a popular and convenient location to stay in Bali, situated just 4-5 kilometers from the airport. Taxi services charge around 1000 to 1200 rupees for a ride to Kuta. In Ubud, it’s advisable to look for air-conditioned rooms due to the humid weather. Decent rooms near the Monkey Forest area can be found for 1500 to 2000 rupees. Staying in the market area of Ubud is also a great option.

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Affordable Hotels in Bali

1. Ashoka Tree Resort at Tanggayuda: Located in Ubud, Bali, this hotel offers popular amenities like a swimming pool, indoor games, restaurant, bar, rental vehicles, gym, and high-speed internet at an affordable price of 2000 rupees for 2 adults. Air-conditioned rooms with complimentary breakfast are available, and the hotel offers a range of rooms from a single bedroom to a deluxe bedroom with a private pool.

2. The Radiant Hotel and Spa: Situated in Kuta, Bali, this hotel is 1.8 kilometers away from Tuban Beach. Many Indian food restaurants are located near this hotel. The Radiant Hotel offers a scenic view and various activities like swimming, spa treatments, and dining options at an affordable price of 1200 rupees for 2 people.

3. Kuta Central Park Hotel Bali: Located 1.7 kilometers from Kuta Beach, this hotel is close to the entertainment hub of Kuta. The hotel provides airport pick-and-drop services and offers amenities such as free breakfast, snorkeling, a gym, a kids’ play area, and more at an affordable price of 1500 rupees for 2 adults.

4. Three Brothers Guest House: Situated 850 meters from the Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali, this guest house offers rooms at just 1800 rupees for 2 adults, including complimentary breakfast. The rooms are air-conditioned, and the guest house offers laundry services and rental vehicles.

Please note that all prices listed above are exclusive of taxes.

Places to Visit in Bali

Bali is a large island with a wide range of attractions, including waterfalls, beaches, temples, natural sites, volcanoes, and rice terraces. Island tours are also available, I started my trip to Bali from the Tanah Lot.

Day 1 

Tanah Lot: Visit the beautiful Tanah Lot temple, known for its stunning sunset viewpoint. The entry fee is around 60000 local currency, equivalent to 300 to 350 rupees per person.

Seminyak: Experience the vibrant nightlife at Seminyak, home to many famous clubs. Consider visiting the Finns Club for a beach pool party. Entry is free, and the club is located 12 kilometers from Bali. Enjoy food and drinks by the poolside, and don’t forget your swimwear. The party peaks from 8 to 9 pm.


Garuda Vishnu Park: Explore the expansive Garuda Vishnu Park, known for its cultural significance. The regular ticket costs around 700 to 750 rupees. The park features a statue of Lord Vishnu and Garuda. Opting for a battery car can save time and effort, allowing you to enjoy the park without extensive walking. Don’t miss the cultural show, highlighting Indonesia’s rich heritage.

Pandava Beach: Located 22 km from Kuta, Pandava Beach offers a serene setting with stunning views. Relax on the white sand and soak in the beauty of the beach. While there are no water sports activities, the beach is perfect for a leisurely day.

Melasti Beach: Just a few kilometers from Pandava Beach, Melasti Beach features a striking giant ship on its shore. The clear, dark blue waters hitting the shore create a picturesque scene.

Uluwatu Temple: One of Bali’s most famous temples, Uluwatu Temple is a must-visit. The temple is open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, with an entry ticket costing 250 to 300 rupees. Visitors are required to dress modestly, with shorts not allowed. You can also tie an open piece of cloth around your waist as an alternative. The best time to visit is in the evening to witness a stunning sunset.

Spend a short amount of time at each destination to make time for more places to visit.


Nusa Penida Day Trip: Start your day early with a trip to Nusa Penida, one of Bali’s most popular day trips. Head to Sanur Port to catch a boat to the island.

Nusa Penida Highlights:

Broken Beach: A 15-minute trek along the ocean leads to Broken Beach. There’s a sanitation facility available for a small fee of INR 25. The beach’s unique green color and stunning viewpoint make it a must-visit.

Kelingking Beach: A 5-minute drive followed by a 30-minute trek down to the beach offers breathtaking views. Only a few tourists visit the cliffside, making it a serene experience. Don’t forget to wear proper trekking shoes.

Crystal Beach: Known for its rocky shores and clear waters, Crystal Beach is ideal for a refreshing swim.

For a hassle-free day trip, consider booking a package that includes pick-up and drop-off services, lunch, sightseeing, and transportation, costing around 3000 rupees. Additionally, the speedboat charges approximately 2000 rupees.


Bintang Beach Club: For adventure enthusiasts, a visit to Bintang Beach Club offers a wide range of water sports activities.

Water Sports: Enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling, banana boat rides, sea walks, flyboarding, parasailing, and more. Prices vary, with scuba diving costing around 5000 rupees per person, banana boat rides for two people costing around 2000 to 2500 rupees, and parasailing for approximately 4000 rupees for 6 minutes. Seasonal discounts are often available. 


Ubud: Located about 34 kilometers from Bali, Ubud offers a different perspective of Bali and is often visited for 2 to 3 days.

Tegenungan Waterfall: Before reaching Ubud, visit the Tegenungan Waterfall, where entry costs around 100 rupees per person. Don’t forget to bring extra clothes and slippers, as the waterfall is irresistible for a refreshing bath. A restaurant with a pool near the waterfall offers a scenic lunch spot. Other nearby waterfalls, like Uma Anyar waterfall, can also be included in your itinerary.

Monkey Forest: Situated in Ubud, Monkey Forest is home to various monkey species and other animals. Entry fees are around 500 rupees for adults and 400 rupees for children. The forest is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Rice Terrace: Ubud’s Rice Terrace is renowned for its picturesque views. Entry is approximately 250 rupees, and photo opportunities in UC icon, love nest, chicken nest, bamboo nest, and bamboo boat are included. For an iconic Instagram photo on the swing, an additional 500 rupees is charged, which includes a dress. The terrace also offers a restaurant with stunning views.


Kintamani: Spend the day at Kintamani, famous for its stunning viewpoint. Take a leisurely walk around the viewpoint shores and capture some beautiful pictures.

Most of the sixth day can be dedicated to shopping and exploring other attractions in Bali. Consider indulging in a spa day for a rejuvenating experience.


On the seventh day of my trip, I embarked on a tour of Bedugul, enjoying the scenic and winding roads.

Ulun Danu Temple: Located 43 kilometers from Ubud, the Ulun Danu Temple is open from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The entry fee is approximately 400 rupees per person, inclusive of some complimentary items. Visitors can also enjoy a boating facility with picturesque views.

Handara Gate: A short 10-minute drive from Ulun Danu Temple leads to Handara Gate. The entry fee is around 150 rupees per person. The gate is set amidst expansive green grasslands, offering a serene setting.

Where to Eat in Bali?

Kuta Market: Kuta Market in Bali offers many vegetarian options. Restaurant menus are typically priced in Indonesian Rupiah, with the last three zeros often omitted. Prices for Indian food like rotis start at 150 rupees, dosa at 400 rupees, and dal at 500 rupees.

Benefits of Buying a Package: Purchasing a package can save money on food expenses. I dined at the Bollywood Masala restaurant, included in my package, which offered an unlimited buffet of vegetarian dishes, salads, and desserts.

Convenience in Bali

Grab Application: The Grab application provides convenient access to scooters and taxis in Bali. It is the best and cheapest way to visit local places. During my trip, I was charged 250 rupees for a 7-kilometer trip on a two-wheeler.

Scooter Rentals: Scooters are easily available for rent at various places in Bali, including Kuta Market, Ubud Market, and Seminyak. Daily rental costs range from 300 to 500 rupees, with a refundable security deposit of around 1500 rupees. Shopkeepers typically record the passport number before renting out a scooter.

Other Tips

  • For vegetarians, adding breakfast in Kuta hotels may not be beneficial as only a few options are available.
  • Purchase daily essentials from stores like Indomart, Alphamart, or Circle K for cheaper rates, easily found every 100 meters.
  • Common grocery items’ costs in Bali: 1.5 liters of water – around 25 rupees, 1 liter of milk 100 rupees, a bottle of beer – 130 to 150 rupees.
  • Always carry an umbrella and sunglasses as Bali is mostly hot.
  • Carry an extra pair of clothes when visiting the beach.
  • Bring some medicines for motion sickness due to the twisted roads.

Other Tips

  • For vegetarians, adding breakfast in Kuta hotels may not be beneficial as only a few options are available.
  • Purchase daily essentials from stores like Indomart, Alphamart, or Circle K for cheaper rates, easily found every 100 meters.
  • Common grocery items’ costs in Bali: 1.5 liters of water – around 25 rupees, 1 liter of milk 100 rupees, a bottle of beer – 130 to 150 rupees.
  • Always carry an umbrella and sunglasses as Bali is mostly hot.
  • Carry an extra pair of clothes when visiting the beach.
  • Bring some medicines for motion sickness due to the twisted roads.

Budget to Travel to Bali

A total of 7 days and 8 nights are required to explore Bali fully. If the budget allows, extend the trip for a more luxurious stay. Flight costs are around 60,000 rupees for a round trip from Delhi or Kolkata if booked in advance. Visa charges are nearly 5,500 rupees. For a 7-day stay, hotel costs are around 14,000 rupees. Total meal expenses amount to approximately 20,000 rupees for the whole trip, but this can be reduced with a package deal. Transportation costs around 20,000 rupees, which can be further reduced by renting a scooter, although Bali’s dry weather may limit scooter use. Water sports can cost up to 10,000 rupees, and entry fees for various destinations sum up to 7,000 rupees. A trip to Bali for two people would require a total budget of approximately 156,500 rupees.

Note: The travel expenses mentioned are projected for a couple traveling to Bali.

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