Thursday, May 26, 2011

Suggested Itinerary For Bali

The proposed itinerary has been made on the personal experience gained here during our short duration visit to Bali (in our case, this period is usually only four - five days including a Sunday), it would be advisable to focus on the South/ SW region. This portion of Bali is assessed as the cultural focal point and most of the better temples are here. The triangular wedge shaped tourist hub of Seminyak - Legian - Kuta is next door to Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport, Bali and staying and visiting cultural centers and educational facilities in this triangle are the best possible in Bali. Island of Lombuk is next door just a short ferry trip away.

Proposed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival at Ngurah Rai International Airport by Air Asia Flight Number AK 364 from Kuala Lumpur at 7.20PM.

Completion of Visa On Arrival (VOA) formalities at the Airport.

Departure for selected Hotel and settling down (select and reserve rooms in Hotel off the internet – consult Lonely Planet).


Day 2

Breakfast by 8.30 AM.

Visit Museum Negeri Propinsi Bali, Denpasar.

(Travel time 30 minutes)

Visit Jagatnatha Temple, Denpasar.

(Travel time15 minutes)

Visit Bandung and Kumbasari Market.


Visit Tanah Lot Temple.

Visit Pura Luhur Uluwatu for the Fire and Kecak Dances. Program commences at 5 PM.

(Travel time from Tanah Lot: 1 hour)

Watch sunset at Uluwatu.

Dinner on Kuta Beach.

Day 3

Breakfast by 7AM.

Visit Pura Besakih.

(Travel time: 1 hour 20 minutes).

Depart Pura Besakih at 10 AM.

Visit Ubud Market

(Travel time 1 hour)


Visit Neka Art Museum, Ubud.

Depart for Teges Village, Ubud, for Mahabharata Dance. Commences 7.30 PM.

(Travel time: 15 minutes)


Calonarang Dance Mawang Village, Ubud: Commences 7.30 PM

(Travel time: 15 minutes)

Dinner at Hotel

Day 4

Breakfast by 9 AM.

Visit Udayana University (Nias or Bukit Jimbaran Campuses relating to Cultural Studies).


Visit Univeritas Hindu Indonesia, Denpasar.

(Travel time: 15 minutes)

Visit Agung Rai Museum, Ubud.

(Travel time 25 minutes)

Witness Legong Dance in Peliatan Village, Ubud. Commences 7.30 PM.

Dinner at Hotel

Day 5

Breakfast by 8.30 PM.

See Barong Dance: Kesiman, Denpasar. Commences 9.30 AM.

(Travel time 30 minutes)

Visit Puri Lukisan Museum.


Visit Mount Batur: Bali’s second largest active volcano. Scenic Crater Lake at the base of the Mountain.

(Travel time from Puri Lukisan: 1 hour)

Dinner in the market place.

Back to hotel

Day 6

Depart for India

Note – I have not included the sea sport activities as these can be enjoyed any day that you choose. Bali offers some exotic beaches and it would be advisable to stay in one of the 5 stars in Nusa Dua which has its own beach.

Manuhar Sharma

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