I had around 8 days to explore Bali and I realised after it was too late that 8 days are nowhere near enough to see all the beauty of Bali. They are still so many places I wanted to see but I had to come back. Sadly, such is life.
I do however feel that if I had done a little bit of more homework, I could have utilised my time better. Like I’m a nature lover. I’m not into architecture. Not very interested in historical places either. Animals are not all my thing. So I could have maybe prioritised my list of things to do according to that and instead of seeing countless temples which are almost the same I could have seen another waterfall.
Anyway enough about what I could have done. Let’s focus on what you can do if you’re a nature lover visiting Bali.
This is top on my list. If you go there early morning it is very peaceful there. The serenity makes that place so surreal that you begin to think you’re in a dream or a movie. Here’s my experience of Sekumpul Waterfalls.
This is second on my list only because it’s very crowded. But if you talk about the scenic views, it will take your breath away. Usually, people hike there to the see the sunrise. It’s a beautiful sight. You are above the clouds and there is another huge mountain in front of you and a beautiful lake. Here’s my experience of Mount Batur
I’m a sucker for sunsets. At Tanah Lot, I saw the most dramatic sunset I’ve ever seen. Same problem with this place that it’s too crowded, but we can’t just erase all the people just because you don’t like crowded places now, can we? (If yes! Please get in touch with me)
They have a very beautiful landscape. From planting rice to harvesting it, the whole process seemed very magical to me for some reason. The only thing that brings you back to reality is the heat. Not kidding, the heat acts as a reality check when you get lost in the beautiful views there.
I know, I know I said all the temples are almost the same but the reason I’m putting this on this list is not really because of the temple but the location of this temple and this place is also famous for beautiful sunsets which I didn’t have a chance to see but maybe you can plan your day such that you get there around sunset time.
That’s five things that I enjoyed most in Bali. But there are other places like Gigit Waterfall that I wish had time to see. So if you travel to Bali make sure you do add these in your plan so you don’t miss out on the best parts of Bali.
Let me know in comments if there are other places you think belong to this list 🙂