Bharti AXA TRAVEL INSURANCE Travel Guide to Bali Indian Embassy in Bali Consulate General of India Address: Jl. Raya Puputan No.163, Renon, Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80235, Indonesia Contact Number: +62 361 259502 Visa Process for Indian Visitors to Bali The following documents are required to get an Indonesian visa: Original Valid passport for 6 months from the date of travel along with the old passport, if any Visa application forms Hotel booking confirmation Return air ticket Day-to-day itinerary Income tax papers for last 3 years or Form 16 Original saving Bank Statements last 6 months updated with healthy balance Time required: 10 - 15 working days Disclaimer: These are the standard requirements needed to attain an Indonesian visa. The visa requirements may change according to factors like employment status, age, etc. About Bali With its assortment of landscapes that consist of beaches, coastlines, volcanic slopes, and mountains, Bali promises to be a sensorial treat to the visitor. It offers a beautiful cultural and historical experience with its temples and sacred ceremonies. There are many things to do in Bali, for instance, water activities like surfing and diving; hiking up one of the many volcanic peaks, exploring nature in the form of cascading waterfalls or simply treating yourself to a Balinese massage session. Bali is divided into a number of distinct regions which are as follows: South Bali - With prominent tourist places like Bukit Peninsula, Kuta, Tanah Lot Temple, Denpasar, Legian, Jimbaran and Sanur, this region is unarguably the most famous among tourists. West Bali - Home to the famous West Bali National Park, this region is also the point of connectivity to Java by ferries at Ketapang. Some popular attractions in this region are Medewi Beach, Gilimanuk, Negara and Pemuteran Central Bali - With tourist destinations like Ubud, Tabanan and Bedugul, this region of Bali qualifies as the cultural centre. The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, which is just a few minutes’ walks from Ubud, should not be missed. The art and culture of Ubud are evident by the numerous museums situated here. The central mountain range is the most prominent landscape of this region East Bali - A nature lover’s paradise, this region is home to the active volcano Mount Batur. Many tourists hike to its summit to witness the sunrise. Mount Agung is another mighty feature of this part of Bali. Other tourist destinations here are Besaikh Temple, Amed, Kintamani district, Padang Bai, Tirta Gangga and Candidasa North Bali - This part of Bali is the old capital. It is characterised by black sand beaches. Lovina and Singaraja are popular places of interest. The Sekumpul Waterfall in Singaraja is considered to be Bali’s most beautiful waterfall. Tirta Umpul Temple is also a revered place among Hindu Deities here Southeastern Islands - The islands of Nusa Penida, Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Lembongan are some of the most popular destinations for water activities like diving Tourists will find a lot of interesting shopping options on the streets of Seminyak, with both- designer boutiques and flea markets. A lot of dining options are also found here. There are a lot of places to visit in Bali, depending on the interest and inclination of the tourist. How to Reach Ngurah Rai International Airport is the point of arrival of most international tourists. Some of the major airlines connecting the major Indian cities with Bali are Air Asia, Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Thai AirAsia, Qatar Airways among others. Prepaid taxis connect the airport to almost all tourist destinations. Travelling within Bali Bali is a big island, and the tourist destinations are well spread all across it. Therefore, it is advised to choose a tour offered by different hotels. Sometimes, it is better to walk on foot to avoid traffic jams. Some popular means of transport within the city are: Buses - Many shuttle buses that cater to major tourist points are available. Also, air-conditioned bus service is available in Bali. Taxi - Blue Bird Company is the official taxi service in Bali. Most of the drivers here have a working knowledge of English. Bemo - These are minivans that are considered to be the traditional form of transportation in Bali. Usually, they are shared between different passengers and are very economic. In addition to the forms mentioned above of transportation, getting rental cars or motorcycles is also a popular option for tourists to reach all Bali points of interest. Best time to Visit July and August are the most popular months of tourism in Bali. Many western tourists visit this island during their Easter and Christmas holidays. During this time, hotel tariff is at its peak, and Bali looks like an international city. Between April and June, and in September, the tourist rush goes down tremendously. This is also the time when hotel tariffs tend to be lower so you can visit it for a budget-friendly trip. The average temperature does not vary a lot between different seasons, but there is less rainfall in the middle of the year than at other times. Therefore, these months are ideal for water sports, beach activities and hiking. What to Pack? Light cotton clothing works best for the tropical climate of Bali. With so many beaches and water activities, it is advisable to bring clothes accordingly. The knees and legs should be covered when visiting a temple or exploring regional sites and famous places in Bali, as the local dressing is conservative. A good and comfortable pair of flip flops is best for walking around in Bali. Keeping a sweater or light jacket is advisable for hiking up the hills. Top Delicacies Bali is considered to be a paradise for meat lovers and seafood lovers, and there are very few vegetarian options. The following speciality dishes of the region should be tried out: Bebek Betutu- slow cooked duck Ikan Bakar- Grilled fish Babi guling- Suckling pig Variety of Satay Pisang Goreng- Fried bananas Bubur sumsum- Black rice pudding Indian Restaurants in Bali Sarong Restaurant Located at: Jl. Petingenget no. 19X, Kerobokan 80361, Indonesia Cuisine: Indian, Thai Contact No.: +62 812-3634-3386 Roti Canai Located at: 58, Jalan Batu Bolong, Canggu, Indonesia Cuisine: Indian, Indonesian Contact No.: +62 821-4747-8550 Man Frydays Located at: Jl. Kayu Aya, No. 1 | Seminyak Square, 2nd Floor balcony, Seminyak 80361, Indonesia Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Vegetarian-Friendly Contact No.: +62 812-3831-3338 Shopping List Essentials When shopping in Bali, the wooden crafts are not to be missed. Popular motifs for wooden crafts are cats, frogs and Barong - a Balinese mythological creature Bead craft items like necklaces, pouches, bracelets, etc., are very famous in Bali Silver accessories from Celk village in Bali are a must in the shopping list Balinese ceramics are another item that should not be missed Kopi Ruak - the famous Balinese coffee is a must-buy for every coffee lover Healthcare Centers Bali is famous for advanced healthcare facilities and multilingual healthcare staff. The most famous hospitals in Bali are: Sanglah Hospital in Denpasar Prima Medika Hospital in Denpasar Surya Husadha Hospital Bali Med Hospital Kasih Ibu Hospital BIMC Hospital Toya Medika Clinic International SOS Ubud Clinic Currency The Indonesian Rupiah is the official currency of Bali. Basics of Local Communication Balinese and Indonesian are the most popularly used languages in Bali. However, English is understood at most tourist places and hotels. Because of a large number of tourist places in Bali and lots of foreign tourists, many signboards are in English too. It is common for multilingual tour operators to distribute advertisements and tour details in many languages like Japanese, German, and Korean. Since Balinese is a very difficult language, foreigners who attempt to greet the local people in Balinese are greeted with warmth. Here are some of the famous Balinese words you should know before heading to Bali: Rahajeng Semeng - Good Morning Suksma – Thank You Rahajeng Wengi - Good Evening Om Suastiastu – Hello Ampura – I’m sorry Permisi – Excuse Me Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Planning on an international trip? Take a look at our FAQ section that resolves commonly-asked queries on travel insurance. How do I benefit with Travel Insurance? Overseas travel insurance protects you when you are travelling in a foreign land. 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