By- Gargee Sharma
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Gargee Sharma


My beach holiday to the pious land of Bali


Bali is one of the many islands that make up Indonesia and is indeed Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations. Bali is popularly known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reef. The best time to visit Bali is from April to October. Accordingly, I planned my beach holiday in September. Bali means, Island of the Gods and this place has several majestic temples.

Stepping in Bali felt so surreal, as the gush of fresh earthly wind that is blowing to rejuvenate you. I had my stay in the Jannata Resort Spa, which offered me the best of Bali, with polished suites and a spa resort with an outdoor infinity pool and river views situated amidst the dense jungle. Since the famous book Eat, Pray, Love discovered this enchanting Island, tourists have been undeniably flooding to visit Bali. I had a checklist of places to visit when in Bali which made my experience more worthy. Started my exploration to this Island by visiting the famous

Pura Tanah Lot (temple) which is one of the most sacred temples for the Balinese people and is situated in a rocky islet surrounded by crashing waves. Although foreigners are not allowed to enter the temple, you can walk along the path of the main temple in low tide and soak the magnificent setting of the temple by clicking abundant pictures.

After walking along the path of this beautiful temple, I spared some time to relax in a clifftop café and enjoyed the famous Kopi luwak (civet coffee). The view from this café was just apt for some Instagram-worthy pictures .

Next on the list was the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, situated in Ubud. The forest is intended to represent the harmonious relationship between humans and animals. This place is a solace for all animal lovers and photographers. I enjoyed how the monkeys were free and away from human slavery, swinging in about here and there and entertaining the tourists with their natural skills. I really wanted an escape from the urban buzz of the tourists and hopped onto Nusa Dua Beach. Reclining on a sun lounger, with a cold drink in hand and listening to the sloshing

waves hitting against the sands. A beach day is just the best day!

The best part of my stay at Bali was the spa and yoga retreat that I got to experience at my hotel. The spa was full of new techniques, which included the needle technique which helps in getting the body rid off the toxic elements. Later they gave me a full-body mask while I enjoyed the view of the fresh flowing streams and dense forest jewelled by beautiful birds and creatures, the heaven was right in front of me! After this relaxing session, I jumped to the outdoor infinity pool to swim and enjoy the scenic beauty of Bali which was vividly visible from my hotel room. Despite the clamour and chaos of the tourist areas, Bali is rich in natural beauty attracting all sorts of travellers from surfers to trek enthusiast to cyclists and people like me who want to explore the yoga retreat centres of Bali and have a nice time at the beach! A visit here sparks the senses.


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