What Makes Bali A Tourists' Delight?
OutdoorUAE|May - August 2018

Bandana Jain explores the gorgeous green paddies, idyllic beaches and kaleidoscopic sunsets to find an island that is melting pot of multifarious experiences.

Bandana Jain

Bali, world’s best- known resort islands promises a spectacular holiday with year-round balmy temperatures and motley mix of lifetime experiences. What Bali has to offer may be found in many other territories on the globe, but it is the multifarious experiences on offer that make it truly divine for its tourists. A land of geographical wonders- Bali is one island where one can relish the beauty of diverse topographies like sea, cliffs, volcanic mountains, caves and waterfalls, rainforests, rivers.

On my recent trip to Bali, I was amazed when a local Balinese asked me if it was my first time in this island paradise. Though this query left me little perplexed (after all, with 7 continents and over 250 countries on this planet, why would I think of repeating a tourist destination!), but soon I realized why his query was rather well-founded. Bali is one place that will leave you asking for more and hence in advertently calls for revisits. So, what are you waiting for?

Here are the reasons why Bali makes for an awesome experiential holiday:

1) Experience terrace farming

Terraces are a classic feature on the landscape of Bali. The rice cultivation on varying levels follows the natural contours of the escarpments, which make for great panoramic views. I had heard lots about terrace farming but had never envisaged that terrace farms could be so spectacular. There are several places to view these fields- I had the chance to visit Tegallalang’s stunning rice terraces in Ubud, which according to my guide, offer the most breathtaking views. Meandering my way through these fields through the mini step lets here and there, I gazed at the fabulous views of the emerald farms that are bound to leave one awestruck. Remember not to rush and just comb your way lazily through the fields in the afternoon sun, relaxing at some of the vantage points sipping a cool drink at tiny joints out there, watching happy locals busily harvesting their crops.

2) View amazing sunsets

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