Beaches in Bali : Awesome Trip To Bali Indonesia


                                                        ( Our Hotel inwards Ubud, Bali Republic of Indonesia  )


After a quick Breakfast within the Restaurant of our Hotel , nosotros come upwardly to the reception counter together with hold off for Noora’s ( Ngurah ) Taksi ( Taxi ) to brand it . I speak to the Girl at the reception ..

“ No Indian item for the breakfast ? We direct hold been having Black Tea , Toasts , Jam , Butter together with Fruits exclusively all these days.We demand some solid nutrient that stays longer within the breadbasket to give a experience that nosotros direct hold eaten something . “
My married adult woman smiles at this comment from my side . The daughter at the counter is unable to empathize what I nation .

“ Not Good Breakfast ! That yous maxim sir ?” She replies..

“ No. I nation something unlike . We Indian .We demand something similar Tea amongst Milk , Parantha , Vegetable, Curd , Eggs together with Roti for Breakfast . You give American together with Chinese stuff only.”

“ Parantha ! I non acquire . We give invitee egg breakfast . You Tomorrow Egg sir. Roti nosotros give all solar daytime yous American Breakfast . How yous liking Madam Breakfast ? “

Give Milk amongst Tea . We hit non drinkable dark tea . And some Chapaati or Parantha or Purrie . You don’t educate Channa or Mix vegetable . No Curd . He likes Curd every solar daytime . We pay extra if yous give us all this . “ Adds my married adult woman .

“ Paranthaa ! What give-up the ghost Paranthaa yous nation Madam? Chapaati ? Curd ? Poorrie ? Channaa? I non know . I give what I Menu . I give-up the ghost Sorry .”

Noora has arrived . We wind upwardly our conversation together with motility towards the Taksi ( Taxi ) .
“ Good Morning sir . I was listening to the conversation . Roti is a Balinese discussion equally good The brownish Bread Toast is known equally Roti inwards My solid set down i. Chapaati I empathize . Not many know what Chapaati agency . No Gundhum ( Balinese discussion for Wheat ) grow inwards Bali . Balinsese grow 2 rice crops minimum. So Rice items for the Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner together with inwards between. “ Noora is clear together with specific inwards his English linguistic communication . He is a college dropout .

“ Fine . We demand to hold off for the curd or Yogurt on the way ? Do recollect . “

“ Yogurt ! Say similar that . Nobody knows Curd hither .” Noora corrects me .

We halt at a retail provision outlet “ALFA STORE “ together with rush dorsum to the Taxi afterwards listening “ SORRY “ from the sales girl. We acquire inwards 2 or 3 stores thereafter but describe a blank. Finally nosotros are shown small-scale Tetra packs of ( most 100 grams Grams inwards weight ) sweetness Yogurt amongst Mint , Strawberry together with other flavours. I purchase 1 for 10000 Indonesian Rupaiah ( About Rs50 ), Tear it opened upwardly together with gustation it.I am dejected . We motility to PURA GOA GAJAH .


This house is close UBUD non far away from our house of stay. It is most 27 kms from DENPASAR .We come upwardly downwards most 200 steps from the primary Road to accomplish the Elephant Cave Temple complex . We are told to Wash our faces together with hands inwards the sacred jump exterior the cave that has some coloured fish . The H2O Pond is enclosed past times Carved stone structure. Water gushes out from standing human figures carved on stones .You demand to acquire inwards in a SARONG or waist stuff together with pay entry fee . Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 huge demonic Figure has been carved upon the stone at the entrance to the cave . It is almost dark within . I reckon Indentures within the cave implying that Buddhist or Shaivite sages would direct hold been sitting for meditation within the cave .I experience a niggling choking due to Incense fume together with humidity within the cave . Still We create upwardly one's hear to proceed together with motility to the right corner of the cave to reckon a medium sized SHIVA LINGAS ( Three inwards Number ) . These lingas are equally good surrounded past times smaller Lingas . I equally good reckon an Image of Ganesha within the cave .

                                                    ( At the Entrance to Pura Goa Gajah )

                                            ( The sacred H2O  pond at  Pura Goa Gajah )

The ceiling within the cave has turned dark past times fume created due to burning of incense sticks on continuous set down .This is a 9th century UNESCO listed World heritage Monument . There are some to a greater extent than structures together with enclosures exterior the Cave suggesting that the house was equally good a spot of learning . The Images appearing on the stone carvings are of Hindu together with Buddhist origin. I uncovering tourists from Nippon , Europe together with other due south East Asian countries within the complex. The Temple construction has been built close the confluence 2 streams together with accordingly the house was considered sacred together with ideal for meditation.

As nosotros motility out together with render the SARONGs, Noora rushes to aid us .

“ How yous similar it ? “

“ Good “

“ Previously at that spot were 7 human figures representing 7 fountains or Septa Tirta ( SAPTA TEERTHA ) in the sacred H2O pond meant for bathing past times Pilgrims “

“ How hit yous know it ? “

“Our ancestors tell sir . Noora Tourist Guide equally good . Believe me what I nation . “

“Noora , SAPTA TEERTHA is a symbolic representation of sapta Nadi concept.”

“What is that sir ? I desire to know for my hereafter tourist guide go .”

“ SAPTA NADI or Seven sacred rivers of Republic of Republic of India . If yous always take in Republic of Republic of India , Go to Prayaga or SANGAM inwards ALLAHABAD where GANGA , YAMUNA together with Mythical SARSAWATI rivers run into , the Brahmana priests over at that spot shall explicate yous the importance of SAPTA NADI , which according to them , agency 7 rivers namely Ganga , yamuna , sindhu, sarayu, Godawari, Narmada together with Sarsawati .”

“ So Many thank yous sir .” And nosotros induce towards KINTAMANI VOLCANO. We direct hold hardly moved 10 kms through light-green together with airy forests when Noora is stopped past times Police . Noora opens the dashboard of the TAKSI ( Taxi ) together with pulls out some currency notes . The taxi comes to halt.,

“ What happened ? Are your Taxi papers lawfully consummate together with inwards monastic tell ?” I enquire .

“ Yes sir . Wait . Just 5 minutes .”
I come upwardly out of the Taxi . Two constabulary men motility towards me together with enquire me to sit down within .Noora hands over some currency notes to 1 constabulary human being inwards uniform  . They milk shiver hands together with smiling .

“ Corrupt! Thieves ! “ Utters Noora equally he enters the Taksi ( Taxi ) together with presses the ignition switch to offset the vehicle .

I am reminded of many similar scenes inwards Republic of Republic of India together with to a greater extent than peculiarly on highways inwards our province . If non Universal, it is the PAN ASIA human face upwardly of corruption . Nothing amuses me to give-up the ghost on farther conversation on the subject. We induce through orchards total of oranges . Oranges on trees together with beingness packed for provide to DKI Jakarta marketplace . My married adult woman asks Noora to halt equally she wants to purchase some orchard fresh oranges .

“ Madam hold off . We purchase from some practiced people . Cheap together with fresh “

“ Fine . Stop at some convenient house . Any eating spot nearby ?“

“ Wait sir . Just afterwards xx minutes nosotros shall go inwards Kintamani . Very Good restaurants . You acquire some Indian nutrient equally good . Buffet organisation Rupaiah 1,25,000= ( Indian Rs625= ) per someone . Eat equally much yous can. Then Tea , Kopi ( Coffee ), sweetness Pudding , fruit . Very practiced eating spot inwards my solid set down . Madam together with yous consume for 2,50,000 Rupaiah .”

“Fine “

We halt close an orchard . From his torso linguistic communication , I empathize that Noora is familiar amongst people from this orchard. My married adult woman picks upwardly 24 oranges together with I enquire for the coin . Noora says 50000 Rupaiah ( Indian Rs250=) .Looks reasonable . I uncovering the oranges non thus sweetness together with non sour either . No fit for our Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 aeroplane Nagpur diverseness . We send the charge together with overstep on iv Oranges to Noora who is driving fast . Suddenly he declares that nosotros are at Kintamani. He takes us straight to KINTAMANI RESTAURANT though There are to a greater extent than restaurants inwards the areathat appear crowded amongst tourist . I clit out a 50000 Rupaiah currency annotation to pay NOORA for his Lunch .
“ No demand sir . If yous select Lunch at this house , I acquire costless meal. “

We consume steamed rice , Mix Vegetable (Potato , Broccoli together with capsicum etc .), Tofu , crisp spinach Pakora , Finger chips , Fruit salad, chicken Satte ( roasted ) together with finally Kopi ( Coffee ). I gustation the sweetness pudding . It gives me a faint fume stink. My married adult woman tells me that the pudding is no fit to our Suji Halwa , Gajar Halwa , Gulab Jamun , Jalebi or Russ Malai . For certain it is not.

My married adult woman has non touched chicken slice that I had pose inwards her plate . As she goes to select some to a greater extent than fruit salad , she reads a notice on 1 of the Buffet dish display tables “ Sea Food , Beef together with Pork Preparations “ . She seeks my clarification on the subject. I tell her that it is all segregated together with kept split upwardly together with it is to a greater extent than frequently than non for the Tourists from Europe together with America .Not meant for Indians at least, i assure her over again  . She is non satisfied amongst this reply.

“ But they must go cooking inwards the same kitchen ? “

“ No . Rest assured “

“Why did Noora  convey us to a incorrect house ? “

“ Forget together with Relax “
As I settle our  bill, She asks the waiter ..

“ Don't You educate Palak Paneer or Daal nestling etc. ? “

He does non empathize what is beingness asked from him .He looks at me for to a greater extent than clarification . I smiling together with aid him to come upwardly out of this dilemma . He moves to the side past times side Guest .


Kintamani is a loma together with mention of a hamlet equally good inwards Bangli Regency . It is most l kms from Desapar . Kintamani top is most 1400 metres higher upwardly body of body of water level. It is a cool house amongst greenery together with fresh air . On the loma contrary to Kintamani lies the Volcano of Mount Batur . And below Kintamani , lies the famous lake batur .Sitting on thought indicate of some eating spot inwards this hamlet , 1 tin forcefulness out direct hold a commanding thought of MOUNT  BATUR . This mount peak is most 1717 metres high from the body of body of water aeroplane together with remains 1 of Indonesia’s active Volcanoes. This dry out Black mount has a Caldera formed past times some ancient eruption . Since 1804, it has erupted most 26 times .The finally major eruption was inwards 1926 when entire Batur hamlet below the mount was swept away together with buried nether the LAVA. Another eruption inwards 2000 had no comport upon equally people had already moved away from the volcano site . Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 novel batur hamlet has been built on the due south of the VOLCANO after 1926 eruption.You tin forcefulness out reckon lake Batur together with the crater equally good from Kintamani hamlet . The best thought of the lake , Mount Batur together with the caldera tin forcefulness out go had from Penelokan hamlet close Kintamani . Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 hot jump known equally TOYA BUNGKAH is equally good close past times .
                                                              ( Hotels at Kintamani )
                                       ( Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 thought of Mount Batur Volcano  from Kintamani )
                                               ( Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 thought of lake Batur from Kintamani )
After 3 PM during daytime , the expanse tin forcefulness out go nether thick fog together with acquire cooler . The fog may go at that spot for the whole nighttime . So enchanting together with beautiful experience . Most of the restaurants inwards Kintamani direct hold porticos wherefrom yous tin forcefulness out bask commanding thought of the Volcano together with the lake piece yous bask your Lunch. I felt equally if I was inwards Gulmarg.

Noora tells us

“ Sir , The hot H2O to this jump comes direct from that far off Volcano . People give-up the ghost to that Volcano sit down inwards trucks . They convey that balck sand together with sell it inwards Towns . That lake batur below is biggest lake inwards bali . All irrigation depends on this lake sir .When nosotros render nosotros reckon rice fields . All H2O comes from this lake . Best H2O sir rich inwards fertile minerals of the Volcano. Look at that spot below close the lake . yous reckon those light-green patches . These are fields total of vegetables together with light-green chillies . So much of cabbage grown hither . thus many fish inwards the lake . Many people engaged inwards catching the fish together with selling to Hotels inwards Bali . thus many ducks together with swans at that spot inwards the lake sir .“

I hold off below at the vast expanse together with breathtaking thought of lake Betur together with the dark barren Volcanic Mount Batur nearby. Hawkers maintain disturbing us .

“Sir Bali T shirt . Sir Bali souvenir . Madam this Bali Purse . Madam Perfume . Sir this for yous Goggle . Pay Indian rupee . pay dollar . Pay Rupaiah .”

I smiling together with nation a line solid NO. They maintain coming over again together with again. As nosotros induce downwards the loma , I enquire Noora where to give-up the ghost forthwith .

“Sir side past times side tour to TEGALLALANG  . World famous beautiful rice terraces . Rice growing done nether historic menstruum sometime “SUBUK “ organisation inwards Bali .All issues of irrigation settled mutually inwards villages nether SUBUK system. Due to most favourable climate together with abundance of irrigation facilities from rivers lakes ponds streams springs , Balinese are known all over the the world equally especial rice producers . Our rice goddess known equally “Bhatari Sri “. Sir All rice Farming people inwards Bali from sudra caste .Excellent farming together with canal organisation they construct inwards Bali that helps us to direct hold minimum 2 crops.
                                                      ( Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 Rice champaign close  Tegllalang ) )
Brahmana , ksetriya together with wesiya shape the TRIWANGSA or the 3 upper caste people of BALI . Sometimes Triwangsa may equally good give-up the ghost for rice farming together with Sudra may go a shopkeeper , instructor or Artist . No work inwards that . No someone untouchable hither inwards my solid set down . All take in Temple fairs . All give-up the ghost to Brahamana priest  for Rituals . You reckon 90% people inwards Bali from Sudra caste. Sudra backbone of our life inwards Bali . “

“ Fine . Stop close some Money changer’s store . I demand to convert most 100 USA dollors to Indonesian Rupaiah. And together with then I demand to speak to the instructor that I told yous . nosotros demand to run into him equally good . This caste organisation appears   practiced  to integrate  Balinese guild . I demand  more details together with clarifications.”

“ Okay sir. Sir I propose yous endeavour your ATM bill of fare hither inwards Bali .Why nosotros give-up the ghost store afterwards store for meliorate rate? “

“That is a practiced thought . “

I direct hold my VISA credit bill of fare , a RuPay Debit Card together with MasterCard Debit Card . We halt close an ATM together with I swipe my RuPay card. It is thrown dorsum past times the machine. I realize that this bill of fare is exclusively meant for withdrawing Indian Rupees inwards India. No online Transaction or shopping . I insert Mastercard Debit bill of fare . The machine accepts it . I Need to withdraw Indonesian Rupaiah . I write 500000 Rupaiah . The machine throws out 5 100000 Rupaiah notes converting them to Indian rupees at prevailing rates amongst a charge of nominal charges .My line organisation human relationship is debited amongst Indian Ruppes 2644=. I am to a greater extent than than happy .

As nosotros induce downwards to Ubud , nosotros overstep through hamlet Tegallalang We are close the loveliest Terraced Rice Fields. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 fantastic spectacle of light-green Rice fields across mountains slopes . At pes of these mountains , yous uncovering rice fields nether tall kokosnoot Trees together with amazingly cascading inwards terraces . Rice fields Well set amongst a grand network of Water canals . We reckon Farmers amongst Cambodian type conical straw hats on their heads moving inwards the fields. You hit non notice Tractors or other modern agriculture implements . Bullocks plow these terraced rice fields . I uncovering many Europeans staying amongst families of Farmers .

“ They write Books together with consume Balinese Food . It equally good plant cheaper for them . They come upwardly or thus existent Balinese life .” Adds Noora .

We clit out some dry out fruits that nosotros carried from Mumbai. We overstep on a handful to Noora ( Full Name.. I Gusti Ngurah Artawan ). He is amused to reckon the walnut Kernel together with seeks data most it. He does non know what walnut is together with has neither seen it .

To go continued …….

( Autar Mota )

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