The island of Bali is one the world’s most popular tourist destinations, and considering the scope of experiences the island has to offer, it is far from surprising. The little jewel within the grasp of Indonesia is a cultural bounty, and has a wide range of extensively and highly developed traditional arts encompassing dance, sculpture, painting and music among a few others. In addition to the arts, the island of Bali has a tremendous amount to offer in terms of sights, as it contains a wealth of tropical beauty ranging from sandy beaches to sprawling green mountains, and one mountain in particular is Mount Batukaru.
The second highest mountain on the island, is dense with tradition and history, and is a driving force in attracting visitors to take the climb to witness the magical mysteries the mountain has to offer. The popularity of the mountain means that accommodation in Bali nearby is very easy to find. Whether it is affordable bed and breakfasts or more indulgent choices such as COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali, there are many choices to choose from.
The best time to visit the mountain is during the dry season, which enables one to glimpse the mightiest views of the Bali skyline, allowing you to see past the dense forests and glimpse rainfalls in the distance, the surrounding villages, and even the lights of the nearby city. Given that the wet season begins in November and ends around March, the ideal time to take to the mountains is sometime between April and October. If you’re trekking up the mountain, one place you’ll be sure not to miss is the historic temple that sits on top.
So if natural splendour, breath-taking culture and an adventure unlike any other is what you seek, you will surely find all of this, and maybe even a bit more, in the island of Bali.
Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+