BEDUGAL LAKES - CENTRAL BALI HIGHLANDS
Duration: 8 hours
This daytrip encompasses some of Balis greatest treasures. Travelling from BMR to Tabanan then north up the mountain villages to Pura Batukaru, then east to the spectacular rice paddies of Jatiluwih, next we travel north up the mountain and into the ancient crator and Bedugal.
Bedugal - 1500m above sea level. A market town which grows much of Bali's fruit and vegetables. Here we will stop for a delicious lunch at one of the local restaurants. Stop at a local market, then on to Ulun Danu temple, which is dedicated to the Goddess of Lake Beratan, Dewi Danu. If there's time, visit the Botanical gardens, Kebun Raya.
Pura Luhur Batukaru - One of the kayangan jagat (directional temples), that protects Bali from evil spirits. The ancient mountain sanctuary of the Rajas of Tabanan was originally built in the 11th century, destroyed in 1604, but rebuilt in 1959. The most important shrine at Pura Luhur Batukaru is the 7-tiered meru that is in honor of the God of Gunung Batukaru, Mahadewa. This Pura is one of the most beautiful garden temples in Bali, the surroundings of the forest, serene atmosphere and silence leaves one in awe. The square pond to the east is to represent and honour the gods of Danau (lake)Tamblingan. It has a small island in the middle with a Shrine where local priests are the only people allowed access. It is said mythical tigers roam the forest, appearing each year in their spirit form during a trance dance of the temple festival.
Kebun Raya Eka Karya - A huge tropical garden located in Bedugul, plateau area in Bali. It is situated in the cool atmosphere with rain forest and hill surrounds it. It is completed by more than 1187 plant types and multifarious of floras. In this area, there is an orchid garden with the collection of 320 orchid types from Bali, Java, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Sulawesi and also Irian Jaya. See roses, birch, cyathea, and cactus collections from around the world.
PRICE Rp 800,000 - BOOK 2 DAYS IN ADVANCE
Includes driver and A/C vehicle