Indonesia is a home to many exotic and beautiful active volcanoes and islands. The destination has untold treasures in its diversity of cultures, landscapes, and cities. From exploring ancient temples and hiking active volcanoes to diving in largely untouched waters, Indonesia has so much to offer to every kind of tourist.
The top-notch and famous places of Indonesia are Bali and Jakarta. These are those places about which people more or less talk about as they have made their strong mark among the tourists and locals as well. If we talk about Bali, it is a picturesque place which is well known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs. The island is home to religious sites such as cliffside Uluwatu Temple. The island is also known for its yoga and meditation retreats.
Jakarta is no less after all, it is the heart of Indonesia from historical sites to high-end restaurants, discover these must-visit attractions. The most attractive points about the place is its long history, diverse culture, charming natural beauty, and never-ending development. When history and nature collide it turns into something incredible. So, make sure that at least one time you visit Indonesia and make your soul feel alive and adventures.
Top 5 things to see and Do
Indonesia is all about the natural wonders and every place is a must-visit-place. There are many tourist spots out of which we have listed our mains. There places will give you the unforgettable moments and the places like:
1. Banda Islands
Bali and Banda islands are said to be the best tourist spots as the island has got so much for tourists like booking for a live-aboard boat that will take you to many great dive sites around the islands.Pristine dive sites offer a chance to spot sharks, sea turtles, whales, the endemic Ambon scorpionfish, lobsters, and a plethora of other creatures.
2. Pura Tanah Lot
If you get a chance then don’t think of missing this amazing and popular tourist spot, temple. It is actually built on a stoned- shape ship. You can walk out to the temple at low tide. In fact the original formation began to deteriorate at one point, so a portion of the rock is now artificial and still it manages to drive so many people’s attention. This temple compound is found on the southern coast of Beraban village.
3. Gunung Rinjani
Gunung Rinjani will give the head turning experience as it is another Indonesia’s famed volcanoes and top tourist attraction on Lombok. There’s a lake in Rinjani’s caldera and within the lake Mt. Baru which is another active volcano. If you are fond of trekking and camping then, it is a correct place for you as the guided treks are available. You will see the rare black Ebony leaf monkey, long-tailed macaques, the sulfur-crested cockatoo, and other exotic species in Rinjani National Park.
4. Raja Ampat
A spectacular view you will come across where cone-shaped islands sits on blue and turquoise waters.Colorful fish and a diverse variety of marine life thrive in the warm, clear waters. In fact, the coral reefs here are some of the most biodiverse on the planet, making it a popular area for diving in Indonesia.
5. Mount Bromo
In this area, you will get to see lots of active volcanoes called Rings of Fire. Many of the country’s volcanoes are dangerous but not less than a beauty spot. Mount Bromo is among the best known that you can witness from the caldera at sunrise. Bromo’s peak was blown off in an eruption, and you can still see white smoke spewing from the mountain.
Indonesia has made a prominent mark on every single person (those who have visited and those who have heard about it). Those who have visited once they wish to go there once again and those who haven’t they wish to go for once. So, why not let’s revise the budget you will be needing to travel Indonesia:
- If a backpack traveller is planning to go to Indonesia the budget must be INR. 26,000/- (USD 352)
- If a mid-range traveller is planning to go to Indonesia the budget must be INR. 29,000/- (USD 393)
- If a luxurious traveller is planning to go to Indonesia the budget must be INR. 35,000/- (USD475)
How to get around?
There are types of means of transports available with you but we will recommend you to choose flight. The main airport of Indonesia is Hatta International Airport formerly legally called Jakarta Cengkareng Airport. The airport is clean and full of facilities.
When to go to?
The first and foremost thing we get to decide is the best time to travel. To visit the very interesting and exotic destinations, the best months to visit Indonesia are May, June and September, during the shoulder months of the dry season (outside Maluku and Papua). You’ll get clear days but the islands won’t be as crowded or expensive as during peak season (July and August), nor as hot and humid so ideal for long hikes and cycle rides.
These are other trips.