Kintamani Highland

Remote Kintamani Bangli Regency Bali Indonesia Published on: 16-03-2016

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Kintamani, centering on the spectacular volcanic caldera of Mt Batur with its deep crater lake and bubbling hot springs, is rugged with a high and wild beauty.

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Why Kintamani Highland is special ?

Kintamani is a highland area in the north of East Bali. Kintamani is the most favorite tourist destinations in Bali with the active volcano of mount Batur and beautiful lake. It is surrounded by the captivating nature and there are six ancient villages around cauldron of Batur Lake which is often conceived by Bali Age Village. The local people from these Bali Age villages own the unique cultures, houses and life style. Kintamani Area is consisted of some Villages those are Kedisan Village , Buahan, Abang, Trunyan, Songan, South Batur, Middle Batur, North Batur, Sukawana and Kintamani Village . The total of resident in these area are about 15 thousand who are mostly working as farmer, merchant, or work at industrial tourism.


What to explore at Kintamani Highland?

Kintamani is a famous places of interest in Bali. It is beautifully seen at the day time around 10:00 am until 15:00 pm especially having fine weather where entire the area will be clearly seen. Generally, all tourists who pay a visit to this place will arrive in the day time where they can enjoy the panorama or enjoy the lunch in the local restaurant with lake view. Mostly restaurants at Kintamani generally own very beautiful view where tourist merging into their lunch in this restaurant and meanwhile enjoy the panorama.


How to get to Kintamani Highland?

Kintamani Highland is located in Kintamani sub district, Bangli Regency and about 50 km from Denpasar Town or about 2 hours by car. All roads are generally in good condition to access to this place.

Selling points

  • Stunning view with an adorable weather
  • Spectacular view of the mountain
  • Trully amazed of the kintamani mountain view
  • Amazing place to visit and unwind
  • Mindblowing views, a major attraction in Bali
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Kintamani Bangli Regency Bali Indonesia

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Tips for you

  • Kintamani is the pushy souvenir hawker capital of Bali. They will surely target you the moment you arrive and try to admire the view.
    What to know
  • There are a large number of identikit buffet restaurants sited on the main road in Kintamani and Penelokan. These are aimed at tour buses.
  • The most amazing panorama at this place can be seen in the morning time, when the sunrise emerges on the surface of earth precisely on the mount Batur.
  • You are high in the mountains of Bali here and the temperature is usually about 15 degrees cooler than down on the coast. So, makes a sweater or jacket advisable in the day time and vital after sunset.
    What to wear
  • Kintamani is renowned for growing oranges (especially) and other fruit. You will see lots of streetside vendors in this area selling excellent quality freshly picked fruit.
    What to buy
  • A climb to the summit of Mount Batur to watch the sunrise is a great experience for more energetic travellers.
    Things to do


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if you dont want the hustle and crowd of Kuta or Legian but the touch of Bali culture then Kintamani is the place..first of all, being on an elevation of 1000m approx it enjoys a comfortable weather... we went on a cloudy day ( a long self-drive from Nusa Dua approx 1.5 hrs) and the weather was mesmerising.lovely cold breeze and drizzles in between.The road along the entire stretch of the caldera gives you lovely view of the Lake Batur and the volcano.. you can go down to the lake and do trips to village on the other side of the lake or to the volcano but dont stay near the lake..hotel facilities are far better on the caldera and so is the view..plenty of hotels to stay (but most of them dont come up in hotel websites so do a thorough search and you will get one).. there are many restaurants along the caldera where you can enjoy the view of the volcano and have delicious food at reasonable price.. kintamani was so beautiful that when i reached there i regretted that why didnt i plan to stay here for at a night...don't waste time in kuta or legian.. wherever you stay..plan at least to stay one night in kintamani and you will experience the charm..even Ubud is near from Kintamani so there are plenty of tourist hotspots nearby.. And if you want adventure then you can climb up the volcano but only with local bali guide as per their law.. there is this temple in Kinatamani on the main road, you can visit if you want but not worth if you have been to Besakih..entry fees was 30000 for 2.. and dont forget to wear sarong... better you buy one on the first day in Bali as because you will need it in every temple you go and bali is full of beautiful temples.. If i go bali again, kintamani will definitely be on my priority list to stay at...

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We drove to Kintamani Higland from Nusa Dua. It was a long drive and you have to travel on a single carriageway with lots of scooters and trucks on the road, so do be careful if you drive. We got there quite late but the view from the top is very nice, it feels like as if you are inside the cloud. Be aware, once you get there you will be surrounded by ladies selling Sarongs which you have to wear if you want to go to the temple. Do bargain with them. To get the best view, you have to go to the temple. Try to get there early for best experience.

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