North Bali Highlands are known for…

  • Trekking & Hiking
  • Botanical gardens
  • Iconic temples
  • Pristine lakes
  • Fresh Climate
  • Coffee & Cacao plantations
  • Strawberry picking
  • Glamping
  • Stunning Views
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How are Bedugul, Puncak & Baturiti in general?

Strictly speaking, Bedugul, Puncak and Baturiti are not one area, but they comprise the northern highlands of Bali, west of Kintamani which is the area around Mount Batur and Lake Batur.

This is charming tourist destination, nestled amidst picturesque landscapes, boasts a refreshing climate, lush greenery, and serene mountain lakes. Bedugul is renowned for its iconic Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, set against the backdrop of Lake Beratan. You will find a very different, much colder and “wetter” climate than at the coast. Visit Balinese temples, waterfalls, hot springs, and enjoy stunning views. Perfect for travelers seeking natural beauty, cultural experiences, and a serene respite from Bali’s bustling tourist hubs.

Hotels, Resorts and Guest Houses in Bedugul, Puncak, Baturiti

North Bali, Bedugul, Baturiti, Puncak – Guide & Insights

When traveling to this part of the island, expect a serene and cooler climate compared to Bali’s coastal areas. Bedugul and Puncak, in particular, is popular among tourists, and its main attractions, such as Ulun Danu Beratan Temple and the botanical garden, can get crowded during peak seasons. Early morning visits are recommended to experience these places in a more peaceful ambiance. Baturiti, on the other hand, offers a more laid-back and authentic Balinese experience, perfect for those seeking a tranquil retreat.

Travelers can expect encounters with the natural beauty of Bali’s highlands, cultural interactions with friendly Balinese, and a chance to explore lesser-known gems that highlight the island’s serene and picturesque side. Bedugul, Puncak and Baturiti provide a refreshing contrast to Bali’s bustling coastal areas, making them an ideal choice for a relaxing and immersive getaway in the heart of Bali’s natural wonders.

  1. Twin Lakes Trekking: Prepare for an unforgettable journey to Puncak Mangu, Bali’s captivating trekking destination. Brace yourself for an exhilarating climb to a peak overlooking mesmerizing Lake Beratan, where the awe-inspiring Pura Puncak Mangu temple awaits. Trekking Tour 1  and Tour 2
  2. Ulun Danu Beratan Temple: The picturesque Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is an iconic landmark in Bedugul. Set on the shores of Lake Beratan, the temple’s floating appearance during high tide makes it a popular spot for photography and a serene place for contemplation.

  3. Bedugul Botanical Garden: Bedugul’s botanical garden is a delightful attraction with a diverse collection of tropical plants and flowers. The garden offers a leisurely stroll amidst colorful blooms and provides educational insights into Bali’s rich flora.

  4. Lake Bratan Activities: Lake Beratan in Bedugul offers various recreational activities. Exploring the lake’s tranquil waters surrounded by the natural beauty is a peaceful and enjoyable experience.

  5. Traditional Markets & amazing fruits: Bedugul, Puncak and Baturiti host vibrant traditional markets where travelers can immerse themselves in Balinese culture. These markets offer fresh produce, handicrafts, and souvenirs, making for a delightful shopping experience.

  6. Munduk Waterfall: Located nearby, Munduk Waterfall is a hidden gem and a favorite spot for nature enthusiasts. The waterfall’s cascading beauty and tranquil surroundings make it an ideal place for relaxation and photography. There are plenty of amazing waterfalls all around this northern part of the island such as the GItgit Region, and Nungnung Waterfall, offering opportunities for canyoning, scenic hikes and refreshing dips.

  7. Pacung Rice Terrace: Baturiti boasts the stunning Pacung Rice Terrace, a mesmerizing expanse of terraced rice fields that offer captivating views of Bali’s rural countryside.

  8. Candi Kuning Market: Candi Kuning is famous for its vibrant and bustling traditional market, offering fresh fruits, vegetables, and a variety of local produce. Visitors can enjoy exploring the market’s colorful stalls and purchase fresh tropical fruits.

  9. Tamblingan Twin Lakes: Located between Bedugul and Candi Kuning, these twin lakes are home to two serene water temples, Pura Ulun Danu Buyan and Pura Ulun Danu Tamblingan, offering stunning views of the lakes and surrounding mountains. Join the amazing Sunrise Tour

  10. Handicraft and Souvenir Shopping: Candi Kuning is an excellent place to shop for traditional Balinese handicrafts, including textiles, woodcarvings, and souvenirs. The area offers a wide range of choices for unique gifts and keepsakes.

  11. Cultural Experiences: Travelers can immerse themselves in Balinese culture by visiting nearby temples, witnessing traditional ceremonies, and participating in local rituals, which often take place in this region.

  12. Botanic Garden Eka Karya: Located in Bedugul, the Bali Botanic Garden (Eka Karya) is the largest botanical garden in Indonesia. It features a vast collection of flora, including orchids and various tropical plants, making it an educational and serene place to visit.

  13. Outdoor Adventures: The Candi Kuning-Puncak region offers opportunities for outdoor activities like trekking, birdwatching, and nature walks. The lush landscapes and natural beauty are ideal for nature enthusiasts.

  14. Cool Mountain Air and Scenic Views: The elevated location of Candi Kuning, Bedugul, Baturiti, and Puncak offers cool, refreshing mountain air and breathtaking views of terraced rice fields, lakes, and verdant hills.

  15. Mount Batukaru: Mount Batukaru, a dormant volcano and the second-highest peak in Bali. Nature enthusiasts can embark on a challenging trek to the summit, surrounded by dense rainforests and breathtaking panoramas.

  16. Jatiluwih Rice Terraces: The Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are a must-visit attraction in Puncak. These terraces offer magnificent views of cascading rice paddies against the backdrop of Mount Batukaru.

  17. Pura Luhur Batukaru: This sacred Hindu temple is located on the slopes of Mount Batukaru. It is a serene and significant place of worship, surrounded by lush greenery, and offers a spiritual experience for visitors.

  18. Bali Botanic Garden (Kebun Raya Eka Karya): Puncak is home to the Bali Botanic Garden, the largest botanical garden in Bali. The garden showcases a diverse collection of native and exotic plant species, making it an educational and relaxing place to explore.

  19. Traditional Villages: The Puncak region is dotted with traditional Balinese villages where visitors can experience authentic Balinese culture and witness the locals’ traditional way of life. 

Traveling by car will take a 2 to 3 hours. The best is to hire a car with a driver. With a driver you can also arrange sightseeing tours and explore the area, since distances are quite far to get from A to B. 

Car Rental with Driver

Highlands around the volcanos Mount Batukaru and Mount Batur

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Selection of Restaurants