My wife and I are planning a holiday in Indonesia - 4 days in Bali and 2 in Yogyakarta. Our main aim is to visit the Hindu/Buddhist temples, take in the local culture, etc in these places and not so much pubbing or going to the beach. I have already done some planning and am approaching you to fill in some gaps as an expert on the area.
We arrive by Thai Airways flight in Denpasar on Dec 18 at 1415 hrs and then plan on taking the Garuda flight to Yogyakarta at 1920 hrs. We plan to return on Dec 20 by the evening flight and then spend 4 days in Bali before returning home on Dec 24.
Can you suggest hotels in Yogyakarta and Bali that are suitably located for us to travel to the temples in Borabudur, Prembanan and the other locaitons in Bali. How about a home-stay in Bali? Our budget for accommodation is $75 to $100. Any other information is also welcome. Thanks for your help and look forward to hearing from you soon.
Hello Nilesh, im glad to hear that you will visit my lovely country, Indonesia in December.
Well, i have some information that you need.
When you come to Jogjakarta, you can ask to go to Jalan Paris, you can find a lot of homestay at there from the cheap one untill the expensive, from the ethnic homestay untill the modern one. Don't worry about your trip to Borobudur or Prambanan Temple, there are a lot of transportation and guide to help you get there.
Also have you plan about watching traditional dance (Ramayana Dance) at Prambanan?the show is always hold at night. It tells about the legend of Prambanan Temple. Just 2 days in Jogjakarta? wow, I think it is a wise decision for you to take more days at Jogjakarta, because there are a lot of places with local culture that you won't miss.
Then next trip to Bali, well maybe this is some information that can help you.
My suggestion that you choose to stay at Canggu, Bali. You can easily get more things such as transportation, homestay, villas,hotels and Canggu is strategic places in Bali to get everywhere you want to go.
Ok, hope that information help you.
[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]
Thanks very much for your reply and your information. We are definitely going to Borobudur and Prambanan temples and also going to see the Ramayan in the backdrop of the Shiva Temple in Prambanan in the evening.
At Bali we have decided to stay in Ubud in the mountains because we want to be centrally located to see as many Hindu temples as we can in Bali and also experience the rural experience.
Let me know if I can help you in any way and thanks once again for your response.
i am happy to heard that you will be visiting indonesia and also bali as most intererting destination from around the world, that great in bali many amazing temple and ubud still strong root culture almost every day there is will be temple festival, and for stay that great choice in middle of bali, most beatiful temple in bali such Besakih, uluwatu and tanah lot and some others,that place very well know, and also in bali environment like beach , suset, sunrice very popular..and happy to help when you need advice