Bali : GWK Park, Kecak Dance, Padang Padang Beach, Coffee Plantation, Uluwatu


Hi Everyone, πŸ™‚

This post is from our second day in Bali. We kept it a bit chilled out for the second day -visited places, spent time on the beach and returned to the hotel early for dinner.

We started with the GWK (Garuda Wisnu Kenchana) Cultural Park. As the name suggests, it is a huge park devoted to Lord Vishnu and Garuda. It was a venue for Miss World 2013 and is also a prestigious venueΒ for weddings.

Sanjeev and I got to meet a lot of Indonesian people there. The biggest asset of Indonesia is the people. We haven’t come across nicer and sweeter people anywhere else so far. Some tourists came up and got pics clicked with me because they liked my dress so much. Strangers became friends within seconds. There were happy faces, lots of smiles and sheer amount of positive energy. It was all because of the people. My day was so filled with compliments and that’s the biggest learning I got back from Indonesia. “Be generous with your compliments. It keeps the world a happy place.” πŸ™‚ It felt so welcoming and warm. I will always remember this day. πŸ™‚

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neon pink dress
Keeping you guys updated! : D
Moment of the day! EPIC! : )
Moment of the day! EPIC! : )
Garuda statue
Garuda statue
Stranger friends! : )
Stranger friends! : )
Mini me infront of the massive vishnu statue
Mini me in front of the massive vishnu statue
The dancers
The dancers
Watching the kecak dance ! :)
Watching the kecak dance ! : )

The next stop was the Coffee Plantation. We got to see various herbs and coffee plants in the park. And then there was a Luwak. This little guy eats coffee berries and then poops coffee beans. Those beans are processed ( a very expensive procedure) and the coffee then is sold by the name of Kopi Luwak. It’s the world’s most expensive coffee. πŸ™‚ Then we were made to try 12 different kinds of tea and coffee – ginger, ginseng, lemon, lemongrass, vanilla, cacao, coconut, Balinese, etc. For the Luwak Coffee you have to pay but I didn’t have the heart to drink a coffee made out of poop. πŸ˜›

Coffee beans!
Coffee beans!
coffee plantation bali
Trying out various coffee
Trying out various coffee

Later we went to Padang Padang beach to chill out. You enter this beach through a cave. Quite a lot of fun! πŸ™‚ This was quite Β scary sea I have come across so far. The tides were high, the water was deep and there were huge coral rocks at the bottom. I bruised my feet so bad. But you know a sea is still a sea. You just always end up enjoying it only. πŸ™‚

padang padang beach, bali
padang padang beach, bali
padang padang beach bali-photos
The colors of nature
through the rocks to the sea
through the rocks to the sea

After a few hours of enjoying the sun, sand and the beach, we headed to Uluwatu. It’s one of the 9 sea temples of Bali. These 9 directional temples are supposed to protect Bali from evil spirits. πŸ™‚ As a tourist, we went for the spectacular views of the place. And it lived up to every bit of expectations. It was long walk towards the end of the rock with a gorgeous sea below and fresh breeze blowing on the top. A perfect balance of nature – so gorgeous. πŸ™‚

Mommy and baby
Mommy and baby
Gathered thoughts as we we along!
Gathered thoughts as we we went along!
Interesting people!
Interesting people!
Trying to catch the view
Trying to catch the view
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Uluwatu , Bali
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The other view. We walked till the end of the rock!
Life's good! : )
Life’s good! : )

It was peaceful and great day. πŸ™‚

Outfit Details :
Dress : Anita Dongre
Ear Cuffs : Payal Pratap
Shoes : Steve Madden
Bag : Pieces
Lipstick : NARS Schiap

Also Read

Bali Day 1: Sacred Monkey Forest, Ubud, Tanah Lot Temple, Kecak Fire Dance
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Day 1
Kuala lumpur, Malaysia Day 2

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28 Responses to Bali : GWK Park, Kecak Dance, Padang Padang Beach, Coffee Plantation, Uluwatu

  1. Parminder says:

    waaaaoooo dress and waoooo earrings…….n off course gorgeous RATI……(GATHERED THOUGHTS AS WE WE ALONG) pic is my personal favorite..relaxed look

  2. nisha says:

    By seeing all the piks…. i just say ..Why did my trip got cancelled?? I want to be there …right now!
    Sigh…Beautiful pictures…..Beautiful you!

  3. rashmi says:

    I loveee the dresssss.
    Mujhe bhi photooo πŸ™
    Jokes apart lovely pics. Lovely post! I am seriously naggin the husband for bali!

  4. Wow the place looks beautiful and you are always stunning ….Rati I love pink on you always makes you glow … I dunno if t is just me who feels that way but pink really makes you look beautiful <3 and Beautiful photography <3 omg God i cant stop complimenting πŸ™

  5. Shikha says:

    You look lovely.. For sure we need to learn so much from them.. These people are so sweet and I love how they always help and listen to you with their sweet smile.. My husband was so impressed with roads and way people drive their.. Uluwatu in evening looks beautiful.. crystal clear water and sun set view is amazing..

    • Rati says:

      I know. I was also so impressed with the driving there. No honking, no rushing and no trying to overtake. And if one person lets you go, the other says thank you. Just amamzing amazing people. :)) I can imagine. Thanks πŸ™‚

  6. Sumathi says:

    It felt like a mini tour of Bali, such a beautiful place. You look gorgeous. No wonder people wanted pictures with you πŸ™‚ Those ear cuffs are so pretty πŸ™‚

  7. Mishti says:

    Wow!!!! am totally mesmerized *YOU*YOUR DRESS*YOUR EARRING*THE LOCATIONS*!!!! WOW Rati di……..aappe dil aagaya πŸ™‚ This is one of the posts I would always love to come back to again n again!!! And When I am stressed out, I open IMBB or faux pas and chill…. n motivate myself to complete all my work πŸ™‚ This post made me feel so fresh. Rati di you are an true inspiration, a true role model. IMBB has been one of the most happiest places, and faux pas is the most gorgeous place……. I hope you guys keep on shinning always. πŸ™‚ :):) *mein toh bahwuk ho hai*sachi….* Love you guys :):):)

  8. neha s. says:

    loved the place its so calm and energizing! with bali all i knew was its known for spa massages.. this is the 1st time im seeing-seeing the place.
    i had tried that dress at anita dongre and loved it..its was in pink bandhani fabric with badlas but same drape pattern. the bandhanis were poking so much that the told me she’l make a plain one and give me for half the price ^_^

    ur earcuffs are beautuful too!

  9. saee says:

    Simply stunning. You and Bali

  10. coralcrue says:

    Your dress, the earrings gave you real oomph and you truly looked a celeb all the way. the pics are AMAZING. the people really ooze charm, don’t they πŸ™‚

  11. sandhya says:

    Hi rati di. Missed imbb for a very long time. Catching after months and what a feast you have laid….. both Bangkok and Bali seem to be so beautiful. Made my day at one of the.lowest points I have had in life. Well after seeing so many pics of your smile life has to be good for everyone and there are no two ways about it I guess. And darling if the world is made of beautiful ppl like yourself and tg sir (both inside out) then there no dearth of compliments. Wish god made more ppl.of your kind….

  12. aru says:

    what lovely pics. love reading about your travels..loved your look..would be interesting what inspires you and how these looks come about..

    • Rati says:

      actually you are thinking too deep aru. I just pick up what I like. i just check the weather of the place before I start planning. :)) Thank you :)) I hope you are having an awesome time travelling too . πŸ™‚

  13. Bee says:

    WOW. this bumps up to my most fav dress on you… simply awesome. I need this color in my life now.
    ANd the people look so happy… I was smiling looking at those pics…


    • Rati says:

      Yeah people were super nice there bee. Not only these. everyone starting from the airport till the airport actually. :))

  14. Jaishri says:

    Wow I loved your dress and the earring if I were around I would have also requested you for a pic with me.. Lovely pictures!!

  15. Manasi says:

    Lovely Pictures dear πŸ™‚ This color really suits you!! I love your earrings πŸ™‚

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