Bali : Pura Puseh Desa Batuan, Goa Gajah, Rice Paddy, Kintamani Temple, Lake & Mt Batur

Pura puseh temple
Posing at Pura Puseh Desa Batuan

Hi Everyone, πŸ™‚

This is my post from our last day in Bali. We really stretched ourselves to soak up as much of beauty as we could in one day. Mr Husband has tried to capture as much gorgeousness of the place as he could through his photography. I hope you like them. :))

We started our trip with Pura Puseah Desa Batuan Temple. It’s a village temple of Batuan. It’s an ancinet temple built in 11th century and is famous for its stone carvings and stunning architecture. There were lovely courtyards inside the temple. It looked like a beautiful house of someone – peaceful, charming and very welcoming. πŸ™‚

Pura Puseh Desa Batuan bali
The gorgeous architecture at the temple
Pura Puseh Desa Batuan bali
Hanuman statue at the temple
Pura Puseh Desa Batuan
The entrance
Pura Puseh Desa Batuan temple
The gate keepers of the temple
Pura Puseh Desa Batuan temple
His little abode
you wear sarongs to the temples in Bali. It's a respect thing. :)
you wear sarongs to the temples in Bali. It’s a respect thing. : )
Having a massive coconut water. Too heavy to handle but was yum! : P
Having a massive coconut water. Too heavy to handle but was yum! : P

The next stop was Goa Gajah / Elephant Caves . It is one of the world heritage sites.

Elephanta caves
Let me show you the elephanta caves
goa gajah bali travel
Washing hands before entering the cave.. for good luck : )
elephanta caves bali
Customary pic before entering the cave ; )
somehwre in the middle of the jungle
somehwre in the middle of the jungle
The name is Goa Gajah!
The name is Goa Gajah! At the façade of the cave is a relief of various menacing creatures and demons carved right into the rock at the cave entrance. The primary figure was once thought to be an elephant, hence the nickname Elephant Cave.
The ganesha inside the cave
The ganesha inside the cave
Beauties offering water !
Beauties offering water !
There's always light at the end of the tunnel. : )
There’s always light at the end of the tunnel. : )

And we headed towards the rice terraces ..though the lovely street markets of Bali. πŸ™‚

bali souveniers
Balinese gods!
bali street shopping
Let’s go sailing! : )
kintamani street shopping
kintamani street shopping
bali cats
Meow! Saw so many of these in Bali

There it is – Tegallang Rice Paddies. We had to literally treck though these gorgeous rice field to reach to the top. It’s like you keep going from one rice field to the other round and about. So damn tiring , so scary and muddy, super slippery but it was one heck of an experience. Thankfully my shoes behaved themselves. πŸ™‚

Rice Terraces. Anyone else thinking of 'Eat Pray Love?' :)
Rice Terraces. Anyone else thinking of ‘Eat Pray Love?’ : )
On top of the world! : )
On top of the world..and trying not to fall : P
Trekking through these rice paddies was an absolutely amazing expereince
Trekking through these rice paddies was an absolutely amazing experience
Mt Farmer Husband : D
Mr Farmer Husband : D

After a long tiring treck through the rice paddies, we headed towards the Kintamani temple. And that’s what we crossed, the supper stunning Mount Batur. It’s an active volcano. If we had another day in hand, we would have really trekked through this. In fact, this is the only thing I want to go back to Bali for. πŸ™‚

The first view of Mount Batur. Absolutely breathtaking.
The first view of Mount Batur. Absolutely breathtaking.
mount batur
Sometimes I get into the true tourist mode : P
indonesia volcano
Waving to the other super excited group of tourists. : )

Next stop was Pura Uluan Danu Batur, Kintamani. This is a temple of Goddess of lakes and rivers.Β Acc to wiki, Pura Batur and the village of Batur were located down in the caldera at the foot of Mount Batur, an active volcano. A violent eruption in 1926 destroyed both the village and the temple, except for the most important shrine, an 11-tiered meru dedicated to Dewi Danu. The villagers moved to the highest and oldest rim of the caldera, where they rebuilt their village and the temple.

Climbed some 200 odd stairs to reach the kintamani temple
Climbed some 200 odd stairs to reach the kintamani temple
We were among the Gods and the clouds. I don't think i can express how amazing it felt! : )
We were among the Gods and the clouds. I don’t think I can express how amazing it felt! : )
hihih : P
hihih : P
ride paddy
I could stay there : ) The clouds were literally moving front of us. It was sooo amazing!
ulum danu batur kintamani
ulum danu batur kintamani

We were so tired after this trip that we decided to go back to the hotel. On our way back, I couldn’t stop seeing the lake below and it was very close to Mt Batur. A bit of convincing to Mr Husband and we decided to drive down between the villages and towards Lake Batur. We stopped for coffee and snacks in the middle of nowhere just watching the view and enjoying our time. We were super close to Mount Batur and then came the Lake. You see the pics below. I don’t know how to put the amount of beauty the place had in words. If there were many heavens on earth, one of them would look like this. πŸ™‚

The Lake Batur was the best wrap up we could have asked for in Bali
The Lake Batur was the best wrap up we could have asked for in Bali
How do you describe this?
No words!
No words!
The sound of the wind, the gush of the water and just us! : )
The sound of the wind, the gush of the water and just us! : )
Always leaving our marks behind! :)
Always leaving our marks behind! : )


bali locals
Our amazing driver, Sumara. He took us everywhere. : )

I have one more post to write. I’d share details of the trip on how you can plan yours and of course, Sumara’s phone number. πŸ™‚

Outfit Details :
Top : Zara
Pants : Mango
Shoes : Steve Madden
Bag : Faux Python bought from our hotel
Tiara : Got it custom made from a kiosk in Select City Walk
Sunglasses : Rayban

Bali : GWK Park, Kecak Dance, Padang Padang Beach, Coffee Plantation, Uluwatu
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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37 Responses to Bali : Pura Puseh Desa Batuan, Goa Gajah, Rice Paddy, Kintamani Temple, Lake & Mt Batur

  1. Janhavi says:

    Looks like such a fun fun trip! Loved the outfit in the previous post – this one is cute too. In fact when I travel I have a tendency to dress more like this. comfort above all else πŸ˜›
    Btw in some of the pics are you carrying a go-pro camera? Keep wondering.
    glad to have seen bali and KL through ur eyes. Heres to you having many more amazing travel adventures.

    • Rati says:

      hahha!! yeah I am carrying go pro. Sanjeev bought it from Malaysia. this time he shopped and I shopped thodu thodu. will share the haul post tomorrow. :))

      actually comfort is always in my mind too but i do make an effort to have fun with dressing as well. can’t help it you know. πŸ˜›

      Thankoo J doo and I hope you get to go to many such adventures as well. mwwwahh! :-*

  2. calicoaster says:

    Such gorgeous pics Rati..and those lake pics are absolutely breathtaking..Would love to go to Bali for sure… πŸ™‚ and you are looking like some goddess or fairy in that tunnel wala pic.. πŸ˜€

    • Rati says:

      Cali you HAVE to go there. I dont know what else to say. It turned out to be a breathtakingly beautiful place. I dint expect it to be this stunning. awww thanks . πŸ™‚ It was totally sanjeev’s vision to click that pic. πŸ™‚

  3. Ananya says:

    I love your total outfit specially your pants and your tiara will come in my dream tonight.
    You and Sanjeevji look perfect together. In Bengali , just “fatafati”.
    As for Bali , I am speechless to see its beauty. The Lake Batur pic is simply the “Kuch na Kaho” pic. I mean,it is simply “just look into the pic and soak in the beauty as much as possible silently” type place.

  4. neha s. says:

    loved lake batur! share some food pics too if you can πŸ™‚

    • Rati says:

      towards the end of the trip i was thinking that I have stopped clicking pics of food for some reason. We had some amazing indian meals there but I have kinda lost interest in clicking food. So on the airport while coming back i took pics of my sandwich and coffee. πŸ˜› I will share them in my next post.

  5. jomol says:

    What an amazing treat Rati/Sanjeevji!!!! Loved all the pics, the paddy fields, and the pics were you both are amazing…..truly awesome! Sanjeevji…..Lungi dance?>??? πŸ˜›

  6. Abhilasha says:

    The view and all the images are super and so pretty…..but the best view is the 2 of you together. You make such a great pair..May God bless you both with love and togetherness and many many more lovely times in gorgeous serene surroundings..
    I dont think I have seen Sanjeev with a bigger smile ever!!

  7. Janhavi says:

    Lungi dance !!!! bahahahahahahaha! Jomooooo too funny πŸ˜› now im imagining the song with rati and sanjeevji instead of DP and SRK πŸ˜› cuteness!

    Ratidoooo maybe change the coconut water caption to “coconut mein lassi milake!” πŸ˜€

    • Rati says:

      hahhahha!!!! Jomo is mad!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      Btw the coconuts we massive there. I could only manage one a day. After 10 minutes I was hunting for a loo after drinking it. But was yum. i also used to scrape the malai out of like “bhookey tourists who have never seen coconuts”. 😐

  8. I am surely gonna visit Bali πŸ˜€ btw Rati beautiful πŸ˜€ speciallyy those glasses πŸ˜€

  9. janhavi says:

    Heee heee – btw theres a really cool go-pro app for ur phone so u can operate it remotely – like in case u attach it to a car or something πŸ˜› Its a nifty camera – tell sanjeevji – i deffo approve his shopping choices! πŸ˜› πŸ˜€

    hee hee looking forward to ur haul post πŸ˜€

    • Rati says:

      oh yeah. Thankoo for reminding j doo. The shop keeper told us about it and I had totally forgotten about it by now. Sanjeev has become camera fanatic. Soon we can open a lens shop. πŸ˜› hihih but I loouved Go pro. Yet to see how it performed but it’s quite epic to say the least. πŸ˜›

      Yesh tomorrowz!! πŸ™‚

  10. saee says:


  11. pinky says:

    beautiful pics rati!!!!!!!!!!!you guyz literally captured the essence of bali ,balinese people and their traditions.u look like a modern princess with that tiara on πŸ™‚ was really astonished seeing all the pics bali is def gonna be on my travel wishlist πŸ™‚
    i am in love with Mt Batur and lake.Again i see a band aid on u r feet u got hurt or something??? sanjeev imitating the statue πŸ˜€ couldnt stop laughing πŸ™‚ it was an epic trip isnt it????

    • Rati says:

      Pinky, yes it was an EPIC trip. I can’t put it any other way. Your remember the beach from yesterday’s post? The sea had rocks inside it so I hurt myself. πŸ™ You literally had to look inside the water and walk in. Thankfully the water was crystal clear so I got saved a lot. πŸ™‚

      Thank you and Bali SHOULD be on your must do list. πŸ™‚

      Thanks saee! πŸ™‚

  12. TA says:

    Truly a delightful post…loved the duo piccies and u look perfect!

  13. Soundarya says:

    We were planning to go for a vacation to Malaysia and Singapore for 10 days in May. And after reading ur posts for the past two days, i have decided to cancel Singapore from my list and go to Bali instead πŸ˜› convinced hubby too πŸ™‚ wil be booking the the tickets in d weekend!! eagerly waiting for ur next post Rati πŸ™‚ Fab pics!!!!

    • Rati says:

      OMG! singapore is a fab place but nothing compares to Bali. My post would be coming up on monday. Would you be able to wait till then? If there is anything specific, drop in a mail at mirrorobsession[at]gmail and I’d try to reply. πŸ™‚ I am quite excited for you. :))

  14. Sanjeev says:

    Good decision Soundarya. Kuala Lumpur and Singapore are exactly similar cities. And going to two cities only will get you bored. Either do a beach destination in Malaysia and then go to Singapore or go to Malaysia and Bali. πŸ™‚

    • Soundarya says:

      We have planned to do 2 days in Langkawi ,so that wud make up the beach πŸ˜› but,stil my love for bali has reached d peak aftr these lovely posts πŸ™‚

  15. sweta says:

    awesome pics … Rtai…. πŸ™‚ me too missing bali I wish I had a good camara with me when I went there 7 years back or better I should plan to go there now πŸ˜€
    will show these pics to husband !!

  16. Mishti says:

    This place is soooo peaceful….. πŸ™‚ My parents took me n my sister to Singapore, kuala lumpur and Genting on my 16th birthday…. I was so mesmerized to see singapore , that i got totally bored in Kuala lumpur. Wish I had gone to Bali. This place seems so quite and lovely. Looking at the piks one feels like sitting with a pen and a writing pad… and expressing each expression πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ :)… The thought of it makes me smile…. Lovely post πŸ™‚

    • Rati says:

      You really must do bali soon. :)) Both singapore and kuala lumpur are amazing but bali has its own magical charm. Must do it! :))

      I totally agree with what you have written. πŸ™‚

      Thank you :))

  17. Savita says:

    Hi Rati,

    Again amazing collection of pics, and you’re looking superb once again. I actually liked your top and bag, both are beautiful and really suiting your personality.

  18. Arzoo says:

    Such a gorgeous place this is, you look ravishing as always and Sanjeev ji is looking great with that big smile on his face πŸ˜€

  19. Renji says:

    wowww….what an amazing place!!!
    Loving this virtual tour!!!
    Rati, You look gorgeous with the flower tiara :)and u guys look wonderful together! I so wanna visit all these places…God only knows will I ever get a chance to visit!

    <3 <3

  20. Wow, glad to know you have visited Bali!
    I am Indonesian, but unfortunately i haven’t come to Bali, which is a shame πŸ™
    You’re right about the magical atmosphere about Bali and everything around it, something sacred lies down! >.<

  21. And oh anyway, I think you should state Bali, Indonesia instead of just Bali, because Bali is a city, and it is inside Indonesia as the country, like Malaysia and also Singapore. Thank you πŸ™‚

  22. Manasi says:

    Beautiful place and amazing pictures dear πŸ™‚

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