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Offbeat Bali: 4 Unusual Activities You Don’t Want to Miss

An island with breathtaking views, Bali tops the bucket list of most travellers and honeymooners. Bali truly is the land of stunning beaches, religious sites, scenic rice terraces, a galore of culture and tradition and fragrant cuisine. The island offers perfect mix of leisure and adventure. If you are looking for a destination that can charm you with its elaborate temples, endless coastline, gorgeous waterfalls and retreats, then hop to Bali. Here are some of the most unusual things to do in Bali that are sure to make your Bali trip unforgettable.

1. Majestic Blow Hole, Nusa Dua

Water Blow

Witness the Majestic Blow Hole in Nusa Dua which is pretty popular among locals but many tourists have never heard of this phenomenon. There is a footpath surrounded by steep jagged cliffs. On one side there is cliff, on the other side stand the rocks where visitors can witness the water blowing high up to the sky. The best time to visit is during the high tide when water is at its highest and the splash is strongest. 

2. Abandoned Airplanes

Exploring the abandoned aeroplanes is another unusual yet exciting thing you can do in Bali. If you are looking for something besides basking in beaches of Bali, rent a motorbike and set off on a hunt to find all these abandoned aircraft. You can event spot large commercial jets like Boeing 737. It is said that these planes were purchased with the aim to turn them into tourist attractions only to be later on abandoned.

3. Snorkel Through the Underwater Temple Garden

If you like adventure and water sports then consider snorkelling through the underwater temple garden which has a number of unique Buddha statues that have been submerged. Be ready to see the best spots on the island through this snorkelling trip!

4. Visit the skulls 

Can there be anything more unusual thing than visiting skulls in a cemetery? The mountainous village of Trunyan is located by the eastern shore of Mt. Batur. The village is popular for its unique burial ritual. The ancient tribe here do not burry people and instead place the bodies in open bamboo cages and were left to rot under a large Banyan Tree. Once the flesh from the bodies has decayed, the skulls would go through a cleaning ritual and would then be placed at the bottom of the tree to create a shrine. Though met with mixed reviews to visit as a tourist, the village is certainly unique. 

(Curated by Priya Pareek)