In November, the rainy season begins in Bali. From April to October, during the dry season in Bali, crowds are at every turn.
The beaches are full. The prices are high, crowds around the numerous temples, and the best accommodation is pre-booked and occupied.
Because of all this, November is an excellent choice for visiting Bali.
If you visit this island in November, you can enjoy everything this fantastic mass tourism destination offers without crowds.
In Bali in November, you can stay in luxury accommodation at much more favorable prices, and plane tickets will be cheaper.
The weather in Bali is almost without temperature differences throughout the year because the island is located near the equator in the tropical climate zone, so there is no change of seasons.
The only difference during the year is the division into months with more rain and months with less precipitation.
In the rainy season, which lasts from November to March, it rains in short-lived strong showers.
The rainiest month of the year is January, with twenty rainy days, and November has thirteen rainy days.
In November, the days are sunny, with an average of eight hours of sunshine.
The daytime temperatures are pleasant, and the maximum average is around thirty degrees Celsius, while the minimum night temperatures are only three degrees lower and amount to twenty-seven degrees Celsius.
The sea temperature is twenty-seven degrees Celsius and is ideal for swimming.
With the option of staying in one of the now legendary luxury hotels and resorts close to the magical Balinese beaches, there’s no reason to let the occasional downpour spoil your fun.
In November, you will discover that Bali has everything you could wish for in a tourist paradise: sandy beaches in the south with white sand and sandy beaches in the north with exotic black volcanic sand, magical mountain volcanoes, crystal clear lakes, rivers flowing through rainforests, marvelous waterfalls, hidden caves with beaches, stunning landscapes of rice fields or coffee plantations, coral reefs around which marine life flourishes, and countless temples that make Bali also known as “the island of a thousand temples.”
A mixture of Hinduism, Buddhism, Shaivism, and pagan customs, beliefs, and rituals characterizes the Balinese religion.
Balinese Hinduism is also called the “religion of holy water” due to the use of fresh water for ritual purposes.
In November, you will have the opportunity to stay in some of the most romantic places in the world, almost in an intimate atmosphere without too many people.
The sunset, for example, at the usually overcrowded Tegan Wangi Beach in Jimbaran on the Bukit Peninsula in November will be an unforgettable experience.
Let’s get to know Bali in a relaxed atmosphere.
Parks in Bali
The beauty and diversity of Bali’s nature are astounding. On this island, you can take a peek into the world of Southeast Asian flora and fauna.
We will only suggest a few parks out of the many places available in Bali to visit, but all of these parks spread across the island will give you an insight into the diversity and richness of flora and fauna in all parts Bali.
South Bali is recognizable for its tropical flowers, while in the north, there are perennial coniferous trees and in the east deciduous woods.
Botanical Garden Bali
Botanical Garden Bali is located in central Bali in the mountain district of Bedugul, about forty kilometers from Ubud.
Botanical Garden Bali occupies one hundred and fifty-seven hectares of landscaped areas and is the largest botanical garden in Indonesia.
More than half a million visitors visit this exceptional botanical garden every year.
Many species of rare tropical plants grow in the Bali Botanical Garden, and it is known for its rich collection of orchids.
The entire area is located on the slopes of Tapak Hill.
Bali Bird and Reptile Park
Bali Bird and Reptile Park is located only thirteen kilometers from the capital of Bali, Denpasar.
The park is divided into seven units. In the Bali Bird and Reptile Park, in addition to birds from Bali, there are also birds that live in Sumatra, Java, Papua New Guinea, and Borneo. Still, there are also those from South America and Africa.
Bali Barat National Park
Bali Barat National Park is located at the back of the island. This national park encompasses both land and water.
More than two hundred species of rare animals and birds are estimated to live in this national park.
The area occupied by Bali Barat National Park is one hundred and ninety square kilometers.
There are different ecosystems in that territory: mountains, plains, tropical forests, and savannas. Along the coast are mangrove forests and coral reefs around which marine life flourishes.
Bali Barat National Park was founded in 1950, and its formation began fifty years earlier.
With the existence of this national park, much has been done to preserve many endangered species, especially the Balinese starling, the island’s symbol.
Bali Safari and Marine Park
Bali Safari and Marine Park are located in Gianyar, about forty minutes from Denpasar.
Bali Safari and Marine Park occupies forty hectares of land and is among Indonesia’s largest wildlife and bird parks.
About one hundred species of animals from different parts of Indonesia, as well as India and Africa, live distributed in several sectors: Sector of leopards and cheetahs; area of birds; sector of tigers, herbivores, and reptiles; elephant zone and aquarium.
Touring Bali Safari and Marine Park is completely safe because visitors are always driven through the park in special buses and vehicles protected by bars.
There are special locations in the park where tigers or lions sometimes jump onto the roof of the vehicle in which the visitors are.
In the Bali Safari and Marine Park, there is also a Waterpark and a traditional Balinese village, and performances are held in which elephants participate.
The park has a restaurant with a spectacular view of the jungle.
Bali Zoo is located near Ubud. African lions, crocodiles, Kalimantan orangutans, deer, and Malayan bears, but also the smallest species of tiger in the world, the endangered Sumatran tiger, live in this zoo.
Bali Elephant Park
Bali Elephant Park is located about eighteen kilometers from Ubud.
In this park, located in the middle of a tropical forest, Sumatran elephants live in a natural environment.
Visitors are also offered attractions such as brushing the back of a bathing elephant or feeding elephants and their calves.
The elephants in this park are completely relaxed and do not pay much attention to visitors, so it is an opportunity to observe them up close as they walk, eat, smoke, or bathe.
The Sumatran elephant is an endangered species, and this park is one of their last refuges.
On the park’s territory, there is a restaurant, a souvenir shop, a museum, and a gallery.
The most interesting souvenirs are pictures drawn by elephants.
Lakes in Bali
Water is very important in Balinese Hinduism, and four Balinese lakes are considered sacred places: Lake Buyan, Lake Beratan, Lake Tamblingan, and Lake Batur.
Lake Batur covers about sixteen square kilometers and is the largest lake in Bali.
This lake is located at the foot of Mount Batur. Hills and traditional villages surround it.
Lake Batur is located at an altitude above a thousand meters.
At the very edge of the lake is the Pura Segara Ulun Danu Batur temple.
Translated from Balinese, the name of this temple means water temple on Batur Lake.
Next to this temple is the Pura Jati temple.
According to a Balinese legend, Lake Batur was once dug by the giant Kebo Iwo, who lived in that area.
Toya Bungkah Hot Spring is located near Lake Batur in the village of Pekraman Batur.
At Toya Bungkah Hot Spring, you can enjoy four pools: a hot tub for children, a natural hot water pool, an outdoor Floating Sunburn pool, and a swimming pool. In this complex, there is also a restaurant whose menu includes traditional Balinese dishes.
Lake Beratan is located near Mount Catur next to the village of Petang, at 1239 meters above sea level.
On the lake’s western side is the Pura Ulun Danu Beratan. This temple is dedicated to Devi Danu, the goddess of water, lakes, and rivers.
Lake Buyan is located at an altitude of one thousand meters, twenty kilometers south of Singaray, Sukasada district.
Lake Buyan and neighboring Lake Tamblingan are called the Twin Lakes of North Bali. Both of these lakes are located in the protected nature reserve of Batukaru.
Lake Buyan is surrounded by pristine indigenous flora and fauna.
Lake Tamblingan is located north of Mount Lesong, in the village of Munduk, and west of Lake Buyan.
These two lakes are separated only by a thin strip of several hundred meters of green forest.
The Pura Ulun Danu Tamblingan Temple is located on Lake Tamblingan.
Besides the beautiful lush tropical forests, there are coffee and clove plantations around Lake Tamblingan.
Rivers in Bali
There are many tours on offer in Bali that include hiking along the paths that follow the river courses, but also, many rivers in Bali can be navigated in boats.
Rivers running through dense rainforests have always been the main roads.
Settlements and temples sprang up on their banks, and the rivers were worshiped and held a sacred place in Balinese culture and religion.
Following the rivers, you will discover the hidden beauties of Bali, such as Beji Guwang Canyon, located in Gianyar Regency.
The walls of this canyon are decorated with natural carvings that leave you breathless.
Ayung River is among the longest rivers in Bali. It originates in the seven mountain ranges and passes through Bangli, Badung, and Gianyar regencies.
Ayung River mouth is in Badung Strait near Sanur at Padanggalak Beach.
Its source near the Kintamani Ayung River flows 68.5 kilometers to the south of the island.
Three major tributaries feed the Ayung River with water: Tukad Bangkung, Tukad Menggan, and Tukad Siap.
About sixty minutes away from Ubud in the village of Plaga, Petang District, Badung Regency, is the Tukad Bangkung Bridge. This bridge is a special tourist attraction because of the beautiful panoramic views of the valley and the green hills.
This is a favorite location for the Balinese to visit as a family during holidays, such as Galungan and Kuningan.
Galungan is a specific Balinese celebration of the victory of good over evil. During this holiday, the Balinese believe that the spirits of ancestors and deceased relatives visit the land. The hallmark of this celebration is the bamboo poles placed along all the roads.
Galungan is a joyous holiday during which the Balinese visit temples and places like Tukad Bangkung Bridge where, due to the magical natural environment, the spirit of this celebration is manifested in the best way, which is connecting with God.
Kuningan marks the end of the visit of the deceased to their former homes and is the last day of the holiday.
Tukad Bangkung Bridge is among the highest bridges in Asia. It is 360 meters long and almost ten meters wide. The highest pillars reach seventy meters.
Near Tukad Bangkung Bridge in Belok Sidan Village, Petang District is Penikit Waterfall. The village of Belok Sidan has vast fields of marigolds, so the very arrival to this authentic Balinese village is real magic.
On the surrounding hills near the village of Belok Sidan, there are endless terraces of rice fields, and the village itself is located on a plateau.
The Penikit waterfall is also called a cold-hot waterfall because there are two springs: one is a source of cold water, and the other is hot.
There are many other hot springs in the vicinity of the waterfall.
Penikat Waterfall is hidden at the bottom of an idyllic valley surrounded by the shade of forest greenery.
Nungnung Waterfall is located between Bedugul and Ubud. A jungle surrounds this waterfall, and it is reached by a staircase that has over five hundred steps.
Nungnung waterfall is located about nine hundred meters above sea level near the village of Nungnung, about thirty-five kilometers from Ubud.
Rafting is the best way to get to know nature in Bali, and the course of the Ayung River in the vicinity of Ubud offers excellent conditions for this type of enjoyment.
While sailing the Ayung River, you can enjoy the rainforest, see some wildlife, and pass by perfect landscapes such as rice paddies or hidden waterfalls.
Ayung River near Ubud is suitable for rafting all year round.
The Sungi River rises in the mountainous part of central-northern Bali and flows into the sea west of Kerobokan Kelod. Its course mainly determines the eastern border of Tabanan Regency.
The Sungi River passes by the ancient town of Mengwi, which was once the capital of Bali. Mengwi is located about eighteen kilometers from Denpasar.
In Mengwi, there is the Taman Ayun temple, built by the Mengwi dynasty in 1634.
Telaga Waja River
Telaga Waja River is a small river that originates in Mount Abang and flows to its confluence in the Klinglung Regency.
There is one of the longest rafting trails on this river, which is sixteen kilometers long.
Pakerisan River is known for its abandoned Buddhist temples carved into the rocks.
It is assumed that these temples, now archaeological sites, date back to the 11th century. Buddha statues are scattered throughout the jungle along the coast.
At the entrance to one meditation cave, an elephant carved into the rock, which probably represented the deity Ganesha, still stands.
The cave is decorated with small niches where Buddha statues probably stood before. Not far from that place, in a ravine overgrown with greenery, lies a huge Buddha statue.
Today, the waters of the Pakerisan River are mostly visited for fun because there is an excellent tubing trail on this river.
Waterfall in Bali
In the hunt for hidden waterfalls in Bali, you will walk through dense jungle, climb rocks and crawl under lush canopies, but no matter how interesting the journey, arriving at these marvelous places will once again confirm that Bali is a tourist paradise.
Munduk Waterfall is located in Buleleng in the rainforest near the village of Munduk.
There are as many as three waterfalls in the magical surroundings of Munduk village. The most spectacular is the fifteen-meter-high waterfall called Niagara Munduk.
This part of Buleleng is known for its twin lakes, high mountains, and coffee and clove plantations.
Jembong Waterfall is located in the north of Bali between the old capital of Singaraja and the village of Munduk.
This waterfall is thirty minutes away from Sigaraya and two hours from Ubud. In the immediate vicinity, there is a large tourist attraction GitGit Waterfall.
Jembong Waterfall is reached through a forest of cocoa trees.
GitGit Waterfall is located in the north of Bali between the old capital of Singaraja and the village of Munduk.
This waterfall is thirty minutes away from Sigaraya and two hours from Ubud.
GitGit Waterfall is among the most popular waterfalls in Bali, so it’s no wonder there are numerous craft and art shops and refreshment spots all along the way to this attraction.
GitGit Waterfall is thirty-five meters high and in the middle of lush vegetation.
Banyumala Twin Waterfall
Banyumala Twin Waterfall is located just ten minutes from Bedugul in the hills of Wanagiri.
The waterfall is surrounded by greenery and descends into two streams. Down to the bottom of the waterfall is a pool where you can refresh yourself.
Aling-Aling Waterfall is located in the village of Sambangan, about twenty minutes south of Singaraja.
Visitors use this waterfall as a thirty-meter-long natural slide that descends to a pool of crystal-clear water.
There are seven other waterfalls near Aling-Aling Waterfall.
Tibumana Waterfall is located at Banjar Bangun Lebah Kawan, Apuan Village, Bangli Regency, ten kilometers from Goa Gajah Temple in Ubud.
You can swim in the pool under the waterfall.
Tegenungan Waterfall is near Ubud in Tegenungan Kamenuh on the Petan River, Gianyar Regency.
To visit this waterfall, you won’t be able to count on an adventure through the hills, as with the waterfalls in northern Bali, because this waterfall is one of the few that is not in a mountainous area.
Tegenungan Waterfall is surrounded by jungle, but there are stairs leading to it, from which you can see the surroundings and the waterfall itself.
Sekumpul Waterfall consists of seven different waterfalls cascading down from a great height.
This waterfall is considered the most beautiful in Bali.
Sekumpul Waterfall is located near Sekumpul Village in Buleleng Regency.
About two kilometers from the village of Sekumpul is the village of Lemukih, next to which is the Lemukih waterfall.
Blahmantung Waterfall is in the Tabanana region, famous for its coffee plantations and rice fields.
This hidden giant is reached through the untouched jungle, as the last eight hundred meters or so must be covered on foot.
Blahmantung Waterfall descends from a height of fifty meters into a large pool of clear water in which it is a pleasure to swim.
Carat Waterfalls are located near the village of Tamblang in Singaraja.
A nearly kilometer-long trail crosses a bamboo bridge and steep cliffs leading to these two waterfalls.
At the bottom of these falls is a small pool that is great for swimming.
Yeh Mampeh Waterfall
Yeh Mampeh Waterfall is located in Les, a small village in Singaraja. Yeh Mampeh, translated from Balinese, means flying water, which immediately explains that it is one of the highest waterfalls in Bali.
The surroundings of this waterfall are hilly and covered with untouched jungle, and the area is known for its large number of caves.
Tukad Cepung Waterfall
Tukad Cepung Waterfall is located in East Bali, in Jalan Tembuk, Dusun Penida Kelod, Tembuk, Bangly Regency.
Tukad Cepung Waterfall is hidden under the Tembuku Caves in the jungle.
The specificity of this waterfall is that it plunges into a cave like a sinkhole.
SingSing Waterfall is located near Lovina in the Labuan Haji Temukus district.
This waterfall has been declared the most romantic waterfall in Bali.
Leke Leke Waterfall
Leke Leke Waterfall is located in the village of Antapan, Baturu District, Tabanan Regency.
Volcanoes in Bali
Pohen Mountain On the slopes of Pohen Mountain is the Bedugul Botanical Garden.
Pohen Mountain is considered one of the most beautiful mountains in Bali. This mountain is located in the sub-district of Baturiti, Tabanan.
Mount Catur is two thousand and ninety-six meters high. This mountain is located right next to Pohen Mountain.
Both mountains offer an excellent view of Lake Beratan, and the Gitgit waterfall is located on the northern side of Mountain Catur.
Mount Batukaru is two thousand two hundred and seventy-six meters high and is the second-highest mountain in Bali.
Pura Luhur Batukaru Temple is located on the edge of this mountain. Mountan Batukaru is located in the northern part of Tabanan.
Mount Batur is 1,412 meters high and is the most active volcano in Bali.
The caldera of this volcano is among the largest in the world.
Lake Batur is located on the eastern half of this caldera.
Mount Abang is two thousand hundred and fifty-three meters high.
Nearby are temples such as Pura Munggu, Pura Manu Kaya, and Pura Puncak Tuluk Biu.
Mountain Abang is located in the sub-district of Kintamani, Bagli.
Saraya Mountain is seventeen kilometers from Amlapura in the Abang sub-district, Karangasem.
On the slopes of this mountain is the Tirta Gangga or Gange Water Park.
Mountain Lempuyang is located northeast of Amlapura. At the top of this mountain is the Tirta Yatra temple, which is reached by thousand and seventy-four steps.
Mount Agung is the highest in Bali. This active volcano, with a huge, deep crater, occasionally spews smoke and steam.
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