Sacred Bali Tours
D. Sacred Springs, Water Gardens and Palaces of the Kings of Karangasem

Shrine of the sacred spring at Tirta Gangga

Spring-fed bathing pool at Tirta Gangga

Let the springs and water gardens of East Bali refresh your spirit

  • Enjoy the scenery of Bali's upland 'snake fruit' country
  • Meditate at tranquil spirng-fed lake-temple surrounded by glorious green hills (Telaga Tista)
  • See the historical royal palace in charming Amlapura
  • Refresh yourself at restored royal water gardens by the sea
  • Chill out at royal bathing springs and water gardens of Tirta Gangga (Holy Ganges Water)
  • Reflect at a mysterious spring-shrine in the leafy temple
  • Bathe in the pure spring waters
  • See culture and tradition centre, Budakeling, and a village of blacksmiths on the way home
Price: From € 20 to € 62 per person, according to numbers
Duration: Mostly full day
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East Bali

Full-Day Sacred Tours: East Bali


East Bali Tour

1 person: €  62
2 people: €  36
3 people: €  27
4 people: €  23
5 people: €  20

Duration: Full day from 9.00am

Meals: Lunch

Sacred Springs, Water Gardens and Palaces of the Kings of Karangasem

Skirting the foothills of Mount Agung, we pass through shady snake fruit plantations and markets, curling down towards the coast. We take a detour, to dreamy Telaga Tista, a simple, peaceful temple in a sacred spring-fed lake hidden outside a quiet village, beneath the grandeur of Gunung Agung.

We continue along back roads to Karangasem’s secluded county town of Amlapura, where we visit Puri Agung, part of the royal palace complex. Shops, banks, and market are nearby.

A short drive takes us to the recently restored Ujung Water Gardens laid out formally in a quiet site, just a stone’s throw from the sea. From Ujung, we drive a few kilometres to Tirta Gangga, breeze-cooled, royal bathing springs and water gardens, where we have lunch.

It is possible to swim in the clear fresh pool fed by holy water from the sacred spring. The spring itself passes eerily through a small shrine in a temple complex stretching up the hill shaded by enormous holy trees above the bathing pools.

We return through the traditional cultural and spiritual centre of Budakeling, and a Pande, blacksmith village. (Full day tour, departing at 9.00 and returning approximately, 17.00.)


'A very pleasant and interesting day. Nice drive, beautiful and peaceful places to visit.'
– S T, UK, 2006

'A great insight into what Karangasem has to offer, in its history and its present. We found the water-theme refreshing.'
– L J, Australia, 2007

Contact Us

Dayu Mayuni

Nirarta Centre for Living Awareness
Address: Sidemen, Karangasem 80864, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:+62 811 388 0065 or +62 366 5551124

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