View of Mount Batur from Kintamani
View of Mount Batur from Kintamani

Kintamani, a cold mountain area, ​​is located 2 hours drive from Denpasar on the northeastern highlands of Bali. This village is located on the edge of the caldera of Mount Batur which has an altitude of 1,717 above sea level. Some villages namely Penelokan, Batur, and Kintamani have impressive views of Mount Batur. Mount Batur is an active volcano that is considered sacred, it last erupted in 2000.

Visitors come to Kintamani Village not for its beaches because there are none but for active volcanoes that have amazing views, visits through rural areas and cultural attractions. One of the most popular activities in the region is a trip to see the sunrise on the summit of Mount Batur. Visitors may also go cycling down the hill through UNESCO-protected heritage fields, soak in hot springs on the shores of Lake Batur, tour coffee plantations, watch Barong dance performances, or visit one of the temples near Lake Batur called Ulun Danu Temple.

Kintamani Village with views of Mount Batur is a must-visit place for adventurers and enthusiasts of outdoor beauty. Visitors should bring warm clothes because the temperature here is much cooler than other cities located on the coast of Bali.

Kintamanu is about 2 hour drive from the coastal areas of South Bali. Many tourists visit Kintamani on a day trip from Ubud. There are daily bus transfers running between Ubud and villages in the Kintamanit area, but the easiest way to get there is a full day tour with tour guide. The best visit is to arrive at Kintamani early, because cloud cover and fog often occur in the late afternoon which disturbs views of the volcano. If the weather is not favorable sometimes the mountain is tightly covered by thick fog. Because of its climate, the local residents can plant certain type of fruits such as orange with good harvest every year.