As a quiet temple of high spiritual value and far from the crowds, Pura Luhur Batukaru is a royal temple for the kings of Tabanan. Pura Batukaru is located high above sea level at the foot of the mountain and in the forest in western Bali. A series of pagodas (Meru) with multi-storey roofs, including a striking 7-level pagoda that helps create a mystical atmosphere, coupled with the absence of many tourists in general.
Many tourist visits to Pura Luhur Batukaru are part of a day tour that also visits the Jatiluwih terraced rice fields which are recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Tanah Lot Temple which is a sacred temple in the sea for Hindus, located not far from Tabanan City.
The entrance ticket for the visit is affordable and includes the cost
of renting the sarong so that men and women can meet the standard of
courtesy to enter the temple. As usual in temples throughout Bali, the
use of sarongs included in the entrance fee is a must for men and women
visiting the Batukaru Temple and women who menstruate are prohibited
from entering the temple.
Beautiful temple building and the absence of many tourists make Luhur Batukaru Temple a must to visit for photographers who like the architecture of sacred buildings in Bali.
Pura Luhur Batukaru like other temples is very interesting during the main Hindu holidays in Bali when pilgrims come to bring offerings in traditional dress. When visiting during the rainy season, the weather is generally more profitable in the morning.
It is important to show respect at every visit to a Hindu temple in Bali, such as both men and women must wear a sarong. Balinese people welcome visitors to the main part of the temple, but the part of the temple which is considered the most sacred is usually only for people who come to pray.