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Pura Luhur Batukaru Temple Tours

Serene, spiritual, and off the beaten path, Pura Luhur Batukaru was the state temple for the kings of Tabanan. Batukaru Temple nestles high above sea level in the jungled foothills of west Bali. A series of tiered shrines, including a striking 7-roofed shrine, help create a mystic air, as does the general absence of tourists.
 
The Basics
As the setting of Pura Luhur Batukaru Temple is reasonably remote, many visitors prefer the convenience of a tour or a private driver over self-drive. Many Pura Luhur Batukaru Temple tours include a trip to the Jatiluwih rice terrace, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as Tanah Lot, the sea temple sacred to the Indonesians, not far from Tabanan.
 
Entrance tickets are affordable and include the rental of a sarong so that men and women can meet temple standards of decency.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • As always at Balinese temples, a sarong (included in the entrance fee) is a must for both men and women at Batukaru Temple.
  • As at other Balinese temples, menstruating women are forbidden from entering the site.
  • The scenic setting and absence of tourists makes Pura Luhur Batukaru a must for aspiring photographers.
 
How to Get There
There is no public transport to Pura Luhur Batukaru, so your options are self-drive to Penebel, a private driver, or an organized Bali tour. With patchy signposting and unreliable traffic signals adding to Bali’s roadway hassles, many will prefer to leave the driving to the professionals and opt for a Tabanan day tour with round-trip transport, which might also visit Tanah Lot and Jatiluwih.
 
When to Get There
Open year-round, Pura Luhur Batukaru, like other temples, is particularly appealing during the key Balinese festivals, when worshippers come to bring offerings and the grounds are alive with colored cloth and bamboo decorations. When visiting during the rainy season, weather is generally more clement in the mornings.
 
Bali Temple Etiquette
It’s important to show respect at Balinese Hindu temples, such as Pura Luhur Batukaru: Both men and women should wear sarongs. The Balinese welcome visitors to the main sections of their temples, but areas they consider most sacred are typically reserved for worshippers.

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The Heartland of Bali Tour:Taman Ayun Temple, Lake Beratan and Pura Luhur Batukaru Temple, Bali, ... 
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The Heartland of Bali Tour:Taman Ayun Temple, Lake Beratan and Pura Luhur Batukaru Temple

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This excursion will lead you to the rural heartland of Bali, which presents an altered landscape and an interesting history. You will be visiting Taman Ayun, ...  Read more

Location: Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.30
Bali Pura Luhur Batukaru Temple and Cultural Small Group Tour, Tanjung Benoa, City Tours
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Bali Pura Luhur Batukaru Temple and Cultural Small Group Tour

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This minibus tour will take you on a scenic drive 'off-the-beaten-track' with time to stop and appreciate the tranquil beauty of Bali, enjoying a personalized ...  Read more

Location: Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.00
Private Tour: Bali Temple and Countryside Tour, Bali, Hiking & Camping
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Private Tour: Bali Temple and Countryside Tour

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Experience the Balinese countryside on an 8-hour private tour to the Batukaru area of northern Bali. With a guide, enjoy activities such as visiting a ...  Read more

Location: South Kuta, Indonesia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.00
Ancient Temples and Jatiluwih Rice Terrace Private Tour, Bali, Full-day Tours
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Ancient Temples and Jatiluwih Rice Terrace Private Tour

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Enjoy a 10-hour private tour of Bali that takes you on a scenic drive off the beaten path to discover the Balinese countryside. Escape the crowds as you visit ...  Read more

Location: Denpasar City, Indonesia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Private Chartered Car to Jatiluwih and Tanah Lot, Bali, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Chartered Car to Jatiluwih and Tanah Lot

This private full-day tour will take you to Jatiluwih Rice Terraces and Tanah Lot . See the beauty of the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces unfolding from the foot ...  Read more

Location: Denpasar, Indonesia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00
Full-Day Tour into the Heart of Bali, Kuta, Day Trips
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Full-Day Tour into the Heart of Bali

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Experience a full day journey to explore Bali’s western inner regions. Highlights include numerous must-sees that unravels the island’s lifeblood including the ...  Read more

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Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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