5 Reasons to have the Tegallalang Rice Terraces on your BALI Itinerary !

5 Reasons to have the Tegallalang Rice Terraces on your BALI Itinerary !
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Planning a Trip to BALI ? 

Or Are you already in BALI and figuring out WHAT TO DO ? 


Check out these 5 Reasons which is exactly Why Tegallalang Rice Terraces, should be there on your mind !


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Tegallalang Rice Terraces are just 20 minutes away from Ubud

The Tegallalang Rice Terraces are located in the North of Ubud, and can be reached within 20 minutes by bike from the centre. The most convenient way to reach is on a bike, but if you aren’t up for it, there are plenty of day trips from Ubud, which have Tegallalang Rice Terraces on their itinerary.


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The Instagrammable Bali Swings and I LOVE BALi signs at Tegallalang Rice Terraces

As you walk along the road, adjacent to the rice terraces, you will find signboards pointing towards the I LOVE BALI signages, which are just a few steps off the road. The further you go down the rice terraces, you will find the famous Bali Swings which will be surrounded by hoarded of people, either waiting for their turn, or clicking others. Be advised, that you might need to pay some amount to get on the Bali Swing, and even when you want to get yourself clicked in front of the I LOVE BALI signboards.


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This is where those Bali Swing shots are taken !


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Tourists queuing up to take the Love Bali shot



Capturing the first or the last rays of sun

Tagallalang Rice Terraces, are surrounded by trees on all sides, making the photos taken during the golden hour, both during sunrise and sunset, stand out from the rest. The terraces are open 24 hours, so if you really want to capture those first rays of sun, passing through the canopy of coconut trees, you need to get on your scooter, and get those shots, before the big tourist buses start coming, which is usually around 10 AM.


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#BaliWithETLR . What a Saturday it was ! . Started the day with driving the scooter from Jimbaran to Ubud with @gentlylivinggypsy and @pimvdgulik . Got drenched in the rain on the way to the Tegallalang rice terraces in Ubud. . Drove to the Kanto Lampo waterfall, then all the way to Canggu, where we met @saraliliana and @salty_bum.bum and drank like a fish, courtesy – #happyhours at @oldmansbali . All in all a Saturday well spent in #Bali. This is how life is at @paradiseinterns on the weekends. . . . . . . #EatTravelLiveRepeat #weekendgetaway #weekendvibes #TheETLRblog #ETLRWithArnav #ETLRTravelDiaries2018 #balilife #baligasm #balivibes #ubuddiaries #ubudlife #ubudhood #thebaliguru #thebalibible #thebalilife #thebalibound #canggu #Jimbaran #oldmanscanggu #instatravel #travelbloggers #naturephotography #paddyfield #keepthepineapplehustlin #ParadiseInterns #tegallalangriceterraces

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Find your own Spot and get those Instagrammable shots

The best thing about these rice terraces is that, if you come at the right time, you can find plenty of spots where you can take your time, and capture those postcard frames and instagrammable shots.Most of the tourists, just go till the Bali Swing, and turn around. The real beauty of these terraces is experienced when you walk through the terraces. The further you go, better the view, and lesser the crowd !


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#BaliWithETLR . Tegalalang Rice Terrace is one of the main tourist attractions in Bali. It is located north of Ubud in a beautiful valley. From Ubud town, it’s an easy 20-minute drive, no difficult roads. Tegalalang Rice Terraces should definitely be there on your to visit list. . It is here where you'll the famous I Love Bali signboard along with many #BaliSwings where people can be seen queuing and paying to get that Instagrammable shot ! All these are just along the road, so you don't really have to hike that much. . While we went around 11 AM, the best time is definitely during sunrise. . Life during weekends at @paradiseinterns . . . . . #EatTravelLiveRepeat #weekendgetaway #ubuddiaries #ubud #tegallalangriceterraces #balilife #baligasm #balivibes #balitourism #indonesiatourism #indonesia_paradise #ETLRWithArnav #ETLRTravelDiaries2018 #traveldiaries2018 #mondaymotivations #riceterraces #thebalibound #tripotofeaturedtraveller #tripotocommunity #instatravel #trippy #solotravel #solotripping #wanderlust #travelust #globtrotter #travelbloggers

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Chilling out in one of the many Cafes overlooking the Tegallalang Rice Terraces

So, you have experienced the Tegallalang Rice Terraces, but still can’t get enough of them ?

Fret not, you can enjoy a hot cup of coffee, or a chilled bottle of Bintang, or anything off the menu from any of the numerous cafes, along the road, overlooking the rice terraces.


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Dine with a view overlooking the rice terraces


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28 thoughts on “5 Reasons to have the Tegallalang Rice Terraces on your BALI Itinerary !”

  • Hi Arnav,

    What an amazing article. You truly managed to capture the essence of the rice terrace. I absolutely adore Bali, mainly because I’ve been to Bali four times, and feel like I can never manage to see everything I want to.

    Keep up these great articles. Wishing you all the best on your travels.

  • The Ubud rice terraces are the topmost reason why I want to visit Bali. Apart from a stay in a rainforest villa, of course! The vibrant green color is so tempting. Which is the best time of the year to go?

  • There is so much to do in Bali! I’d need a few months just to do and see all the great things I’ve read about. Visiting the rice terraces would definitely be at the top of my list though!

  • I have only been to visit Bali once, but we lucked out and stayed very close to the Tegallang rice terraces. It is a very beautiful place, hopefully not to overrun by tourists everyday.

  • My sister went to Bali last year and absolutely loved it. She said it was so relaxing and peaceful and that the people were super friendly and welcoming. I’d love to visit myself and hit up all those cafes!

  • I would love to see the rice terraces for sunrise! Living in the Philippines where rice planting in terraces is also a practice, it still excites me to visit Bali, particularly Ubud. Anywhere with greeneries, fresh air and some peace and quiet appeals to me. I also like that people can bike to the terraces – aside from a good exercise, it’s more environment-friendly, too.

  • Dying to get to Bali. Had to cancel my trip last year due to the whole volcano issue. Ubud was o the top of my list! I knew about the rice terraces but didn’t know about the swings and the the I love Bali sign so thank you 🙂
    Gorgeous insta feed by the way!

  • I see you’re a civil engineer by training. I am a physicist. Have you heard the joke about which engineer designed the human body? Love that one. I also love the Instagramability of the rice terraces. No wonder you have such great engagement with beautiful shots like this. Props too for suggesting that you just bike there. Ride on!

  • I am hoping to make a Bali itinerary soon! The Bali Swings and the I Love Bali signs. They are high on my list as I have seen them before but didn’t know exactly where they were! Your photos are beautiful!

  • The Rice Terraces would be my top reason to visit Bali. I’m yet to go there though.
    My friend recently visited Ubud and ever since I saw those pictures, I’m just fascinated by how gorgeous Ubud looks.
    Its not often you find places that look good both in sunrise & sunset!!!! Wow!

  • Bali is on top of my bucket list but would never have thought of this place. Tegallalang Rice Terraces, Surely look stunning and very picturesque. Would live to catch the sun rise and set as you suggested and enjoy the natural beauty of this plane. There is so much more to Bali then just beaches and this post surely shared another side of the more popular Bali.

  • These rice terraces in Bali make me tempted to book tickets now. Really the whole view is very photogenic and I must say, I would really drain my camera’s memory here. Great idea to spend some time in the cafe which overlooks these terraces. I even loved the floor seating arrangement in a cafe, just like Indian traditional way of eating. Going by bike from Ubud is a nice tip.

  • The Tegallalang Rice Terraces are spectacular and these reasons to visit them completely sold it! I could visualise sitting in the cafe overlooking the terraces and the greenery took my breath away! Last time I felt like this as when I was landing in Trivandrum in India and all I could see was green cover of trees. This was many years back. Loved this virtual tour.

  • I was at Tegallalang rice terraces last year and your post brought back some great memories. The cafe overlooking the terraces was my favorite part – can’t beat an avocado shake with that view!

    The terraces look a whole lot greener than my pic though!

    Great post, thanks for sharing :))

  • Definitely an Instagrammer’s heaven! Ahaha, joking apart, these terraces are so beautiful! I’ve yet to visit Bali but I’ll definitely keep this place in mind for my future travels there 🙂

  • The last time I was in Bali, we could not see any of the amazing rice fields. Now your post makes me regret my decision again. Everyone has so many good experiences there, including you. Maybe I should get back there!

  • I went to the rice terraces in Bali almost 30 years ago! They were magnificent then but it has grown into a thing to do now! Can you really walk through the terraces or should you ask for someone’s permission? I do want to go to the swing and some of the Bali signs but I also want to experience something a little different!

    • We just walked along, as theres no permission required per say. However, at a few places, a few locals, had made a kind of a barricade, allowing people only after donating something.

  • Super close Arnav. About 20 minutes….as the motorbike flies LOL. We stayed in a village 3 minutes from the terraces. Funny thing is we did not visit until the last day of the trip hahaha. But we enjoyed it, at 6 AM, foggy setting. So mysterious.


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