A travel guide to the best things to do in Lombok, Indonesia

Travel guide to the best of Lombok

Have you heard of the “New Bali” of Indonesia? No? Well, then, welcome to Lombok Island. Located to the east of actual Bali island, Lombok has is a quieter cousin of this famous tourist destination of Indonesia. With its own unique culture, stunning beaches, clear waters, green forests, pristine waterfalls and traditional arts, Lombok has … Read more

Traditions & Tales from the Sasak Village , Lombok

The Sasak Ende Village in Lombok

It is not just nature that makes Indonesia a desired destination for travelers. It is the classical fusion of natural beauty with its unique culture that attracts visitors to Indonesia. Over my last trip, I discovered the Balinese culture and how it had similarities to my own Indian culture. This time, I uncovered a different … Read more

Unveiling the curtains of nature at Benang Kelambu Waterfalls in Lombok

Air Terjun Benang Kelambu Waterfalls in Lombok, Indonesia

In my dreams of a paradise, cascades emerged from infinity and fell at different levels. They hid amid emerald bushes and suddenly emerged to plummet on rocky ledges. They hid pretty caverns – possibly treasure troves and cast a misty spell around them. Birds twittered and butterflies added to the glitter. Little did I know … Read more

A complete guide to a day trip to Gili Islands, Indonesia

Sandy shores of Gili Trawangan island

With every new trip to Indonesia, I find a new favorite in this country of islands. It started with Bali, then came Komodo and Padar Island and this time around it was all about Lombok and Gili Islands. Gili Islands, Indonesia in specific, stole my heart with its tranquil beauty and fun activities. All it … Read more

Reflections of 2016 – My Travel Round-Up

Thrilling Travel Reflections of 2016

Happy New Year to all of you! I intended writing this article out last week as a befitting end to a great 2016 — What better way to wrap it all up than a travel round-up. However, since the year was quite good, I decided to relish those last few moments of 2016 in the … Read more

10 reasons to visit Flores in Indonesia

My last trip to Indonesia was discovering a world beyond Bali. There is no doubt that Bali is beautiful but wandering beyond it to explore the hidden gems of Flores Island was even more enthralling. Given my own experience, I would definitely recommend that one looks at including Flores, if they are headed to Indonesia. Here are … Read more

Magic of Mount Kelimutu in Flores, Indonesia

As the clouds blew over the craters and the sun rose over Kelimutu

From the vibrant culture of Bali to the scary Komodo dragons to the fantastic tri-colored beaches of Padar, Indonesia was turning out to be really colorful. What made it even more colorful was discovering another tri-colored wonder of nature – the three volcanic lakes of Mount Kelimutu. MAGICAL is the word to describe this entire experience … Read more

10 Travel Tips for Indonesia

The first time I visited Indonesia was a few years back and that too, it was only Bali. With my recent visit, I not just managed Bali but a bit of the rest of the country. While I cannot claim to know the country with these visits, I definitely can share a few travel tips for Indonesia. … Read more

Tri-Colored beaches of Padar Island, Indonesia

The Komodo National Park is not just about meeting the Komodo dragon but holds many more wonders.If you recall in my last post on the Komodo Dragons, I mentioned the three islands where these dragons are found – one of them being Padar Island. On the day we visited my new best friend – the … Read more

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