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Written by Shanmugam on April 24, 2020 Share on

Gitgit Waterfall – Ultimate Guide to Visiting this Heaven in the Woods

Perhaps one of the most celebrated destinations for its beautiful scenic beaches, tranquil temples, lush green mountains and ridges, well-known beach resorts and spas, Bali needs no introduction. Overflowing with natural beauty, picturesque viewpoints, hiking trails, endless terraced rice fields, all blending magnificently to bless the island of Bali with mind-blowing levels of beauty.

If you are planning to visit Bali and booking your Bali trip package, then you are heading for a mesmerizing and wonderful experience. Ubud is an oasis of serenity amidst the bustling cities in Bali. Ubud offers a vast expanse of varying landscapes and verdant greenery that allows you to get rid of all the stress and anxiety of daily lives. One of the best traditional places where you can enjoy and connect with nature is through its mesmerizing tranquil waterfalls, amongst which the Gitgit Waterfall tops the list.

Scenic beauty of Gitgit waterfalls
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Waterfalls like Nungnung, Gitgit and Tegenungan are the gateways to escape the mundane routines and spend some quality time in the lap of mother nature. Bali makes it a perfect place for an exciting and adventurous vacation because of its famous and unexplored paradisiacal waterfalls. If you are looking for some truly tranquil waterfalls, One of the less explored gems near North Bali, Gitgit waterfall is easily accessible, and yet, calm and free of bustling activity.

Gitgit Waterfall – Paradise in deep woods

Among the many natural wonders housed within Bali, Gitgit waterfalls attract a lot of tourist attention as it is easily accessible and the place is well maintained by the locals.

The Gitgit waterfall is Bali’s famous hotspot for the trekking enthusiasts and for the ones who are looking for photogenic and Instagrammable pictures. Nestled among lush green forests, you can reach on a relatively easy trek via a wooden boardwalk that passes over a small gorge and cool streams and clove plantations. The paths are well maintained and it is easily accessible by people of all age groups. The gorgeous Gitgit waterfall in Bali was opened to the public in 1975 and is located in Gitgit Village, Singaraja district in North Bali. Currently, it is a significant attraction spot in the North Bali tours and situated 10 kilometres from the town of Singaraja and 70 kilometres from the capital city, Denpasar.

Picturesque Gitgit waterfalls
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The waterfall is 300 meters above the sea level and it takes about 40 minutes to drive from Ubud, the cultural heart of Bali. If you are looking to buy some Balinese dress, perhaps a sarong or some souvenir to take back as a memory from Bali, there are many shops near Gitgit waterfall.

To reach the waterfall, a small trek is involved which will take 20mins, but fret not, you will be accompanied by the sounds of nature, burbling water, fresh air of the soothing rainforest and the droplets of the waterfall spraying on the sun rays which will leave you agape in amazement. The entire Gitgit waterfall experience is divided into three sections, as nature surprise, 3 series of cascades on the same watershed.

Mesmerising Gitgit waterfalls
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Yes, you got it right, the first waterfall is a twin waterfall which is 60 Meters high and sheltered on a narrow cliff, the second is a continuation of the twin waterfall and third waterfall not high yet surrounded by trees makes it more nature connected waterfall. Balinese call the waterfall as Air Terjun Kembar Gitgit. A small shrine which guards the entire site and locals believe that the shrine keeps the waterfall flows all year round.

The waterfall has an amazing pond formed by the falling water, in which you can dip yourself or just sit and enjoy the surreal scenery rich natural beauty and tranquillity. A perfect waterfall to simply spend a relaxed afternoon listening to the sound of nature.

With that said, since the waterfall is famous in Bali, people from all around the world visit the attraction which rejuvenates souls and offers an exquisite experience. Due to its popularity, it is expected to be overcrowded at certain points in time. Here are quick tips to best possible timings and months to visit Gitgit waterfalls so that you can avoid the crowd.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Gitgit Waterfall

Gitgit waterfalls
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Consider visiting the waterfall from November to March, the rainiest months in Bali. You’ll find them to be less crowded when compared to travelling from April to October. You can also consider visiting the waterfall during a weekday and reach the place between 10 to 11 in the morning to avoid the crowd and enjoy a dip in silence with the birds chirping in the background.
The waterfall is open from 7 am and they do have an entrance which costs 20,000 IDR per person. There are toilets and changing room facilities near the waterfall. Ensure to keep your belonging safe if you are planning to dip in the pool as there is no locker room available at the base of the waterfall.

Mighty, captivating, and stunning Gitgit waterfall in Bali is an example of nature’s divinity. The flavorful island houses some of the best waterfalls in the world, which are not only impressive but have a myriad range of attractions to enjoy. Let’s plan a mesmerizing vacation using Pickyourtrail to experience the tranquil beaches, vibrant temples, exotic culture and majestic waterfalls. Also if you are looking for the best resorts and private pool villas to stay in Ubud, Check out the Pickyourtrail’s top recommended private pool villas, unique floating pool breakfast resorts to stay during your Bali vacation.

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