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Tegallalang Rice Terrace in Bali
Written by Preetha Manivelan on May 19, 2020 Share on

Tegallalang Rice Terrace In Bali – Things To Know Before Visiting

Bali, the island of the gods, is the one among the most visited destinations in the world. Apart from the sandy beaches, the very famous temples, it also has emerald green fields for agriculture, well maintained by the locals. Tegallalang Rice Terrace is one of the many amazing places that Bali has to offer. It is basically a place situated right in the centre of Bali where you can find a series of paddy fields maintained by Balinese’s traditional irrigation system called Subak. With its pristine green lands, it offers some picturesque views and pleasant weather. Adding to its beauty, there are a lot more things to do. Check out everything that you need to know about Tegallalang Rice Terrace while you are there at Ubud.

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Pristine green lands at Tegalllalang
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Best time to visit

Before planning your trip to this Tegallalang Rice Terrace in Bali, also know which are the best months suggested. The fields are green in the months but you can find it the greenest in March, April, May, September and October as these are harvesting months. From April to September, you can see it have more of a yellowish tint. Make sure to check the weather conditions out if you are planing it anytime in the rainy season. About the time, visit in the early morning to witness the beautiful sunrise.

Sunrise view at Tegallalang, Bali
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Entrance fee and Operating hours

Entrance fee – You will be asked to pay an entrance fee of 15000 IDR and for parking, it’s 5000 IDR. The ticket can be bought at the ticket counter right in front of the Terrace. Kindly make sure you bring the fee in IDR. There are few other places inside the fields, where you might need to pay.

Operating hours – It usually operates from 7 AM to 6 PM. In order to avoid crowds, the Bali heat and witness some real golden colours, you can visit in the early morning or later afternoon.

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Things to expect at Tegallalang Rice Terrace

Here is a list of things that one shouldn’t miss at this place:

  1. The ‘I love Bali” sign
  2. The Coffee of Bali
  3. Pakudui Village

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1. The ‘I love Bali” sign

Your visit to Tegallalang Rice Terrace in Bali is incomplete if you hadn’t clicked a picture with this sign. You can find it right at the start of the fields and do make sure to click that one picture for Instagram. In addition, there are other swings available which can surely try it out to have the nest view of the fields. It would cost around 50000 IDR.

Swing at Tegallalang
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2. The Coffee of Bali

Down the road from Kampung resorts, you can find the Alas Harum which is a Kopi Luwak farm. It is one of the very expensive drinks but you can taste it at a much cheaper rate. Moreover, you can also learn about their coffee-making process too. Every coffee lover must try this on your visit.

3. Pakudui Village

Pakudui Village, also known as the Garuda village is located near the Tegallalang Rice Terrace in Bali. The best thing about the village is the locals who are mostly sculptors. You can even find some young sculptors carving some amazing things with local tradition. They most sculpt the statues of god, eagle (Being known as Garuda village, how could they miss carving Garudas? or even lions. If you would like to buy some, there are a few shops which could offer you statues at affordable prices. To admire their work, you can also visit the Made Ada museum in which Ada Garuda gallery is the most famous.

Cafes inside the Tegallalang Rice Terrace

  1. Kampung Cafe: It is basically a part of a big resort and cottage complex but open to tourists. It is especially known for its service.
  2. Ca Peacock Cafe: This place is great for pizzas and you can even try some local Indonesian cuisine.
  3. Alon-Alon Terrace Cafe: Situated right in the middle of fields, it offers a great view with both western and local food.
  4. Terrace Padi Cafe: Located close to the swing. A must try while you are there trying out the swing.
  5. Rice Terrace Cafe: Very popular as it offers a rooftop seating. Best food with the best view!

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Tegallalang Rice Terrace tour

There are many guided tours in Bali which take you to the fields in Tegallalang Rice Terrace along with visiting the iconic temples nearby and the very popular Monkey Forest Sanctuary. The best way to explore the Tegallalang Rice Terrace tour is with a guide as to know more on the agriculture and their famous irrigation system. Some of the tours include the Tegallalang Rice Terrace with either the entire Ubud or Kintamani Volcano.

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Fields at Tegallalang Rice Terrace
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A few tips to make note of

  • You will find farmers asking for a donation everywhere inside the fields so bring some change if you would like to donate.
  • Try visiting in the early morning or later afternoon to witness the beautiful sunrise and sunset.
  • Spend at least 3-5 hours exploring the places and especially the Pakudui markets to have an all-round experience.
  • To avoid crowded locations, try Campuhan and Pejeng or the jungle down the valley.
  • It is great if you are self-driving to this place by a scooter as there are so many beautiful places to look at, along the way.

How to reach Tegallalang Rice Terrace in Bali

Below are the two ways you can reach the Tegallalang Rice Terrace,

  • You can hire a scooter or a car from Ubud. The Tegallalang is situated 9 km away from the centre of Ubud which would take around 20 minutes to reach. This place has parking with charges included.
  • If you are not confident about riding in a new placed with twisted roads, take a taxi and there are a lot of option. Make sure you bargain to get the best deals.

If you feel like spending your vacation at a relaxed place, waking up to green landscapes, having the best coffee, spending some time with the amazing locals and most importantly away from the commercialised city then Tegallalang Rice Terrace in Bali is the perfect choice for you. Do make sure to include this in your itinerary while planning your next vacation to Ubud, Bali. Check out the Bali itineraries with Pickyourtrail or even customise your own itinerary by letting our travel consultants know your choices, we would help you craft it.

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