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If you thought Bali and Indonesia were synonyms then you haven’t seen the rest of this wonderful archipelago. Not only is it the largest group of islands in the world -17000 in fact, but it is also home to 100’s of places you may not be able to see all of them in a lifetime. With distinct ethnic groups, plenty of spoken languages, enough flora and fauna to boggle the mind and landscapes that are sure to captivate you, there are so many reasons you must visit Indonesia at least once.
Among the several reasons to travel to Indonesia, perhaps the best ones are the people in Indonesia. Warm, kind, friendly and welcoming people make for a fantastic holiday. Be ready to meet people who are quick to smile and ready to help you if needed. They take pride in their history, nation, nature, cuisine and more, and are fervent about sharing it with others. However, do remember they are very particular about cleanliness, so don’t be sloppy and litter wherever you go. Want to know more check here for Skyscanner’s recommendations.
Since there are so many places worth visiting and things to do, we at Skyscanner picked the top 15 reasons you must visit Indonesia.
Top 15 Fantastic Reasons to visit Indonesia
- Komodo Dragons
- Scuba Diving and Snorkelling
- Fabulous Food and Luwak Coffee
- Mount Bromo and other active volcanoes
- Stunning Beaches
- Non-commercial Islands
- Mesmerising White Lakes
- The Grand Tugu Monas
- Spas and Relaxation
- Unforgettable Culture
- Verdant Tea Plantations
- Ancient Temples
- Travelling hawkers
- Luxurious resorts and retreats
- Good deals at factory outlets
The Magnificent Komodo Dragons
Komodo National Park, called after its superstar inhabitants, the Komodo Dragons. One of the largest living lizards in the world, it is perchance the closest thing we have, to understand dinosaurs. These ferocious dragons are the star attractions at the national park, especially for thrill seekers.
Indonesia is the only country where the Komodo Dragons live in the wild on the Komodo National Park islands and Gili Liba. They have been incidents of eating humans, so make sure there are few park rangers with you if you do plan a visit to see these large lizards in the flesh.Find Flights to Indonesia
The Best Place to Scuba Dive and Snorkel
With nearly 20 per cent of the coral reefs in the world in Indonesia, not planning a scuba dive is a crime. Where else will you get a chance to so many coral varieties? Of course, the country has some of the best snorkelling and scuba diving spots in the world. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced diver, there are several options available for you to experience when you travel to Indonesia. Pick up your gear at the rental stores and then choose from various trips on offer.
You can also head over to Kakaban Island, which is off the coast of Kalimantan in Borneo Indonesia. Take a dive into a lake full of colourful sting-free Jellyfish. Keep you Go pro ready! If you travel to Indonesia and don’t take a dive off the shipwrecks around its shore, you’ve haven’t tasted adventure. Take a leap, literally into the sea off the ship.Find Flights to Indonesia
Must-try Food and Luwak Coffee
There is so much variety in food that you can eat for days and still find something new. This is if you are ready to try the local cuisine. Among the popular dishes lamb or chicken satay, nasi goreng -a fried rice plate with other foods fried eggs, vegetables, and chicken as accompaniment, gudeg -a boiled raw jackfruit dish served with rice, sambal sauce and chicken top the list of must-try dishes.
Did you know Indonesia is one of the biggest producers of coffee in the world? The phrase -a cup of Java was literally coined for coffee from Java. Not to forget the well-known Kopi Luwak coffee. If you didn’t know it is coffee made from the poop of the Civet cat a.ka. the Luwak. The Luwak eats the coffee beans and poops them out. Ewww! But it very expensive coffee and rare.Find Flights to Indonesia
Plenty of active volcanoes including the famous Mount Bromo
Indonesia is in something known as the Pacific rim of fire -an area with the most active volcanic activity in the world. Indonesia alone has nearly 150 volcanoes the most well-known among them is the Mount Bromo.
If you plan on watching a gorgeous unforgettable sunset, then the best one can be viewed from Mount Penanjakan that overlooks Mount Bromo Volcano. Though you will need to up the ante on your cardio before you go on a holiday. If you want to climb the steep steps to reach the top. The sunset is worth the climb.Find Flights to Indonesia
Rest-N-Relaxation at Spas
What’s a holiday without a little trip to the Spa? Well, if you are looking for a little relaxation, then Indonesia has plenty of options to get a good massage and relax. Every spa treatment you can think of is available, from fish foot spas to seaweed wraps, aromatherapy, massages and more. You may also find these services at your resort that offer treatments inside the hotel or on the beach where you can enjoy the sun.Find Flights to Indonesia
How to reach Indonesia
There are plenty of direct and connecting flights to Indonesia. Flight prices start from INR. 10,709 to Jakarta. Of course, you can also take a direct flight to Bali. Once there, you can use the well-connected transport system to visit other places around Indonesia. Don’t forget the ferry services you can make use of. To get a better idea of flights, where is the best place to stay in Indonesia and what you can do if you seek an adventure check here.
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You can also check out Skyscanner’s award-winning mobile app and make your flight, car rental and hotel bookings as you go. Arranging a visit to Indonesia has never been this easy! This article has been written in association with the Indonesia Ministry of Tourism.