Handara Gate is the most Instagrammed attraction on the island and not to be missed on your Bali itinerary. The famous Bali gate is located at the entrance to Handara Golf Resort in North Bali and it can either be visited DIY or with a tour.
I have put together this complete guide including how to get there, how much it costs, and what to expect when you’re there!
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WHERE IS HANDARA GATE?
This famous Bali gate is located at the entrance to Handara Golf and Resort in Bedugul, North Bali.
The turnoff can sometimes be missed so keep an eye out for the Handara Golf Resort Bali sign which will be on the right-hand side of the road.
HOW TO GET TO HANDARA GATE BALI?
The best way to get to Bali Handara Gate in Bedugul is by car or scooter.
You can rent a scooter online in advance and the drive takes around 1.5 hours from the main tourist areas of Canggu, Seminyak, and Kuta.
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Arriving at the iconic Bali Gate
Strolling through the Bali gate
BOOK A TOUR
Another alternative to visiting is to book a full-day tour to see the top highlights in North Bali.
The North Bali Private Instagram Tour is the most top-rated tour with great reviews and hundreds of bookings.
This tour covers the top Instagram spots in North Bali including Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Banyumala Twin Waterfall, Iconic Gate Bali, Wanigiri Hidden Hills, and Buyan Lake.
All this for less than $30 USD.
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HANDARA GATE ENTRANCE FEE
The entrance fee is 20,000 IDR to enter past the boom gate and to take that perfect Instagram shot of the stone gates.
I visited the Bali Gates in December 2017 and there was no ticket office or boom gate entrance. It goes to show how much of an influence Instagram has on spots like this.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
The best time to visit this popular tourist attraction is at sunrise, or as early as possible in the morning to avoid the crowds.
If you arrive early enough at around 6:30 am, you can avoid having to wait in line to take a picture of the gates.
The famous Bali Gate
WHAT TO EXPECT
The Bali gate features two towering stone pillars covered in moss that act as the entrance to the Handara Golf Resort Bali. A sealed road, as straight as an arrow, stretches right in between the pillars as far as the eye can see.
Lush green trees line each side of the road and it makes for the most beautifully composed photo if shot at the right angle.
Don’t be deterred by the number of people you might encounter because it’s quick and easy to capture a good photo and once you’ve got the shot, you can move out of the way for others to step in.
Other than that, there isn’t much else to do other than taking a few photos and moving on to discover more of the best North Bali tourist spots!
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Strolling to the gate
Skating through the Bali Gate
WHERE TO STAY IN BEDUGUL
Bedugul is the closest town to the famous Bali Gate and there are dozens of accommodation options to choose from. I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Bedugul to suit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Saranam Resort & Spa Bedugul
Saranam Resort is the best 5-star accommodation in Bedugul. Featuring a swimming pool, fitness center, spa and restaurant, beautiful gardens, and free wifi. The rooms are modern and spacious with air conditioning, flat-screen tv, a private bathroom, and mountain views. A continental breakfast or English breakfast is included.
Mid Range: Handara Golf & Resort
Handara Golf & Resort is more than just a golf course. The entrance to this accommodation is the most Instagrammed location in Bali. This 3-star resort is set in the beautiful mountains of Bedugul featuring a Japanese restaurant and bar, tennis court, and spa. It’s also very close to waterfalls and temples. The rooms are large with a seating area, minibar, free wifi, flat-screen tv, and lake views. Perfect place to stay for families, friends, and couples.
Budget: Pondok Nyoman
Pondok Nyoman is the best budget accommodation in Bedugul for solo travelers or couples on a budget. Featuring a shared lounge, rice terrace views, a swimming pool, a restaurant, and free wifi. They have double rooms available with a spacious living and a private bathroom. Breakfast is included for all guests.
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The northern region of Bali is an adventurers wonderland that has so much to offer! Be sure to read my other related blog posts to discover more popular locations nearby.
Click on the links below to see other related posts:
- Sekumpul Waterfall
- Nungnung Waterfall
- Jatiluwih Rice Terraces – UNESCO Site
- Leke Leke Waterfall
- Wanagiri Hidden Hills Viewpoint
- Banyuwana Amertha Waterfall
Jatiluwih Rice Terraces
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