Handara Gate In Bali – The Ultimate Guide

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Handara Gate is the most Instagrammed attraction on the island and is 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.

Click here to see the location on Google maps. 

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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.

Don’t feel confident riding a scooter? Another great option for getting around Bali is to hire a private car and a driver for the day and experience all that the island has to offer.

Includes:

  • Experienced Driver
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Mineral water
  • Petrol

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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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Strolling through the Bali gate

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.

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The entrance

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT HANDARA GATE BALI

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
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Skating through the Bali Gate

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.

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The famous Bali Gate

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OTHER ATTRACTIONS

The northern region of Bali is an adventurer’s 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:

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WHERE TO STAY IN BEDUGUL

Bedugul has dozens of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Bedugul for all budgets.

See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend.

LUXURY: BALI LAKESIDE VILLA

This lakeside villa is the ultimate luxury in Bedugul boasting incredible views of the lake and the surrounding mountain ranges.

Featuring 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a kitchen and living area, beautiful gardens, a patio, and much more!

For just $100 a night, this is the perfect place for a couple, a group of friends, or a family to base themselves while exploring the region.

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MID RANGE: HANDARA GOLF RESORT

Handara Golf Resort is a 3-star resort set in the beautiful mountains of Bedugul featuring a Japanese restaurant and bar, a tennis court, a wellness spa, and an 18-hole golf course.

The rooms are large and each has a private bathroom, a seating area, a minibar, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, and lake views.

It’s the perfect place to stay in Bedugul on a mid-range budget for families, friends, and couples.

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BUDGET: PONDOK NYOMAN

Pondok Nyoman is the best budget accommodation in Bedugul for solo travelers or couples.

They have double rooms available with spacious living, a balcony, air condtitioning, and a private bathroom.

Other features include a shared lounge, rice terrace views, a swimming pool, a restaurant, free Wi-Fi, and breakfast is included for all guests.

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For All Other Places To Stay In Bedugul, Search on Booking.com

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FINAL THOUGHTS

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions about the Bali Handara Gate please leave a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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