The villages of Kintamani and Penelokan provide a great view of the
still active Mount Batur and its fantastic lake. Seven miles in diameter
and sixty feet deep, Batur caldera is simply astounding. From
Penelokan, take the road Kedisan on the shores of the lake where boats
can be rented to cross over to Trunyan. The spectacular mountainous
region around Kintamani with its deep Crater Lake and bubbling hot
springs, make this region a must to visit. Batur Lake is the largest
lake in Bali and the region offers some of the most spectacular views to
be found anywhere on the island. Batur Lake also provides water for an
underground network of streams and springs across the southern slopes of
the mountain. Kintamani is really great for day trips, trekking or
simply for getting away from it all for a few days.
The district is the earliest known kingdom in Bali, dating from
the tenth century. The evenings get cool up here but it's well worth the
stay overnight to climb the volcano and watch the sunrise. Many cheap
cottages are available here.
Kintamani can run through Payangan or from Denpasar through the
Sangeh monkey forest, Plaga and Lampu, arriving to the north of
Kintamani. Bemos to Kintamani are available from Ubud via Sakah (notable
for its huge "Baby" statue). They also run via Tampaksiring and Bangli.
From Denpasar bemos leave for Kintamani from the Batubulan terminal
until late afternoon.
Tour to Kintamani is a very impressive experience where
Kintamani Area have very beautiful panorama located in plateau and also
encircled by mountain atmosphere with the windblast from Mount Batur.
Carpet of Batur Lake seen far below and also there are local resident
house beside of Batur Lake. Beside of that, Mount Batur which to date still be active growing its beautiful for Kintamani Area.