Indonesia is one of the largest archipelagos, with more than eighteen thousand islands under its roof. With more than two forty million people live in the fourth populous country in the world as a whole. The tropical island located in the South-East Asian and it is home to some of the most significant sultry rainforest seconds after Brazil.
The modern history of Indonesia can be dated back to 2000 BC, which can almost be traced back to Neolithic region or the stone age. Marco Polo, one of the first people from Europe, to arrive in Indonesia and then came the Portuguese by the end of the 15th century. Later came the British to occupy the different parts of Java, traced back to the 18th century, the reason why they adopted left-hand driving. Various nations captured distinct parts of Indonesia, including the Japanese during the second world war era, thus leading to many discrepancies and only in 1945, Indonesia was able to taste freedom and was able to free itself from the grips of the Japanese and Dutch.
Indonesian culture is very distinctive. It comes with a wide array of ethnic groups including Muslims, Hindus, Malays, the central islands of Indonesia including Sumatra, Bali, Java and Lambok consists of Hindu culture and traditions adopted from the Hindu texts such as Ramayan, Mahabharat etc. In contrast, significant parts of Indonesia include Malays who are intervened with Arabic culture, thus adapting Islam as one of the prominent religion.
Indonesia is home to many of the significant live volcanoes. With numerous beaches spread across the world’s biggest archipelago, one can explore through various islands and Bali being a prominent location that has been promoting tourism and boosting the economy. It has been attracting numerous visitors, including globetrotters and backpackers, from across the globe. Bali brings out the true beauty of a perfect tropical island and an ideal vacation everyone should be looking. With iconic landscapes and Hinduism being a prominent religion, one can witness innumerable temples designed and created according to nature, and it’s elements. Some of them among the UNESCO heritage sites and they are beautifully located right next to the seashores and cliffs, providing one of the most beautiful surreal and magical views, nowhere found on the earth.
Indonesia is home to some of the best scuba diving and surfing spots in the world, attracting a significant block of tourists including surfers and scuba diving enthusiasts across the globe. Including famous islands like Bali and Nusa Lembongan.
With more than seventeen thousand islands under its roof, Indonesia is a mecca of cuisines. You can unlock your taste buds with a wide variety of local cuisines. You can start your exploration with central and eastern parts of Java that are popular for it’s seasonal and exotic tropical cuisines. The Javanese cuisine includes a wide array of most delicate spices and flavourings, making it hugely popular among the tourists and the international food communities.
One of the main staple foods, rice comes in various forms including porridge, ketupat, rice wrapped in leaves and made into a cake, you can also try your hands in noodles as Indonesia is one of the largest instant noodles manufacturers. Gorengan is one of the most popular dishes that you can try, a popular raw food dipped in rice flour, mixed with salt, sugar, pepper and deep-fried onion slices.
One can always have the option to explore the world of the finest cuisines in Indonesia without burning hole in your pocket. If you have a sweet tooth, you can explore through some of the traditional sweets such as cakes and pastries dipped in coconut cream. Yes, Indonesia is a true haven, for those who are looking to indulge in sinful delights.
When it comes to accommodations, you will always come across some of the luxury segments that include sea-facing resorts. If you travel through interiors of Bali, you will come across a myriad of hostels beautifully located across the mesmerizing rice terraces. Indonesia creates a warm-weather which includes sunny as well as rain. The climate in Indonesia does not include spring, autumn and winter. Still, there is a significant variation in the weather when it comes to Java and Bali and the best time to visit Indonesia is during the dry season, which is from April to September. The remaining months are wet, and it keeps raining from October to March.
Indonesia showcases itself as wonderful Indonesia, and they make it up to their slogan. Explore the extraordinary side of life and include some of these adrenaline rush activities.
Dive and explore the exotic coral reefs, hike through the barren active volcanoes or go for island hopping, scattered across the different regions, Indonesia is the place you should be booking your tickets, for your next International trip.