Bali emerged as one of the most popular travel destinations of the world in recent times. A small Indonesian island amidst the enormous beryl Indian Ocean, with its span of 5780 square kilometres of rugged volcanic landscape is the home to two active volcanoes, capacious stretch of beautiful beaches, rain forest, lush-fertile rice terraces, Mangrove pockets and approximately 20,000 Hindu temples. The most amazing part of being in Bali is that all the different townships here have different types of landscapes yet have a very deep-rooted, intrinsic cultural identity.
The first time I set my foot in Giethoorn, I had that weird urge to pinch myself to check whether I was dreaming or not! The moment you would enter this idyllic dreamland, a little village it might be, but you would find yourself surrounded by an inordinate immensity of natural beauty.