Gitgit waterfall is located at the village of Gitgit, Kecamatan Sukasada, Singaraja around 84 kms north of Denpasar city. To reach this place one ride through the main road to Singaraja city via Mengwi town, where Taman Ayun temple is located, and Bedugul mountain resort where many interesting palces are found such as botanical garden, vegetable market, beautiful lake Beratan, Handara golf course and country club, and lake Buyan. Other route can also be passed that is through Tabanan city, Bajra town and turn right driving up to the town of Pupuan to cross Bali mountain chain. But this route is too far, and not many interesting place can be seen along the route before Gitgit waterfall.
Desa Gitgit is a traditional village on the high land of north Bali with nice temperature, well preserved nature with idyllic views along the walk to the fall. This location is around 1200 meters above sea level which gives nice clean air aroud the place. The natural views of the area where north Bali is mountaneous land with evergreen flora giving breathtaking views. The car can reach the village and closing to the fall, and need to walk around 500 meters from the place of parking. Walking through rice fields and close to the fall is still well preserved virgin jungle that is preserved well by he people, but one has to pass also many kiosks and drink stalls that one can stop for short rest while enjoying the beautiful panorama. The path for walking is at some place elevating at around 45 degrees. The awareness of loal people to preserve the nature is very high protected with the power of the local village tradition or adat, just other interesting or unique places at other parts of Bali always an effort to preserve it with some times Hindu temple is constructed to make the place expressing more magic.
This water fall is very good to be combined with sightseeing to North Bali, one of the longest tour in Bali with visit to interesting places in central and north Bali including Lovina beach, Singaraja city, the oldest and second biggest city in Bali. Right after independence of Indonesia this city was the center of administration of Nusa Tenggara including Bali.
Other water falls :
Banjar Kuning Waterfall
Among various tour packages and tour options in Bali there are some tours which can be said always on the publications and interest a large part of travellers to Bali. Kintamani mountain tour sits at the first number as the most popular sightseeing tour, second is Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot tour, third is Uluwatu temple tour.
- Kintamani tour bring combination of watching barong dance, beautiful temple architecture, beautiful natural views, dance, carving, accessories and painting see description
- Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot temples are two historical heritages from 17th, Taman Ayun palace temple which is always found near palaces of Balinese king starting 18th century see description
- Uluwatu temple located on steep drop cliff on the southernmost tip of Bali island. see description