DISCOVER THE FAMOUS HANDARA GATE IN BALI
The iconic Handara Gate is the most Instagrammed attraction on the island which can be found at the entrance to Handara Golf Resort in the Bedugul region, North Bali.
There are many iconic places such as the Handara Gate dotted all over the region which have become very popular attractions for tourists and locals because of their massive exposure on everyone’s favorite app, Instagram.
I have put together this complete guide of Handara Gate including how to get there, how much it costs and what to expect when you’re there!
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HOW TO GET TO HANDARA GATE BALI
The best way to get to Handara Gate in Bedugul is by car or scooter and the drive takes around 1.5 hours from the main tourist areas of Canggu, Seminyak and Kuta.
You can pick up a scooter rental for as little as 50,000 IDR per day from your accommodation or one of the many scooter rental stores in the main tourist hubs.
The Bali Gates can be found at the entrance to the Handara Golf and Resort Bali located in the village of Bedugul.
The turnoff for the Handara Gate 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.
Handara Gate is an easy location to find with the use of google maps on your smartphone.
Handara Gate Entrance
Handara Gate Bali
The iconic Handara Gate
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HANDARA GATE ENTRANCE FEE
The Handara Gate entrance fee is 20,000 IDR to enter past the boom gate and take that perfect Instagram shot of Handara Gate.
If you arrive early enough to Handara Gate at around 6:30 am, you can avoid paying the 20,000 IDR entrance fee.
I visited the Bali Gates in December 2017 and there was no ticket office or boom gate entrance for the Handara Gate Bali. It goes to show how much of an influence Instagram has on spots like this.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT HANDARA GATE
The Handara Gate features two towering stone pillars covered in moss that acts 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 at Handara Gate and it makes for the most beautifully composed photo if shot at the right angle.
Other than that, there isn’t much to do at the Handara Gate other than taking a few photos and move on to the next North Bali tourist spots!
Don’t be scared off by the number of people you might encounter at Handara Gate, 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.
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Handara Golf Resort Bali
Skating through the Handara Gate
The road through Handara Gate
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WHERE TO STAY NEAR HANDARA GATE
The village of Bedugul is the closest to Handara Gate and there are dozens of accommodation options to choose from so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay near Handara Gate to suit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Saranam Resort & Spa Bedugul
Saranam Resort is the best 5-star accommodation near Handara Gate in Bedugul. Featuring a swimming pool, fitness centre, spa and restaurant, beautiful gardens and free wifi. The rooms are modern and spacious with air conditioning, flat-screen tv, private bathroom and mountain views. A continental breakfast or English breakfast is included.
Mid Range: Handara Golf & Resort
Handara Golf & Resort is more than just a golf course. The entrance to this accommodation is the most Instagrammed location in Bali, Handara Gate. This 3-star resort is set in the beautiful mountains of Bedugul featuring a Japanese restaurant and bar, tennis court and spa. It’s also very close to waterfalls and temples. The rooms are large with a seating area, minibar, free wifi, flat-screen tv and lake views. Perfect place to stay for families, friends and couples.
Budget: Pondok Nyoman
Pondok Nyoman is the best budget accommodation in Bedugul for solo travelers or couples on a budget. Featuring a shared lounge, rice terrace views, swimming pool, restaurant and free wifi. They have double rooms available with spacious living and private bathroom. Breakfast is included for all guests.
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AIRBNB NEAR HANDARA GATE
Another option for accommodation near Handara Gate is to stay in an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals in the Bedugul area.
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WHAT TO PACK FOR HANDARA GATE
Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables, drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.
Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.
Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!
Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.
Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.
Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.
Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.
Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions.
Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.
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MY CAMERA GEAR
Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included.
Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.
GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!
Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket.
Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!
Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.
GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!
Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.
External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 years worth of content.
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FINAL THOUGHTS OF HANDARA GATE
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