Region of Kintamani in Bali
Kintamani is an area located in the northeast of Bali, near Mount Batur, encompassing the villages of Penelokan, Toya Bungkah, Batur, Kedisan, Abung, Songan, and Kintamani itself. The villages of Kintamani, Batur, and Penelokan are situated on an elevated ring, providing an excellent view of the volcano and the lake.
In Kintamani, you'll also find the Pura Ulun Danu Batur temple, one of the nine major temples in Bali.
The temperature here is much cooler compared to the southern part of Bali.
The residents here adhere to their traditions, and they are not as influenced by tourism as in the southern regions of the island. Try to treat them with respect and observe decency rules in clothing.
The road to Kintamani from Kuta will take about one and a half hours. If you drive to the Batur caldera from the south, you will need to purchase a ticket to enter the Kintamani area. The cost is 30,000 rupiahs.
You can also reach here from the Batubulan bus terminal in Denpasar.
One of the favorite tourist activities is the sunrise trek to Mount Batur (which is still active).
It's not very difficult, but it's filled with impressions!
You can also visit the village of Trunyan on the eastern shore of Lake Batur by taking a boat from Kedisan. The village is inhabited by the Bali Aga people, a somewhat isolated community that is not very friendly to tourists, despite relying on them for many aspects of their livelihood.
The main attraction in the village is a unique cemetery under a tree. The Bali Aga people are different from the rest of the Balinese population as they do not practice Hinduism, and therefore, traditional Balinese Hindu holidays and customs are not observed in this community.
For a good video about the village of Trunyan, you can visit: http://vimeo.com/62783842
On the way to Kintamani, I highly recommend that women stop by the by-cosmetics factory, which produces high-quality natural cosmetics!