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Tegallalang
Travel Guide

Tegallalang showing farmland, markets and a small town or village

Experience Bali at its rural rawest; emerald rice fields and swaying palms make this area tantalisingly photogenic.

Tegallalang Village lies in a river gorge, just to the north of Ubud. The feature it is most renowned for are its rice terraces. Although Bali itself is famed for rice terraces, this is where you'll find the most impressive of all. These immaculately-kept crop shelves rise from the ground as if ancient temples. Indeed, many of them are over 2,000 years old and were carved into the mountains by farmers using only rudimentary tools. It is testament to their ingenuity that the rice terraces still do their job of holding and dispersing the rainwater.

Be aware that Tegallalang Village is often crowded with tourists, especially at peak season. To avoid the most crowded time of day, arrive early in the morning; there will be fewer people, and you'll see the area enveloped in a magical-looking mist. It's also recommended you head to the side of the rice terraces that face away from the village; not as many people go here. The ground around the rice terraces is naturally damp, even boggy. Make sure you take suitable footwear for a hike. You'll also see a patchwork of rice fields; not as impressive as the terraces perhaps, but still photo-worthy.

Inside the village itself, see the locals who thrive on the rice drop (as does much of the Balinese population). Just like many centuries ago, a community cooperative still ensures that water is divided fairly between farmers. Sit at a local eatery and devour a rice dish while looking at its place of origin. After lunch, dip into Tegallalang Village's local markets; buy well-made handicrafts (such as wind chimes) for souvenirs that will last. Find more of these markets in neighbouring villages, accessible by foot.

Tegallalang Village is in the centre of Bali, a 10-minute drive from Ubud. You can reach it by taxi, or rental car or scooter. Much of the accommodation in the area also offers guided tours. These give you more insight into the history and religion surrounding Bali's rice crops.

Aksari Resort Ubud
Aksari Resort Ubud
4 out of 5
88 Jl. Raya Desa Kenderan, Tegallalang, Bali
The price is SG$76 per night from 2 May to 3 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated in Tegallalang, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Gunung Kawi Temple, Istana Kepresidenan Tampaksiring and Tirta Empul Temple. Tegallalang Handicraft ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (28 reviews)
"Lovely newly built hotel, great views and staff. Needs some improvement in delivering the evening entertainment, but I'm sure they will learn with time. Some food was great, some so so. Chefs better making Indonesian dishes and lovely pasta rather than western dishes. A bit secluded so more suitable ..."

Reviewed on 17 Dec,2019

Aksari Resort Ubud
Capella Ubud, Bali
Capella Ubud, Bali
5 out of 5
JI. Raya Dalem, Banjar Triwangsa, Desa Keliki, Ubud, Gianyar, Tegallalang, Bali
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$1,328 per night from 7 May to 8 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Sambahan, this luxury lodge is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Tegallalang Rice Terrace and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Bali Pulina. Campuhan Ridge Walk and Tegallalang ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
"Staff are very nice, helpful and professional. They gave a good experience."

Reviewed on 8 Mar,2020

Capella Ubud, Bali
Alam Ubud Culture Villas & Residences
Alam Ubud Culture Villas & Residences
4 out of 5
Desa Kenderan, Ubud, Tegallalang, Bali
The price is SG$61 per night from 23 Apr to 24 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated in a rural location, this spa hotel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Tegallalang Rice Terrace, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Bali Pulina and Tegallalang Handicraft ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (235 reviews)
"First impressions lasted throughout his whole stay here. It was breathtakingly beautiful set about a 15 min drive from Ubud centre, in the jungle. The jungle was peaceful and let off the most relaxing sounds, including constant water running with the river below the property. Infinite amount of gorgeous ..."

Reviewed on 24 Feb,2020

Alam Ubud Culture Villas & Residences
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Villa Kalisha - Romantic Honeymoon or Family Getaway in Ubud
Villa Kalisha - Romantic Honeymoon or Family Getaway in Ubud
Villa Kalisha, Banjar Kebon, Kedisan, Tegallalang, Bali
This family-friendly Tegallalang villa is located in the mountains, within 2 mi (3 km) of Tegallalang Rice Terrace and Bali Pulina. Tegallalang Handicraft Center ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Beyond expectations!
"We stayed three nights, traveling with one other couple. Villa Kalisha is GORGEOUS, the photos don’t do it justice. The walk from the rice paddies the first day, down into the lush jungle, seeing the villa for the first moment, is something we will not soon forget. We were treated so wonderfully ..."

Reviewed on 25 Nov,2019

Villa Kalisha - Romantic Honeymoon or Family Getaway in Ubud
Alosta Luxury Private Villa
Alosta Luxury Private Villa
3.5 out of 5
Jalan Raya Keliki, Tegallalang
The price is SG$182 per night from 26 Apr to 27 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Sambahan, this villa is within 6 miles (10 km) of Tegallalang Rice Terrace, Campuhan Ridge Walk and Ubud Royal Palace. Ubud Traditional Art Market ...
Alosta Luxury Private Villa
Ajuna Suite Villas Ubud
Ajuna Suite Villas Ubud
3 out of 5
Jalan Raya Tegallalang, Banjar Pejengaj, Tegallalang, Bali
The price is SG$290 per night from 24 Apr to 25 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated in Tegallalang, this villa is within 3 miles (5 km) of Tegallalang Rice Terrace, Bali Pulina and Tegallalang Handicraft Center. Ubud Royal Palace and ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
"The suite are very ample, with lots of privacy and it look like if you were staying in the forest. Everything is brand new. The outdoor bathroom is great. Very nice swimming pool. Staff is in every detail"

Reviewed on 7 Apr,2019

Ajuna Suite Villas Ubud
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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