Beratan Lake is located next to Mount Beratan and Mount Catur. It is the second largest lake in Bali. Filling the crater of the inactive volcano Mount Catur, Beratan Lake sits at over 1,200 meters above sea level. The important temple of Pura Ulundanu solemnly guards the lake. The resort area of Bedugul offers excellent views of the lake, as well as a number of water activities. Providing a cool retreat from the hot and humid regions of Bali, its shores provide the traveler with hotels and restaurants and its cool waters offer parasailing, water-skiing, banana-boat rides and other water sports. Some Japanese caves across the lake were dug during World War II. While in the area hike to the beautiful shrines that dot the lakeshore and forested hills around the lake or visit the beautiful Pura Ulundanu Beratan. Not far from here are Buyan Lake and Tamblingan Lake, two of the four large lakes on Bali, which can also be worth a visit. Beratan has an altitude of about 1.000 meters, the climate is quite comfortable, at nights we may even need some warm cloths.
What you can see around Beratan Lake :
1. Ulundanu Temple, A beautiful temple is sited on the soars of lake Beratan and casts a neat reflection it its still waters. The temple takes on an ephemeral quality at dawn. Five hundreds meters from the fruit and the vegetable market Bedugul, and actually projecting into the lake, is the Hindhu / Buddhist temple of Pura Ulun Danu. It’s very picturesque, with a large banyan tree at the entrance, attractive gardens and one courtyard isolated on a tiny island in the lake.
2. Bali Botanical Garden is unique in Bali as a place for botanical research, survey, conservation, recreation and education. It provides a place where you can relax in beautiful and peaceful surrounding while learning about the function of plants in the daily lives of Balinese as well as some interesting rainforest plantation and birdlife.
3. Jatiluwih, one of the most picturesque areas lies about 20 kilometers north of Tabanan, in Bali’s western region. Situated majestically in the hills 850 meters above sea level, Jatiluwih means ”really beautiful”. An appropriate name indeed with expansive views across terraced rice paddies, undulating hills and valleys. Arrive at lunchtime and enjoy a meal in the restaurant while soaking up the view, cool climate and fresh air. It is stretch from the foothill of the volcano of Batukaru to the south coast.
4. Pura Luhur Batukaru, on the slopes of the second highest mountain Batukaru was the state temple when Tabanan was an independent kingdom. The temple is one of the six axial temples sacred to all Hindu Balinese. The temple was renovated in 1991, and the grounds have been planted with the most modern civic landscaping, thus robbing it of much of its former mysterious quality.
The activities around Beratan Lake :
1.Do you like challenges? Bali Treetop Adventure Park is one of the best choices for you landscape picnic areas, Come to Bali Treetop Adventure Park with your partner, family, and friends to enjoy the challenging game here. It can arouse your adrenalin but still fun. Bali Treetop Adventure Park is a fun activity set in an open air environment for group and family in Bali.
2.Play golf in Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club, The Absolutely Green in the lush high heartland of Bali at an altitude of 1.142 meters above the sea level which surrounded by rolling mountain, crater lakes and ancient forest, the course design is meant to blend the fairways and create a dramatic backdrop for tea shots and approaches. The deep blue sky, the air fresh, clear and the temperature average between 14 – 20 Celsius degrees. It is rights comfortable golfing destination in Bali.