One of the highlight of Bali tour was the magnificent view of Mount and Lake Batur with the smoky Agung Volcano in the background. Although, it took almost 3 hours drive to reach there but we were pretty excited as it was the first time that we would see a Volcano (that too an active one!). On our way we noted the clean and well-built roads. People at Bali have good traffic sense and most importantly, traffic is almost null. As we approached the hilly area, all our excitement was washed away by rains and clouds that became a veil for the mountains making any view impossible for us. Since, it was lunch time, we decided to attend the lunch Buffet at Hotel Kintamani. Though, we were disappointed for not able to do the sightseeing, the variety of vegetarian dishes made us forget the pain for a while. We enjoyed the meal after a long time during our stay at Bali. And as our taste buds danced in joy, the weather took pity on us too and the clouds dispersed, revealing the magnificent Volcano in its full grandeur. In all, there are 3 big craters. The first historically documented eruption of Batur was in 1804, and it has been frequently active since then. The substantial lava field from the 1968 eruption is visible today when viewed from Kintamani, a town that stradles the southwest ridge of the greater caldera. The lake, Danau Batur, is the largest crater lake on the island of Bali and is a good source of fish.
Pics are quite hazy owing to the fog and cloud, still we managed to get some beautiful shots:
|Mount Batur looked like this when we reached there|
|So we decided to have yummy lunch as it rained|
|And the clouds decided to leave|
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