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Top picks for the perfect backpacking trip to Indonesia

  • Highlights

  • Visit Bali and Lombok and take in Indonesia’s natural beauty

  • Get a taste of Indonesia’s history in Jakarta and Semarang

  • Visit Flores to interact with rare Komodo dragons

  • Finance your Indonesian getaway easily with a personal loan

Comprising over a thousand islands and situated in the vast Asia Pacific waters, Indonesia is a backpacker’s paradise. From experiencing vibrant cultures and savouring traditional cuisines to hiking up massive volcanoes and visiting photogenic beaches and lakes, the country promises you an unparalleled travel experience. Here are five places you should consider adding to your backpacking itinerary for your next holiday in Indonesia.

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When in Bali, stroll through the rice terraces of Ubud, shop for artefacts at the Kuta night market, enjoy the pristine Seminyak beach, and ride on a camel at Nusa Dua. As you visit the 9th Century Elephant Cave in Ubud, don’t miss out on the Campuhan Ridge Walk. It gives you a chance to interact with locals and experience Balinese culture. Round-trip flight tickets for two people cost around Rs.40,000 and a 30-day visa on arrival is also available.


The capital of Indonesia, Jakarta, offers you a taste of its colonial past. Explore Dutch architecture in Kota Tua as you visit monuments in the area and don’t forget to take a look at the stained-glass windows of Jakarta Cathedral. If you wish to immerse yourself in Jakarta’s heritage, head straight to the National Museum. If you plan early, you can book round-trip airline tickets for two people for around Rs.39,000.


Known for its natural beauty, Lombok is home to the magnificent Mount Rinjani. A three-day trek up this mountain will bring you to the summit of the second highest volcano in Indonesia and give you access to views reserved only for the fittest backpackers. A less strenuous option is to swim at Tiu Kelep Waterfall and go snorkelling at Pink Beach. Since round-trip flight tickets for two to Lombok cost approximately Rs.43,000 or more, making your way from Bali via speedboat is a more viable option. It will only cost you around Rs.4,300 for two.


A trip to Flores will give you a chance to interact with the rare Komodo dragon at the Komodo National Park. Besides this, you can visit the sparkling lakes of Kelimutu, trek along the breath-taking terrain of Padar Island, and enjoy a performance of Caci, a traditional form of whip fighting. A convenient way of traveling to Flores is by taking a flight from Bali, as round-trip airfare for two costs around Rs.10,000.


This destination offers a mix of ancient history and adventure. Take in 360-degree views as you zip line through the Bandungan Valley and enjoy the architectural marvel of the Marine suspension bridge. Also, make it a point to visit Lawang Sewu, a former Dutch railway office, that was converted into military headquarters during WWII, as it boasts beautiful architecture. What makes this destination an easy addition to your trip is that round-trip flight tickets for two from Jakarta cost around Rs.9,000.

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