Tirta Gangga Water Palace Bali: The Complete Guide

Want to visit and learn about Tirta Gangga Water Palace? I’ve got you covered!

After living in Bali for a few years, I’ve visited Tirta Gangga three times, and every time has been a magical experience. It’s my favorite bali water temple.

If you are visiting Bali, you’ll definitely want to visit Tirta Gangga for a tour of the beautiful, spiritual area and the best photo opportunity!

I’ll be sharing all you need to know for the perfect visit to Tirta Gangga Water Palace Bali in this guide.

Where is Tirta Gangga?

Tirta Gangga Water Temple is located in Karangasem, East Bali, Indonesia, around 2 hours east of Ubud and 30 minutes from Amed.

This area is jungly and has incredible views of Mount Agung. It’s one of my favorite areas of Bali!

How to get to Tirta Gangga?

You can get to Tirta Gangga on a scooter or by car.

If you know how to drive a scooter and are staying in Ubud, Canggu, Seminyak, or Kuta, I recommend getting on your bike and driving here.

Otherwise, I recommend hiring a private driver so you can get picked up and dropped off from Ubud or Canggu area. 

When you book a private driver, you get:

  • Full customization of your day itinerary
  • Round trip transportation with A/C
  • An English speaking guide
  • Water and snacks

I recommend combining Tirta Gangga with Pura Lempuyang aka Gates of Heaven Temple. 

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What is the significance of Tirta Gangga?

Tirta Gangga is a former royal palace named after the Ganges River, and its Balinese name directly translates to “sacred water of the Ganges.” 

Present day, Tirta Gangga is a popular attraction where visitors can admire the beauty of the royal family gardens.

It has been made especially popular via Instagram!

There are also HUGE koi fish in the pond that you can feed.

Tirta Gangga Opening Times

Tirta Gangga is open every day from 6am – 7pm.

I would recommend trying to get there as early as possible to avoid the crowds!

Tirta Gangga Entrance Fee

The Entrance Fee for Tirta Gangga is 50,000 IDR and you can buy tickets at the door.

Can you swim at Tirta Gangga?

Yes! Swimming at Tirta Gangga is 10,000 IDR, and you can go swimming in the pool.

If you plan to swim, make sure to bring swimwear and your own towel.

How long to spend at Tirta Gangga?

You’ll probably want to spend around an hour at Tirta Gangga Water Palace to explore the gardens, ponds, and pools.

If you plan to swim, you can stay longer.

Best Tips for Tirta Gangga

  • You can buy fish food to feed the koi fish outside for 5,000 IDR. 
  • Arrive early so you can avoid the crowds! The stepping stones in the pond get especially busy for those who want the iconic photo.
  • Drink lots of water If visiting during the day. You’ll forget how much you sweat and can get easily dehydrated!
  • Use sunscreen as even if it’s cloudy, the UV is high and you may get burnt.
  • Respect the environment and please pick up after yourself.
  • Don’t forget bug spray if you get bitten easily, especially during rainy season.

Where to Stay Near Tirta Gangga

Only 40 minutes away from Tirta Gangga is my FAVORITE hotel on the island, Camaya Bali.

It’s a beautiful, romantic bamboo house overlooking rice fields. And it’s a lot more affordable than you probably think! Make sure to book early because they’re usually always full.

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Danielle Hu

Danielle Hu

Danielle Hu is a multiple 6-figure travel influencer, business coach, and Founder of The Wanderlover. She has traveled to over 65+ countries running her online business and surfing in remote tropical destinations. Her mission is to help creatives and coaches achieve time freedom, location freedom, and financial freedom through online entrepreneurship.

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