Visa Bali Info – Tirta Gangga comes from the word “Tirta” which means holy water and the word “Gangga” which is the name of a sacred river in India.
Tirta Gangga was formerly a water park belonging to the Karangasem Kingdom which was built by the King of Karangasem, Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem Agung in 1946.
Tirta Gangga Bali is located at the foot of Mount Agung, so the nature is still cool. Besides being cool, this park is also still beautiful and not too many tourists.
Tirta Gangga Holy Water Park
At the first gate, you will be greeted by statues that line up neatly like soldiers. You can walk along the pond on foot above the pond with a stone path that is neatly arranged like a series of bridges. You can take selfies with the background of the statues in the pool so that it looks more character.
Not far from the pool there is a garden that has a water tower that is 10 meters high. This water tower has steps like the roof of a temple. The water in the Tirta Gangga pond comes from a water source that even the local community considers sacred and is used for traditional ceremonial activities.
Why is it named Tirta Gangga ?
It is intended and mentioned that this tourist park has holy water that comes from the Ganges River, and as a form of respect for the Hindu community.
Tirta Gangga is built on an area of 1.2 hectares that extends from east to west in a rice field area. There are three buildings that dominate the character, namely the presence of a statue, a swimming pool and a plantation area. All of these buildings have an implied meaning in them.
There is a Rejasa Spring
Springs Rejasa has a very large amount of water, clear and cool. One third of the Rejasa spring supply is sent to people’s homes in Amlapura City (the capital of Karangasem) and two thirds is used to fill ponds and the output from the pond water is directly used for agriculture.
Pool for Tourists and Fish Pond
The pool used is a water sanih pool which also has clear and fresh water. Swimming pools for children are distinguished from adults because the depth of the pool is different. Don’t forget to bring towels and a change of clothes after you get wet after swimming.
To be able to enter the Tirtagangga water park tourist attraction, you will be charged an entrance ticket of IDR 25,000 / person. If you want to swim, there will be an additional fee of IDR 10,000 / person.
There is also a fish pond located in an area with a bathing pool at the bottom, this place is usually crowded with visitors besides swimming and relaxing on the edge of the pond, taking photos, observing fish and the surrounding panorama.
Have a Beautiful Natural Panorama
In addition to the water park located in the Tirta Gangga area, this tourist destination in East Bali offers natural views of rice fields and green hills.
The surrounding nature is beautiful and green, you will feel at home and comfortable to linger in this area, this recreation area can be a tourist destination other than the beach during a vacation on the island of Bali.
Water Monument Becomes Tirta Gangga Icon
There is a water monument in a beautiful and neatly arranged garden. The water monument as an icon of the Tirta Gangga park that we often see in photos of tourist attractions in Karangasem Regency, this place is able to offer tranquility and comfort in a cool and still beautiful natural feel.
The natural charm offered by Tirta Gangga is indeed instagramable and romantic, suitable as a honeymoon tourist destination when on vacation on the island of the Gods, Bali.
The beautiful natural charm in the pond and water monument in the middle of the Tirta Gangga tourist attraction, the water monument has become an icon of this tourist spot and is a popular and instagramable photo spot.
Tirta Gangga Water Park Location
Tirta Gangga Tourism Park is located in Ababi Village, Abang District, Karangasem Regency. The location is about 5 kilometers north of the center of Amlapura City. If from Kuta is about 75 kilometers with a travel time of approximately 2 hours drive.
Opening Hours and Best Time To Visit
Tirtagangga water park attractions are open from 08:00 – 17:00. Busy times of tourist visits from 12:00 – 16:00.
Most of the tourist activities while on vacation to Tirtagangga water park, like photo activities and feeding fish. Fish food can be purchased at shops located outside the area.
Seen a temple standing at the foot of the hill in the highest position, outside the garden fence if you are lucky at certain times you at the Tirta Gangga water park can witness the procession of religious ceremonies at the temple.
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