Bedulu Travel Guide

Bedulu is a small village to the northeast of Denpasar in southern Bali. It lies on the main route to Ubud from the Bali capital and is known for its 11th century Elephant Cave, Goa Gajah.

Bedulu makes a good day trip for those staying in Denpasar, or the southern beaches in Sanur and Kuta, as well as for those visiting Ubud. The village sits on the banks of the Petanu River at 280m above sea level and is surrounded by interesting sights - the cave and the famous Yeh Pulu carvings being popular.

Other sights in and around Bedulu include the Gedong Arca archaeological museum, with its ancient artifacts from around Bali, and the lofty Gunung Kawi (Kawi Mountain). If you get the chance, attend a culture night and see the quirky Kecak Dance.

Getting There & Away

Buses go direct to Bedulu heading from Denpasar, via the villages of Sukawati and Sakah. Bedulu is 26kms from the capital and around an hour by bus or bemo. The nearest major airport - Ngurah Rai - is just outside Denpasar and receives flights from all over Southeast Asia.

Things to Do

Bedulu Attractions

Elephant Cave (Goa Gajah)

The main attraction in bedulu is a couple of kilometers out of town, with its resemblance to an elephant’s mouth at the entrance.

Gedong Arca

This archaeological museum has many revealing artifacts from the early balinese dynasties from various digs around the region.

Side trips from Bedulu


The main cultural attraction in the balinese south is a favored tourist destination for its setting, culture, and arts.


Pura Samuan Tiga

A standard celebration of the pura samuan tiga temple anniversary in bedulu village.