Tirta Gangga Travel Guide

Situated just six kilometers from the city of Amlapura in east Bali, the sleepy village of Tirta Gangga is surrounded by intense natural beauty.

Most visitors come to Tirta Gangga to take a dip in the water palace, which was built in 1947 by the Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut, last king of Karangasem. However, Tirta Gangga is also a great place for walking as it is situated on a high ridge, offering stunning views of the surrounding rice paddies, rolling hills and even the sea far in the distance.

Tirta Gangga’s close proximity to Amlapura means that it is possible to visit the village on a daytrip as there are regular buses running between the two locations. Although there are a few modest places to stay in Tirta Gangga, there are more accommodation options and restaurants in Amlapura.

Getting There & Away

Most visitors to Tirta Gangga tend to arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport, which is located just outside the city of Denpasar. There is a large bus station near the airport, with several buses each day traveling to Tirta Gangga (3 hours). There are also regular buses from Amlapura (10 minutes) and well as towns and cities such as Candidasa.

Things to Do

Tirta Gangga Attractions

Water Palace

These luxurious former royal baths are now opened as a public swimming pool and a great place to keep cool on a hot day.

Side trips from Tirta Gangga

Puri Agung Kanginan

Situated in amlapura, this 19th century palace complex is an interesting place to spend a few hours.