Lombok forms part of the southern chain of Indonesian islands that fringe the Indian Ocean. Lying east of Bali, it is roughly the same size, but very different in both character and development. It is a laid back place and doesn”t attract too many tourists. The empty beaches and lazy ambience draws people to Lombok. It has good diving facilities.
Taman Mayura: It is an 18th century pleasure court and water castle. The architecture is a combination of Hindu religion and Islam.
Narmada: A royal garden, where Lord Shiva is worshipped. Its spring water is believed to give pilgrims eternal youth. Another royal temple is Pura Meru, where both Hindus and Muslims pray together. Jangkok has a traditional cottage industry.
Gili Nanggu: It is a deserted island with beautiful beaches and clear turquoise water. You can relax and swim in this beach. The village of Kediri is close by and Sasak women make earthenware pottery at Banyumulek village.
Other places covered in our tour includes Mount Pesong, a traditional “songket” centre at Sukarare Village, Punanjak, Loyok and Beleke villages (handicraft centers), Putri Nyale, Kuta and A”an beaches. We trek through cultured rice terraces to the hilly village of Tete Batu to view the screaming black monkeys in its forest.