Location / Language of Indonesia
Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It is the world's largest island country, a vast archipelago of 17,508 islands, 6,000 of them being inhabited, and at 1,904,569 square kilometres, the 14th largest by land area and the 7th largest in combined sea and land area and possessing the second longest shoreline in the world after Canada. With over 261 million people, it is the world's 4th most populous country as well as the most populous Muslim-majority country. Java, the world's most populous island, is home to more than half of the country's population with Jakarta as its Capital City.
More than 700 living language are spoken in Indonesia but Indonesian if the official language and spoken by most locals across the country.
Visa Requirements / Currency (please note these procedures / exchange rates can changed from time to time…please get an update from the embassy prior to travel)
For most international visitors to Indonesia, visa must be obtained through an offline application with the help of an agent or visa can be obtained on arrival depending on your country of origin.
Currently there are two ways how Indonesia visa for Indians is possible. Your visa can be stamped on your passport once you reach your arrival port in Indonesia (visa on arrival). Nevertheless, you can also receive your visa by means of Indonesia consulate or embassy in India. For getting your Indonesia visa you have to fill your Indonesia visa form.
Currency : Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)
Conversion :Rs.1 INR = 203.2 IDR
1 IDR = Rs.0,0049 INR
Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Indonesia
- Ubud- Situated among stunning terraced rice fields, Ubud is considered the cultural heart of Bali and one of the top tourist attractions in Indonesia. There are dance and music performances every day throughout the city as well as numerous art galleries and craft shops to explore.
- Borobudur - located 40 km northwest of Yogyakarta on Java, the Borobudur is the one of the most famous Buddhist temple in the world. The Borobudur was built over a period of some 75 years in the 8th and 9th centuries by the kingdom of Sailendra, out of an estimated 2 million blocks of stone.
- Bunaken - Located at the north of the island of Sulawesi, Bunaken is one of Indonesia’s most famous dive and snorkeling areas. The island is part of the Bunaken Marine Park where you can see more than 70% of all fish species that live in the western Pacific ocean.
- Gili Islands - Lombok’s most popular tourist destination, the Gili Islands are an archipelago of three small islands: Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. The islands are very relaxed and laid-back, with countless little beachside cafes
- Tanjung Putting – The Tanjung Puting National Park is located on the island of Borneo in the Indonesian province of Central Kalimantan. Wildlife include gibbons, macaques, clouded leopards, sun bears, pythons, crocodiles and – most famously – orangutans
- Komodo National Park - The Park is a national park located within the Lesser Sunda Islands that includes the three larger islands Komodo, Padar and Rincah, and 26 smaller ones. The park is named after the Komodo Dragon.
- Torajaland - Torajaland (Tana Toraja) is a highland region of South Sulawesi, home of the Toraja people. Torajans are famous for their massive peaked-roof houses known as tongkonan and spectacular but gruesome funeral rites.
- Mount Bromo - Gunung Bromo is an active volcano and part of the Tengger massif, in East Java. At 2,329 meters (7,641 feet) it is not the highest peak of the massif, but it is the most well known. The area is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Indonesia and Java.
- Baliem Valley - The Baliem Valley in the highlands of Western New Guinea offers a glimpse into what was recently a stone-age world. Wamena is the starting point for most visitors who come nowadays to marvel at the mountain views, roaring rivers, tribal villages and at the tough but sweet spirit of the warm Dani people.
- Lake Toba - Lake Toba on the island of Sumatra is an immense volcanic lake about 100 kilometres long and 30 kilometres wide. Formed by a gigantic volcanic eruption some 70,000 years ago, it is the largest resurgent caldera on Earth.
Things You Must Do in Indonesia
- Surfing – If you love the sea and love surfing, don’t forget to take your surf board along while visiting Kuta Beach in South Bali.
- Sample Padang Food - Many Indonesians maintain that the best food in Indonesia hails from Padang, the capital city of West Sumatra. Padang food is still served in the traditional way all over Indonesia, and a Padang restaurant is easily spotted by the tower of dishes stacked in the window.
- Trekking and Climbing Mountains – For the adventure lovers, Indonesia is home to many active and inactive volcanoes…one must visit and trek up these mountains for an amazing experience.
- Deep Sea Diving and Snorkelling – With such a large coastline and picturesque waterbodies around, Indonesia is home to some of the most beautiful marine life which must be experience first hand while diving or snorkelling.
- Check out the Kecak Dance Performance at Bali - A popular dance dating from the 1930s, the Kecak dance is actually a mixture of dance and drama that tells the story of the battle scene from the Hindu classic, the Ramayana. Traditionally this dance was performed exclusively by men, although performances now include women
Food on the Plate
Indonesian cuisine consists of the various regional cuisines in parts of Indonesia; there are a wide variety of recipes and cuisines in part because Indonesia is composed of 300 ethnic groups calling Indonesia home. Many regional cuisines exist, often based upon indigenous culture with some foreign influences. Indonesia has around 5,350 traditional recipes, with 30 of them considered the most important.
Indonesia's cuisine may include rice, noodle and soup dishes in modest local eateries to street-side snacks and somf of their most famous dishes include:
- Indonesian Satay
- Beef Rendang
- Indomie – local version of noodles
- Siomay (like Dim Sums)
- Nasi Uduk – one of their National dishes
- Sweet Martabak – most famous desert pancake
Overseas Travel Medical Insurance Indonesia
Indian travellers to Indonesia must note that they are exposed to travel and health risks. The visitor may suddenly fall sick or have an injury due to accident which can result in hospitalization or evacuation. Travel risks are trip delay, trip interruption, baggage loss, loss of passport or personal liability. Overseas travel insurance for Indonesia will cover most of the expenses and allows the traveller to have a tension free trip.
Visitors Travel insurance for Indonesia is much cheaper when compared to more developed destinations in Americas and Europe. Visitors medical Insurance should be purchased for “Excluding Americas” or “Asia”.
Illustration for 15 days India travel medical insurance to Indonesia.
|Sum Insured($ USD) / Premium in Rs. INR
||Insured Age 28
||Insured Age 61
|Asia - $30,000
|Excluding - $50,000
|Excluding - $100,000
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