Watukaru Temple – Pura Batukaru, a Sacred Hindu Temple in the Tropical Forest

Watukaru Temple or Pura Batukaru is one of the biggest Hindu Temples in Bali (Sad Kahyangan) with Catur Lokapala Temple and Padma Bhuwana Temple status. The temple located at the peaceful area which is far from the local resident that is ideally for worship.

Watukaru Temple Location

Watukaru or Batukaru Temple is located at Wangaya Gede countryside, Penebel District and Tabanan regency, and west part of Bali Island. It is located right on the foot of Mount Batukaru and about 1.30 hours from Denpasar Airport.

History and Temple Festival at Pura Batukaru

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The history of this temple is difficult to be found out even in the ancient omission exists in this temple. For example some profile area like harpoon own the Ancient Bali type, but no written data found it. The effort study and research of this temple history remain to find difficulties. Pengempon (the society who take care of the temple) has the obligation to take care of the temple inclusive of ceremony execution. This fact is one of characteristic power outside of physical of Watu Karu Temple.

Watukaru Temple Priest

This is also not need again clean the hand and gargle because, it has been conducted the hallowing of body by conducting pray in Beji Temple. This is specification of praying procession in Watukaru Temple.

Watukaru Temple Structure

This is especially in outside area where we can meet the existence of Wantilan building (Meeting Hall) which can be used for multifunction and it is located on the right of the entrance gate. The refurbishment at the parking area has made easy for the Hindu society or all tourists who pay a visit to this temple. It is also other public facilities like toilet which is located at outside temple area or the left side of entrance gate is in good condition and cleans enough.

Bali Places of Interest Nearby

Since the government improves the public facilities at Watukaru Temple or Pura Batukaru and appointed as a tourist destination in Bali, nowadays many tourists from local and foreign countries has come to visit this temple area which is the cold atmospheres surround it. It is the ideal places for meditation and visited by religious travelers. You can join Batukaru Temple Tour if you wish to visit this temple other tourist sites like Jatiluwih Rice Terrace and Tabanan Hot Water. You can discover places of interest nearby includes Jatiluwih Rice Terrace, Penatahan Hot Spring, Bali Butterfly Park, Subak Museum, Tanah Lot, Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest, Bali Botanical Garden, Ulun Danu Temple, Beratan Lake and Taman Ayun Temple. Meanwhile other places of interest in Tabanan Regency that recommended to visit includes Serijong Temple, Blemantung Waterfall and Belimbing Rice Terrace.

Favorite Tours to Visit Places of Interest in Tabanan Regency

This region is featured by many places of interest those are most appointed as tourist destinations and the following favorite land tours that we can recommend to you includes Bedugul Tour, Batukaru Tour, Tanah Lot Tour, Tanah Lot Sunset Dinner Package, Bali Farm Tour, Jatiluwih Expedition and Rafting Tanah Lot Tour Package.


  • The women who being menstruation are not allowed to enter the temple
  • Women who being pregnant are not allowed
  • The children who are not having teeth off naturally will not be allowed to enter the temple area
  • People who being mourning are not allowed
  • Do not make noise and furthermore


  • Public telephone
  • Parking area
  • Rest room
  • Admission fee
  • Sarong and belt rental

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