Ambassador of Indonesia to India Sidharto R. SuryadipuroWhile many be worrying about volcanoes, others have already celebrated special times in the country made up of numerous islands. We talked to the officials to know what’s on the anvil for 2018:

As we step into a new year, the Ambassador of Indonesia to India Sidharto R. Suryadipuro gives a message to the Indian travellers: “Indonesia is a beautiful country with islands, volcanoes and oceans and I hope you keep enjoying it.”

Current News
Closing this year with around 450,000 tourists from India, Indonesia remains a favourite honeymoon destination for most. As Bali has been the most visited destination, Garuda Indonesia airlines will start non-stop flights from Mumbai to Bali from March 26, 2018. It also has plans to tie-up with Jet Airways and Vistara for connecting more cities. There are plans to participate in more trade and road shows in 2018 across India.

Cultural Connect
With roots of both the countries lying in Ramayana and Mahabharata, Indonesia and India have had a strong cultural connect. Among the more famous temples is Prambanan or Rara Jonggrang which is dedicated to the trimurti—Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.

Modern Times

Beverage consultant pours Kopi aka coffee the Japanese way
Beverage consultant pours Kopi aka coffee the Japanese way


Must eat non-vegetarian: Satay

Must eat vegetarian: Urap

Nightlife: Kuta in Bali

Best time to visit: 365 days

Climate: Rainy and dry and both offer a different experience

Dodol is a sweet toffee-like sugar palm-based confection
Dodol is a sweet toffee-like sugar palm-based confection

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