Tirtagangga A Taste Of The Rajah’s Life In Rural Bali
Nestled in the rice paddies of eastern Bali, on the site of a sacred spring, the last Rajah of the Karangasem Regency built his weekend retreat, an elaborate Water Palace with a view of the ocean to the east and Mount Agung to the north. He called it Tirta Gangga meaning "holy water" from the Ganges, the sacred river in India.

Descendants of this royal family still live and work on site, up-keeping the traditions that their forefathers started many years ago.
Tirta Gangga is a truly amazing location, the visual stimulus is breathtaking, an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. It's the historic, cultural hub of the island, this is the real Bali at its best. Many visitors are inspired to take picturesque walks or photograph the fabulous scenery and artists love to paint the beautiful landscapes that surround Tirta Gangga.
Eight months ago Julie Crampton, previously Marketing Director of the Watergarden Hotel in Candidasa became an investor and Managing Director of Tirta Ayu Hotel and Restaurant, which is located within this fabulous Water Palace. She has, with the help of her trusted manager, Haryo Sugih Arso (who works very closely with the East Bali Tourist Authority and Hotel & Restaurant Association) managed to transform the villas and restaurant into a magnificent place to dine and stay.
Tirta Ayu's chefs are all highly experienced; their menus are simply delicious, cooked to perfection and the presentation is out of this world, they also have an extensive wine list which includes a good Burgundy and Claret, wines can be bought by the bottle or by the glass as can ice cold beers and sizzling cocktails.
Weddings at this spectacular location will make your perfect day in paradise a reality, not just a dream with memories you will treasure for the rest of your life.
The restaurant can cater for group bookings of up to 150 with a superb buffet style menu, they also provide outside catering for private parties. Tirta Ayu can make your special occasion an event that will be remembered for eternity.
The Cooking School has an almost magical atmosphere about it with a trip to the local market to buy some of the ingredients for Balinese cooking at its very best using traditional methods and finally sitting in a relaxed setting with a magnificent view, eating your lunch or dinner.
Tirta Ayu's rooms have been decorated and furnished in true Balinese style; whilst luxurious they still retain the charm and mystique of the Balinese culture. Their slogan is "Built for a king now a royal treat for visitors".
Tirta Ayu Hotel & Restaurant, Tirtagangga Water Palace, East Bali
T/ F: (0363) 22503
E: tirtagangga@dps.centrin.net.id

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