JAKARTA, BALI, May 17, 2015 (Jakarta Post) Bali provincial tourism office data revealed on Saturday that the number of tourists from India has increased by 47.52 percent in the first two months of the year to 17,400 people. “The significant increase of travelers from India is supported by good relations between India and Indonesia from the political, economic and cultural sectors,” tourism practitioner Made Sudana said in Denpasar, Bali, on Saturday. Bali was the perfect place for Indians to visit since most people on Bali are Hindu, which is also the dominant religion in India, he said
“Hinduism is a religion that is growing in India and Bali. The people from both places find spiritual and cultural connections through Hinduism,” he said. He added that many tourists from India were amazed by the development of Hinduism in Bali, including how this religion mixed beautifully with the local culture and arts, which was different from Hinduism in India. These uniqueness, he said, was the main attraction for Indian travelers.