Goa Giri Putri (also known as Karangsari Cave) is another Hindu temple in Bali, but this one is unique because it’s inside of a huge natural cave.
The hidden cave is located halfway up a mountain, on the east side of Nusa Penida island. After crawling through a tiny hole in the side of the mountain, the inside opens up to a huge room with high ceilings.
It’s a big dark cave about 300 meters long, and if you follow it all the way to the opposite end, it exits into some dense green hills.
How To Get To Goa Giri Putri Cave
The cave is on the east side of Nusa Penida island. The parking area is accessible by car or scooter, about 15 minutes drive from the Sampalan docks or accommodation in northern Penida.
From the parking lot, it’s a short 5-10 minute walk uphill to reach the cave entrance. There’s a small fee for renting a sarong and then a second small fee to actually enter the cave.
Looking for more info on how to get to Nusa Penida island in the first place? You can find that here.
Day Tours To Goa Giri Putri Cave
If you’re on a tight schedule or want to skip the extra steps involved in arranging your own trip to Nusa Penida, there are a number of companies that offer prearranged day trips to Penida for as low as $50 USD, complete with hotel transfer, island tour, lunch, and same day return to Bali (or Nusa Lembongan).