Mahajaya Agrotourism has becomes an alternative tourist object in Bali. This new tourist object denotes one of the many tourist objects and attractions where human being and nature fused together in harmony. Integrated education and cultural education are perfectly blended so that they could become a means of information dissemination for science, technology and Balinese culture in history and culture.
Located at Banjar Cau, Tua Village, Marga sub district, Tabanan, this object can be reached by land transportation by covering a distance of some 37 km north of Denpasar. It spreads on the area of 1.680 hectares on the altitude of
400 meters above sea level and resides on flat topography until terraced area. Hundreds of plants comprising the fruits turning extinct embellish the area so that they are capable of creating fresh air, harmoniously chic ambience and free from pollution.
Mahajaya Agrotourism denotes a biota where the existing floras assist the development of the entire nature and their natural growth method is revived. Facilities available consist of green house (cultivation house for hydroponic agriculture), information house, mushroom shed, assorted vegetables cultivation area, dragon fruit, aquarium, bird park, rare plant collection, lath house of decorative plants, seedling area, children playground, open stage, swimming pool, swift-streamed fishing pond, gazebo & parasol, sanctum, canteen and road access. Similarly, there are animals like monkey and deer that can be observed in the 30- minute journey.
Ida Bagus Manuaba stated that, other than the agro-tourism he manages, it also offers trekking site with three categories, namely long, medium and short distance. Of such three categories, there is one that is challenging and less challenging. The route passed through is rice field, rural plants, kampong area, river, spring, and waterfall and grey monkey habitat.
Though the main target market is the educational circle starting from kindergarten up to university in the hope that it can be made into an arena of study by combining the existing facilities, but this agro-tourism facility also draws the visit of foreign tourists. “By nature, it is intended for learning while enjoying the recreation facilities and back to nature together with the family,” he affirmed.
According to him, the agro-tourism established on 18 May 2005 by Ida Bagus Widjaya has been visited by many tourists on school holidays. In the meantime, most visitors consist of those from Denpasar and Japan.