Home to the capital city of Indonesia, Java is hailed as the most developed island among 17,000 islands that constitute the Indonesian archipelago. The island with a population of 120 million is the fifth largest island and the most populated island in world. The island has been divided in four significant parts - Banten, West, Central and East Java. The thirteenth largest island in the world, Java is replete with volcanoes, architectural splendors, rice and tea plantations, big tides, savanna, sprawling cities and pristine nature.
Ranked among the prominent political and economic centre in Indonesia, Java has an impressive line up of must visit spots. Tourists throng the Paris of Java or Bandung, the Buddhist Parambanan Temple Complex in Borubudur, the ancient city of Yogyakarta, the archeological excavation site at Sangiran, the National Museum with an extensive collection of objects from different cultures, Karimunjawa islands, National parks, the capital city of Jakarta and Mount Bromo.
You can reach Java, Indonesia by taking a flight from your country. You can get down at Jakarta which is Indonesia's international airport and centre for the domestic air network. Bandung, Semarang, Solo, Yogyakarta and Surabaya also have airports much to the delight of the tourists who are on a Java tour. Many tourists take the Jakarta- Singapore and Jakarta- Kuala Lumpur routes which are popular internationally.
Garuda, Lion Air, Mandala, Sriwijaya Air and Merpati are the domestic airlines in Indonesia. International airlines like Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Thai International, Air India, Air Asia, etc also transport you to this amazing country. The vast expanse of the archipelago with many complicated network of routes makes flying to Indonesia the best option.
Indonesia has an extensive passenger ship and ferry network to transport people to different inhabited islands in the Indonesian archipelago. A large number of ferries ply between Java and different ports in Sumatra. If you are a resident of Singapore, you can take the sea route. You can enjoy a journey in the passenger ships from Singapore to Jakarta via Tanjung Pinang, an Indonesian Island.
You can explore different parts of java by rail. Train service is provided throughout Java, various regions of Sumatra, Lampung, etc. Numerous trains carry passengers in the Jakarta- Surabaya rail routes. Air-conditioned trains like Argobromo, Bima and Mutiar offer a luxury travel experience. Senja Utama express, Argogede and Prahyangan are other prominent trains for getting around, in Java.
In Java, you are guaranteed of a wonderful experience in myriad ways. After reaching Java, you can try adventure by climbing the Gunung Gede Volcano. You can play golf, taste the Javanese cuisine, visit shopping malls, explore the historical land, enjoy the coral islands of the nearby islands in the archipelago, relax under the Indonesian sun and do so much more.
Though you get in by air, you can use buses, taxis, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, Ojeks, Bajaj and Becaks for traveling around in Java. Irrespective of the transportation mode, you must experience Java, the island that blends the old and the new and the ancient and the modern beautifully.