Taman Narmada is one of those places in Lombok that you just have to visit; even if its only for the experience. This famous tourist attraction is a miniature replica of the summit of Gunung Rinjani and its Crater Lake. When visiting here allow yourself a few hours to explore all the park has to offer and not just the main objects within.
Located roughly 11 kilometres east of Mataram and the best time to visit is in the months of May to August, when the climate is perfect. Taman Narmada was built by King Anak Agung Gede Ngurah Karang Asem in 1727. Interestingly the park’s name derives from the Narmada River in India. Located within the park is the amazing Pura Kalasa. This temple is used annually for a Balinese ceremony known as Pujawali.
And, you have to try out the firefox going from o top of the hill down to the lake. It’s a buzz! I have always found it so peaceful and surreal and especially sitting around the large pool in the grounds.