The name Tista Village originally came from the word “Ngetis” which in Balinese means resting. According to a legend in the past a son of the king of Tabanan was wandering with the aim of building his own palace. In his journey he crossed many mountainous areas where the terrain was hilly and through many tributaries, until finally reunited with a powerful ascetic who gave him instructions to continue his journey to the south. Arriving at the recommended location, he felt that the area was not right because of the bumpy soil conditions. The Prince returned to continue his journey towards the North in the hope that he could find land with flatter conditions to establish his palace, until finally he arrived at a place now called Kerambitan.
Once upon a time some areas in Bali at that time were hit by problems so that many residents decided to go towards Kerambitan for protection. By the king’s son, the people who came in droves at that time were ordered to find a place to relax / rest (ngetis) precisely on the west side of the River Lating. Until finally since that time the western area of Sungai Lating is often referred to as Tista (resort area). Until finally more migrants from various other regions in Bali decided to live in this area, so this area became a residential area / hamlet which is still referred to as Tista Village. There are four Banjars which are included in the other Tista Village areas, Banjar Dangin Pangkung, Banjar Dauh Pangkung, Banjar Carik and Banjar Lebah.
As a tourist village, Tista Village offers a variety of tour packages that are quite diverse including: village trekking packages with workshop activities in the village of iron pande, plowing rice fields, playing rindi instruments (traditional musical instruments such as gamelan made of bamboo), and having lunch with regional specialty menu. Yoga packages are also available with activities offered in the form of yoga sessions held in the village bale, vegetarian cooking classes along with traditional drinks and market snacks. The next package is the Andir Dancing class package which is filled with dancing sessions led directly by professional dance instructors, complete with Balinese dance costumes consisting of kame, scarves, and also kepet.