Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival is undoubtedly the world’s most spectacular party. Held every year, it is one of the biggest festivals in the world and attracts over 2 million visitors.
Dates: 21-26 February 2020
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How to reach: The largest airports in Brazil are in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. There are no direct flights from India. However, connecting flights via North America, Europe and a few Asian countries are available.
Travel Fact: In October 2019, Brazilian authorities announced a plan to abolish visas for Indian citizens.
Things to do at the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
- The Desfile (samba parade) at the Sambadrome is the highlight of the festival! The parade starts at 9 pm every night and is the world’s biggest dance-off. Here Brazil’s top samba schools compete against each other.
- Thanks to the larger-than-life costumes, everything at the Carnival is super colourful. The most interesting costumes are the feathered ones.
- Another exciting experience at the Carnival are blocos that are basically street parties held in different parts of the city. Of course, these are full of dance and drinks with several street bands playing local music.
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