Flights to Brazil – From bustling beaches, carnivals to great adventure treks
Brazil is one of the world’s most captivating places. Dotted with rhythm-filled metropolises, powdery white-sand beaches, and verdant rainforests, this country is a traveler’s paradise. The fifth largest country in the world, attractions in Brazil are numerous – from the thundering Iguassu falls to red-rock canyons and frozen-in-time colonial towns.
Best time to visit Brazil
April to June and August to November is considered the best time to visit Brazil. The weather conditions are mild and the days are moderately sunny and pleasant. Tourists should avoid traveling to Brazil from mid-December to the end of January, as the weather is hot, and hotels are generally crowded. February is another great time to visit the country because of the Rio Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. The biggest festival in the world, this is the time when a huge number of people descend into the city to enjoy four days of unlimited fun. However, if you plan to travel during the Rio Carnival, advance booking is recommended.
How to reach Brazil
Guarulhos International Airport in Sao Paulo is the busiest airport in Brazil, followed by Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport in Brasilia. A number of airlines fly every day from all major destinations in the world to Brazil, including Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Alitalia, British Airways, Emirates, and so on. There are connecting flights from India, with stopovers at different cities.
Accommodation in Brazil
Brazil has plenty of accommodation options. The capital city of Brasilia has both high-end (starting at INR 7,000) and mid-range (starting at INR 3,500) accommodation options. If you want to stay in the midst of nature, Pantanal is the place to be. Famous for fazendas (ranches with guest facilities), you can ride, swim, camp, play football, and finally relax in the picturesque settings. You can also choose to stay at one of the many budget-friendly hotels in Rio de Janeiro, tariffs starting at INR 2,000.
Things to see and do in Brazil
No trip to Brazil is complete without exploring its wilderness. Paraty is a paradise with emerald waters, coastal mountains, waterfalls, and tropical forests.
Head to Rio de Janeiro, the seaside city of Brazil, to enjoy the beach life. Famed for its world-class beaches like Ipanema, Copacabana, and Leblon, it is the perfect place to relax by the shore and enjoy various activities. Other popular attractions in Rio de Janeiro are the Lagoa Neighborhood, Maracana Stadium, Tijuca National Park, and Jardim Botanico. Take a helicopter tour or climb up the Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, which houses the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. Listed as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, the statue is a must-see when in Brazil. Enjoy the Rio Carnival, the greatest party in the world. People of all ages come and let their hair down during this 4-day festival. You can meet new people, enjoy great Brazilian food, enjoy carnival balls, and get yourself to the Sambadrome.
Another interesting destination is the Iguazu Falls, lying on the border of Argentina and Brazil. Also, you can take a river boat trip to the Amazon jungle for a unique Brazilian experience.
Eating in Brazil
The food in Brazil is varied. In addition to lip-smacking regional delights, there are other dishes which were brought by immigrants and given a local twist. The national dish of Brazil is Feijoada (stew made of pork, beef, and black beans). A typical Brazilian lunch is called ‘prato feito’, consisting of rice, brown beans, steak, and vegetables. A national fast-food chain called Habib’s, found in almost every city, serves great Arabian food. Bob’s, a fast-food burger chain, is also very famous.
Shopping in Brazil
Brazilians have their own sense of style. So, it is not a bad idea to travel light and shop for colourful beachwear, sarongs, scarves, dresses and tees, when in the country. Hand-crafted jewelry is also very famous in Brazil. You can opt for African-influenced souvenirs like dolls, Havaianas jandals, Hammock, and Peteca.
•Which airlines offer cheap air tickets to Brazil?
From India, Etihad Airways offers the cheapest airfares.
•What is the time difference between India and Brazil?
India is 7 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Brazil.
•What is the average time taken to reach major cities of Brazil from Delhi?
Delhi to Brasilia: 25 hours and 35 minutes
Delhi to Rio de Janeiro: 24 hours and 10 minutes
Delhi to Sao Paulo: 21 hours and 25 minutes
•What are the major layover airports for connecting flights to Brazil from India?
From India to Brazil, the flights lay over at Rome, Abu Dhabi, Frankfurt, London, Zurich, Mumbai, and many other cities.
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