Witness world’s biggest and most magnificent carnival at Rio February 2020

Unni Mohanadas Destinations 0

Location : Rio de Janaeiro, Brazil

Destination Type: Cultural destination

You never would have seen anything like this. Around two million people per day on streets celebrating the most magnificient carnival in the world. The Rio carnival at Rio de Janeiro , Brazil mesmerises the audience with the Samba school parades and samba music. The Carnival is celebrated before ash Wednesday when Lent starts.Originally the carnivals were celebrated to eat abundantly before entering into the fasting during Lent days. It all turned out to be an escapade to a fantasy world for 7 days.

History of  Rio Carnival

  1. Carnivals started in Brazil with the Portuguese immigration during late 18th century
  2. Samba music was added to parade in 1917
  3. The Samba parade was started by 1930s
  4. The first Samba parade competitions were started in 1933
  5. From 1984 onward the parade started to be held in two days and Sambadrome was built

Activities for tourists at Rio Carnival

  1. Get to cruise parties and try out some Samba steps
  2. Participate in street parties and parades
  3. Get a right place to watch the mega parades of Samba schools in Sunday and Monday
  4. Get tickets for Sambadrome and enjoy the event
  5. Visit Christ the redeemer

How to reach there


The Galeao airport in Rio is one of the busiest airports. It has flights to London , Paris, Lima, Marid,Rome, Frankfurt, Lisbon, Houston etc

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Ilha Grande ( 150kms away)
  2. Petropolis ( 69kms away)
  3. Aldeia velha ( 136kms away)
  4. Sugar Loaf Mountian (14kms away)
  5. Tijuca forest ( 17 kms away)

Some hotels in Rio de Janeiro for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Petit Rio Hotelhttps://petitriohotel.com.br/

Ramada Encore https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/pt-br/ramada/rio-de-janeiro-brazil/ramada-encore-ribalta-rio-de-janeiro/overview?CID=LC:RA::GGL:RIO:National:46978&iata=00093796

Hotel OK http://hotelok.com.br/

Mont Blanc Suítes http://www.redemontblanc.com.br/

Hotel Atlantico http://atlanticotower.com.br/

Hotel Atlântico Business https://www.atlanticobusiness.com.br/

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Photo courtesy:By Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil – http://agenciabrasil.ebc.com.br/cultura/foto/2014-03/ultimo-dia-de-desfile-do-grupo-especial-no-rio?id=906222, CC BY 3.0 br, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=47101809



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