Travel Guide To Brazil
Travel Guide To Brazil
Indian Embassy in Brazil
Embassy of India
St. de Embaixadas Sul 805 - Brasilia,
Federal District, 70297-400, Brazil
Tel: +55 (61) 3248-4006 / +55 (61) 3248-5145/ +55 (61) 33644198.
Visa Process for Indians
Indian nationals travelling to Brazil require Visa. However, there are 3 types of Visas from which you can choose depending on your purpose of travelling to Brazil. Following are the type of Visa you can select from:
- Tourist Visa
- Business Visa
- Visitor Visa
Also, the following documents are required to establish proof of identity:
- Valid Indian passport
- Voter ID issued by Government of India
- Original confirmed return ticket
- Proof of hotel reservation
- Photocopy of PAN card issued by Government of India
Brazil– the largest country in both South America and Latin America. 5th largest and populous country in the world. Also, it is officially known as ‘Federative Republic of Brazil,’ and is not only famous for being home of one of the best football team, but it is well-known for its dense forest-Amazon, world’s most massive jungle in the north. Brazil is also famous for the Rio de Janeiro Carnival and mesmerising Iguazu Falls.
Also, famous for dry grassland, mainly known as Pampus, pine forests, immense plateaus. Northern Brazil is also home of the Amazon River that is the home of thousands of species like the Boto (pink river dolphin) and infamous piranha. Brasilia is the capital of Brazil, and its modern-day infrastructure is designed in the form of an aeroplane, in which each section represents a different district.
Top Places to Visit in Brazil
There are uncountable places that one can visit in Brazil, and every one of them has a unique vibe.
Porto de Galinhas
One of Brazil’s booming beach destination that attracts a lot of tourists in the holiday season because of its gorgeous white sand beaches, warm waters, and pleasant weather. But what attracts the most is the stunning natural pools that are formed in a reef where you can swim with colourful fish.
Lencois Maranhenses National Park
The National Park is the home of massive dunes where you can see beautiful clear lagoons in July formed due to torrential rains. Visitors can swim in warm water as its temperature is around 30°C.
Christ the Redeemer
The icon of Rio and Brazil, Christ the Redeemer is the statue of Jesus Christ in Rio. It is located on the peak of 700 meters tall Corcovado mountain. It is 135 feet tall and is the site to look out for.
How to Reach Brazil
A most popular way of getting to Brazil is by air. All major cities in Brazil have an airport; however, not all of them relate to international airports. Galeao international airport and Guarulhos international airport is the largest airport in the country located in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo respectively.
No direct flights are available from India to Brasilia. Flights will make at least one stop either at Abu Dhabi or Dubai and then connect to a flight to Sao Paulo.
Best Time to Visit
There is no particular time to visit Brazil; it’s a year-round destination; however, every season offers something different to the travellers. Best time to go hiking in Rio is in winter because of the lack of haze and cooler temperatures.
However, if you love wildlife, then the best time to visit Pantanal (the world’s largest tropical wetlands) and Amazon is between April and October. If you want to enjoy New Year’s and Carnival celebration, then the best time for you is between November and March.
Things to Pack
When visiting Brazil, there are many things a traveller would need to pack. Apart from the essentials such as clothes, footwear and such, the following items are also a must:
- Scrubba bags
- Hiking shoes
- A money belt
- Leather sandals for sandy beaches
- Bathing suits
- Travel insurance (for medical emergencies)
Brazil has many lip-smacking delicacies that you should try while visiting the place:
It’s the favourite barbecuing meat dish of Brazilians. Meat skewered is cooked on metal spits over hot coals and seasoned with rock salt. It also contains a thick layer of fat which ensures that smoky meat gets melted in your mouth.
Pastel de queijo
This portable snack is mainly found in the southeast of Brazil, mostly in Sao Paulo. It is crisp, deep-fried pastry that works as an accompaniment to drinks. Stuffing in Pastel can vary from chicken to melting cheese to the heart of palm.
Pronounced as Moo-kek-a, is more than just a mere fish stew. Moqueca is served with a theatrical flourish as the piping hot clay pot is uncovered at the table amid clouds of fragrant steam. Baianos and Capixabas are two varieties of moqueca.
Shopping List Essentials
A holiday without shopping is incomplete. With the world’s most diverse jungle, striking coastline and cluster of cosmopolitan cities, Brazil is a fascinating country to visit. There is no better way to remember your trip than to buy some exotic things that you can only buy in Brazil.
Here are some of the best things one can shop for when in Brazil.
Havaianas are national flip-flops that are globally recognised today and are available around the world. But buying them from the country of origin is a bit more special. They are available in vast designs and colours.
If you have a sweet tooth, then you have to buy a wide range of Brazilian sweets like-
- Brigadeiro- a ball of chocolate condensed milk
- Canjica- a mixture of white corn, condensed milk and cinnamon.
- Pao de mel- a small cake with honey
Top Indian Restaurants in Brazil
Location: R. Dr. Rafael de Barros, 408 – Paraíso, São Paulo – SP, 04087-003, Brazil
Restaurante Reet Namaste
Location: Av. Pavão, 346 – Moema, São Paulo – SP, 04516-010, Brazil
Location: R. Humberto I, 281 – Vila Mariana, São Paulo – SP, 04002-010, Brazil
While travelling in Brazil, you must be aware of some healthcare centres to get medical help in the event of an emergency. The list of some hospitals that you can contact in need are given below:
Hospital Daher Lago Sul
Location: St. de Habitações Individuals Sul Q 7 - Lago Sul, Brasilia - Federal District, 71615-660, Brazil
Contact: +55 61 3213-4848
Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital
Location: Av. Albert Einstein, 627 - Jardim Leonor, São Paulo - SP, 05652-900, Brazil
Contact: +55 11 2151-1233
Location: R. Bambina, 98 - Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22251-050, Brazil
Contact: +55 21 3444-1000
Moreover, every tourist is advised to buy a travel insurance policy before visiting Brazil. Travel insurance policy will help you in finding the best hospitals in Brazil and provide appropriate treatment on time without any hassles.
The official currency of Brazil is Brazilian Real.
Basis of Local Communication
The official language of Brazil is Portuguese, which is spoken by more than 98% of the population. There are other languages like Nheengatu, German, Spanish, Ukrainian that are spoken in Brazil.
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