Amazing Facts about India

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“India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.”

1. India has over 300,000 mosques and over 2 million Hindu temples.
2. Chenab Bridge is the highest rail bridge in the world.
3. The popular game “Snakes and Ladders” originated in India.
4. India was the first country to mine diamonds.
5. India has 22 recognized languages.
6. India is the world’s oldest, largest and continuous civilization – the Indus Valley civilization.
7. The Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wondersof the World, is in India.
8. India is also one of the largest democracies in the world.
9. India is the only country other than US and Japan, to have built a super computer indeigenously.
10. The second largest pool of engineers and scientists is from India.
11. Most Indians eat with only their fingers.
12. “Indian food” has become one of the most widespread cuisines in the world.
13. India has the highest population of vegetarians.
14. 5000 years old, Varanasi is One of The Oldest Inhabited Places in the World.
15. Mysterious Anti-Gravity Hills In Ladakh, Magnetic Hill.
16. World’s Only Floating Post Office in Dal Lake in Srinagar.
17. A Voting Poll Booth Set Up For Just ONE Voter in Gujarat.
18. India took part in the discovery of water on the moon.
19. The first ever rocket launched from India.
20. India was the first country to produce sugar.
21. Kumbh Mela gathering visible from space.
22. Shampooing is an Indian concept.
23. The Indian national Kabaddi team has won all World Cups.
24. Water on the moon was discovered by India.
25. Science day in Switzerland is dedicated to Ex-Indian President, APJ Abdul Kalam.
26. India has the highest motorable road in the World.
27. India has a temple where they adore rats.
28. India has the highest number of babies born on New Years day.
29. ‘Zero’ in the number system was inventedby a mathematician from India. His name was Aryabhatta.
30. Himachal Pradesh, is the highest in the world. It was built in 1893 and is a part of the Chail Military School.
31. Over 4700 daily newspapers in more than 300 languages are produced in India.
32. The decimal system and place value system were developed in India around 100 B.C.
33. The state of Meghalaya is the wettest inhabited place of earth.
34. India is the largest producer of films in the world.
35. India’s name is derived from the “Indus” river.
36. Holi is much more than a colorful powder festival.
37. The world’s largest sundial is located in India.
38. The Taj Mahal is slowly changing color.
39. In some places in India, Coke and Pepsi are used as pesticides.
40. North Sentinel Island is one of the last “untouched” places on Earth.
41. India is the Second Largest English-speaking Nation.
42. First Rocket of India Transported by a Bicycle.
43. Bandra-Worli Sea Link Has steel Wires Equal to Earth’s Circumference.
44. India’s first President only took 50% of his salary.
45. India has a spa just for elephants.
46. The world’s largest producer of milk.
47. Rabindranath Tagore also wrote the national anthem for Bangladesh.
48. Dhyan Chand was offered German citizenship.
49. Astronaut Rakesh Sharma said India looks saare jahaan se achcha from space.
50.I ndia has a village without doors or locks.
51. India has the world’s third largest active army, after China and USA.
52. Indian Railways employs more than 1.3 million people. That’s more than the population of many nations.
53. Two major religions, Buddhism and Jainism, were established in India.
54. Martial Arts was first created in India.
55. 90 countries from all over the world buy software from India.
56. India has one of the lowest divorce rates in the world.
57. Tea is the national beverage of India.
58. Around 70% of the world’s spices come from India.
59. Benny Prasad: Fastest Man to Have Travelled Around the World in 6.5 years.
60. Most Visited Place in the World, the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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