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Incredible facts about India

Incredible facts about India

There are many amazing things in India, let us take a look at some of them.

Floating post office

There is a post office floating in water in Dal Lake, Srinagar. It was inaugurated in 2011.

The enormity of Kumbh Mela


The 2011 Kumbh Mela was the largest gathering of people with over 75 million pilgrims. It was so huge that the crowd was visible from outer space.

Wettest inhabited place in the world

Mawsynra, a village on the Khasi Hills, Meghalaya has the highest recorded average rainfall in the world.

Bandra Worli Sealink

This structure has enough steel wires to go around the circumference of earth! It weighs as much as 50,000 African elephants.

The highest cricket ground in the world

Incredible facts about India

Incredible facts about India

The chail cricket ground in Chail, Himachal Pradesh is built at an altitude of 2,444 meters making it the highest cricket ground in the world.

Shampoo

The concept of shampoo and shampooing was invented in India. The word Shampoo was derived from the word Champu which means massage.

Indian national Kabaddi

The Indian team has won all the 5 men’s kabaddi World Cups held so far and were undefeatable throughout.

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Water on the moon

The fact that there is water on the moon has been discovered by India using India’s ISRO Chandrayan- 1.

The science day

Ex-Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam is the man to whom the Science day in Switzerland is dedicated.

India’s first president took only half his salary

Dr. Rajendra Prasad who was appointed as the first President of India only took 50 percent of the salary and claimed that he did not require more. At the end of his 12 year tenure, he only took 25 percent of salary.

The first Indian rocket

The first rocket made by India was so small and light that it was transported using a cycle!

The elephant spa

At the Punnathoor Cotta Elephant Yard Rejuvenation Centre in Kerala, there is a spa dedicated entirely for elephants where they receive baths and massages.

World’s second largest English speaking country

When it comes to number of people who speak English, India is second to USA with around 125 million people.

Largest number of vegetarians

Incredible facts about India

Incredible facts about India

Around 20-40 percent of Indians are vegetarians making the country have most number of vegetarians.

Largest producer of milk

India produces the largest amount of milk reaching over 132.4m tonnes in 2014.

First to consume sugar

India was the first country which developed sugar extraction and purifying techniques.

 

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Human calculator

Shakuntala Devi is called the Human Calculator after she managed to multiply two random 13 digit numbers and answer them in 28 seconds.

Rabindranath Tagore wrote national anthem for Bangladesh too

He wrote the song Amar Sonar Bangla which is the national anthem of Bangladesh.

Dhyan Chand was offered German citizenship

After defeating Germany 8-1 in Berlin Olympics Hockey, Major Dhyan Chand was summoned by Hitler and was offered a citizenship in German. Dhyan Chand however decline the offer.

Freddie Mercury and Ben Kingsley

The legendary singer and the actor both were of Indian descent.

Rakesh Sharma on India from space

The astronaut when asked about how India looked from space said “Saare Jahaan Se Achcha”.

Havell

The brand Havell is purely of Indian origin and was named after its first owner Haveli Ram Gupta.

Diamonds were first mined in India

Incredible facts about India

Incredible facts about India

The first diamonds were found in the alluvial deposits in Guntur and Krishna district.

Special polling station for just one voter

In the middle of Gir forest there is a special polling station where only one voter has been voting since 2004 elections. He is the only voter from Banej in Gir forest.

Snakes and Ladders

The game was originated from India and the original title was Moksha Patamu.

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