“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.” – Mark Twain.
India is the second most populous country in the World and largest democracy in the World. It is one of the fastest growing economy and has third largest standing army. It is also home to Indus Valley Civilization. While most of know these facts, there are many other facts that you may not have heard of. After reading these 21 facts, we are sure you will say Incredible India!
#1 A floating post office
The hanging post office in Dal Lake, Srinagar, was kicked off in August 2011.
#2 Kumbh Mela crowds noticeable from space
The crowd for the 2011 Kumbh Mela was the largest and hence was noticeable from space.
#3 The wettest place in the world
Mawsynram, a hamlet on the Khasi Hills of Meghalaya, get the highest rainfall in the world.
#4 Bandra Worli Sea link steel wires equals earth’s circumference
Around 2,57,00,000 man hours was taken to finish the link and it weighs to the extent that 50,000 African elephants.
#5 Himachal Pradesh has highest cricket ground in the world
Chail Cricket Ground in Chail, Himachal Pradesh is located at an altitude of 2,444 meters hence the highest in the world.
#6 Shampooing an Indian idea
Shampoo by using herbs is the discovery of India.
#7 The Indian national Kabaddi team won all World Cups
India has won all the 5 men’s Kabaddi World Cups held till date.
#8 Water on the moon revealed by India’s ISRO Chandrayaan- 1 for the first time
#9 Switzerland Science day is dedicated to APJ Abdul Kalam
#10 Dr. Rajendra Prasad took only 50% of his salary
#11 The first rocket in India was carried on a cycle
#12 India has a spa just for elephants at a rejuvenation Centre in Kerala.
#13 India is second only to the USA with regard to speaking English
#14 Largest number of vegetarians in the world live in India
#15 Being the world’s largest producer of milk, India recently overtook the European Union with its milk production reaching a whopping more than 132.4m tons in 2014.
#16 India is the first country to develop, purify and consume sugar
#17 Shakuntla Devi known as the human calculator had given the answer of two 13 digit number multiplication with 28 seconds.
#18 Rabindranath Tagore even wrote the national anthem of Bangladesh
#19 Dhyan Chand was offered German citizenship after defeating Germany 8-1 in the 1936 Berlin Olympics
#20 Freddie Mercury born as a Parsi named as Farrokh Bulsara and Ben Kingsley born Krishna Pandit Bhanji are both of Indian descent
#21 Diamonds were first mined in India in Guntur and Krishna District of the Krishna River Delta.
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