Not many people know that India was used to be an island more than 100 million years ago. It crashed with the Asian continent about 50 million years ago and due to the collision Himalayas were born. It is really fascinating, isn’t it? In India, there are over a billion people from different religions and ethnicities. This beautiful country is not only the second most populated country but also contains some mind-blowing facts and achievements under its belt. If you are curious to know more interesting facts about India then you must read this whole article. We are sure that you like it. Here are some interesting facts about India.
Some Interesting facts about India
1. Kumbh Mela
In 2011, the Kumbh Mela gathering was very huge. It was so huge that the Kumbh Mela crowd was visible from space. It was the largest gathering of people with over 74 million pilgrims.
Did you know that Varanasi is 5000 years old? It is one of the Oldest Inhabited Places in the whole world. Varanasi situates on the banks of river Ganga. Lord Shiva found this city 5000 years ago, according to Hindu Mythology.
3. Floating post office
India has the largest number of post offices due to which it is the largest postal network in the world. There are over 1, 55,015 post offices in India. But did you know that there is a floating post office in Dal Lake, Srinagar? It was inaugurated in August 2011.
4. Lonar Lake in Maharashtra
In Maharashtra, there is this lake which was created by a plummeting meteor about 52,000 years ago. It is an another interesting fact about India.
5. Highest cricket ground in the world
The world’s highest cricket ground is located in India. It is situated at an altitude of 2,444 meters, in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. This place is known as the Chail Cricket Ground. It is a part of the Chail Military School. It was built in 1893.
6. Anti-Gravity Hills In Ladakh
In Ladakh, there is a Mysterious Anti-Gravity Hill know as Magnetic Hill. This is the only magnetic hill in India with the anti-gravitational effect. There is a Landmarked by the roadside that spells out instructions and asks you to place your car on neutral gear right on the spot marked by white paint. Then your car will begin to move uphill on its own.
7. Shampooing concept is invented by India
Yes, you read it right. Shampooing is basically an Indian concept. It is interesting to know that shampoo was invented in India. But we are not talking about the commercial liquid ones. We meant shampooing by the use of herbs. Another interesting fact about it that the word ‘shampoo’ is itself driven from the Sanskrit word champu, which means to massage.
8. The Indian national Kabaddi team
Now you must be thinking that what could so interesting about the Indian national Kabaddi team. But did you know that India has won all 5 men’s Kabaddi World Cups held till now? They have been undefeated throughout these tournaments. Another interesting fact is that the Indian women’s team has also won all Kabaddi World Cups held to date.
9. The Only Country where Cow has rights
Now you must be laughing but it is true. India is the only country with a Bill of Rights for Cows. In India, Cows are worshipped and they are believed to be holy in Hinduism. Thus, the Constitution has set some rules in place to prevents the sale and slaughter of cows.
10. India discovered Water on the moon
Indian launched ISRO Chandrayaan- 1 on October 22, 2008. In September 2009, using its Moon Mineralogy Mapper, Chandrayaan- 1 detected water on the moon for the first time.
11. India’s first President took 50% of his salary
Dr. Rajendra Prasad was appointed as the first President of India. He was the only president that took 50% of his salary. He also claimed that he did not require more than that. More interestingly, towards the end of his 12-year tenure he only took 25% of his salary. Did you know that the salary of the President at that time was just Rs 10,000 per month?
12. India transported its first rocket on a cycle
ISRO was formed in 1962. At the time they had very limited resources, a small pool of scientists, and a shortage of funding. Since the rocket was so small and light in weight thus India transported its first rocket on a bicycle to the Thumba Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
13. India the world’s second-largest English speaking country
It is an another interesting fact that India is the world’s second largest English speaking country after USA. And you know what that this is even expected to grow by quite a margin in the coming years.
14. India is the World’s Largest Milk Producer
In India, everybody loves milk and milk products. If you too love milk then here’s an interesting fact for you. In 2015, India has reached over 155.5 million tonnes of milk production. Now, India has become the largest milk-producing country in the world.
15. Bandra-Worli Sea Link
This is another interesting fact about India that many people probably don’t know. The Bandra-Worli Sea Link bridge is made of cables and each of the cables is capable of holding 900 tons of weight. If you accumulate the whole establishment’s weight, it will be equivalent to 50,000 African elephants.
16. Golden Temple, Amritsar
The Golden Temple of Amritsar is the most visited place in the whole world. It has been awarded by the World Book of Records to be the most visited place with over one lakh believers gathering at the shrine every single day.
17. Temple of Rats in Rajasthan
It can happen only in India. In Rajasthan, there is a temple named The Karni Mata Temple. It is the home to thousands of rats whom pilgrims consider to be their ancestors and worship. Thus it makes this temple one of the strangest attractions of India and also one of the most unknown facts about India as well.
18. Largest Family in the World
Now this something interesting to tell everybody. There is a man in India in Baktawng village of Mizoram, named by Mr. Ziona Chana. He has 39 wives, a total of 94 children, 33 grandchildren, and 14 daughters-in-law. He lives in his 100-room mansion and is the head of the world’s biggest family consisting of total of 181 members.
19. Roopkund – The Skeleton Lake
This is another interesting fact which you will find in India. In Uttarakhand, there is this mystery lake locally known as the skeleton lake which is infamous for hundreds of human skeletons found at the bottom of the lake and in the surrounding areas of the lake.
20. World’s First Hospital Train
Another interesting fact about India. In India, there is a train named “The Lifeline Express”. It is also known as the Jeevan Rekha Express. It is the world’s first hospital train that provides its services ranging from surgeries to cancer treatment to remote villages.
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