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40 Interesting facts about India

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India is a land of over a billion people from all kinds of religions and ethnicities. With all diversities, India is also counted as the world’s top economy. Here are 40 Most Interesting Facts About India:

  1. India is the second most populated country in the world after China and the seventh biggest country in the world.
  2. The mighty Himalayas boast of 9 out of 10 world’s highest peaks.
  3. Bandra-Worli Sea Link in Mumbai Has steel Wires Equal to Earth’s Circumference.
  4. The Number of People Travelling in the Indian Railways Every Day is Equal to the Population of Australia.
  5. In Srinagar, there is the world’s only floating post office.
  6. Varanasi is considered as one of the world’s oldest inhabited places.
  7. In Gujrat state, there is a poll booth for just one voter. His name is Mahant Bharatdas.
  8. It has the second largest road network in the world after the United States of America.
  9. Shani Shignapur village in Maharashtra state is very safe that there are no locks on the gate of houses. Its residents sleep soundly as they believe Lord Shani to be the guardian of the village.
  10. India has more than 300,000 Mosques in the country. Around 14% of the Indian population is Muslim.
  11. Two cities Ahmedabad and Jaipur are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
  12. Mawsynram, a village on the Khasi Hills, Meghalaya state, receives the highest recorded average rainfall in the world.
  13. Initially, diamonds were only found in Guntur and Krishna District of the Krishna River Delta until the finding in Brazil in the 18th century.
  14. It has the world’s highest cricket ground situated at a level of 2,144 meters above sea level in Chail, Himachal Pradesh state.
  15. There is a hill in Ladakh in India that has magnetic properties that are strong enough to pull a car upwards.
  16. India is the only country to have an entire ocean named after it, i.e. the Indian Ocean.
  17. India has won all kabaddi world cups to date.
  18. Cricket is the most popular game and it is also considered as a religion of the nation.
  19. Snakes and Ladders game originated in India. It was known as Moksha Patamu.
  20. In 1928, India was so good at Hockey that the British withdrew from the Olympics to avoid a possible embarrassing defeat by its own colony.
  21. India is the world’s largest milk producer country reaching over 155.5 million tonnes in 2015.
  22. It has the highest number of vegetarians in the world due to the majority of the population is Hindu.
  23. Street foods are famous in almost all Indian cities.
  24. Pizza Hut, KFC and McDonalds introduced a vegetarian menu just to cater to the Indian population.
  25. 70% of the spices in the world come from India.
  26. It is the only country in the world which has both tigers and lions in the wild.
  27. There are 104 national parks in India.
  28. The value of “pi” was first calculated by the Indian Mathematician Budhayana.
  29. India is the first country in the world to have succeeded in putting a probe into Mars’ orbit in the very first attempt.
  30. Indian first rocket was reached to its location through a cycle in different-different parts and a satellite on a bullock cart.
  31. India is the only country other than US and Japan, to have built a supercomputer indigenously. 

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