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150 Amazing and Interesting Facts about India

1) As a matter of fact, the 2011 Kumbh Mela in India was the biggest social gathering of individuals with more than 75 million people. The social gathering was huge to the point that the people were visible from space.

Kumbh Mela

 

2) Mawsynram, a town on the Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, gets the highest recorded rainfall on the planet. On the other hand Cherrapunji, likewise a piece of Meghalaya, holds the record for the most rainfall in the timetable year of 1861.

Mawsynram Village

 

3) Bandra Worli Sea Link in Mumbai took an aggregate of 2,57,00,000 worker hours for finish and furthermore weighs as much as 50,000 African elephants. A genuine designing and architectural wonder.

Bandra Worli Sea link

 

4) At a height of 2,444 meters, the Chail Cricket Ground in Chail, Himachal Pradesh, is the most noteworthy on the planet. In fact it was worked in 1893 and is a piece of the Chail Military School.

Chail Cricket Ground

 

5) Shampoo was invented in India, not the commercial fluid ones but rather the strategy by utilization of herbs. The word ‘shampoo’ itself has been taken from the Sanskrit word champu, which basically means massaging.

Shampoo

 

6) India has won every one of the 5 men’s Kabaddi World Cups held till now and have been undefeated all through these competitions. The Indian ladies’ group has additionally won all Kabaddi World Cups held till date.

Kabbadi World Cup

 

7) In September 2009, India’s ISRO Chandrayaan-1 utilizing its Moon Mineralogy Mapper recognized water on the moon for the very first time.

Water On Moon

 

8) APJ Abdul Kalam – The father of India’s rocket program had gone to Switzerland in 2006. Upon his visit, Switzerland announced May 26th as Science Day.

APJ Abdul Kalam

Photo Credits – Pixabay

 

9) At the point when Dr Rajendra Prasad was delegated the President, he just took half of his pay, asserting he didn’t require more than that. Towards the finish of his 12-year tenure he just took 25% of his pay. At the same time, the salary of the President was Rs 10,000.

Rajendra Prasad

 

10) India’s first rocket was so light and little that it was transported with the help of a bicycle to the Thumba Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

India's First Rocket

 

11) Elephants get showers, baths and food at the Punnathoor Cotta Elephant Yard Rejuvenation Center in Kerala. Now that is a huge positive start for Animal Welfare.

Elephant Bath

 

12) India is second just to the United States Of America(USA) with regards to communicating in English with around 125 million individuals talking the language, which is just 10% of India’s Population. This is expected to increase by a significant amount in the coming years.

English Communication

 

13) Be it on account of religious reasons or individual decisions or both, around 20-40% of Indians are veggie lovers, making it the biggest vegetarian nation on the planet.

Vegetarian India

 

14) India as of late overtook the European Union with regards to the production of milk coming to more than 132.4m tons in 2014.

India Milk Production

 

15) India was the first nation to create extraction and purification of sugar. Numerous guests from abroad learnt the refining and development of sugar from India.

Extraction and Purification of Sugar

 

16) Shakuntla Devi was given the title of “Human Computer” after she showed the count of two 13 digit numbers: 7,686,369,774,870 × 2,465,099,745,779 which were picked randomly by someone. She answered accurately inside 28 seconds.

Shakuntala Devi Human Computer

 

17) Rabindranath Tagore is credited not just to write the Indian national anthem, Jana Gana Mana, but the Bangladeshi national song, Amar Sonar Bangla, too. He was additionally offered knighthood by the British but he denied to accept the respect after the Jalianwala Bagh massacre incident.

Rabindranath Tagore Jana Gana Mana

 

18) Bear Grylls the presenter of famous TV Show Man v/s Wild had a dream of joining the Indian Army after getting out of school.

Bear Grylls Indian Army

 

19) Freddie Mercury(Real Name Farrokh Bulsara), the incredible vocalist of the musical rock band ‘Queen’ was Born as a Parsi while the renowned Oscar winning Hollywood star Ben Kingsley was born as Krishna Pandit Bhanji.

Freddie Mercury

 

20) Havells company was purchased for only 10 lakh Rupees quite a while back and is currently a multi-billion electrical goods organization. It’s an Indian organization and is named after its owner, Haveli Ram Gupta.

Havells Haveli Ram Gupta

 

21) At first, diamonds were just found in the alluvial stores in Guntur and Krishna District of the Krishna River Delta. Until the point that diamonds were found in Brazil amid the eighteenth century, India was ruling at the top in the world in diamond production.

Diamonds in Guntur India

 

22) India enjoys the privilege of being the only country in the world to have an entire ocean named after it(Indian Ocean).

Indian Ocean

 

23) The snakes and ladders game which was earlier known as Moksha Patamu, was initially invented as a moral lesson about karma to be taught to children. However, the game was commercialized and it has become one of the most popular board games in the world.

Snakes And Ladders Game

 

24) With Respect to the the number of records claimed each year India ranks third behind the USA and the UK according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Guinness Book of World Records

 

25) It is unlawful for a youngster to disregard his/her parents after their retirement.

Homeless Parents India

 

26) Kerala state leads as the Highest liquor consuming State list in India.

Kerala State Liqour

 

27) Reports suggest around 3% of Indians pay income tax.

Income Tax Department India

 

28) Welcome to the world’s biggest family living in India “A man with 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grandchildren”

Worlds Biggest Family In India

 

29) The national language of India isn’t HINDI. Actually there is no national language in India.

National Language of India

 

30) The Tirupati Balaji temple and the Kashi Vishwanath Temple both, get a bigger number of people visits than the Vatican City and Mecca combined.

Thirupati Balaji Temple and Kashi Vishwanath Temple

 

31) Takshashila is said to be the first university on the planet; it began around 700 BC.

Takshila First University of The World

 

32) India has the world’s biggest school as far as students are concerned, the City Montessori School in Lucknow has in excess of 45 thousand students.

City Montessori School in Lucknow

 

33) Around a 100 million years back, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, India was an island.

India was an island

 

34) India has been the biggest troop supporter of the United Nations Peacekeeping Missions since its beginning.

United Nations Peacekeeping Missions

 

35) India has the world’s third biggest dynamic armed force, after China and USA.

Indian Armed Force

 

36) The oldest city in the world is Varanasi which has been continuously inhabited.

Varanasi World's Oldest City

 

37) There are more mosques in India (300,000 mosques) as compared to any other nation in the world.

Mosques in India

 

38) The number of people employed by Indian Railways is more than 1.3 million people which is more than the population of many nations.

Indian Railways Employee

 

39) In the 2014 General Elections more than 54 crore people voted. This number is bigger than the population of USA, UK, Australia and Japan combined.

2014 General Elections India

 

40) Furthermore, there are more number of births in a single year. This figure is bigger than the entire population of Australia.

Births in India

 

41) 25% of the aggregate workforce of the total populace will be from this country in the following year or so.

Indian Employees

 

42) The first Indian satellite was transported on a bullock cart.

Satellite On Bullock Cart

 

43) Regardless of budgetary constraints, India’s space program is one of the main 5 space programs on the planet.

ISRO

 

44) The Lonar Lake  in Maharashtra State was created after a meteor hit the Earth.

Lonar Lake Maharashtra

 

45) The people living in Shani Shingnapur in Maharashtra State have been living without doors for generation believing that there will be no theft in the area. As a result, if anyone commits the crime he will have to face the punishment from Shani God. This is the reason why there is no police station in this village either.

Shani Shingnapur Maharashtra

 

46) Magnetic Hill is a gravity slope situated close to Leh in Ladakh. Meanwhile, the slope is affirmed to have attractive properties sufficiently solid to pull cars and have the power to increase altitude of Aircrafts passing nearby.

Magnetic Hill Leh Ladakh

 

47) Vishwanathan Anand holds the record for being the first player in chess history to have won the World Championship in three different formats viz;  knockout, tournament, and match.

Vishwanathan Anand Chess Champion

 

48) Invention of the game chess happens to be in India.

Chess Game

 

49) Shirt’s buttons were invented in India.

Shirts Buttons

 

50) The number zero was invented in India.

Invention of Zero

 

51) Invention of cataract and plastic surgery happens to be in India.

52) India has restricted every single captive dolphin, expressing that dolphins ought to be seen of non human people.

53) Bangalore City in India, also known as the tech capital, has expanded its office supply by six times since 2006, and now has more Grade-A workplaces than Singapore.

54) The number of films produced every year is more than any other country in the world.

55) The largest milk producer in the world is none other than India.

56) Karmanasa River is thought to be a cursed river and it is trusted that touching its water would demolish one’s plans. In addition, there’s not really any advancement along this waterway. Individuals around this stream simply eat dry organic products since cooking would require water.

57) Establishment of  Buddhism and Jainism(Two prominent religions) happened in India.

58) The 2011 World Cup saw India vs Pakistan semi-final match in Mohali drawing 150 million viewers worldwide.

59) The Brihadeswara Temple situated in Tamil Nadu is the first Granite Temple of the world built in just 5 years during the 11th century.

60) India was one of the richest countries in the world around the 17th century.

61) Other than US and Japan, India is the only country that makes supercomputers.

62) With more than 1.9 million miles of road covering the nation the world’s biggest road network is in India.

63) Believe it or not but, Tea is India’s national drink.

64) India grows 1.2 million tons of mangoes consistently every year. This weight is equal to 80,000 blue whales.

65) The Meghalaya State in India is the wettest place on the earth having inhabitations.

66) Yoga was invented in India and it existed for more than 5,000 years.

67) Invention of Martial Arts happens to be in India.

68) Before British attack in the mid seventeenth century, India was one of the wealthiest nations on earth.

69) India designed the number framework and Aryabhatta was the researcher who created the digit zero.

70) India is one of the biggest exporter of PC software items.

71) India has the most number of post offices on the planet, with 150,000 post offices. However, it takes two weeks for a letter to move only 30 miles.

72) The law does not allow to take Indian currency (rupees) out of the country.

73) A report suggests that more than a million Indians are millionaires, yet most Indians live on under two dollars every day. In fact, estimates show that 35% of India’s population lives below the poverty line.

74) India is the world’s biggest maker of dried beans, for example, kidney beans and chickpeas. It additionally leads the world in banana exports.

75) Each significant world religion is represented here. Also, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism all began in India.

76) Approximately 80% of Indians are Hindu. Muslims being the biggest minority in India form around 13% of the nation’s population. Additionally, it has the third biggest population of Muslims on the planet, after Indonesia and Pakistan.

77) India has the world’s biggest film industry, situated in the city of Mumbai. As a matter of fact, the B in “Bollywood” originates from Bombay, the previous name for Mumbai. All Bollywood motion pictures are musicals.

78) The banyan, or Indian fig tree, is viewed as an image of everlasting status and is specified in numerous Indian myths and legends. It’s a self renewing plant and is India’s national tree.

79) As a matter of fact, there are a total of six seasons : summer, autumn, winter, spring, summer monsoon, and winter monsoon.

80) India is the world’s biggest tea maker, and tea is its most well known refreshment.

81) Value of “pi” utilized as a part of arithmetic was first figured by the Indian mathematician Budhayana in 6th century.

82) India is one of the six nations who launch satellites.

83) The Bombay stock exchange(BSE) records in excess of 6,600 organizations simply after NYSE.

84) India stands world’s second largest after China in pharmaceutical industry with respect to pill production.

85) India’s software developers community is 2nd largest after the U.S.A.

86) The record for the second largest network of paved highways belongs to India after the U.S.

87) As a matter of fact, Hundred of the Fortune 500 organizations have R&D offices in India.

88) Interestingly, U.S.A. has 2 million people of Indian origin, staying in the country.

89) The most affluent and best educated of the recent immigrant groups in the U.S.A. are Indian-born Americans.

90) As a matter of fact, 30 percent of the R&D analysts in American pharmaceutical organizations are Indian Americans.

91) Almost 49% of the tech companies in silicon Valley and Washington are owned by Indians or Indo Americans.

92) Indian students take more admissions to U.S.A. colleges than any other nation on the planet. In 2004-2005, more than 80,000 Indian students entered the U.S. However, China sent just 65,000 students amid a similar time.

93) Mankind saw Ayurveda as being the “first school of medicine”. Charaka, also known as the father of ayurveda started this form of medicine about 2500 years ago.

94) As a matter of fact, the Bailey bridge is the highest bridge in the world, situated in Ladakh between the Dras and Suru rivers in the Himalayan mountain range.

95) Sushrata is thought to be the father of surgery. More than 2600 years back, Sushrata alongside his group led complicated surgeries, for example, artificial limbs, cataracts, urinary stones and so on.

96) At this point around half of the people in India are under 25 years of age.

97) Plastic bags didn’t exist in India before 1985.

98) Incidentally, it  is the only country in the world having a Bill of Rights for Cows.

99) India purchases more gold than any other nation.

100) As a matter of fact, India happens to be the largest democracy in the world.

101) Indians find  toilet paper unhygienic and consider using left hand to splash water in the appropriate direction. As a result, the left hand is considered unclean and is never used for eating.

102) Cows are often found roaming freely on the streets. They are considered sacred. They are given the status of humankind’s seven mothers because they offer milk similar to a natural mother.

103) The Indian flag has three horizontal bands of color: saffron for courage and sacrifice, white for truth and peace, and green for faith, fertility, and chivalry. Furthermore, Ashok Chakra(Buddhist chakra) is used in the middle band.

104) The earliest cotton in the world was spun and woven in India. Roman emperors took interest in the delicate cotton from India and they called it “woven winds”. Furthermore, Mogul emperors called it the “morning dew” and “cloth of running water.

105) The meaning of Himalayas according to Sanskrit language is – hima(snow) and alaya(abode). In addition, they expand around 1,500 miles and are gradually becoming taller, nearly an inch a year.

106) The co-founder of Sun Microsystems -Vinod Khosla, the creator of the Pentium chip -Vinod Dahm, the founder/creator of Hotmail -Sabeer Bhatia, and the General Manager of Hewlett-Packard-Rajiv Gupta are all Indians.

107) Alexander the Great was one of the first to bring Indian country in contact with the West. After his passing, a connection amongst Europe and the East would not be reestablished until Portuguese traveler Vasco da Gama (1460-1524) arrived in Calicut, India, in 1498.

108) The national animal of India is Bengal tiger. It was once found throughout the nation, however now there are less than 2500 wild tigers left.

109) The British era endured from 1858 to 1947 (despite the fact that they had a solid presence since the 1700s). English impact is still found in Indian engineering, education system, transportation, and politics. Consequently, a lot of India’s most exceedingly awful starvations are related with British governance in India.

110) Mumbai is India’s biggest city, with a population of around 15 million. Accordingly in 1661, British architects constructed an interstate joining each of the seven unique islands of Bombay into a solitary landmass.

111) The lotus is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. Furthermore, the Lotus Temple is shaped like a lotus flower with 27 gigantic petals covered in marble.

112) Marigold flowers are used for decorating spaces in Hindu marriages. As a result are considered an image of favorable luck and joy.

113) Rivers have been an essential part in India’s culture and old stories. They have been adored as goddesses since they provide water to a generally dry land. Showering in the Ganga River specifically is thought to take away a man’s wrongdoings.

114) Raziya Sultana (1205-1240) happens to be India’s first woman leader. She was viewed as an extraordinary pioneer, however she managed for just three years before getting killed.

115) As a matter of fact, the entire country falls under a single time zone.

116) On India’s Independence Day, 15th of August 1947, the nation was part into 2 halves. The partition dislodged 1.27 million individuals and brought about the death of a few hundred thousand to a million people due to clashes.

117) The Taj Mahal(From the 7 wonders) was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (1592-1666) for his adored spouse Mumtaz Mahal (1593-1631). Furthermore, this engineering magnificence has been called “marbled embroidery” for its mind boggling workmanship. It took 22,000 laborers 22 years to finish it.

118) Dancing has been India’s most profoundly developed arts and was an integral part of worship in every temple. However, it is eminent for its expressive hand movements.

119) Alexander the Great attacked India partly in light of the fact that he needed to illuminate the riddle of the “ocean” which he had been told was a gigantic, nonstop ocean that streamed around the land. When he achieved the Indian Ocean, he sacrificed a few bulls to Poseidon for driving him to his objective.

120) India leads in production of world’s spices accounting to almost 70 percent.

121) Chandragupta Maurya (340-290 B.C.), one of the greatest emperor in India, who established the Mauryan Empire (321-185 B.C.),  was guarded by a band of women fighters on horseback.

122) London city has more number of Indian restaurants than Mumbai or Delhi city. England likewise has the biggest Indian restaurant in the world, The Aakash, which can serve up to 750 individuals in a single sitting.

123) The famous Golden Temple feeds over 100,000 people a day regardless of race, religion or class.

124) Farmers here utilize Coca Cola and Pepsi as a cheap alternative to costly pesticides.

125) New Delhi is one of the most air polluted city in the world.

126) India’s statistics say, it has more number of phones than toilet.

127) India ranks 2nd in the number of scientists and engineers.

128) More than 4700 daily newspapers in excess of 300 languages are delivered in India.

129) Above all, New Delhi has the biggest wholesale spice market named Khari Baoli.

130) The highest civilian award of the Republic of India is Bharat Ratna.

131) In addition, the three Mathematic pillars namely Algebra, Calculus, Trigonometry originated here.

132) Around 100 B.C India saw development of decimal system and place value.

133) All things considered India sells software to almost 90 countries from all over the world.

134) India is the world’s biggest importer of arms yet it has never attacked any nation.

135) As a matter of fact, Olympic Games were never hosted here.

136) Siachin the world’s highest battlefield is under India’s control.

137) The national song of the country is Vande matram while Jana Gana Mana is its national anthem.

138) As a matter of fact Indira Gandhi was India’s first female Prime Minister of the country.

139) The white tiger or bleached tiger is a pigmentation variant of the Bengal tiger.

140) The Taj Mahal, is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

141) Adolf Hitler was a huge fan of Indian hockey legend Major Dhyanchand. For this reason, Dhyanchand was offered German citizenship when India defeated Germany in 1936 in the Berlin Olympic Finals.

142) Surprisingly an old Indian man claims he has not eaten or drunk for 70 years. Doctors tested him and are still don’t know how it’s possible.

143) Strangely, a man was made to marry a dog to beat his curse.

144) Above all, in West Bengal state cows have a Photo ID Card.

145) India has the biggest slave populace in the advanced world with more than 14 million slaves.

146) India’s “Go Air” aircraft just contracts female flight attendants since they are lighter, in order to save up to 500,000 US Dollars per year in fuel.

147) Natwarlal, a noted Indian con man sold the Taj Mahal, the Red Fort, and the Rashtrapati Bhavan and also the Parliament House of India. He was sentenced to jail for 113 years but he managed to escape prison 9 times.

148) Mukesh Ambani(The richest man in the Country), built a home with a price of 1 billion US Dollars. Furthermore, it is a 27 storied building with 3 helipads, a 6 floor car parking, a staff of 600, a 4 storey hanging garden plus a cinema.

149) As a matter of fact 11% of the World’s Gold is hold by Indian Women. That is more than the reserves of U.S., Switzerland and Germany set up together.

150) Furthermore, it isn’t remarkable to take marijuana in milkshake form.

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