Interesting Facts About India!!! India is the origin of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, culture, and tradition. Our most instructive and valuable materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.
Here are 12 amazing and interesting facts about India to support this statement:
The wettest inhabited place in the world
Mawsynram is a village on the Khasi Hills, Meghalaya receives the highest recorded average rainfall in the world. Cherrapunji is also a part of Meghalaya, holds the record for the heavy rainfall in the year 1861.
A floating post office
It is one of the interesting facts about India. India has the largest postal network in the world with around 1, 55,015 post offices. One post office on an average serves a population of 7,175 people. The floating post office was inaugurated in August 2011 in Dal Lake, Srinagar.
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Bandra Worli Sealink has steel wires = the earth’s circumference
Bandra Worli Sealink is a true architectural and engineering marvel that took a total of 2,57,00,000 man hours for completion and also weighs as much as 50,000 African elephants.
The Indian National Kabaddi team has won and achieved all World Cups
India has won all 5 men’s Kabaddi World Cups held till date. They have been undefeated throughout these tournaments. The Indian women’s Kabaddi team has also won all Kabaddi World cups held till date.
India’s first President Dr. Rajendra Prasad only took 50% of his salary
When Dr. Rajendra Prasad was appointed the Indian President, he only took 50% of his salary. He claimed that he didn’t require more than that. Towards the end of this 12-year tenure, he only took 25% of his salary. The salary of the Indian President was Rs 10,000 then.
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The highest cricket ground in the world
The Chail Cricket Ground in Chail, Himachal Pradesh is the highest in the world at an altitude of 2,444 meters. It is a part of the Chail Military School and was built in 1893.
The first rocket in India was carried on a bicycle
The first rocket was so small and light that it was transported on a bicycle to the Thumba Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
Shampooing – an Indian concept
Shampoo was invented in India with the method and use of herbs, not with the commercial liquid. The word “shampoo” has been originated from the Sanskrit word “Champu” (massage).
Kumbh Mela gathering visible from space
The Kumbh Mela 2011 was the largest gathering of people with around 75 million pilgrims. The gathering was so massive that the crowd was visible from space.
Rabindranath Tagore wrote the national anthem for Bangladesh also.
Rabindranath Tagore is credited not only for writing the national anthem “Jana Gana Mana” for India, but also for the Bangladeshi national anthem “Amar Sonar Bangla”. He was also offered knighthood by the British but declined the honor after the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
Water on the moon was discovered by India
India’s ISRO Chandrayaan-1 used its Moon Mineralogy Mapper to detect water on the moon for the first time in September 2009.
Astronaut Rakesh Sharma said India looks “saare jahaan se accha from space” in response
Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi asked the 1st Indian Astronaut in space, Rakesh Sharma, about how India looked from space. His answer was our famous patriotic song, “Saare Jahaan se Achcha”.