Amazing Facts About India Which Will Make You Proud Of Your Nation

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  • The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name ‘Hindustan’ combines Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus.
  • Chess was invented in India.
  • In 100 B.C. , India introduced the ‘Place Value System’ and the ‘Decimal System’.
  • The 13th century poet saint ‘Gyandev’ created the game of Snakes & Ladders. In time, the game underwent several modifications, but its meaning remained the same, i.e. good deeds take people to heaven and evil to a cycle of re-births.
  • The world’s highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. Built in 1893 after leveling a hilltop, this cricket pitch is 2444 meters above sea level.
  • The largest employer in India is the Indian Railways, employing over a million people.
  • Takshila was the world’s first university which was established in 700 BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects.
  • India was one of the richest countries till the time of British rule in the early 17th Century. Christopher Columbus, attracted by India’s wealth, had come looking for a sea route to India.
  • Until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds in the world.
  • More than 25% of the world’s population follows the four religions born in India – Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism.
  • Islam is India’s and the world’s second largest religion.
  • The Vishnu Temple in the city of Tirupathi built in the 10th century,larger than either Rome or Mecca, an average of 30,000 visitors donate $6 million (US) to the temple everyday.
  • Martial Arts were first created in India, and later spread to Asia by Buddhist missionaries.
  • Yoga has its origins in India and has existed for over 5,000 years
  • Once British rule was over, India was split into the Republic of India and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Later, an area between India and Pakistan became the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
  • India has the largest postal system in the world with more than 150,000 post offices, which is thrice the size of that of China.
  • The second largest pool of engineers and scientists is from India.
  • India has the world’s largest Hindu population with nearly 81% of its population. India is one of the three countries (other are Nepal and Mauritius) in the world where Hinduism is the majority.
  • Bollywood is the largest movie industry in terms of output, followed by Nollywood – the movie industry of Nigeria.
  • Jyoti Kisange Amge is the world’s shortest living woman. She was born on 16 December 1993 in Nagpur. She is 62.8 centimeters tall (2 ft 0.6 in.).
  • With 37 teeth in his mouth, Vijay Kumar V.A. from India has the most teeth in the world.
  • The City Montessori School, in Lucknow, is the world’s largest school in terms of students with over 39437 pupils and 2500 teachers.
  • India is the world’s largest milk producer, with 16 percent of global production, followed by the United States of America, China, Pakistan, and Brazil.
  • The largest wholesale spice market of Asia is in India – Khari Baoli, New Delhi.
  • Vava Suresh, popularly known as “The Snake Man” of Kerala, is a wildlife conservationist from India. He has rescued/captured more than 52,000 snakes.
  • India is house to the world’s biggest family: A man named Ziona Chana has 39 wives, 94 children, and 33 grandchildren. The family lives in a 100-room, four-story house set amidst the hills of Baktwang village,Mizoram.
  •  The Human Calculator, Shakuntala Devi is a math prodigy from India. She could calculate 7,686,369,774,870 × 2,465,099,745,779 and provided the correct answer in mere 28 seconds.
  • 90 countries from all over the world buy software from India.
  • The impact of the meteor was so strong that it created a lake. It is the ‘Lonar Lake’ in Maharashtra.
  • India is the world’s largest importer of arms but it has never invaded or attacked any country.
  • Kerela is the highest liquor consuming State in India.
  • There is only 3% of Indians who pay their income tax.
  • After the United States and the UK, India is the third in terms of records claimed in Guinness Book of World Records.
  • Langar at the Golden Temple Amritsar feeds up to 100,000 people a day for free.
  • A huge scaffold covered Taj Mahal during World War 2 to make it look like a stockpile of Bamboo and misguide any enemy bombers.
  • The Bailey Bridge is the highest bridge in the world. It is located in the Ladakh Valley, India.
  • India produces 70% of the world’s spices.
  • The world’s second largest airport is the Indira Gandhi International airport in Delhi.
  • The number of births in India every year is more than the total population of Australia and many other nations.
  • It’s illegal for foreigners to take Indian currency (rupees) out of India.
  • Shiv Nagar village in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh is named ‘Snapdeal.com Nagar’ because snapdeal.com, the e-commerce company, has installed 15 hand-pumps in the village.
  • Half of the population is under the age of 25 which makes them one of the youngest populations in the world.
  • There are around 51 births each minute, 3,060 births each hour and 73,440 births per day.
  • India exports over $415 million worth of hair a year.
  • There are more mobile phones than toilets.
  • The Indian Railways have more than 1 million employees.
  • India’s road network is long enough to loop around Earth over 117 times.
  • More than a million Indians are millionaires, yet most Indians live on less than two dollars a day. An estimated 35% of India’s population lives below the poverty line.

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  • The Kumbh Mela is a huge Hindu religious festival.In 2001, 60 million people attended, breaking the record for the world’s biggest gathering. The mass of people was photographed from space by a satellite.
  • London has more Indian restaurants than Mumbai or Delhi. Britain also has the largest Indian restaurant in the world, The Aakash, which can seat up to 750 people in one sitting.
  • One person died on the road in India every three minutes in 2012.
  • India consumes about half of the world’s whiskey.
  • In 2012, India saw 371 suicides a day.
  • India was the fourth most dangerous country for journalists last year.
  • Medical tourism industry(India) is going to be equal to $2 billion by next year – that’s about the gdp of greenland.
  • The Ice Hockey team of India are even member of International Ice Hockey Federation.
  • All captive dolphins are banned in India, stating that it is morally unacceptable to keep them captive for entertainment purpose. Surely PETA would be proud.
  • India is the only country to have an entire ocean named after it, i.e. Indian Ocean. #incredibleIndia
  • The number of people travelling in Indian Railways is roughly 25 million per day which is like shifting the entire population of Australia. Wow!
  • Did you know? Pizza Hut, KFC and McDonalds introduced vegetarian menu just to cater to the Indian population. That’s the power of the Indians.
  • Indian housewives hold 11% of the World’s Gold. That is more than the reserves of the U.S., IMF, Switzerland and Germany put together. OH MY GOLD!
  • True to the cultural norm of sticking together, only about 1 in 100 marriages in India end in divorce, one of the lowest rates in the world.
  • India sold 3.2 billion tickets last year. This makes India a bigger movie market than America and Canada combined.
  • Staying true to the ideals of secularism mentioned in its one-of-a-kind constitution, there are 300,000 active mosques in India, more than in any other country, including the Muslim world.
  • For every proud Indian GOT fan, A subsidiary of Prana Studios in Mumbai is responsible for modelling Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons. “Make in India” seems to be working well.
  • In 1928, India was so good at Hockey that the British withdrew from Olympics to avoid a possible embarrassing defeat by its own colony.
  • India has won all 5 men’s Kabaddi World Cups held till now andThe Indian women’s team has also won all Kabaddi World Cups held till date. #undefeatedindia.
  • One woman dies every hour in India because of dowry-related crimes.
  • Sex toys Are Illegal in India.
  • To earn enough to buy a Big Mac, the average person in India has to work almost 6 hours.
  • India’s “Go Air” airline only hires female flight attendants because they are lighter, saving up to US$500,000 a year in fuel.
  • A con man in India repeatedly “sold” the Taj Mahal, the Indian parliament and other heritage sites. He managed to escape prison 9 times.
  • India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, built a US$1 billion 27-story house with 3 helipads, a 6-floor car park, a staff of 600, a hanging garden and a cinema.
  • There’s a gypsy tribe in India that celebrates death as one of the happiest events in life, while treating births with great grief.
  • In 2009, a doctor in India removed 172,155 stones from a patient’s left kidney during a three-hour surgery.
  • 13 of the 20 most polluted cities in world are just in India.
  • The village of Shani Shingnapur, India, had no doors, locks or crime for over 400 years until 2010.
  • A statue of Jesus in India had water mysteriously dripping from its toes. Worshipers would collect and sometimes drink it. But on finding, a clogged toilet was the source of that water.
  • In 2016, India planted nearly 50 million trees in 24 hours, a new Guinness World Record.
  • India’s Chennai airport ceiling has fallen down 66 times in the past few years.
  • The Number of People Travelling in the Indian Railways Every Day is Equal to the Population of Australia.
  • Awarded by the World Book of Records, the Golden Temple of Amritsar is the most visited place in the world with over one lakh devotees flocking at the shrine every single day.
  • The Karni Mata Temple in Rajasthan is home to thousands of rats, making it one of the strangest attractions of India and also one of the strangest facts about India as well.
  • Locally known as the mystery lake or the skeleton lake, Roopkund (Uttarakhand) is infamous for hundreds of human skeletons lying at the bottom of the lake and in the surrounding areas.
  • The world’s highest road greets you at Ladakh at an elevation of over 19,300 feet. Bike enthusiasts, take note because little fact about India could bring about a new adrenaline filled adventure for you.
  • Living true to its name, The Lifeline Express a.k.a the Jeevan Rekha Express is the world’s first hospital train taking its services ranging from surgeries to cancer treatment to remote villages.
  • With over 40 Indian attractions in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site list is one of India’s 2 most beautiful cities – Ahmedabad and The Pink City, Jaipur!

Alas! That’s a lot of interesting facts about India. Go on, Refer it to your friends if you want to blow their minds away!!