15 Amazing facts about India ,you didn’t know !!!

15 Amazing facts about India ,you didn’t know !!!

15 Amazing facts about India ,you didn’t know !!!

Your will be amazed

1. A floating post office

India has the largest postal network in the world with over 1, 55,015 post offices.
A single post office on an average serves a population of 7,175 people. The floating
post office in Dal Lake, Srinagar, was inaugurated in August 2011.

2. Kumbh Mela gathering visible from space

The 2011 Kumbh Mela was the largest gathering of people with over 75 million pilgrims.
The gathering was so huge that the crowd was visible from space.

3. The wettest inhabited place in the world

Mawsynram, a village on the Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, receives the highest recorded average
rainfall in the world. Cherrapunji, also a part of Meghalaya, holds the record for the
most rainfall in the calendar year of 1861.

4. Bandra Worli Sealink has steel wires equal to the earth’s circumference

It took a total of 2,57,00,000 man hours for completion and also weighs as much as 50,000
African elephants. A true engineering and architectural marvel.

5. The highest cricket ground in the world

At an altitude of 2,444 meters, the Chail Cricket Ground in Chail, Himachal Pradesh, is
the highest in the world. It was built in 1893 and is a part of the Chail Military School.

6. Shampooing is an Indian concept

Shampoo was invented in India, not the commercial liquid ones but the method by use of herbs.
The word ‘shampoo’ itself has been derived from the Sanskrit word champu, which means to massage

7. Water on the moon was discovered by India

In September 2009, India’s ISRO Chandrayaan- 1 using its Moon Mineralogy Mapper detected water
on the moon for the first time.

8 Science day in Switzerland is dedicated to Ex-Indian President, APJ Abdul Kalam

The father of India’s missile programme had visited Switzerland back in 2006. Upon his arrival,
Switzerland declared May 26th as Science Day.

9. The first rocket in India was transported on a cycle

The first rocket was so light and small that it was transported on a bicycle to the Thumba
Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

10. India has a spa just for elephants

Elephants receive baths, massages and even food at the Punnathoor Cotta Elephant Yard Rejuvenation
Centre in Kerala. Now that’s a BIG step for the country.

11.India is the world’s second-largest English speaking country

India is second only to the USA when it comes to speaking English with around 125 million people
speaking the language, which is only 10% of our population. This is expected to grow by quite a
margin in the coming years.

12.Largest number of vegetarians in the world

Be it because of religious reasons or personal choices or both, around 20-40% of Indians are
vegetarians, making it the largest vegetarian-friendly country in the world.

13.Freddie Mercury and Ben Kingsley are both of Indian descent

Freddie Mercury, the legendary singer of the rock band ‘Queen’ was born a Parsi with the name
Farrokh Bulsara while the famous Oscar winning Hollywood star Ben Kingsley was born Krishna
Pandit Bhanji.

14.Astronaut Rakesh Sharma said India lookssaare jahaan se achcha from space

Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi asked the first Indian in space, Rakesh Sharma, about how
India looked from space. His response was our famous patriotic song, “Saare Jahaan Se Achcha.”

15.Diamonds were first mined in India

Initially, diamonds were only found in the alluvial deposits in Guntur and Krishna District of
the Krishna River Delta. Until diamonds were found in Brazil during the 18th century, India
led the world in diamond production.

16.Snakes and Ladders originated in India

Earlier known as Moksha Patamu, the game was initially invented as a moral lesson about karma
to be taught to children. It was later commercialized and has become one of the most popular
board games in the world.

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