15 Unknown And Interesting Facts About India We Bet You Didn’t Know

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Largest gathering of people

kumbh mela

In 2019, over 250 million people gathered to visit the kumbh mela, this is the largest gathering of people in the world, the gathering was so huge that the crowd was visible from space. Amazing, isn’t it?

The first rocket in India was transported by cycle

first rocket

The first rocket in India which was launched on November 21 1963 was actually transported on a cycle and a bullock cart, the parts of the rocket were carried on these vehicles. The 1950’s was sure a fascinating time.

Diamonds were first mined in India

Diamonds

Till the 18th century, India was the only country that produced diamonds, the diamonds were found in the alluvial deposits in Guntur and Krishna.

Snake and ladders originated in India

Snake and ladders

The popular game Snake and ladders was invented in India, it was called moksha patamu. It was used to teach the concept of karma to little kids, the game was introduced to world later and it became one of the most popular games in the world.Is your mind blown already?

The floating Post Office

floating Post Office

India has the highest number of post offices in the world and also has the largest postal network in the world, but did you know that India has the only floating post office in the world too. This post office is built on a houseboat on the Dal Lake in Srinagar. This post office really makes India an Intriguing place.

Highest number of vegetarians in the world

Highest number of vegetarians

As the majority of the population are Hindus, almost 40% of the people that live in India are vegetarians, this makes India the country with the highest number of vegetarians. Isn’t this fascinating?

Second largest English-speaking nation

2nd largest English speaking nation

Over 10% of the people living in India speak English, which means that India has over 130 million people speaking in English, this makes India the second largest English-speaking nation behind only USA. Very compelling, isn’t it?

Biggest family in the world

Biggest family in the world

Living in India is the biggest family in the world, the head of the family is Mr. Ziona Chana, he has 39 wives, 94 children, 14 daughters-in-law and 33 grandchildren which brings the family count to 181 members. That family sure is captivating.

Polling station for a single person

Polling station

In India, during every election a special booth has been set up for Mahant BharatdasDarshandas, who has been voting since 2004, he is the only person to vote from Banej, which is located in the Gir forest. Looks like Interesting things keep happening in India every day.

Hindi is not the national language

national language

Yes, that’s right. Hindi is not the national language of India, in fact India has no national language, we have regional languages, English and Hindi are the official languages of India. Every state has two plus the regional language as the official language. All of this is really thought-provoking.

The wettest Inhabited place in the world

wettest place in the world

Mawsynram, located in the Meghalaya State in India, is the wettest place in the world, with an annual rainfall of 11,871 millimeters giving it a spot in the Guinness record for highest average annual rainfall. This really makes India an engaging place.

Water on moon was discovered by India

Water on moon

On November 14, 2008, the Indian spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 released the Moon Impact Probe (MIP) that impacted Shackleton Crater, of the lunar south pole, on 14 November 2008 releasing subsurface debris that was analyzed for presence of water ice. This was the first time that any evidence that water existed on moon was discovered and it was done by India. The more you know, India keeps surprising us with interesting discoveries

Most visited place in the world

Golden Temple

The Golden Temple of Amritsar was awarded as the most visited place in the world by the World Book of Records. More than 1 lakh people visit this temple every day. The sheer quantity of people there must be mind-blowing.

India has won all Kabbadi World Cups

Kabbadi World Cup

Kabbadi originated from India and the Indian national team has won all the 5 World Cups that have taken place, the woman team has also done the same thing by winning all the World Cups. The Indian Kabbadi team really is astonishing.

Cows have rights

Interesting facts about India

In India, cow is considered as a holy animal and many people consider cow as their second mother, So the constitution of India has set a number of rules which prevent the sale and slaughter of cows. This really makes India an interesting place.

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