India is a country of 1.3 billion people and still manage to be the world’s largest and successful democracy. India is the land of Lord Krishna, Gautam Buddha, Mahatma Gandhi and many others who gave the lesson of Peace, Harmony and Humanity to the world.
India is known for its diversity. Every corner of India will amaze you with its incredible culture, religions, languages, lifestyle and geographical diversity.
In this post, we are going to tell you some amazing and interesting facts about India. Which will lead you to know more about this country:
Interesting Facts About India (1-10)
1. India is one of the world’s oldest civilization. Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro are parts of 5000 years old Indus Valley Civilization. When the rest world was roaming in forests, Indians established a number of civilized cities and societies.
2. India got its name due to the Indus river and its valley. India is also called Bharat after the name of its great ancient King Bharata. Persian and Moghul invaders call Indus river as Sindhu, which became Hindu and India got its third name ‘Hindustan’.
3. India’s mythical epic Mahabharata and Ramayana are the world’s oldest and greatest written poems. There are many pieces of evidence to relate both epics as historical documents. Mahabharata was written around 5000 years ago.
4. Ayurveda was discovered in ancient India. Ayurveda is the world’s oldest medical system. Ayurveda was developed in the Vedic era, Charaka consolidated it 2500 years ago.
5. This is called that India has never invaded or attacked any country in its 10,000 years long history.
6. India has the world’s largest postal system. There are around 150,000 Post Offices in India which are thrice more than China. India also has a floating post office in Dal Lake, which was inaugurated in 2011.
7. India is the Fastest developing country in the world with a growth rate of approx 7% per year.
8. According to the World Bank report of 2018, India is 6th largest Economy of the World. India will become the 5th largest economy by the end of 2019 according to the observation of the IMF.
9. ‘The Republic of India’ is the full name of India as per the constitution. Bharat is another official name of India used by the Government.
10. There are more than 1600 known languages in India, 800 are regularly used by many people on a daily basis. There are 22 officially recognised languages by Government of India. Hindi and English both languages are widely used for official work.
Interesting Facts About India (11-21)
11. ‘Zero’ was discovered in India by Mathematician Aryabhatt. Alongside with Zero, studies of Trigonometry, Algebra, Calculus and Decimal system were also developed in India.
12. Popular ancient games like ‘Snakes and Ladders’ and ‘Chess’ were invented in India.
13. India has the most number of Mosques in the world. There are more than 300,000 active Mosques. This number is more than any Muslim specific country.
14. India is the 2nd largest English speaking country in the World after the U.S.A. Over 12.5 million people speak English in India.
15. Indian Film Industry Bollywood is the World’s biggest film industry in terms of films releases every year.
16. India is the world’s biggest Spice producer. Over 70% of the spices used in the world are from India.
17. Nalanda and Takshshila (Taxila) are called the oldest Universities in the world. Takshshila was founded around 2800 years ago and Nalanda university was established around 400AD to 800AD.
18. Every day more than 4700 Newspapers in 300 languages are published in India.
19. Mahatma Gandhi is referred to India’s ‘Father of Nation’ and worshipped respectfully by people of India. But Government of India has never officially declared Mahatma Gandhi as Father of Nation.
20. India is the world’s biggest IT service provider.
21. Three most followed religions were originated in India. Buddha, Jain and Sikh religions were originated in India and later spread in the whole world.
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22. Indian army is one of the best armies in the world. It is also the third largest army in the world.
23. The highest battleground on the earth is protected by the Indian Army. Siachin is situated at an altitude of 5400 meters.
24. Chail is the world’s highest cricket ground. It is located in Chail of Himachal in India. It was built in 1893. it is situated at 7500 feet above the sea level.
25. India’s Moon mission ‘Chandrayan’ discovered the water on Moon for the first time in September 2009.
26. India is the first and only country in the world to complete a Mars mission successfully in its first attempt. Mars Orbiter Mission or Mangalyan is orbiting Mars since 24 September 2014.
27. India’s space agency ISRO is a big player in international space field but do you know that first rocket in India was transported on a Bicycle.
28. India was the first country which extracted and produced the Sugar.
29. Navigation techniques first were born in Sindhu river around 6000 years ago. The word Navigation is derived from NAVGATIH of Sanskrit.
30. India is now one of those some countries where being Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual is not a crime.
31. Indian mathematician Budhayana first calculated the value of ‘Pi’. He explained the concept of ‘Pythagoras Theory’ to the World.
32. Indian astronomer Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by Earth to orbit the Sun. He calculated this time as 365.258756484 days. Later western scientists claimed this achievement to themselves.
33. India is the World’s largest Milk producer followed by USA and China.
34. Indian Railway is the largest Railway in the world in terms of numbers of passengers travel every day. Indian Railway has 4th largest Rail lines network in the world.
35. The City Montessori School in Lucknow is the World’s largest school in terms of Students. More than 45000 students are there in the school.
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