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India is the land of wonders, or as Mark Twain put it, “an imaginary land – a fairy tale land”, a land of living culture, breathtaking arts and extreme diversity. To learn a bit more about these wonders, let’s dive deep into the interesting facts about India in its culture, science, and art. Read more about the facts of the Indian country.

What is India known for?

India is known as the most populous state, the film industry and Bollywood, an old and outstanding train network, and its colorful celebrations and festivals, the beautiful Taj Mahal and strange post offices among others. For example, did you know that Arabic numbers come from India?

Fast India facts

Capital New Delhi
Official language Hindi
Country code +91
currency Indian rupee (INR)
Time zone IS
population 1.366 billion (2019)
place Asia
Area 1,269,219 sq mi
Neighboring countries China, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar.
anthem “Jana Gana Mana”

Interesting facts about India

As you can see, there are already many interesting facts about India, and the country is an endless wonderland for those who seek knowledge of different cultures and want to see the world from a different point of view. Not only is India the second largest population in the world, but it is expected to overtake China in forty years to have the largest population in the world.

India’s history

Gateway of India Monument in Mumbai, India.

Facts about India 1. India has not been occupied by any other country in the last 100,000 years of history.

Facts about India 2. The name “India” is derived from the Indus River, the valleys of the early settlers. The Aryans called the Indus River Sindhu. Only later did Persian invaders convert it to Hindu. “Hindustan” refers to the area of ​​the Hindus and combines “Sindhu” and “Hindu”.

Facts about India 3. One of the most famous Hindus today is Mahatma Gandhi. In his full name Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, he was a political ethicist who fought nonviolently against British rule in India. Interestingly, the honorable Mah’atm’a means “great soul” in Sanskrit. Mahatma Gandhi has also run nationwide campaigns to fight poverty and expand women’s rights. If you want to learn more about India’s independence movement, read about Rajendra Prasad.

Facts about India 4. India’s Independence Day is on August 15th each year. The occasion has been marked by major celebrations since 1947. Each year a prime minister and a president deliver a speech.

Facts about India 5. India has the world’s largest diaspora, at 18 million. Over 18 million Hindus live outside of India around the world, and most of them live in the United Arab Emirates, the United States of America, and Saudi Arabia.

Facts about India 6. Indians are not peoples of India. Hindus are. When Columbus first met indigenous people from India (and indeed America) on his first voyage in 1493, he described them as “shy and frightened,” but these were not Hindus of India he met.

Facts about India 7. The oldest city in India is Varanasi (once Banaras), which was once famous for its muslin and silk fabrics, perfumes and ivory work. In addition, it is believed that Buddha founded Buddhism there through his first lecture “The Movement of the Wheel of Dharma”.

Facts about India 8. The Indian rupee is one of the most popular currencies in the world. After independence, Pakistan used Indian rupees stamped “Pakistan” until it could print its own.

Facts about India 9. Algebra originally comes from India. Al-Khwarizmi is the father of Albegra in India. He was the founder of Bījagaṇita, the medieval Indian mathematics. The other branch of medieval mathematics was “mathematics using algorithms” for pāṭīigaṇita. Indian mathematics contributed to the concept of zero as a number, negative numbers, arithmetic, and algebra.

Fact about India 10. Trigonometry and calculus also come from India

Facts about India 6. India has the world’s largest democratic educational ecosystem.

India’s geography, monuments and cities

Young woman during sunset at Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Facts about India 7. India has the largest number of post offices in the world. There is even a floating post office in Jammu and Kashmir on Dal Lake in Srinagar, the first and only one in the country. In addition to the normal postal services of the post office, the place is also a philately museum and a shop for postage stamps and other products

Facts about India 8. The Chenab Bridge is the tallest railway bridge in the world. Hence, not all famous monuments in India are religious. The stunning bridge over the Chanbu River in Jammy is 1,178 feet above the water. India’s rail network has compromised more than 40,000 miles, making it one of the largest rail networks in the world. With the 162-year-old system, 11,000 trains can run every day. You should definitely take a ride on Indian Railways!

Facts about India 9. There is a temple of rats in Rajasthan. Although rats are not worshiped as often in India as cows, there is a temple dedicated to rats in Rajasthan. Many pilgrims visit this temple and the city all year round on their religious journeys.

Fact about India 10. Interestingly, New Delhi is indeed new, less than 100 years old. The city was founded in 1911 and only inaugurated in 1931. The part of the capital Delhi, New Delhi, is famous for its gardens and botanical houses. The Garden of Fice Senses, Lodi Gardens, Buddha Jayanti Park, and Nehru Park are some of the gardens that make New Delhi famous.

Facts about India 11. There are 28 states and 8 union territories in India. When Indians go from state to state, they sometimes have to speak in a different language.

India’s culture

Portrait of Sadhu Baba Nondo Somendrah, in a boat on the Ganges in Varanasi, India.

Facts about India 12. Although India is the second largest population in the world, India is the largest English speaking country in the world.

Fact about India 13th. There are 22 official languages ​​in India. The first constitutional plan consists of Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Bodo, Santhali, Maithili and Dogri languages .

Facts about India 14. Cows are sacred in India. It is a rule of thumb that cows are sacred in India as are Hindus who make up 80 percent of the Indian population. Its horns symbolize the gods, its four legs, the ancient Hindu scriptures or the “Vedas” and its udder, the four goals of life, including material wealth, desire, justice and redemption.

Fact about India 15. India is the only country to win all three types of world cricket championships – 60 overs, 50 overs and 20 overs. Cricket is one of the main attractions. The sport was brought there by the British.

Fact about India 16. At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, India won a total of over 100 medals for the first time in the history of the Games. India has the greatest luck in ice hockey at the Olympic Games.

Facts about India 17. India has over 300,000 mosques and over 2 million Hindu temples. These religious buildings range from small temples – the smallest temple in India, the Mundeshwari Temple in Bihar – to the large Taj Mahal.

Facts about India 19th century You may already know the Taj Mahal, the white mausoleum emperor dedicated to his wife after her death. Taj Mahal is one of the most significant architectural wonders of the Mughal Empire. 22,000 workers, painters, stone cutters and embroidery artists had to leave the temple as it is today. The temple took 17 years to complete, and all of the materials needed for the Taj Mahal were transported in 1,000 elephants.

Fact about India 20. The world’s largest Hindu pilgrimage festival, Kumbh Mela, takes place in India. It’s so big you can even see the gathering from space! It is celebrated in a cycle of approximately 12 years at four pilgrimage sites on the river bank and marked by a ritual immersion in water. Kumbh Mela is also a celebration of community trade with fairs, education, religious discourse with saints and glasses.

Fact about India 20. Of the world highest Cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. This cricket field was built in 1893 after leveling a hill and is 2,444 meters above sea level.

Facts about India 21. Freddie Mercury and his family have been identified as Indian Parsi. Freddie’s father was born in Britain-ruled India.

Facts about India 22. The Snakes Ladders board game, originally known as Moksha Patam, is an ancient Indian board game that is now considered a worldwide classic. The game shares the joy of climbing the ladders and the trick of stepping on the snake and is therefore dependent on the lucky hand.

India’s food

Cooking Pooris In Bhalsona, Uttar Pradesh, India

Facts about India 23. Indian food is full of spices and the chef’s reputation is based on his curry, but not all dishes in the Indian food spectrum are spicy.

Facts about India 24. Chai is an ancient drink whose real name is masala chai. Traditionally, it requires some sweetness and contains less caffeine than coffee.

Fact about India 25. In India, women eat the last and the bare minimum, but the balance has shifted since the 1950s, when women moved from home to work.

Facts about India 26. India is home to the roots of the world’s most flavorful Carline Reaper pepper. which is cultivated by Naga Morich. Bhut Jolokia and Trinidad Scorpio. All three Indian peppers find their home in northeast India.

India’s nature

The snow-capped Himalayan mountains in India.

Facts about India 27. An interesting fact about India is that the country is the wettest inhabited place on earth. The village of Meghalaya won the Guinness Record for being the wettest place on earth. The monsoon season here lasts six months with 11,873 millimeters of annual precipitation.

Facts about India 28. Bengal tiger, also called the Indian tiger, is the most common tiger. However, the most interesting fact is that individuals of Bengal tiger species make up half of all wild tigers!

Fact about India 29. North Sentinel Island is an island in India where an indigenous population, the Sentinelese, voluntarily live in isolation. India has banned its citizens from going to North Sentinel Island and it is illegal to move within three miles of the island. In addition, the indigenous population is known for their violence and reluctance to communicate.

Fact about India 30. According to Hindu legend, one of India’s most sacred rivers, the Ganges, was unleashed from Shiva’s topknot.

Facts About India Dec. There are seven great mountains in India with the Himalayas being the most popular. It is also because of the Himalayas that India has its specific climate – their great height, length, and direction cause summer monsoons to cause rain or snow.

Fact about India 32. Incredible India is located on the Indian subcontinent Asia and has a specific climate and ecosystems that differ from Southeast Asia or Central Asia.

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