25+ Amazing Facts about India

Hey! Hi everyone. Today this post will help you to know some of the interesting facts about India. These facts will be about Indian people culture and many more. So let’s begin.

India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most constructive material in the history of mass are treasured up in India only.

Mark Twain

India’s first rocket was transported by a cycle

During 1963 on November 21 this history was written by the great team of scientists including Dr. Vikram Sarabhai (the father of India’s space programme) and A.P.J Abdul Kalam (also known as missile man). Thumba announces the birth of modern space age in India. It is said that because of light weight of rocket, cycle was chosen as transportation medium.

1st rocket Transported by Cycle

Snakes and ladders is the game invented in India

This game was invented in India during 13th century by a poet called Saint Gyandev, according to him, in this game ladder represent the virtues while the snakes indicate vices ,and the basic concept of this game is, that good deeds take you to heaven while bad take you to hell.

Ludo invented in India

The first granite temple of world is in India :- The Brihadishvara Temple

Brihadeeshwara Temple (which is also known as Rajarajeswaram) is a world’s first granite temple, which is in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India. This temple was built by Raja Raja Chola 1 between 1003 and 1010AD. This is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva.The temple is also a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known the ‘Great Living Chola Temple’.

Granite Temple

Roopkund :- The Skeleton Lake is in India (Fact)

Roopkund is a high altitude glacial present in the lap of Trishul massif (which is in the Uttarakhand). This lake is famous for the hundreds of human skeleton, which according to researchers are the remains of the people killed in a sudden, violent hailstorm in the 9th century. Due to these skeleton this lake is also known as ‘ the Skeleton Lake ‘ or ‘Mystery Lake’.

Lake formed by Skeletons

The world’s largest school in term of students :- The City Montessori School of India

The City Montessori School in Lucknow Uttar Pradesh was founded by Dr. Jagdish Gandhi and his wife Dr. Bharti Gandhi in 1959. On 16 January 2019 across 18 campuses in the city, the school has 55, 547 pupils.

Largest School

World’s only Floating Park is in India

The Keibul Lamjao National Park { Meitei (also known as Manipuri):- Kei -Tiger, Bul – vast, and Lamjao – Large land) is the only floating park in the World. This national park is in the Bishnupur district of Manipur and, it is 40 kmĀ² (15.4 sq mile) in area.

Largest Floating Park

World’s Highest Post Office :- Hikkim Post Office

Hikkim village of Himachal Pradesh has a post office which is situated at an elevation of 4,400 m (14,400 ft). Rinchen Chhering has been the postmaster since its inception in 1983. Intrepid traveller make it this far to Hikkim village to take pride in mailing there letter from the highest post office on the earth.

Largest Post office

The Lake formed by meteors :- Lonar Lake

This lake is one of the interesting facts about Indian geography. The lake is located at Lonar in Buldhana district, Maharashtra, India and was created by a meteor impact during the Pleistocene Epoch. The lake has a mean diameter of 1.2 kilometers (3,900 ft) and is about 137 meters (449 ft) below the crater rim.

Lake formed by Meteor

World’s First Hospital Train runs in India

This is one of the amazing facts about Indian railway. The lifeline express or Jeenvan Rekha Express is world’s first hospital train that run in India and started in 1991. It was a collaboration between the Impact India Foundation, Indian Railways and the Health Ministry.

Hospital Train

The Temple of Rats :- Karni Mata Temple

Karni Mata Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Karni Mata at Deshnoke, 30km from Bikaner, in Rajasthan and is also known as the Temple of Rats because of more than 2500 black rats which are found there. These holy rats are called Kabbas, and many people travel great distance to pay their respects.

Rat's Temple

Mysterious Anti Gravity Hills in Ladakh

This is an another one of the most interesting facts about Indian geography. This hill is also called ‘ Magnetic Hill ‘ and is located at a distance of 30 km from Leh city on the Leh – Kargil Highway is a small stretch of road that defies the phenomenon of gravity by pulling stationary object upward. There are many theories some say that there is a strong magnetic force emanating from the hill that pulls vehicles that are within its and some say it is an optical illusion.

Anty Gravity Hills

One of the Oldest Inhabited Places of the World :- Varanasi

Varanasi is a city on the banks of river Ganga in Uttar Pradesh. Some people says that Varanasi was founded by lord Shiva.

Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together.

Mark Twain
Varanasi Fact

The village without doors :- Shani Shingnapur

Shani Shingnapur is a village in Maharashtra which is famous because of no locks or doors on any of the building. Residents of village claim that it has been completely crime – free for more than 400 years. People of Shani Shingnapur believe that the Hindu god Lord Shani protect the village from all crime and harm, but they know that the continued safety of their community resides with the people that inhabit it.

Village with no doors

The Wettest Place on the Earth :- Mawsynram, India

Mawsynram is a village in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. As it receive an average annual rainfall of 11872 milli metres which is more than any place, therefore it is called ‘the Wettest Place on the Earth’. According to the Guinness Book of World Record Mawsynram record 26,000 milli metre of rainfall in1985.

Mawsynram Village

Kumbh Mela Gathering is Visible from Space

Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith in which Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred holy river. In 1903, 400,000 pilgrims were recorded as attending the fair at Allahabad which therefore increase to 120 million in 2013.

Kumbb Mela Crowd

The Biggest Family in the world is in India

Ziona Chana is the father of 94 children by 39 different wives, 14 daughter in law and 33 grandchildren (180 in total) is therefore world’s largest family. They live in Baktwang which is in Mizoram, India. It is one of most amazing Facts about India.

Ziona Chana Fact

World’s only Floating Post Office is in India

Nehru Park Floating Post Office‘ or simply called ‘Floating Post Office‘ is only one its kind therefore became an attractive place for tourist. This is located on the Dal lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.

Floating Post office

World’s Highest Cricket Ground is in Chail

Chail is a hill station in Himachal Pradesh which has the world’s highest cricket ground. It was built in 1893 and is at an altitude of 2,444 m (8,018 ft). It is also surrounded by thick forests of deodar.

Largest Cricket Ground

Chess was invented in India (Amazing Facts about India)

Chess originated in India during the Gupta Empire. There, its early form in 6th century AD which was known as ‘chaturanga‘ which translates as ‘four division (of the military)’. Chess is played at least once a year by 12% of British people, 15% of American, 23% of German, 43% of Russian and 70% of Indian people.

Chess firstly introduce in India

Largest postal network in the world is in India

India has the largest postal network in the world with 1,55,618 post office and over 5,66,000 employees. On an average, a post office serves an area of 21.23 sq km and a population of 7,814 people. (5,992 in rural areas and 23,828 in urban area).

Largest Post office

Yoga originated in India

Yoga is a group of physical, mental and spiritual practice or discipline which originated in India and is still in existence for over 5000 years.

Different Types of Yoga

World’s tallest statue :- Statue of Unity, India

The Statue of Unity is a colossal statue of Indian statesman and independence activist Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (1875 – 1950). Height of statue is 182 m and therefore it is world’s tallest statue. This statue is situated in Gujarat and was inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 31 October 2018.

Statue of Liberty

India’s constitution is longest in the world

The Constitution of India is the longest written constitution of any sovereign country in the world therefore it contains 444 in 22 parts articles, 12 schedules and 118 amendment with 146,385 word in English.

Indian Constitution

India is a country with no national sport

It is one the most amazing as well as unbelievable facts about India. Earlier people of India think that hockey is their national. But the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports said there no national sport in India while they replied to an query related to there topic of national sport, flower etc, therefore it became a country with no national sport.

India with no National Sport

Longest railway platform is in India

Gorakhpur railway station is in Uttar Pradesh. On 6 October 2013, after inauguration it was stretch around 1.35 kilometres (0.84mi) and therefore became world’s longest railway platform. This make it another one of the important facts of Indian railway.

Longest Railway Platform

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