10 Interesting facts about India that will blow your mind

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Last Updated : Dec 21, 2018

Here I collected some interesting facts about India and after reading this article, you should say “India is the most amazing and traditional country in the world”. Though India is among the top developing countries in the world, It has a lot of diversity in traditions, languages, costumes and many things. India is the Seventh largest and Second most populated country in the world. It is the Oldest and Continuous civilization of the World.

10 Interesting facts about India that will blow your mind

Interesting facts about India

Read the words of the great Mark Twain about India: "India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great-grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only." This statement proves what is the importance of India in the World. India is the Country of Wonders and Diversities. There are a lot of mind-blowing facts about India that are not much popular and known to all people. Let’s know some craziest and incredible facts from an amazing country India.

1. India: The Birthplace of Yoga

Birthplace of Yoga - Amazing facts about india

The beginning of Yoga was formed by the Indus-Saraswati civilization over Five thousand years ago in Northern India. The holy city, Rishikesh in India is known as the birthplace of Yoga. By the 5th century, BC Yoga becomes popular and appeared in Vedic Literature. The word 'Yoga' is obtained from the Sanskrit word 'Yuj' that means 'to join' or 'to unite'. The word Yoga was first introduced in the oldest Indian ancient texts, Rig Veda. International Yoga Day is celebrated every year on 21st June since 2015. The date of 21 June, the longest day of the year was suggested as Yoga day by the Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi.

2. Many Festivals, Religions, and Languages, One Nation

Many Festivals, Religions, and Languages, One Nation - India

Indian Culture is a big combination of many Religions and many Languages. There are many religions like Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Jain, Christian, Buddhist and all these religions have different Culture and festivals. Indian People celebrate religious festivals like Diwali, Holi, Navratri, Dussehra, Eid, Guru Nanak Jayanti, Mahavir Jayanti, Buddha Purnima, Christmas, New Year and many more. India celebrates some National festivals like Independence Day, Republic Day and Gandhi Jayanti.

In India, there are many Languages like Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Urdu, Gujarati, Punjabi, English and many more. Though there is a lot of diversity in India, people live in unity. Diversity in unity is the big strength of India. This makes India the wonderful country of the world.

3. Taj Mahal: Wonder of the World

Taj Mahal - Interesting information about India

The Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is situated at Agra, Uttar Pradesh in India. It is a mausoleum commissioned for Mumtaz Mahal, the Wife of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his Wife Mumtaz Mahal, whose real name was Arjuman Banu. The construction of the Tajmahal began in 1632 A.C. and was completed in 1648 A.C. In 1983 the Taj Mahal was nominated in the list of a UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

4. India's Mars Orbiter Mission

India’s Mars Orbiter Mission - Things about India

India becomes the first nation in the world to reach the Mars Orbit in its first attempt. India’s Mars Orbiter Mission also called Mangalyaan is the first mission to reach the Red planet Mars. ISRO launched MOM on November 5, 2013, by PSLV-C25 and got inserted into Mars Orbit on September 24, 2014.

Our ISRO scientists did it in only approximately INR 450 Crore (US$73 million) and its costing less than the Hollywood movie 'Gravity'. Our scientists have given the world a new direction, How efficiently do big work.

5. Fourth Strongest and second largest force in the World

Indian Army - 10 amazing facts about India

Out of 133 countries, India ranked Fourth on a global index for the most powerful military according to the defense budget, artillery size, and manpower. Current Defense Budget of India stands at $40.4 billion. Indian military made its position in the top five military powers in the world. Indian Army has 4,426 Combat Tanks, 6,704 Fighting Vehicles and 7,414 Towed Artillery Guns.

India has almost 1.4 million active and 2.8 million largely reserve force. This large force puts India on the second position in the world.

6. Kumbh Mela: The Largest gathering in the World

Kumbh Mela - General facts about India

It was estimated that about 120 million visitors come to Kumbh Mela. On the most Auspicious day, there were 35 million people at the event. Nasik has registered the maximum of visitors to 75 million. Kumbh Mela is said to be the Highest gathering of Human Beings on the Earth. That interesting thing happens only in India.

7. India: The Land of Spices

Land of Spices - Unique facts about India

World’s Spice Bowl: India is known as "The Land Of Spices". Indian spices are most popular in the World for their Aroma, Quality and Rich Flavor. India is the Largest Producer, User, and Exporter of Spices in the World. There is a huge contribution of India in Organic Spice Farming. There are a lot of verities of Spices in India. India produces around 75 Spices out of 109 varieties of Spices listed by International Standards Organization.

8. Largest postal network

Largest postal network - India country information

India has one of the largest postal networks in the world with 1,54,866 post offices as on March 31, 2011. One another interesting thing is that India inaugurated a floating post office on the Dal Lake in Srinagar. It was launched by Mr. Sachin Pilot, the Minister of State Communications and IT, and the Chief Minister Of Jammu & Kashmir, Mr. Omar Abdullah on 22nd August 2011.

9. Water on the moon was discovered by India

Water on the moon - Interesting facts about India

Lunar Water on Moon was discovered by the Indian spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 Launched by the Indian Space Research Organization on 24th September 2009. In November 2009, with its LCROSS space probe, NASA confirmed that Lunar water lies at the moon poles.

10. Second largest English speaking Country

Second largest English speaking Country - India

There are different Languages are spoken in different regions of India. According to the latest report of Census, Around 19,500 languages are spoken as Mother tongue in India. Hindi is the National Language of India and English is the second most spoken language in India. You think, there are a lot of Indian languages, but why English more popular? Here is the reason. The Britishers ruled India for 200 years and plundered our country. But unknowingly, we got one benefit through Britishers. They popularised English in India. Due to the English language, Indian people can easily deal with foreign countries. It has become a blessing for Technology, IT, Medical, and many other fields. India claims to be the second largest English Speaking nation in the World just behind the United States of America.

List of some amazing facts about India

  • India is the Birthplace of Yoga
  • India is the world's oldest, largest and continuous civilization
  • World's second longest wall, Which is 36 km (22.369 miles) long - The Kumbhalgarh Fort wall
  • Largest democracy - Many Festivals, Religions, Languages, and One Nation
  • Taj Mahal: Wonder of the World
  • India is the first country in the world to reach the Mars Orbit in its first attempt
  • Fourth Strongest and second largest force in the World
  • Kumbh Mela: The Largest gathering in the World
  • India: The Land of Spices
  • Largest postal networks in the world
  • Water on the moon was discovered by India
  • Second Largest English Speaking Country
  • India's village Mawsynram, Meghalaya - Receives the highest recorded average rainfall in the world.
  • Hair shampooing is an Indian concept
  • The first rocket in India was transported on a cycle
  • In India, Largest number of vegetarians in the world
  • Indian Railways has more than 1.4 million employees
  • India is the largest producer of movies in the world
  • India is the 7th largest country in the world
  • 'Zero' in the number system was invented by a mathematician Aryabhatta from India

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Authored By Ganpat Desai
Ganpat Desai - Software Engineer and Blogger

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  1. Hardik:

    Best article and Superb knowledge. Good job!