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India often attracts generalizations and stereotyping, but more often it defies them. After all, it is an enormous and varied place with the genetic, linguistic, culinary, and sartorial diversity which are usually found in a continent.
We are here today to discuss some interesting facts about this magnificent country, India.
Top 10 Interesting Facts on India
- The holy gathering of Kumbh Mela is so massive that is visible from the space
- In 1980, the first satellite of India was transported on a bullock cart for testing
- Chenab Bridge is the highest rail bridge in the world
Not all of India’s famous monuments are religious. The jaw-dropping bridge spanning the Chenab river in Jammu is 1,178 feet above the water. If you’re afraid of heights, you might want to skip this one!
- Home of a mysterious skeleton lake
Located in the Himalayas at about 16,470 feet, the glacial Lake Roopkund has become famous for the human skeletons found in the lake and surrounding areas. It is thought that the skeletons are the remains of people from the 9th century who perished during a severe hail storm.
- India has 22 recognized languages
India also has the world’s second-largest population of English speakers (first is the United States), since most Indians speak their own regional language as well as English for easier communication.
Sanskrit is considered the oldest language in the world, the “mother of all languages.” Every Hindu book is written in Sanskrit, and it is said that Sanskrit is the language of the demi-Gods.
- Bandra Worli Sealink has steel wires equal to the earth’s circumference
It took a total of 2,57,00,000 man hours for completion and also weighs as much as 50,000 African elephants. A true engineering and architectural marvel.
- A floating post office
India has the largest postal network in the world with over 1, 55,015 post offices. A single post office on an average serves a population of 7,175 people. The floating post office in Dal Lake, Srinagar, was inaugurated in August 2011.
- Water on the moon was discovered by India
- A Voting Poll Booth Set Up For Just ONE Voter in Gujarat
India’s most privileged voter, Mahant Bharatdas, resides in a small hamlet called Banej in the middle of Gir Forest, Gujarat. The setting up of a particular polling booth for just one voter goes a long way in speaking decibels about the democratic spirit of the country.
- The Number of People Travelling in the Indian Railways Every Day is Equal to the Population of Australia
After visiting the south Asian country, we will set sails to a new country next week. Be sure to check out the countries we have visited before. From the Majestic Canada, to neighbors of the Arabian Sea, Saudi Arabia.
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