100 Interesting Facts About India

India is the largest democracy in the world. Where people of different religion, caste, culture and section live together. India is famous all over the world for its history and stories. It is full of cultural and natural diversity, every city here is special in itself. It is called by many names like – Bharat, Hindustan, India. The official Sanskrit name of Hindustan is ‘Republic of India’. Which today people call only ‘Bharat’. So let’s know interesting things related to India.

Facts about India

Interesting Facts About India

1). The name of this country was Bharatvarsha after the name of Mahayogi Bharat, the eldest son of Lord Rishabhdev. Varsha in Sanskrit also means area, division, part etc. Usually behind the name Bharat there is a story in the Adiparva of Mahabharata.

2). The name India is derived from the river Indus located in India itself. Which flowed in the valleys of the Indus Valley.

3). When the Turks and Iranians came to India in the Middle Ages, they entered through the Indus Valley. They used to pronounce S and thus the Apabhramsa of Sindhu became Hindu. He called the residents here Hindus and the country of Hindus got the name of Hindustan.

4). Do you know, the place with the highest rainfall in the world is located in India. This place is a place called Mausinram located on the Khasi Hills of Meghalaya province. According to the record recorded in the Guinness Book, in the year 1985, Masinram received 26,000 mm of rain, which is a record so far.

5). English is the most spoken language in India after Hindi. India is the 24th country in the world where English is spoken the most.

6). India occupies the seventh position in the list of countries with the largest size in the world.

7) The total weight of steel used to build the Bandra-Worli sea bridge is equivalent to 50,000 African elephants, 38,000 km in total construction. Steel ropes were attached which is equal to the diameter of the earth. It is a unique piece of human art.

8). Science Day is celebrated in Switzerland on 26 May in honor of former President of India Abdul Kalam. President Abdul Kalam also visited Switzerland on the same day.

9). India’s army comes at number three after America and China. India has the third largest army in the world.

10). India is the second largest country in the world by population, China is at number one.

11). India still has the largest postal network, with about 1,55,015 post offices. It is interesting to tell that along with being the highest post office in the world, there is also a floating post office. This post office is located in Dal Lake, Srinagar. It was started in the year 2011.

12). Millions of people are millionaires in India, but there is a huge difference between rich and poor in India, due to which poverty is more here.

13). The gathering of India’s Kumbh Mela is so big that it can be seen even from space. Kumbh Mela is the only fair in the world where maximum number of people come in the name of religion.

14). From today in 700 BC, India’s first university Takshila was opened, from which thousands of students studied spread the fragrance of the country to every corner of the world.

15). Himachal Pradesh, India has the highest cricket ground in the world. This ground is in a military school. It was built in the year 1893 and at an altitude of 2,444 meters, it is the highest cricket ground in the whole world.

16). Talking about military power, India has the third largest active army in the world after China and America.

17). Do you know that India’s first rocket was brought on cycle and satellite was brought on bullock cart.

18). Do you know that India’s first rocket was brought on cycle and satellite was brought on bullock cart.

19). Shampoo is invented in India itself. In India, hair has been washed with special clay solution since ancient times. At the same time, the word shampoo is also derived from the Sanskrit word Champu. Champu means massage.

20). India is the largest vegetarian country in the world. There are more vegetarians than non-vegetarians in any country.

21). The holy city of Varanasi in India is the oldest city in the world.

22). The Taj Mahal of Agra, India is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, which was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz.

23). India first discovered water on the Moon in September 2009. India’s satellite named Chandrayaan completed this mission.

24). India also has the world’s largest road network, which connects parts of 1.10 million miles.

25). Chess game which is famous in today’s world, it was discovered in India itself.

26). India has brought yoga to the world, the history of yoga is more than 5000 years old.

27). Till the year 1986, India was the only country in the world where diamonds were found officially.

28). There is also a fact that more than 50 percent of the people in India are younger than 25 years, while 65 percent of the people are younger than 35 years. People in India get young sooner than in other countries.

29). India’s place in technology is at number three in making supercomputers.

30). India is the largest producer of films in the world.

31). The most widely used number in mathematics was invented in India.

32). The civilization of India is one of the oldest in the world, even many of the world’s oldest places and buildings are in India. The ancient kingdoms of India predate Egypt and Mesopotamia.

33). India has the largest Montessori school in the world. This school is the City Montessori School of Lucknow, in which the number of students is about 26000.

34). India is the largest exporter of bananas in the world. In second place is Brazil.

35). India has been the largest contributor to UN peacekeeping missions since its inception.

36). India’s Tirupati Balaji Temple and Kashi Vishwanath Temple (combined), attract more people than Vatican City and Mecca.

37). In India, red color is considered auspicious, clothes of this color are worn on weddings or different occasions.

38). The first tomb in the world was built in India. Here the tomb was built by Shah Jahan for Humayun, although after that his wife and people of other Mughal dynasty were also buried here.

39). More mosques (300,000) are located in India than in any other country in the world.

40). India has the world’s third largest Muslim population (10.9%) after Indonesia (12.7%), Pakistan (11.0%).

41). Many cities of India are included in the list of 100 polluted cities of the world. Pollution is increasing due to increasing population. That is why the air of the big cities of the country is getting polluted.

42). Indian Railways employs more than 1.3 million people and this number is more than the population of many countries.

43). Lonar Lake is a salt water lake located in Maharashtra, formed by a meteorite after hitting the Earth.

44). Famous English actor Sir Ben Kingsley’s birth name is Krishna Pandit niece and he is of Indian origin.

45). India’s men’s and women’s kabaddi team has won all the World Cups that have been held so far.

46). India has never invaded or attacked any country before. This is also the policy of India.

47). The largest family in the world is settled in India. In which there is one man, 39 wives and 94 children.

Amazing Facts About India

48). Martial arts originated from India.

49). Button, invented in India.

50). Ruler was invented in India.

51). The value of pie was invented in India.

52). Trigonometry, Algebra, Calculus were invented in India.

53). Surgery was invented in India.

54). India is the largest milk producer country in the world.

55). Two major religions Buddhism and Jainism were established in India itself.

56). Elephants are also recognized religiously in India. People here look at him with great respect. There are many places in Kerala where elephants are bathed and made to shine.

57). There are 40000 murders every year in India. With this figure, India ranks first in the world in terms of murders.

58). Sachin Tendulkar of India is called the God of Cricket!

59). The world’s first granite temple is the Brihadeshwara Temple, which is located in Tamil Nadu.

60). The ancient Harappan civilization is the first urban civilization in the world. All kinds of basic facilities were arranged here.

61). Around the 17th century, India was one of the richest countries in the world. That’s why India was called the golden bird.

62). Seeing the number of people, Pizzahat and McDonald’s opened their first vegetarian restaurant in India.

63). KFC also implemented a vegetarian menu for Indians.

64). Ayurveda is the earliest medical branch known to mankind. This too is a gift of India.

65). The area of ​​India is 3.3 million square kilometres.

66). The telephone code of India is 91.

67). According to the 2011-15 census, the estimated birth rate is 7.2.

68). Talking about the death rate, according to the 2011-15 census, the estimated death rate is 20.1.


69). The mainland of India is situated between 8 degree 4 minute and 37 degree 6 minute north latitude and 68 degree 7 minute and 97 degree 25 minute east longitude.

70). Its maximum length from north to south is 3,214 km. and the maximum width from east to west is 2,933 km. Is.

71). India is the country with the largest democracy, where the people choose the ruler to rule.

72). India is the second largest country in the world in terms of English speaking.

73). The Indian National Kabaddi team has won all the World Cups.

74). The world’s largest school is in India. The name of this school is CMS, which is in Lucknow and about 50 thousand children study here.

75). The largest family in the world is in India.

76). A man has 39 wives and 94 children in this family.

77). India has the largest road network in the world.

78). India’s Kumbh Mela is the largest event in the world and can be seen from space.

79). India has the largest number of TV channels.

80). India is the largest milk producing country.

81). India has the third largest army in the world.

82). India has brought yoga to the world, yoga is more than 5000 years old.

83). India ranks third in making supercomputers.

84). Till 1986, India was considered to be the only country where diamonds were officially found.

85). India has not attacked any country in its last 100000 years of history.

Unknown facts of India

86). First Indian and Asian who won Nobel prize in literature was Mr. Rabindra nath Tagore.

87). ISRO has launched 104 satellites in the orbit in a single mission, It is a world record.

88). Siachen is the highest battlefield in the whole world, which is controlled by Indian army.

89).The CEOs of top companies such as Google, Adobe , Microsoft and Mastercard are Indians.

90). 70% of the world’s spices come from India.

91). India’s Chandrayaan that first discovered water on the moon, in 2009.

92). Mr Shyam Saran Negi – the 100-year-old who has voted in every single Indian General election!

93). India has the most number of engineers in the world.

94). It has one of the world’s largest military bases.

95). In 2014, over 43,000  Indians gathered to form the world’s largest human flag,which holds Guinness World record.

96). India has the highest youth population.

97). India has the second largest number of Scientists and Engineers in all over the World.

98). India has the world’s largest cattle population (281 million).

99). India is the the second largest producer of wheat, rice, sugar, groundnut and inland fish.

100). It’s illegal for foreigners to take Indian currency (rupees) out of India.

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Praakriti is an editor and a published author. She has been in the digital media field for over five years. She graduated from Ranchi University, Ranchi, and has a Professional Certificate in Food, Nutrition & Research from Ranchi University. She has written over 250 articles about ingredients and their benefits for the skin, hair, and health. She specializes in dealing with health and lifestyle-based content, though she doesn't shy away from editing content from domains outside her comfort zone.

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