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5 Interesting Facts About India That You Had No Idea About

july 28, 2021    7 min read

India is a country with a population of over 1.3 billion, which makes it the 2nd most populous country in the world. In the words of the legend Mark Twain, "India is the nidus of humanity, the motherland of human speech, the place of greatest history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of beliefs and traditions. Indeed, our most precious and edifying essences in the history of the human race are only treasured up in this beautiful country, India."

From the vast deserts of Rajasthan to the mangroves of Bengal and the marvellous snow-capped mountains of Kashmir to the ecstatic sea sides of Kanyakumari, India is full of heritage and astounding landscapes in all four corners of the country.

India is the country that gave the world a symbol of eternal love and an incredible masterpiece, the Taj Mahal, which is also one of the seven wonders of the world.

With such a huge diversity of religions and cultures, India has a lot of interesting facts to unearth. Discover more about this fascinating country with these top 5 amazing facts about India.

  1. A sea link that has wires equal to the Earth's circumference
  2. Source: Wikipedia

    The Bandra–Worli Sea Link also known as Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link is a 5.6 km long bridge that links Bandra of Mumbai with Worli located in South Mumbai. The interesting fact is that it has wires that are equal to Earth's circumference and also weighs as much as 50,000 elephants. A true architectural marvel and an amazing fact about India!

  3. Meghalaya In India Is The Wettest Place On Earth
  4. In Shillong, a village called Mawsynram in the state of Meghalaya has set a record in the Guinness World Records as the wettest place on Earth, with about 11,873 millilitres of average annual rainfall owing to its proximity to the Bay of Bengal.

  5. A Land of Firsts
  6. There are a number of things and concepts that originated in India starting from the ascetic age-old discipline of Yoga to the game of snakes and ladders to chess a.k.a Chaturanga. Not just this, India also introduced shampooing, the number - pi, zero, algebra, trigonometry, along with finding the existence of water on the Moon. Indeed, the fact that so many things have originated in India, is one great and interesting fact about India!

  7. The Only Floating Post Office In The World
  8. Source: India.com

    This is one of the most curious facts about India that many people aren't aware of. India is not just famous for the highest number of post offices in the world, but also has the only floating post office on the Dal Lake in Srinagar! Amazing, isn't it?

    Settled on a houseboat, it also includes a philately museum, with a great collection of postage stamps. An unusual fact about India which also makes it a spectacular sight on the gorgeous lake of Kashmir.

  9. World's Highest Cricket Ground

Source: Curly Tales

It's no secret that Indians are crazy about cricket and other sports. Well, one of the most amazing facts about India, is that it holds the Guinness World Record for the highest cricket ground in the world. This cricket ground is situated at 2,144 meters above sea level in Chail, Himachal Pradesh.


Did you know when the Former Prime Minister asked the first-ever Indian in space, Rakesh Sharma, about how India appeared from space? He said, "Saare Jahaan Se Achha". Indeed, a spellbinding response filled with patriotism.

We will soon be back with many such amazing facts about India and unheard tales about the country on 15th August, India’s 75th Independence Day. Till then, stay tuned.

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