20 Fun Facts About India

Here are the interesting and exciting fun facts about India. India is known as the world largest democracy and population country. If you want to know about India, read this article till the end.


1 - Cows are protected in India

Cows

Indians believe that cows are a sacred animal and mother of all mankind, making killing a cow is a crime.


2 - Wettest inhabited place on Earth is in India.

Mawsynram village

Mawsynram village located in East Khasi Hills in Meghalaya state. Won the Guinness world record title for the wettest place on the Earth.


3 - India is the land of temples, over 2 million Hindu temples and 300,000 mosques.

Lord Shiva

Bhubaneswar is called the Temple City of India. Only the holy city of Varanasi has over 23,000 temples which is the largest number of temples in the city of India.


4 - 
Temple of Rats 

Temple of Rats

Karni Mata Temple in Rajasthan is the home for rats. Thousands of black rats live in the temple, people consider these rats as holy rats. Which makes it one of the country’s most unique attractions for tourists.


5 - Chenab Rail Bridge is the highest rail bridge in the world.

Chenab Rail Bridge

Located in Chenab rail river in Jammu is 1,178 feet above the river. 


6 - Snakes and Ladders game is an originated in India.

Snakes and Ladders game

Snakes and Ladders is a board game that traces its roots back to India. It was first created to teach moral lessons about karma for children to understand and remember.


7 - India is the first country to mine diamonds.

diamonds

India was the only source of diamonds in the world in 4th century BC for around 1,000 years.


8 - Hinduism is the oldest religion in the Earth.

Lingam


9 - Most of the Indians eat with only their fingers. 

Eating with fingers

If you visit India and watch Someone eat with their fingers, don't judge anyone, you also try to eat with your fingers.


10 - Shani Shingnapur village in India is known as no locks and doors village in the world.

Door and locks

Shani Shingnapur in Maharashtra is the safest place on Earth. 
The village is famous for not having doors or locks in a house.


11 - Indian food has become the world 's most widespread cuisine. 

Indian food

Many people like the flavor and spice that is lost in many restaurants outside of India itself.


12 - India has the world's largest sundial.

World largest sundial

Jantar Mantar instruments is the largest sundial in the world. Located in Rajasthan.


13 - Did you know that during World War II the Taj Mahal was covered with bamboo scaffolding to hide the structure from bomber planes flying overhead.

Taj Mahal


14 - Which Island is considered as one of the last places untouched by the outside world.

North Sentinel Island

North Sentinel Island is under protection by the Indian government and prohibits anyone from going within five miles of this island. It's home of the Sentinelese people who do not like to meet anyone outside the world, they are aggressive and attack people who come to their island. That's why it is considered untouched as one of the last places by the outside world.


15 - Do you know that you can see the Kumbh Mela from space.

Kumbh Mela

The Kumbh Mela is the largest gathering celebration on Earth. Many people reach in one place and celebrate the festival.


16 - Which is the World lowest divorce rates country is.

Divorce

India is the lowest divorce rate based on statistics, the divorce rate is about 1 out of every 100 marriages. The fact is that arranged marriages still occur in India.


17 - Varanasi is the world's most ancient surviving city. 

Varanasi

Varanasi is the oldest city in the world. Locals believed that Varanasi was once home of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Varanasi is also known as the birth-place of Yoga and Ayurveda.


18 - 70% spices of 
World come from India.

Spices

India is the largest producer of spices, which are shipped across the world to home, restaurants and kitchens worldwide.


19 - India was the first country to originate sugar.

Sugar Tea


20 - Shampoo originated in India.

Shampoo

The 
shampoo word comes from the Sanskrit word champu which means "Massage".

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