Facts About India - The Interesting Facts You Did Not Know

    Topic Summary

    India is a country located in South Asia. This country is the seventh largest in terms of area and second regarding population. It is home to the famous Indus Valley civilization as well as historical trade routes. Its rich; vast empires are something to die for. The country's subcontinent is known for its cultural and commercial riches ever since it began. It is said that four major world religions originated in India.

    These religions are:

    • Buddhism
    • Hinduism
    • Jainism
    • Sikhism

    Other religions such as:

    • Christianity
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Zoroastrianism

    We're introduced to the country in the first millennium and this fashioned the regions' varying cultures. August 15th, 1947, India received their independence from the British rule. Agriculture is not only dominant occupation of the people of India, but is also one of the most important economic sectors of the country.

    Well, India is a country that holds many interesting facts. These are facts that you should know about the country.

    The Eight Interesting Indian Facts

    1. The Post Office That Floats

    With about 155,015 post offices, India is leading the world having the largest postal network. One post office serves an average population of about 7,175 people. The floating post office is attractive to view. It is located on Dal Lake, Srinagar and it was officially opened in August 2011.

    2. The Kumbh Mela Gathering Was Visible From Space

    This is interesting! Back in 2011, a large number of people gathered at Kumbh Mela, which was the biggest number of people gathered in one area. Records show that people at the gathering were above 75 million devotees. The assembly was enormous that one could see the gathering from space.

    3. The Weather

    India is the wettest inhabited place in the world. Mawsynram, which is a village located in the Khasi Hills, is the most humid place in the world. Records show that on an average, the village receives the highest rainfall in the world. Back in 1861, Cherrapunji, Meghalaya, recorded the biggest rainfall.

    4. Construction Steel Wires used to build The Bandra Worli Sealink Is Equal To Earth's Circumference

    aking 25,700,000 total hours to build the Bandra-Worli Sealink, It carries a weight of approximately 50,000 African elephants. The construction of Bandra-Worli Sealink is considered as a pure engineering and architectural marvel. The steel material used is equal to the earth's circumference.

    5. The Highest Cricket Grounds In The world

    India is home to the highest cricket grounds in the world. The playing field sits at an altitude of 2,444 meters above the sea level. The Chail Cricket grounds in Chail, Himachal Pradesh, is the highest in the world, build in 1893 and it is a part of the Chail Military School.

    6. Shampooing Is An Indian Concept

    Did you know that shampooing us an Indian concept? Well, this is not the commercial liquid that you know off, but the method of using herbs. In other words, shampoo was invented in India. The word 'Shampoo' was derived from the Sanskrit word 'Champu' that simply means to massage.

    7. The First President Of India Took 50% Of His Salary

    The day Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the first president of India and from the first day he was appointed, the president only took 50% of his salary. His reasons were that he did not need more than that. Towards the end of his 12 years tenure, he took 25% of his salary. Back then, the president's salary was Rs 10,000.

    8. The First Invented Rocket Was Transported Using A Bicycle

    Did you know that India first rocket was small and light that it was taken to the launch site on a bicycle? This is an interesting fact about India that not many people know about. facts of India