The famous adage by the well-known American writer Mark Twain that “India is, the cradle
of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother
of legends and the great grandmother of traditions. Our most valuable and most instructive
materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only”. Supporting and agreeing
these words of Mark Twain let’s us see some amazing and unknown facts about India which
will prove the adage: –
- A FLOATING POST OFFICE
India is known to have largest postal network all over the world with approximately
over 1,55,015 post offices which almost serves a huge population of 7,175 people.
The most amazing and unique styled floating post office in Dal lake, Srinagar is the
known to be the most interesting fact about India which was inaugurated in August
2011 creating huge attractions with most of the tourists.
- KUMBH MELA’S GATHERING VISIBLE THROUGH SPACE
In the year 2011 Kumbh Mela had the largest gathering of people with around 75
million pilgrims visiting the Mela for the celebrations. The crowd was so huge on that
day that it was literally visible from the space itself making it a surreal fact of India.
- BANDRA -WORLI SEALINK HAS UNBELIVABLE AMOUNT OF STEEL WIRES.
The famous Bandra-Worli sea link is known to have the steel wires which are equal to
the earth’s circumference. This huge and meticulous work took an astounding
number of 2,57,00,000-man hours for the completion and also weighs around
50,000 African elephants proving it to be a true architectural marvel of India also
making a place in the interesting facts list.
- WATER ON THE MOON WAS DISCOVERED BY INDIA
In the lucky year of September 2009, India’s ISRO Chandrayaan-1 using its Moon
Mineralogy Mapper detected water on the Moon for the first time ever gathering a
huge applause from every country for the marvelous achievement.
- SHAMPOOING IS AN INDIAN CONCEPT
It is quite unbelievable but shampoo was originated in India, not the exact
commercial liquid but the use of herbs as the shampoo. The word “shampoo” itself
has been derived from the Sanskrit word ‘champu’ which means to massage the hair.
So, the origin of shampoo is literally proved with a word and its meaning in Sanskrit.
- SCIENCE DAY IN SWITZERLAND DEDICATED TO A REVERED PERSONALITY OF INDIA
In Switzerland back in 2006 the father of Indian missile program and ex-Indian
President, APJ Abdul Kalam had visited Switzerland. Upon his arrival on the day of
May 26th Switzerland declared it as Science day. This is indeed a moment of pride for
the Indians as well.
- INDIA THE FIRST COUNTRY TO PRODUCE SUGAR
India was known to be the first country to produce, develop extraction and refining
techniques of sugar. Many visitors back then from abroad learnt the purifying
techniques and the cultivation process of sugar from India and from then on, the
sugar became famous world-wide.
- SNAKES AND LADDERS ORIGINATED IN INDIA.
The famous and well-known board game named as ‘Snakes and Ladders’ earlier
known as Moksha Patamu was initially invented as a literal moral lesson about
Karma to be taught to the children in their early age to realize the significance of
Karma in our life through the medium of board game. It was later commercialized
and then became famous world-wide as the board game.
- ASTRONAUT RAKESH SHARMA’S WORDS FROM SPACE ABOUT INDIA.
When former prime minister Indira Gandhi asked the popular and first Indian in
Space, Rakesh Sharma about how India looked further from the space. He responded
to it saying the famous word from a song as “saare jahan se achcha”. Making the
statement emotional as well as prideful for the moment.
- DIAMONDS WERE FIRST MINED IN INDIA.
Initially in the early days Diamonds very only and only found in the alluvial deposits of
Guntur and Krishna District of the Krishna Delta River. Until after that the diamonds
were then discovered in Brazil during the 18th century. Till then India led the world in
- A VILLAGE WITH NO LOCKS AND DOORS
The village of Shani Shingnapur in India is altogether famous for not having a single
door or locks on a single house of the people living on the village. More intriguing
fact related to it being that there has been no record of criminal act for almost 400
years now. Many people think that the shared vulnerability has created neighborly
trust between the residents which ahs created a bond stronger than a deadbolt or
- These are all amazing and interesting facts about India that every one should know