Amazing facts of India

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Amazing facts about India

Around a 100 million years ago, India was an island.

Amazing fact of indiaIndia was and island 100 million years ago. But about 50 million years ago, dinosaurs where extinct and the continental plate collided with asia, buckling the coastal area of both continents and creating the Himalayas.

The name India’s is derived from the “Indus” river.

Amazing fact of indiaIndia has the world’s third largest active army, after China and USA.

Amazing fact of indiaWith 1,325,000 active military personnel India is in the third place after USA and China

The Tirupati Balaji temple and the Kashi Vishwanath Temple both, receive more visitors than the Vatican City and Mecca combined.

Amazing fact of indiaEvery 12 years, a religious gathering called the Kumbh Mela occurs in India. It is the world’s largest gathering of people. And it is visible through space Imaging’s Ikonos satellite.

Amazing fact of indiaIndia has more mosques (300,000 mosques) than any other nation in the world.

Amazing fact of indiaBandra Worli Sealink has steel wires equal to the earth’s circumference

Amazing fact of indiaIt took a total of 2,57,00,000 man hours for completion and also weighs as much as 50,000 African elephants. A true engineering and architectural marvel. The eight-lane sealink, constructed at a cost of ₹1,600 crore, is the first cable-stayed bridge on open sea in India.

Highest cricket ground in the world

Amazing fact of indiaAt an altitude of 2,444 meters, the Chail Cricket Ground in Chail, Himachal Pradesh, is the highest in the world.

Science day in Switzerland is dedicated to Ex-Indian President, APJ Abdul Kalam

Amazing fact of indiaThe father of India’s missile programme had visited Switzerland back in 2006. Upon his arrival, Switzerland declared May 26th as Science Day.

The first rocket in India was transported on a cycle

Amazing fact of indiaThe first rocket was so light and small that it was transported on a bicycle to the Thumba Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

India is the world’s second-largest English-speaking country

India has 125 million people speaking the language, which is only 10% of our population. This is expected to grow by quite a margin in the coming years to be precise 4 times.

The world’s largest producer of milk (with 18 percent of global production)

Amazing fact of indiaRabindranath Tagore also wrote the national anthem for Bangladesh

Amazing fact of indiaDiamonds were first mined in India from 4th century BC to 1725

Amazing fact of indiaInitially, diamonds were only found in the alluvial deposits in Guntur and Krishna District of the Krishna River Delta. Until in 18th century diamonds where also found in Brazil.

India has a floating post office in Dal Lake, Srinagar

Amazing fact of indiaIndia is the largest producer of films in the world.

Amazing fact of indiaIndia is the largest producer of films in the world and second oldest film industry in the world which originated around about 103 years ago. In 2009 India produced a total of 2,961 films on celluloid, this figure includes 1,288 feature films.

Martial Arts was first created in India.

Amazing fact of india