I found out some nice facts about our country. I would like to share this with you people.
Amazing facts about India
Around a 100 million years ago, India was an island.
India 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.
The Tirupati Balaji temple and the Kashi Vishwanath Temple both, receive more visitors than the Vatican City and Mecca combined.
Every 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.
It 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
Science day in Switzerland is dedicated to Ex-Indian President, APJ Abdul Kalam
The first rocket in India was transported on a cycle
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)
India has a floating post office in Dal Lake, Srinagar
India 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.