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25 Facts About India Not Everyone Knows

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The great Mark Twain once describing India said : “India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.”

It’s the culture, traditions, heritage, religions, secularism, history and many other things which makes India truly incredible. However, there are many other lesser known facts and interesting things which makes India unique.

Here, have a look at the 25 lesser known interesting facts about India, which will blow your mind, have a look:



This floating office was founded on August 2011 and has the largest postal connection across 155015 post offices.



In the year 2011, the gathering was so large that it was visible from the space.



Mawsynram a village on the hills of Khasi in Meghalaya, receives the highest recorded average rainfall in the world.



Chail cricket ground of Himachal Pradesh was established in the year 1983, is the highest cricket ground of the world.


Unbelievably, the concept of shampooing was developed in India.



No one has defeated Indians in all the hockey tournaments our Indian team has played till now, both male and female.



Yes, the water was discovered by ISRO’s advanced satellites.



Science Day is celebrated in Switzerland in honour of late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on 26th of May every year.


Dr.Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India only claimed 50% of his salary which was later decreased gradually.



India’s first rocket was so light enough to be carried on a cycle.



All the elephants get a nutritious and splendid diet after a well-massaged bath in the ponds of Punnathoor Cotta Elephant Yard Rejuvenation Center of Tamil Nadu.



India ranks second position in English speaking countries.



India has the largest amount of vegetarians.



The largest quantity of milk has been produced in India.



The process of production of sugar was developed by Indians.


Rabindranath Tagore was the creator of both India and Bangladesh’s national anthem.



Shakuntala Devi, the Indian female is referred to as the Human calculator because of her extra-ordinary speed of calculating three digit numbers only in 28 seconds.



Hitler offered Dhyan Chand the citizenship of Germany which was later turned down by him because of his love for India.



Beng Kingsley and Freddie Mercury, both oscar winning celebs are Indians descendants.



Rakesh Sharma was asked about how India looks from the space above, when he first landed on Moon, he said: “Saare jahaan se achcha”.



Havells the world famous company for electrical goods and appliances is an India based company.



Diamonds were first discovered in India on the banks of river Krishna.



Snakes And Ladders, was originated in India and later spread on to the whole world.



One man can make a difference. Mahant Bharatdas Darshandas is that citizen of India who forced the government for setting up a voting booth especially for him as he is the only voter from Banej in Gujarat.



Prostitution is Legal in India.

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