India is a great place with different culture, moderate climate, and festivals. India is the only country with most number of festivals and public holidays where Diwali is the most celebrated festival. It is celebrated not only in India but Indians living abroad also do. Even if you ask a foreigner about Diwali, he must be knowing about it. India is a place which attracts the most tourists around the world. Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world earn more than 75 crores INR through foreigner tourist and local visitors.
Below are some more interesting fact you must know about India:-
1. A floating post office
India has the largest postal network in the world with over 1, 55,015 post offices. A single post office on an average serves a population of 7,175 people. The floating post office in Dal Lake, Srinagar, was inaugurated in August 2011.
2. Kumbh Mela gathering
The 2011 Kumbh Mela was the largest gathering of people with over 75 million pilgrims. The gathering was so huge that the crowd was visible from space.
3. Bandra Worli Sealink Bridge
Bandra Worli Sealink Bridge has steel wires equal to the earth’s circumference.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.
4. Shampooing is an Indian concept
Shampoo was invented in India, not the commercial liquid ones but the method by use of herbs. The word ‘shampoo’ itself has been derived from the Sanskrit word champu, which means to massage.
5. The Indian national Kabaddi team
India has won all 5 men’s Kabaddi World Cups held till now and have been undefeated throughout these tournaments. The Indian women’s team has also won all Kabaddi World Cups held till date.
6. Water on the moon was discovered by India
In September 2009, India’s ISRO Chandrayaan- 1 using its Moon Mineralogy Mapper detected water on the moon for the first time.
7. Science day in Switzerland
The father of India’s missile programme had visited Switzerland back in 2006. Upon his arrival, Switzerland declared May 26th as Science Day.
8. First rocket transported on a bicycle
The first rocket was so light and small that it was transported on a bicycle to the Thumba Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
9. Spa just for elephants
Elephants receive baths, massages, and even food at the Punnathoor Cotta Elephant Yard Rejuvenation Centre in Kerala. Now that’s a BIG step for the country.
10. Astronaut Rakesh Sharma
Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi asked the first Indian in space, Rakesh Sharma, about how India looked from space. His response was our famous patriotic song, “Saare Jahaan Se Achcha.”
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