Interesting Unknown Facts about India

India is a land full of great legends, varied traditions, treasures, and world famous historical places. It is a home of diverse languages, customs, and religions which makes India a varied and unique country. Here’s are some facts about India that your probably don’t know or even if they are known to you, who cares. Still, I’m sharing them with you guys.

 

  • Largest postal Network

 

We have largest postal network in the world.  The department of post which is a part of Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of Government of India was established on 1st April 1854.  And by 31 March 2015, Indian Postal Service had 154,939 post offices, out of which 139,222 (89.86%) were in rural areas and 15,826 (10.14%) in urban areas.  Interestingly it includes one floating post office too.

 

  • Kumbh Mela

 

Who says? Only huge manmade structures or natural structures like, mountain and oceans are visible from space. Kumbh mela which takes place in every 3 years is the largest gathering of people with over 75 million. It is so huge that the crowd can be visible from the space. In 2013, Kumbh Mela which took place in Allahabad attracted a record crowd of approximately 10 crore people!

 

  • Wettest Place on earth

 

Mawsynram village located in Meghalaya is the wettest place on earth with highest record of average rainfall. Nestled in the khasi hills towards west of Cherrapunji, this place holds a record for maximum rainfall in 1861.

 

  • The highest cricket ground on the planet

 

The Chail Cricket ground in Chail, Himachal Pradesh is the highest play ground on our planet with at an altitude of 2,444 meters above the sea level. It was built in 1893.

 

  • Shampoo

 

Yes, Indians invented this concept and they were used for the head massage. The shampoos available nowadays are evolved from the concept introduced by India long back.  Even the word, “Shampoo” itself has been derived from a Sanskrit word “Champu” which means to massage.

 

  • Water on the moon

 

As I mentioned in my last video “10 Facts about ISRO”. Click here to watch the video. In September 2009, ISRO’s Chandrayaan – 1, detected water on moon for the first time in mankind history.

 

  • Science day in Switzerland

 

A well-known personality, who don’t need any introduction. The father of India’s missile programme and EX- President of India, Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam visited Switzerland in 2006. On his arrival, Switzerland declared 26th May as science day.

 

  • English Uses

 

Foreigners love to visit India because of its beauty and culture also because communicating is easier for them here. As English is spoken commonly in India. Yes, India is the 2nd country where 125 million people speak English fluently. Although it is only 10% of our population but this percentage is going up day by day. Still, we prefer to talk in our local or regional languages. It’s because we reply with same attitude what we receive.

 

  • The Human calculator

 

Can you calculate. what’s the answer for 250X250? Of course, you can because it is very easy. But what if these digits become more complex with more numbers? No ways, only calculator can. But we have our very own “human calculator”, Shakuntla Devi. Who earned this title after she demonstrating the calculation of 13 digits which is 7,686,369,774,870 X 2,465,099,745,779 which were picked at random but she answered it correctly with in just freaky 28 seconds. That’s amazing, isn’t it?

 

  • Diamonds Mining

 

Until Diamond mines were found in Brazil during 18th century, India led the world’s diamonds production.

So, these were some of the interesting facts about India. What video here.

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