21 Interesting Facts about India Everyone Should Know!

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India or we can officially say the Republic of India is a country in South Asia having a total area of 3,287,263 sq km. The country’s capital is New Delhi. India Is the 2nd most populated country after China.

India has 9 Union Territories and 28 States. The nationals or citizens are known as “Indian”. The Indian Currency is known as Indian Rupee(INR). The official language of India is Hindi. With all that, there are also some Interesting Facts about India.India Map

India has seven Bordering country including Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Myanmar. It also shares a maritime border with countries like Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Maldives.

India is the cradle of 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. — Mark Twain

Did You Know? India used to be an Island more than 100 million years ago? About 50 years ago it collides with Asian continents and thus was born the Himalayas. Interesting, Isn’t it?

With over one Billion population from all kinds of Religion, tradition, culture, and Ethnicities, India has stored some mind Blowing Interesting facts under its belt.

So without any delay, Here are:

Interesting Facts About India

  1. Name Origin

    The name India is derived from the River Indus, which is derived from the old Persian word Hindu. The latter term derives from the Sanskrit Indus word, which was a historical local attraction for the Indus River.

    The ancient Greeks referred to Indians as Indoi (δνίο,), which translates as “the people of the Indus”. There Also Some other sources… To read them all Click Here

  2. World oldest City

     Varanasi, earlier known as Benaras is also known as “The Ancient City” when Lord Buddha visited it in 500 B.C. and it is the oldest and continuous inhabited city in the world.

  3. World Wettest InhabitedOmbrophobia

     Mawsynram is a village in the East Khasi Hills district of the state of Meghalaya in north-eastern India, 65 km from Shillong. Mawsynram receives the highest rainfall in India and the world.

    Mawsynram is reportedly the hottest place on Earth, with an average annual rainfall of 11,872 millimeters (467.4 inches). According to the Guinness Book of World Records, in 1985 Mawsynram received 26,000 millimeters (1,000 in) of rain.

  4. Inventions

    Snake and Ladders
    Snake and Ladders

    There is a number of Daily use things for which we should thank India. Some of these Inventions are:- Ayurveda, Yoga, Martial arts, Plastic surgery, Rulers, Snake and ladder, chess, shirt buttons, shampoo, etc.

  5. The ZeroZero - great Inventions we should thank India for

     Aryabhatta, great Indian Mathematician and an Astronomer Invented the “Zero” in the 5th century A.D. to represent nothing.

  6. Highest And Largest Cricket Ground

    Chail -Highest Cricket Ground
    Chail -Highest Cricket Ground

    India is a cricket-loving nation. Cricketers are worshipped in India. So an interesting fact for our crickets fans. Both Highest, as well as the largest cricket ground, is in India.

    • Motera Stadium or Sardar Vallabh Bhai Stadium in Ahemdabad with a capacity of 1.10 lakh visitor is The largest stadium In the world.
    • Chail Stadium in Chail, Haryana at an altitude of 2,444 meters is the highest stadium In the world
  7. Floating Objects

    Floating post office
    Floating post office – Source Google

    Floating post office in Dal Lake, Srinagar, Floating Basketball Court In Mumbai, Floating National park– Keibul-Lamjao National Park in Manipur and Largest floating river Maujli island on Bhramputra river in Assam are some unique Floating places in India.

  8. World’s First University

    Takshila University is the world’s first university. It was established it the 4th century. More than 10,500 students study 60 plus subjects every year.

    Nalanda University established in the 5th century is another great achievement by ancient Indians.

  9. The Himalayan Range


     The Himalayas were born when India collides with the Asian continent 50 million years ago… World oldest country and civilization but world youngest mountain ranges. Fascinating… Isn’t it?

    Also, The Himalayan Range has 9 out of 10 world highest peaks. a large part of which is in India.

  10. India: The Land of SpicesIndian Spices

     About 70% of world spices came from India.

  11. Indian Religions

     Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, and Buddhism are the four religions born in India. These religions are followed by over 25% of the world population.

  12. Mysterious Doors

    The Taj Mahal one of the seven wonders of the world have many sealed room which has not been opened from the last several decades. There are many theories behind it but none of them has been proved yet.

    Also, Shre Padmanabhaswamy Temple is the real pearl of the Indian state of Kerala. Underneath it has 6 different chambers. out of which 5 were opened in 2011. And these chambers contain the treasure of 1 trillion $… But what about the 6th door? Many people say that a fatal curse is protecting the door…

  13. Second largest English speaking country

    India is the second-largest English speaking country in the world with over 125,222,449 numbers of speakers in the world. 

  14. Guinness RecordsLongest Mouschtache

    India holds some Bizzare World Record. Some of them are the Longest Mustache, Shortest Cow on the planet, Worlds Fastest Nose Typing, Largest Biryani, and the list goes on…

  15. The Largest Number of Vegetarians

    You! Yes, You! Are you a vegetarian? Be it… May be Because of religious reasons or by personal choice or both, around 20-40% of the Indian population is vegetarian which makes India the largest vegetarian-friendly country in the world.

  16. National Anthem

    National Anthem of India ‘Jana Gana Mana” and National Anthem of Bangladesh ‘Amar Sonar Bangla’ both are written by Rabindranath Tagore of India origin.

  17. All-Women Operated Railway Station and Police Station

    #womenempoermwnt Yes! India is one step forward to it. Gandhinagar, Jaipur is the First all-women operated railway station.

    Also, Matunga station, Mumbai, Chandragiri station, Chitoor, Andhra Pradesh, and Ajni station, Nagpur, Maharashtra also some other railway stations operated by women.  Police station, Hosur, Krishnagiri district is the all-women operated police station.

  18. Kumbh Mela

    India kumbh mela
    India Kumbh Mela

    It is one of the largest religious gatherings.. why?

    Let me tell you. Kumbh Mela is always held every 12 years in the Nothern part of India. Last Kumbh Mela was held in 2011 and in this, it was attended by over 75 million Pilgrims…

    The gathering was so huge as is visible from the space.

  19. 2 Indian City in the List of UNESCO of World Heritage city

    Indian Cities Ahemdabad, Gujrat (Included in 2017), and Jaipur, Rajasthan (Included in 2019) are the two Indian cities which are been listed to the UNESCO world heritage city.

  20. Water on the Moon

    In September 2009, water on the moon was detected using Moon Mineralogy Mapper of Chandryaan-1 of Indian space research organization (ISRO).

  21. Railways and Road

    Interesting facts about India
    Indian railway – Source Google

    India’s road network is the world’s second-largest road network after the United States in the world with over 5,897,643 km of roads constructed as of 31 March 2017.

    Connecting more than 7,349 railway stations with a rail track of 121,407 km over a route of 67,368km is the fourth-largest rail network in the world.

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