Top 25 Amazing Facts About India: Unbelievable facts about incredible india

India is the only unique country in the world. Find out why it is the only unique and special country in the world by reading the following facts about India:

 
  1. India is the World’s Largest Democracy.
  2. India is the Second Largest Country in the World in terms of 1.2 Billion Population. China is the first.
  3. India has the 7th largest land area in the World.
  4. India invented the number system. Aryabhatta invented “Zero” “PI” was also invented first in India. Algebra,Calculus and Trigonometry were first studied in India.
  5. Chess and Snakes & Ladders was invented in India.
  6. There are over a million Indian millionaires. However, the gap between the rich and poor is still very big, with many living on a poverty level.
  7. The first university is said to have been started in Takshila in 700 B.C. Thousands of students from all over the world studied a variety of subjects.
  8. India has the second largest train system.
  9. Varanasi is the oldest city in the world which is also said to be Kasi.
  10. Martial Arts were first created in India, and later spread to Asia by Buddhist missionaries.
  11. The world’s largest road network is in India—over 1.9 million miles of roads cover the country.
  12. Cooking and eating are a large part of Indian culture and tradition. It’s not uncommon for meals to require hours of preparation time and most festivals and gatherings center around food.
  13. The official Sanskrit name for India is Bharat Ganarajya. Even today, it is often called Bharat.
  14. The world’s highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. Built in 1893 after leveling a hilltop, this cricket pitch is 2444 meters above sea level.
  15. Yoga has its origins in India and has existed for over 5,000 years.
  16. The name “India” comes from the Indus River, which is where earliest settlers made their homes. The Indus valley is one of the world’s earliest urban civilizations.
  17. Until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds in the world
  18. India has the largest number of Post Offices in the world.
  19. Raziya Sultana was The only woman ruler of both the Mughal period and Sultanate. She dressed as a man and was an efficient and qualified ruler.
  20. There are 300,000 active mosques in India , more than in any other country.
  21. India has the second largest pool of Scientist and Engineers in the World.
  22.  One of the largest exporters of software, India exports to over 60 countries .
  23. This temple in Tirupathi is the most visited pilgrimage destination in the world, even more than Mecca or the Vatican.
  24. Surgeries were done in India over 2,600 years ago by Sushruta. He also developed Ayurveda and made records of several complicated surgeries and operations.
  25. The Ganga is the longest river in India and is considered sacred by Hindus. It has the most populated river basin in the world.

There are still many more facts about India. But the above 25 are the most amazing and surprising facts. Stay tuned to  Times Now India for more articles about various Facts.

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