Here are some Interesting Facts about India that will amaze you and surprise you. List of some Some interesting facts, some amazing achievements and some wonderful knowledge about India and Indians. Check out these Interesting facts about India in this article.
1. First Mining of Diamond was Done in India
Until Diamond was found in Brazil in 18th century, India was the only country producing Diamond. It was found in Guntur and Krishna district near the delta of Krishna River.
2. Ben Kingsley was born in Indian descent
Oscar Winner Hollywood actor sir Ben Kingsley who portrayed memorable role of Mahatma Gandhi in Gandhi was born as Krishna Pandit Bhanji. No doubt why he looked so Indian in Gandhi.
3. Adolph Hitler Was Big Fan of Major Dhyanchand
Infamouns dictator Hitler was a huge fan of Major Dhyanchand. In fact after 1936 Burlin Olympic Finals, where India thrashed Germany by 8-1 Hitler summoned Dhyanchand and offered him German Citizenship. Of course legendary Hockey Wizard politely refused it.
4. Shakuntla Devi – The Human Calculator
Can you find the answer of 7,686,369,774,870 × 2,465,099,745,779 without using a calculator? Take an hour or so. Still you won’t be able to do that.
Shakuntla Devi gave the answer of these two 13 digit multiplication in 28 seconds. That’s when she was given the title of Human Calculator.
5. Sugar was First Consumed in India
Sugar was first consumed in India. India was the first country in the world to develop extraction and purifying techniques of sugar. Later we taught many countries about refining and cultivation of sugar.
6. Largest Producer of Milk in World
India is now the largest Milk producer in the world. India was behind European union till last year but now with 132.4m tonnes production in 2014, it is number one. Isn’t this is amazing that a country is competing with whole European union and won the race.
7. Most Vegetarian Friendly Country in the World
India is the most vegetarian friendly country in the world. India’s 25-25 percent population is vegetarian which is highest in the world.
8. Second Largest English Speaking Country in the World
Though India is a country of multiple regional and local languages but in terms of English Speaking countries in the world, it ranks number 2. Yes, India is second largest English speaking country in the world. 10% of Indians can speak in English which is about 125 Million people.
9. First Indian Rocket was Transported on Cycle
India’s first rocket was transported on bi-cycle to Thumba Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. It was so light and small that it fit on the carrier of bi-cycle.
10. Switzerland’s Science Day is Dedicated to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Azad
Great Indian scientist APJ Abdul Kalam visited Switzerland on 26th May 2006. Upon his arrival Switzerland announced 26th May as Natinal Science day. A great gesture and a great tribute to one of the best Scientist known as Missile Man of India.
11. Water On Moon was Discovered by Chandrayaan
India’s first Moon Satellite Chandrayaan-1 was the first one in the world to detect water on moon. It was a significant achievement lauded by whole world.
12. All World Cup Won By India
Kabaddi is one and only sport whose all world cup is won by one country and that is India. Yes that is correct, Indian men and women’s team both have won all Kabaddi world cup till date.
13. Concept of Shampoo was Invented in India
Shampoo is derived from Champu a sanskrit word. The concept was invented in India by using herbs for strengthen of hair. Later it was used by West country and they invented shampoo liquid.
14. Earth Circumference = Wires Used in Bandra Worli Sea Link
That’s true. Total Steel wires used in Bandra Worli Sea link is equal to the circumference of Earth. It was completed in 2,57,00,000 man hours.
15. India Have a Floating Post Office
At Dal Lake in Srinagar, a new post office was inagurated in 2011. It was a floating post office which became a place of attraction instantly.
16. Kumbh Mela Visible from Space
This is actually true. 2011 Kumbh Mela in Allhabad which saw biggest gathering in world of around 75 million people was visible from space.
17. Wettest Place in the World
Mawsynram, a village in Meghalaya is the wettest place in the world where human lives. Every year the village record highest average rainfall in the world.
18. Snakes and Ladders is an Indian Invention
Who don’t love Saanp Seedhi or Snakes and Ladders. You may feel proud to know that this game is an Indian invention. Later it became one of the most popular board game in the world.
19. Polling Booth for Single Person
It happens Only in India, literally. Mahant Bharatdas Darshandas who lives in Banej in Gir Forest is the only voter there. Still a full fledged polling booth is established in every election only for him.
20. Bangladesh National Anthem is Written by Rabindranath Tagore
Yes, Tagore is also credited for writing national anthem of Bangladesh “Amar Sonar Bangla”