Interesting Facts About India That Might Surprise You

India is one of the most culturally rich and diverse countries in the world, with a rich history spanning thousands of years. Here are some interesting facts about India that might surprise you.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Aug. 23, 2023 - PRLog -- India Derived Its Name from the River Indus
The name 'India' is derived from the River Indus, on the banks of which the first Indian civilization was formed.

India is the Second-Largest English-Speaking Country

The Spiritual Capital of India, Varanasi is one of the World's Oldest Continually Inhabited Cities

The World's First Residential International University Belongs to India
The University of Nalanda is considered the world's first completely residential international university.

The 'Land of Many 'Firsts'
The concept of Zero, as well as Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus, was given by India.

India's Taj Mahal is the Second Most-Loved Landmark in the World
It was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.

The Rocket for India's First Ever Rocket Launch was Transported on a Bicycle and the Launch Site was a Church

The World's Largest Sundial is in India
At Jantar Mantar in Jaipur, in the Indian State of Rajasthan, you can find the world's largest Sundial, standing 27 metres tall. Also known as the "Vrihat Samrat Yantra" or "Supreme Instrument", it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in India.

India's Golden Temple Feeds Up To 100,000 People for Free Every Single Day
The holiest temple in the Sikh faith, Golden Temple is situated in Amritsar, in the Indian state of Punjab.

There is an Indian Village That Has Over 400 Pairs of Twins
Kodinhi, a village in Kerala's Malappuram district comprises of majorly twins. As the reason for this genetic cause is still unknown, it remains a mystery to the scientific world.

India's Kumbh Mela is the World's Largest Festival
Kumbh Mela is attended by more than 130 million people irrespective of caste, creed or gender and the gathering is so huge that the crowds can be seen from outer space.

India is the Birth Place of Popular Games like Chess, Snake and Ladder, and Snooker

Yoga and Martial Arts have its Origin in India
Yoga was developed by the Indus-Sarasvati civilization in Northern India over 5,000 years ago.

India Ranks Third in Terms of Records Claimed in the Guinness Book of Records
In terms of records cited in the Guinness Book of Records, India comes in third place behind the US and the UK.

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