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15 Amazing Facts About India That Will Leave You Surprised

Did you know that India was just an island floating freely around 100 million years ago? It collided with the Asian continent about 50 million years ago and thus was born in the Himalayas. Fascinating, right? India is not only the second most populated country with over a billion people from all kinds of religions and ethnicities, but it also has some amazing facts about India that will leave you surprised and achievements under its belt.

15 Amazing Facts About India

Here are the 15 most amazing facts about India that will leave you surprised. Have a read!

1. A Lake Formed By Meteor

A 4-hour journey away from Aurangabad and popular as Maharashtra's best-kept secret, Lonar lake was created about 52.000 years ago by a plummeting meteor. Travel buffs and space heads should not miss this astronomical marvel and the intricate temples around it.

2. One Of The Oldest Cities

Situated on the banks of the holy river Ganga, the holy city of Varanasi or Banaras is at least 3000 years old. According to the legends, Lord Shiva founded Varanasi some 5000 years ago. 

3. Land Of Many ‘Firsts’

There is a plethora of concepts and objects that originated in India starting from the game of chess a.k.a Chaturanga to snakes and ladders, shampoo, buttons, zero, diamond mining, the number pi, trigonometry, algebra along with the finding of the presence of water on the moon. Now, isn’t it something amazing about India?

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4. Anti-Gravity Hills

With the anti-gravitational effect, this hill in Ladakh is the only magnetic spot in India. The spot is marked by a yellow notice board that asks you to put your car on neutral gear right inside the box painted with white paint, this one will leave you amazed as your car will begin to move uphill on its own.

5. World’s Only Floating Post Office

Not only known for the most significant number of post offices in the world, but India has its very own floating post office on Dal Lake in Srinagar. It also includes a philately museum within itself perched on a houseboat.

6. Voting Booth For Just ONE Voter

Mahant Bharatdas, India's most privileged voter, lives in a small village called Banej in the middle of Gir Forest, Gujarat. The democratic spirit of the country goes a long way in speaking decibels as the election commission of India sets up a particular polling booth for just one voter.

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7. Home To The Wettest Place On Earth

This town in Meghalaya gets about 11,873 millimeters of rain and holds a Guinness record for highest average annual rainfall owing to its proximity to the Bay of Bengal. The people residing in this region spend the winter months in preparation for the six-month-long monsoon ahead.

8. A Village Without Doors

This village in Maharashtra attracts over 40,000 devotees each day because of 300-years old legend that features establishments without any doors and locks. The residents of this village sleep without any worry as they believe Lord Shani to be their guardian.

9. Home To The Highest Cricket Ground

It's only natural for India to have the highest cricket ground in the world according to the Guinness Book as it is a cricket-loving country. The stadium is located at a height of 2,144 meters above sea level in Chail, Himachal Pradesh.

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10. World’s Largest Milk Producer

This is yet another world-record-breaking fact about India. Love drinking milk and eating milk products? Here's an amazing fact for you related to milk. India is the largest milk-producing country in the world which produced over 155.5 million tonnes of milk in 2015.

11. Home To More Than 300,000 Mosques

India happens to have the most number of mosques in the world as 14.2% of the country's population belongs to the Muslim community. Some of the most popular ones are Jama Masjid in New Delhi, Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad, and Taj-Ul-Masjid in Bhopal.

12. World’s Highest Rail Bridge

The arch-shaped Chenab bridge in Jammu and Kashmir is the world's tallest rail bridge which is about 35 meters taller than the Eiffel Tower. It is built at the height of 1,178 feet over the Chenab River

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13. The Temple Of Rats

Home to thousands of rats whom devotees consider to be their ancestors and worship, the Karni Mata Temple in Rajasthan is one of the strangest tourist attractions of India and also one of the most unheard facts about this incredible country. 

14. The Highest Motorable Road

Situated at an elevation of over 19,300 feet above sea level, Khardung La, the world's highest motorable road greets you at Ladakh. Bike enthusiasts, bookmark this one because this little fact about India could help you go on an adrenaline-filled adventure. 

15. The Skeleton Lake

Locally popular as the skeleton lake or the mystery lake, Roopkund Lake in Uttarakhand is infamous for several human skeletons found at the bottom of the lake and in the surrounding areas.

Phew! That's a lot of unknown and amazing facts about India that left us surprised. Don’t hesitate to pass it on to your buddies and let their minds be blown away too! Or plan a trip covering all these places at once using our AI circuit planned tool. You can also book fun-filled trips, hotels, and the cheapest flight tickets.

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--- Published By  Vineet Gupta