25 Interesting Facts About India That You Might Be Unaware Of

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Saying that India has now been quickly emerging as a global superpower, people often ask what’s so special about India? Well, to be precise, India has everything that only a few developed countries today have access to. This blog will tell you about those 25 Interesting Facts about India that will totally take you by surprise. 

So let’s just see what’s hiding in the garb of this amazing nation. 

25 Interesting Facts About India That Might Stun You Completely

Floating Market

floating market

India has 3 floating markets namely in Srinagar, Kolkata, and Kerala. The one in Srinagar is on Dal lake is not a permanent market. It sells vegetables between 5 am to 7 pm.

The one in Kerala is a floating mall called ‘The Triveni Superstore‘. It has 20 people inboard. It almost sells everything from grains to televisions at a subsidized rate.

Floating Post Office

One of the most interesting facts about India is its only floating post office. It is located on Dal Lake in Srinagar.

Kumbh Mela

kumbh mela

Do you know that Kumbh Mela is the world’s most properly organized event and was even visible from space? It was captured by CartoSat2, India’s highest imaging satellite.

Largest Democracy

India is the world’s largest democracy with over 135 crore people bound to the Indian constitution. Generally, countries replace their constitution once in 2 decades, however, it is an interesting fact that India has been continuing with the same constitution.

Bandra Worli Sea Link

bandra worli sea link

It is an interesting fact that the Bandra Worli sea link uses wires of length equal to earth’s circumference.

Largest Producer Of Spices

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One of the interesting facts about India is that India is the largest spices producing country in the world. India produces 75 out of 109 listed spices.

Wettest Place on the Earth

Mawsynram is the wettest place on the earth and receives over 10,000 mm of rain every year. It is an interesting fact about an Indian city that it recorded 26000 mm of rain in 1985.

Largest Vegetarian Country

India is the largest vegetarian country in the world with over 60% of people being vegetarian.

Largest Mango Producer

India is the largest producer of Mango in the world. It produced over 50 million tonnes of mangoes in 2017 that account for the world’s 39% of mango production. Also, mango is the national fruit of India.

Largest Banana Producer

India is the largest producer of banana. It produces 27 million tonnes of banana on average in a year. The second is China with a production of 11 million tonnes.

Largest Producer of Coconut

India was the largest producer of coconut in the world in the year 2006-07 with 1584 coconut nuts. However now India has been shifted to third place.

White Sugar

India was the first country to have developed a method to crystallize the sugar.

Cotton Production

India is the largest cotton-producing country in the world. With an average production of 5,770 metric tonnes, India is way ahead of the United States that produces about 4000 metric tonnes of cotton in a year.

Largest Producer of Milk

India is the largest producer of milk. It produces over 22% of global production and is followed by the United States of America and China.

Largest Jute Producer

One more interesting fact about India in the largest production says that India is also the largest producer of Jute in the world.

Elephant Spa

India has it’s rare and only elephant spa where elephants are given a month’s time in July getting lavishing spa, scrub, and massages.

Largest Rail Coach Manufacturer

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It is one of the interesting facts about India that The Integral Coach Factory is the largest rail coach manufacturer in the world. It set a record by producing 2503 coaches in the fiscal year 2017-2018.

Largest Railway Platform

To add to interesting facts about India is the Railway platform of Gorakhpur. Gorakhpur Junction railway station is the world’s largest railway platform and is located in Uttarpradesh of India.

Biggest Cricket Stadium in the World

Motera in Ahmedabad, Gujarat is the world’s biggest cricket stadium in the world. It has the capacity to host 1,15,000 people for an event.

Highest Cricket Ground in the World

Chail Cricket Ground Located in Chail, Himachal Pradesh is the highest cricket ground in the world. It is located at 2,444 meters above the sea level and is used as a school playground by Chail Military school.

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Kabbadi World Cup

India has won all the Kabaddi world cups till date in the standard style. In circle style Kabaddi world India has won 6 out of 7 world cups. India lost 2020 men’s world cup to Pakistan. However, in the women category, India has won all four World Cups.

Largest Producer of Pulses

India is the largest producer of pulses in the world. However, the demand in the country is so high that sometimes we need to import pulses in order to meet domestic demand. Now that ‘s an interesting fact about India

Largest Producer of Ginger

India is the largest producer of Ginger with a production of over 996,041 metric tonnes and what’s more interesting is the fact that China is number two which is way behind with production of 552,192 metric tonnes.

Second Largest English speaking Nation

One of the most interesting facts about India is that India is the second-largest English speaking nation in the world. At first position is the United States. What makes it more amazing is the fact that we are nonnative to English.

Highest Post Office

India has the highest post office in the world. The post office is located at 15,500 feet in Hikkim, Himachal Pradesh. This is one of the most interesting facts about India considering the height at which the post office is available.

These interesting facts about India have been taken from different sources, however, if you think we did miss some more interesting facts about India do mention in the comment box and let us know.

Dev

Dev is an engineer by education, semi banker by profession and a writer at heart.

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