28 Amazing Facts About India.

There is so much to learn about our country culture and religion. If we closely follow India’s history then there are so many secrets and unknown facts which are hidden somewhere.  Below are some of the very interesting facts that every Indian citizen should know about India.

  1. Hinduism  is a oldest Religion and Sanskrit is a oldest Language in the world .
  2. Indoor Games like Chess, Snake & ladder and Badminton were invented in India.
  3. India is a only land where all climatic conditions/ seasons coexist.
  4. India is home to more Mosques than any other country in the world.
  5. India is going to be world’s largest train network soon with a proposed plan of metro rail in 4 major cities.
  6. Diamonds were first recognized and mined in central India. India remained the world’s only source of diamonds until the discovery of diamonds in Brazil in 18th century.
  7. Today, entire world practice Yoga – ‘Indian art form to do body exercises and meditation for spirituality and relaxation’.
  8. In entire world India has the largest population of English speakers, inspite of non-English nation.
  9. India has the largest movie industry in the world.
  10. India has the largest number of Post Offices in the world.
  11. India is a Land of Gods, Saints and Gurus, that is a reason that every year millions of foreign tourist from all over world visit India for spiritual Tranquility.
  12. India is one of the leading exporters of software, exports to over 80 countries.
  13. In the classical period of World mathematics (400 AD to 1200 AD), important contributions were made by scholars like Aryabhata (Great Astronomer & invented pi), Brahmagupta (Invented Zero), and Bhaskara II (rightly calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the Sun hundreds of years ago today known as a year of 365 days).
  14. Hinduism always believed in peace and prosperity, our country never invaded nor attacked another nation or culture in thousands year of its history.
  15. When most of the ancient culture around the world were only nomadic forest dwellers (over 5000 years ago), Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus Valley Civilization)
  16. India is the largest democracy in the world.
  17. Nalanda and Takshila Universities are considered to be oldest universities in the world. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied in more than 60 subjects.
  18. Ayurveda Medicines are world renowned and are used by many hospitals and clinics in European and Western Countries.
  19. America was invented due to Christopher Columbus attraction towards Rich Indian Culture and Religion.
  20. Navigation form of System was born in the river Sindh over 6000 years ago in India.
  21. Kalaripayattu is an Indian martial art which is world’s one of the oldest fighting systems in existence.
  22. World’s oldest European church and synagogue are in the city of Cochin, India.
  23. The Vishnu Temple in the city of Tirupathi built in the 10th century, is the world’s largest religious pilgrimage destination.
  24. Varanasi, also known as Benaras is the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world today.
  25. India offers security and shelter to more than 400,000 refugees formerly from Sri Lanka, Tibet, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who escaped to flee religious and political discrimination.
  26. Great Tibetan Buddhists Leader, Dalai Lama, runs his government in exile from Dharmashala in northern India.
  27. Indians made noteworthy contributions to trigonometry, calculus, and algebra. In 100 B.C. the decimal system was invented in India.
  28. There are 3.22 Million Indians in America.  Out of which:
  • 38% of Doctors in America are Indians.
  • 12% of Scientists in America are Indians.
  • 36% of NASA employees are Indians.
  • 34% of MICROSOFT employees are Indians.
  • 28% of IBM employees are Indians.
  • 17% of INTEL employees are Indians.
  • 13% of XEROX employees are Indians

We will Keep on updating the above list, as we come across other amazing facts about India. 

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