The holy land of India is the land of diversity. People often talk about India as the largest democracy in the world, rich culture, diverse nature, geographical location, etc. Today we are not going there; in fact, here we are with an interesting compilation.
Have a look at the top 15 little known facts about India:
1. Lonar Lake in Maharashtra
Around 50,000 years ago, an asteroid hit the earth’s surface at a speed of 90000 km/h, and according to researchers, it created the Lonar Crater Lake located in the Buldhana district of Maharashtra state. Lonar Lake gets tourists’ attention with its amazing combination of nature’s beauty and science.
2. Land of Many ‘Firsts’
India invented the concept of shampooing; our childhood and quarantine’s favorite board game, “Snakes & Ladders,” was also invented in India. We know about zero, but how many of you know about Algebra? It was also invented in India. The list is quite impressive and endless.
3. Anti-Gravity Places
We all know the falling apple story and read about the Law of Gravitation in school. There are some places in our country where all the laws of gravity seem to fail. Ladakh’s Magnetic Hill is one of them, where your vehicle starts moving upward on its own even if you turn your ignition off. “Kaki Dunger” and “Tuslishyan Road” in Gujarat also make it to the list.
4. Every Vote Counts!
In the 2019 Lok Sabha Election of the world’s largest democracy, a polling booth was set up for a single voter Guru Bharatdas Darshandas. He is the only resident of Gujarat’s Gir Forest. Isn’t it a good example that every vote counts?
5. ‘Officer’s Village of India’
74 Households and 47 IAS Officers. Yes, you read it right. A small village of Uttar Pradesh’s Jaunpur district named “Madhopatti” is the home of many IAS officers, ISRO scientists, researchers at BHABHA Atomic Research Centre, and the World Bank.
6. Secular for a Reason
The question of the secularity of India is a hot potato now. Here are some facts to show how diversified this country is. There are over 300,000 mosques and more than 2 million Hindu temples in India.
7. The Rat’s Temple
Karni Mata temple is the home of approximately 26,000 black rats. It is situated in the Bikaner district of Rajasthan. It was a common belief of the people that these rats were the members of Karni Mata’s charan caste, so don’t be surprised if you see people worshipping rats here on a usual day.
8. Water on the Moon
India played a key role in discovering water on the moon. Very few people know that water on the moon was first discovered by India.
9. Sugar Extraction
Would you believe if I say India is the first-ever country to develop extraction and purifying techniques for sugar? Proof of this can be traced back to 2000 years ago. Now bypassing Brazil, India is also the world’s largest sugar producer.
10. Story of Diamonds
How many of you know that diamonds were first mined in India? Before 1726 when diamonds were discovered in Brazil, India was the only country where diamonds were mined.
11. India before Britishers
How many of you know India was one of the richest countries and shared 23% of the world’s GDP (Now we are sharing only 3-4% maximum) before the Britishers invaded and looted India? Go and watch Shashi Tharoor’s outstanding debate on the same topic.
12. Religions Originated in India
Although Hinduism is considered the oldest religion in the world, how many of you know that India is also the origin of the other three religions, i.e., Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism?
13. IT Sector of India
India is one of the emerging countries when it comes to the IT sector. India exports software to 90 countries across the globe. India’s Leading IT company TCS (Tata Consultancy Services), has been ranked 7 in the world.
14. Snapdeal.com Nagar
I know you all are curious about this name. From Shiv Nagar to Snapdeal.com Nagar, this village of Muzaffarnagar district, Uttar Pradesh, came into the limelight when Snapdeal installed fifteen hand pumps to save villagers from walking miles just for basic necessities like water.
15. World’s Only National Floating Park
Loktak Lake’s Keibul Lamjao National Park is the only floating national park in the world. It is located in the Bishnupur district of Manipur and is famous for its floating swamps.
We tried to bring a scoop of facts out of the sea about India. Some of them are known to us, and some are not. Some of them shocked us, and some of them made us proud. Hope you will find them satisfying, and these facts will help you know your country in a better manner and find more such things that are untouched by your domain of knowledge.