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11 Interesting Facts about India

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11 Interesting Facts about India

Here, we list some amazing facts about India which will leave you awestruck.

By Tejal Mistry 17th Mar, 2016 12:26 pm

India is famous for its rich culture and traditional art forms. After all, it is a place with diversity and freedom. Here, we list some amazing facts about India which will leave you awestruck.

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1. Tourists to Jammu and Kashmir now have another attraction—a floating post office on the Dal Lake in Srinagar, the first in the country was inaugurated in August 2011.

2. Bandra Worli Sealink has steel wires equal to the Earth’s circumference.

3. The highest cricket ground in the world—the Chail Cricket Ground—is situated in Chail in Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of 2,444 metres.

4. The Indian National Kabaddi team has won all the five men’s Kabaddi World Cups held till date and the Indian women’s team has also won all the women’s Kabaddi World Cups.

5. In September 2009, India’s ISRO Chandrayaan- 1 using USA’s Moon Mineralogy Mapper discovered water on the Moon for the first time.

6. After late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam—the Father of India’s missile programme—visited Switzerland in 2006, Switzerland declared 26 May as its Science Day.

7. The first rocket in India was so light and small that it was transported on a bicycle to the Thumba Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

8. Shakuntala Devi, popularly known as the ‘human calculator’, demonstrated her talent by answering correctly within 28 seconds the multiplication of two 13-digit numbers.

9. Rabindranath Tagore wrote not only the Indian national anthem Jana Gana Mana but also the Bangladeshi national anthem Amar Sonar Bangla.

10. Major Dhyan Chand, the hockey wizard, was summoned by Hitler. However, he declined the offer.

11. Saint Gyandev created ‘Mokshapat’, the game of snakes and ladders in the 13th century. The ladders represent virtues and the snakes indicate vices. 

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