25 AMAZING THINGS ABOUT INDIA EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW

Amazing things and facts about India you should know

The place where future billionaires come to get inspired. The seventh largest country in the world. India with a population of over a billion people. India is standout amongst the most influential and powerful nation on this planet. Its cultural history is especially complicated and details spanning 4,500 years of overwhelmingly Hindu rationality and religious philosophy thousand of years. Later, modern India is significantly unique with its own prodigious film industry an assorted population and an amazingly massive workforce.

So we couldn't wait to bring you 25 amazing things about India you didn't know about and every Indian should know.

#1: FILM INDUSTRY (Bollywood)


I thought that Hollywood was like the biggest film industry in the entire world, but actually, India is. Bollywood's highest-grossing film made 27 times more than Hollywood's highest-grossing films for every 600 films Hollywood produces. They produce over

1,100 films a year and produces about 200 of them in India. When you compare the numbers, Hollywood's highest grossing film was 2009's 'Avatar' which made $2.8 billion at the box office in stark contrast the Bollywood film '3 idiots' brought in 76.8 billion, that's a profit.

#2: SHAMPOO (The hair strengthening herb)


Shampoo was invented in the 16th century in India. Derived from the Sanskrit original word 'Chompoo' which means massage and was initially used to describe the process of hair strengthening with herbs common in India. Herbs and natural ingredients were used then rather than today's combination of modern chemicals and fragrances in particular gooseberry, satin dews and fruit fumes. When colonial visitors came to India they brought the practice of shampooing and hair washing back with them to Europe.

#3: ELEPHANT SPA (sacred animal)


Elephants in Kerala can treat themselves to a spa day. Punnathoor Cotta Elephant Yard rejuvenation Center which is attached to the famous Guruvayurappan Hindu temple provides elephants with baths massages and soothing pamper sessions. The spa caters to 59 elephants and may be a means of giving back to the sacred animal. Elephants play an important role in Kerala's legendary temple processions and there is a significant feature of the region so they deserve a ritual spa treatment every now and then. People get down to work preparing for the festival by cleaning the elephants and decorating them with an array of stunning embellishments and clothes they even paint colourful designs on them.

#4: THE KUMBH MELA (The Pilgrimage)


The largest religious gathering in India can be seen from space. Kumbh Mela is a Hindu pilgrimage which takes people to the banks of the Ganges every 12 years the major event involves ritualistic bathing devotional singing religious discussion and feeding the poor the attendance figures had to be capped at 75 million making it the largest pilgrimage on earth, as a matter of fact, it was so big that you could see it from space at one point.

#5 DIAMOND (Largest Producer)


Diamonds were first mined in India and it was the world's greatest producer India was the most productive diamond-mining country in the world until diamonds were found in Brazil in the 18th century there are now 3 active diamond mines in India and the famous Kohinoor diamond was found in the 13th century the 793 carats stone went from person to person and was eventually acquired by Queen Victoria during the British Raj in India.

#6 OLDEST CIVILIZATION


Ancient Indian civilization is the oldest in the world. we often look to ancient Greece and ancient Egypt but Indian civilization dates back to 2400 BC. when it was split into 16 monarchies known as the mahajanapadas (mahaajanapad). there are even authenticated human remains that date back to 30,000 years in South Asia. the oldest Hindu texts were written between 2,500 BC furthermore because of the first texts on scientific medicine and astronomy. we actually owe the number 0 to Indian mathematics who created the concept.

#7 AMALGAM OF RELIGION


India is home to every major world religion and doesn't have a national language. Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, Islam and Sikhism all have a place in Indian society. With the most dominant being Hinduism and Islam covering 80% and 14% of the population respectively. Judaism has existed in India for the last 2215 years and some of these smaller religions also featured including Jain, James Zoroastrian and Baha'i. India also doesn't have a single national language because 1652 dialects are spoken across the different region.

#8 FIRST POLLING STATION


A polling station is set up for just one voter in deer forest at every election. Every election Mirage verandas de Shonda's get his local polling station entirely to himself because he's the only resident of Gir National Park. he's been voting in Indian elections since 2004 and never misses one now that he has his own personal polling station. Mahant is the caretaker for the one time in the forest in Gujarat a home he shares with a rare Asiatic Lion.

#9 TAJ MAHAL STRATEGY


The Indian government has used scaffolding to hide the Taj Mahal when air strikes are predicted. During World War II and the Indian-Pakistan wars, scaffolding was put up around the distinctive domes of the Taj Mahal to make it less obvious from above. They feared strikes by the Japanese air force during World War II so hid their most famous landmark. More recent threats to the Taj Mahal includes the rising levels of the Yamuna River which have cracked the tomb underneath the structure. There have been predictions that the tombs could collapse at any time.

#10: INVENTIONS


Indians invented navigation, yoga, the world's cheapest car and thorium-based nuclear power. Indian society can take credit for some of the most important inventions in the world. They were the first to create the concept of navigation over six thousand years ago using rivers and seas. Yoga was created 5000 years ago and has roots in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. The world's cheapest The Tata Nano, which costs around 100,000 rupees the equivalent of $1,400 and India is the home of the first next-generation thorium reactor the country is aiming to produce 30% of its electrical power with thorium by 2015.

#11: ROYAL RESIDENCIES


India is the home of the most stunning palaces in the world once the home of the Maharajah's. SAMODE is a 475-year-old palace. Its a splendid example of Indian and Mughal architecture. It has 43 rooms in total which includes 20 deluxe, 19 suites and 4 royal suits with private jacuzzi pool. 2 multi-cuisine restaurants and fine dining hall. It has two pools, one is a mosaic pool and infinity pool at the rooftop. You can stay at the royal residence for $88000 a night if you want to stay at the lap of luxury, forget Paris and forget Dubai. There are opulent palaces throughout the country with some dating back hundreds of years. The famous Kumarakom Lake Resort hosted the Prince Charles's 65th birthday.

#12: EXTRAVAGANT KINGS


King Jay Singh of Alwar caught Rolls-Royce in the most ideal way. India has a long and bright history of idiosyncratic monarchies and lavish kings and queens. The king of Alwar in northeast India was offended by a Rolls-Royce salesperson. When he visited a showroom in London. a very proud man he ordered an entire fleet of Rolls-Royce cars and offered them to the cities waste division so they could utilize them to transport rubbish throughout the city.

#13: WEALTHY TYCOONS


1 million Indians are tycoons India has a standout amongst the most dramatic wealth holes on the planet. With 35% of the nation living beneath the poverty line. The individuals who live way above live an altogether different sort of life. The most extravagant Indian on the planet is Mukesh Ambani, who has total assets of 53 billion dollars. And he is 59 years old profited in the oil and gas industry and his billion dollars home recently made stood out as truly newsworthy on the grounds that he assembled a 27 storey skyscraper rather than a sprawling mansion.

#14: ANCIENT MEDICAL INVENTION


The primary record of plastic medical procedure was found in an ancient Sanskrit content. One of the main restorative medical writings were composed by the ancient Indian surgeon Sushruta Sushruta Samhita and it is the principal part of the Indian Ayurveda. Which can be composed 1000 BCE and 500 BCE by Sushruta. The content depicts huge amounts of inconceivably complex surgeries, yet the most fascinating thing is that it demonstrates that India is presumably the origin of all plastic surgery procedure. Notwithstanding for his time, Sushruta was absolutely capable of doing nose surgery or rhinoplasty.

England's first nose work wouldn't be performed until 1814 humming 80 years before the Sushruta Samhita script would be translated. It's one of the absolute first instances of a medical and talking about medical surgery incisions skin grafts and nose reconstruction.

#15: EXTRAVAGANT CEREMONIES


One of India's most extravagant weddings caused controversy because it was too extravagant lasting five days and cost 74 million dollars. The wedding of the daughter of a prominent businessman made headlines in 2016 for all the wrong reasons. The 2.5 million dollar wedding sari, Bollywood royalty in attendance and Bangalore palace setting was denounced as an obscene display of wealth. Millions of Indians live in poverty so the wedding was criticised for being in poor taste. There are many stereotypical images of India but there's so much more to this incredible country than many of us know.

#16: CONTINENT HISTORY


India was an island a hundred million years ago back in the dinosaur days it broke off from the supercontinent 'Gondwana Land' and it moved North. Eventually crashing into Asia and because of this collision, we have the Himalayan mountains (The Mount Everest) which are the youngest but also the biggest Mountains in India.

#17: BIGGEST VEGETARIANS


Here's another odd and fantastic fact about India. About 40% of the Indian population is vegan making it the biggest veggie population on the planet. Many decide not to eat meat for spiritual and religious reasons. Beef and pork products often ruled out of their eating routine. Vegetarianism is influential to the point that KFC, McDonald's and Pizza Hut needed to present vegetarian lover menus for their Indian establishments to cater to the population of the country with the fewest vegetarians are Portugal.

#18: VAST NATURE


Did you know that there are over 90 thousand species of animals in India? There are 104 national parks in India with over 15,000 square miles of overall coverage. 350 of them are animals, there are 1200 types of Birds and as for plant species while there's over 50,000.

#19: SPACE EXPLORATION


India has a great space exploration program you may not have thought of and it's getting better year by year. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), is on its way to becoming a leader in space exploration. Back in February, they made global headlines when a single Indian rocket launched 104 satellites - a new world record.

In 2008, ISRO also sent their first spacecraft to the Moon, where it did some basic science and proved their technology worked. ISRO truly arrived on the world space scene.

In 2014, Mars Orbiter Mission was the only ones to get into Mars orbit successfully on their first try! In 2009 India was the first country to discover water on the moon and it makes you wonder what else they will create and what else they will discover? ISRO is working on missions to explore Venus, the Sun, and even Jupiter.

#20: LARGEST RAILWAY NETWORK


India has the 4th largest railway system in the world 11,000 trains every day on tracks spread over 60,000 km in length. Railways the Big boss that employs close to 1.54 million people, making it the seventh-largest employer in the world, according to Forbes. and also if the tracks were to be laid out, they could circle the earth for one and half times and also The total distance that the Railway covers in a single day are equal to around three and a half times the distance to the moon.

#21: DIFFERENT SEASONS 


India has six seasons in a year according to the Hindu calendar. the familiar summer, fall winter and spring seasons as well as the monsoon season and winter's eve season. Spring is called the king of seasons and it's a good time to visit India if you want to see some Holi celebrations the nicest time of year in terms of weather is probably winter's eve season this is when Diwali the most important Hindu festival takes place.

Spring Season - It lasts from (February to March). This is the season when the trees bloom and the weather is beautiful it is also called in Hindi as 'Vasant Ritu' in India.
Summer or 'Grishma Ritu' - It occurs during the month of (April - May - June). Weather is very hot during the season. During July, August and September sky washes field.
Rainy season or 'Versa Ritu' - The monsoon occurs during (October and November). The weather is a little cold and trees shed their leaves.
Autumn season or Winter - The monsoon occurs during December. The weather is too cold.

#22 SPICES GALORE


75% of all spices on the world market are produced in India making it the world's leader in spice production it exports 180 kinds of spices over 160 countries spices are so powerful here that one of them is even used as a non-toxic weapon the military consider but Jolokia also known as ghost pepper is an interspecific hybrid chilli pepper cultivated in the Northeast Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland and Manipur. Great for making teargas like hand grenades.

#23 HEAD GESTURE


Indians bobble their heads from side to side in agreement. This gesture is so unique to the culture that it's even known as the Indian head shake depending on the context. it's something between okay and I understand. It can also be a substitute for thank you in any case.

#24 LOW DIVORCE RATE 


Only one marriage out of a hundred ends in divorce in India so what's their secret to such marital stability. Most people believe this has to do with religion. Marriage here is a holy union, not an official agreement. Arranged marriages might also be a factor the families often choose the best life partner for their child plus married couples don't want to dishonour their families with a divorce.

#25 LAND OF GREAT INVENTIONS


India is the homeland of chess the indigenous name of this game is 'Chaturanga' or 'Shatranj' for short. It developed in the Gupta Empire around the 6th century AD. It divided into four divisions of an army, namely elephantry, chariots, cavalry and infantry.

Isn't the only thing invented in India we can also thank the bright minds of this country for cataract surgery wireless communication fibre optics metallurgy cotton cultivation and everyday items such as buttons, rulers, weight scales, flush toilets?

India is the centre of many industries and the world's biggest democracy. India has influenced art literature science and medicine potentially more than any other nation.


If you'll take a visit to a beautiful fascinating country where you would find yourself in a gorgeous maharaja's palace surrounded by palm trees and rural countryside or a modern apartment in the thick of busy Mumbai you will be amazed.

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25 AMAZING THINGS ABOUT INDIA EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW 25 AMAZING THINGS ABOUT INDIA EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW Reviewed by Sanjeev Sharma on March 26, 2019 Rating: 5

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