Thursday, June 14, 2012

Interesting Facts about India

  1. The famous board game, called Chess, was invented in India.
  2. In India's 100,000 years of history, it has never invaded any other country.
  3. India is the 7th largest country in the world, the largest democracy and one of the oldest civilizations.
  4. India was one of the richest countries in the world before the British invasion in 17th century.
  5. The value of "pi" used in mathematics was first calculated by the Indian mathematician Budhayana in 6th century.
  6. India is one of the largest exporter of computer software products. It exports software to over 90 countries.
  7. India is home to the world's largest pilgrimage destination called the Vishnu Temple. The temple is located in the city of Tirupati. About an average of 30,000 people visit this temple donating about $6 million US dollars, everyday.
  8. India originated Yoga about 5,000 years ago.
  9. India has the most number of mosques. It has 300,000 mosques which is much more than the Muslim world.
  10. Christians and Jews have been living in India since 52 A.D. and 200 B.C. respectively.
  11. India has the highest bridge in the world . It is called Bailey Bridge and is located in Ladakh between the Dras and Suru rivers in the Himalayas.
  12. Before 1986, India was the only place in the world where Diamonds could be found.
  13. The world's first University was established in India . The University was established in 700 B.C. at the place of Taxila.
  14. The biggest and the largest employer in the world is Indian Railways which employs over a million people.
  15. India has the highest cricket ground in the world. It is located in the northern state of India called Himachal Pradesh. The cricket ground is 2444 meters above the sea level and was built in 1893.
  16. Most important studies of Mathematics like calculus, trigonometry and algebra were originated in India.
  17. Taj Mahal which is among the seven wonders of the world is in India. Taj Mahal was built over a long period of 11 years.
  18. India has the most number of post offices in the world.

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