10 Interesting & Amazing Facts On India That You Should Know.
A floating post office : India has the largest postal network in the world with over 1, 55,015 post offices. A single post office on an average serves a population of 7,175 people. The floating post office in Dal Lake, Srinagar, was inaugurated in August 2011.
The highest cricket ground in the world : At an altitude of 2,444 meters, the Chail Cricket Ground in Chail, Himachal Pradesh, is the highest in the world. It was built in 1893 and is a part of the Chail Military School.
Shampooing is an Indian concept : Shampoo was invented in India, not the commercial liquid ones but the method by use of herbs. The word ‘shampoo’ itself has been derived from the Sanskrit word champu, which means to massage.
The Indian national Kabaddi team has won all World Cups : India has won all 5 men’s Kabaddi World Cups held till now and have been undefeated throughout these tournaments. The Indian women’s team has also won all Kabaddi World Cups held till date.
Science day in Switzerland is dedicated to Ex-Indian President, APJ Abdul Kalam : The father of India’s missile programme had visited Switzerland back in 2006. Upon his arrival, Switzerland declared May 26th as Science Day.
Dhyan Chand was offered German citizenship : After defeating Germany 8-1 in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Major Dhyan Chand, the wizard of hockey, was summoned by Hitler. He was promised German citizenship, a high post in the German military and the chance to play for the German national side. Dhyan Chand however declined the offer.
A special polling station is set up for a lone voter in the middle of Gir Forest : Mahant Bharatdas Darshandas has been voting since 2004 and during every election since then, a special polling booth is set up exclusively for him as he is the only voter from Banej in Gir forest.
An Indian man living without food for last 70 years : He (Prahlad) claims he hasn’t eaten or drunk for 70 years. After many tests, doctors still don’t know how it’s possible.
Breathing or smoking 100 cigarattes are equal in Mumbai : Breathing the air in Mumbai, India, for just one day is equivalent to smoking 100 cigarettes
The world’s biggest family lives together in India : a man with 39 wives and 94 children with 33 grand children.