Top 10 Facts about India

India is a vast South Asian country with diverse terrain – from Himalayan peaks to Indian Ocean coastline – and history reaching back 5 millennia. In the north, Mughal Empire landmarks include Delhi’s Red Fort complex and massive Jama Masjid mosque, plus Agra’s iconic Taj Mahal mausoleum. Pilgrims bathe in the Ganges in Varanasi, and Rishikesh is a yoga centre and base for Himalayan trekking. – Wikipedia

The following are the top 10 facts about India:

  1. Kumbh Mela gathering in 2011 was visible from space. Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage where people gather to bathe in holy river. In 2011, Kumbh Mela attracted over 75 million people at one place which was indeed visible from space.
  2. At an altitude of 2,444 metres, the Chail Cricket Ground in Chail, Himachal Pradesh is the highest cricket ground in the world.
  3. India has won all Kabaddi World Cups held till date in both men's and women's category.
  4. Water on moon was first discovered by India. In September 2009, India's ISRO Chandrayaan- 1 first captured presence of water on moon using Moon Mineralogy Mapper technology.
  5. The first rocket built in India was transported on bicycle to the launching station in Kerala, India
  6. India is the 2nd largest English speaking country in the world after USA. With over 125 million people speaking English, it is only 10% of the population of India.
  7. Producing over 132.4m tonnes in 2014, India became the largest producer of milk overtaking European Union.
  8. Every 26th May Switzerland celebrates Science Day which is dedicated to Late APJ Abdul Kalam Ex-Indian President and father of Indi's missile programme.
  9. In terms of students, India has the largest school in the world. The City Montessori School in Lucknow has over 45000 students.
  10. India invented number zero along with buttons, shampoo, value of pi, trigonometry, calculus, algebra, cataract surgery, plastic surgery and many more.

We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made. – Albert Einstein

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