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India – the country where so many religions and cultures intertwine to create a mesmerizing web of unfathomable beauty. Naturally, those who step once into this web are automatically entangled in the aesthetic pleasures it has to offer. The nation, indeed, presents a huge variety of tourist destinations: from beaches to hill stations, from small villages to large modern cities, and from formidable forests to riveting rivers. Even the smallest regions in India have an incredible history and the locals spin a fantastic yarn to tell it. Visiting this vast country for anyone is definitely an enriching experience. Land of Snake Charmers’ as India is called, hold lots of interesting facts about its beauty, history, and incredible culture. Below are some facts about India that every traveler must check out.

– India’s name originated from the one of the earliest civilizations of mankind that have walked on this Earth, Indus Valley Civilization; dating back to 1200 B.C.

Indus_Valley_Civilization

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– India is the world’s largest functioning democracy with a population of approximately 1.2 billion individuals.

Democracy in India

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– One of the many intimidating facts about India is that it is anticipated to be the world’s most populous country by 2050. With 1.6 billion people, it will almost equal the U.S. and China’s population, combined!

India's population

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– This humongous population makes every 6th living person in the world an Indian. In fact, the annual addition to the Indian population, according to recent statistics, is even more than the entire population of Bangladesh! This means that every year, one Bangladesh is added to India.

Population of India

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– Indian mathematician Aryabhata had formed a strong threshold into the world of mathematics. He is recognized far and wide for the discovery of the number 0 as well as the value of the constant ‘pi’.

Pi and zero

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– India is a secular country, with almost all religions found here. According to the census of 2011, about 80% of the population is Hindu, 14% Muslim, 2.30% Christian and 1.72% are Sikh. Buddhism and Jainism also have their roots here.

Secular India

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– The Golden Temple, Amritsar in India feeds a vegetarian meal to over 100,000 people a day regardless of their race, religion and class.

Golden_Temple_India

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– The world’s largest human gathering takes place in this country, with over 100 million people gathering to celebrate the ‘Kumbh Mela’.

Kumbh Mela

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-India is the birthplace of a number of sports – Chess, Polo, Kabaddi, Martial Arts, etc.

Chess in India

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-India houses the richest beggar in the world. Similar: http://www.scoopwhoop.com/humor/rich-beggars/

Beggar

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– Although there is no national language in India, but Sanskrit (the language in which the holy scriptures of Hinduism are written), is considered to be the mother of all languages. In fact, around 23 major languages are spoken in various corners of the country, with at least 1,000 other local languages and dialects.

Sanskrit

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– India has the world’s largest postal network in the world, with each post office covering around 53,000 people. Interestingly, India also has a floating post office in Srinagar, Kashmir.

Post office in India

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– India’s railway network is one of the largest employers in the world, with around 1.4 million people employed. This figure is even larger than the population of several countries.

Indian Railways

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About Tanushree Barua

A person with varied yet passionate interests, Tanushree's love for food remains static. She believes that change is the only constant and lives life to the fullest. Although a commerce graduate, she's an ardent philosopher. She loves to write to bring out her creative self. Traveling and exploring new places find a special place in her heart.

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