20 Amazing facts about India you need to know

20 Amazing facts about India you need to know

Today let’s learn some facts about the 7th largest country in the world known as India.

This country has a population of more than 1.3 billion.

India is one of the most influential and powerful countries in the world, it’s cultural heritage is complex.

Now 1000 years later modern India is very different from it’s past because of its diversified population living in this large country.

India also has one of the biggest film industry known as Bollywood and some say the biggest ever in the world.

So dust off your reading glasses because these are some new facts curated by me.

Quick Facts

GDP2.94 Trillion USD
CapitalNew Delhi
Calling Code+91
President (2017-2021)Ram Nath Kovind
Prime Minister (2019-2024)Narendra Damodardas Modi

Where Is India?

India on world map

Flag Of India

Public Domain /Image Source: Wikipedia

Currency Of India

By Reserve Bank of IndiaGODL-India, /Image Source: Wikipedia


Fact 1. India was the largest producer of diamonds:

Diamonds were first mined in India.

India was the most productive diamond mining country in the world it was so until diamonds were found in Brazil in the 18th century.

There are now 3 active diamond mines in the country. India’s famous Kohinoor diamond was founded back in the 13th century. -Source

Fact 2. The shampoo is an Indian invention:

Yes, you read it right, the shampoo was an Indian concept invented in the 16th century.

Derived from the Sanskrit word ‘champoo’ which means massage.

Herbs and natural ingredients were used, not a chemical combination that is used to make today’s version of shampoo.

When colonial visitors visited India they took shampoo back to Europe and this is how the world got introduced to shampoo. -Source

Fact 3. Kumbh, the largest religious gathering in the world: 

In India, every 12 years the largest religious gathering takes place in the city of Prayagraj, India which also can be seen from space. -Source

Fact 4. India has so many language: 

India does not have one language like the countries of the United States or Japan.

This is because of the diversified population that resides in the country and more than 1,652 dialects are spoken across the different regions of India. -Source

My language is Hindi as I am from Delhi and don’t forget to comment down your dialect.

Fact 5. Home of the 7th wonder:

One of the seven wonders of the world is in India and it is known as the Taj Mahal which is located in Agra.

Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful monuments in the country.

It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and it is a tomb for his wife Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan himself. -Source

Fact 6. India and religion: 

Hinduism, Christianity, Sikhism, Islam, and Buddhism all have a major place in India.

Hinduism is the most practiced religion in India among all of them. -Source

Fact 7. The invention of yoga and navigation: 

 The invention of yoga
The invention of yoga

Over 6000 years ago Indian invented navigation using rivers and seas while Yoga was invented 5000 years ago which is now practiced by people all over the world. -Source

Nowadays Yoga is seen as an exercise.

Yoga is developed around the fifth or sixth century BC. -Source

Fact 8. A floating post office: 

India has the world’s largest postal network with over 1,55,015 active post offices but one of them is a little bit different than every other post office in the world because at Dal lake, Srinagar, a floating post office was inaugurated in 2011 which serve the population of 7,175 people. -Source

Fact 9. The highest cricket ground in the world: 

Himachal Pradesh, a northern Indian state has a cricket ground that is built at the altitude of 2,444 meters in called Chail cricket ground which was built in 1893 and is a part of chail military school. -Source

Fact 10. Water on the moon is the discovery of India: 

In September 2009, Indian space research organization (ISRO) detected water on the moon for the first time by using its Moon mineralogy mapper which was a great feat in the history of research. -Source

Prithvi Raj

Prithvi raj is the founder of knifefeed.com. He's a professional blogger and been contributing to social works. He loves to read a lot of books and travel. He likes to share interesting info and fun facts on what he learned from books and his travel