Some interesting facts about India that you not have known till now!!

Many around the world considers India to be the cradle of human civilization. Many also considers that it is the place that gave birth to speech, history, and mythology.


Mark Twain was right when he said that – “….Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only”. 
Given below are some fascinating facts about India that will surely blow your mind away:


   • The floating post office


Unknown to many, India has one of the world’s largest postal network with over 1,55,015 offices. Each of these offices serves approximately 7000 people and is situated in Dal Lake, Sri Nagar.


   • Kumbh Mela that is clearly visible from space


The largest ever Kumbh Mela was recorded to be held back in 2011 with more than 75 million pilgrims. In fact, the gathering was so huge that it could be seen clearly from space.

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    • Home to the world’s wettest place


A village in Meghalaya known as Mawsynram is said to receive the highest recorded average rainfall. Another village in the state, known as Cherrapunji holds the record for the most rainfall way back in the year 1861.


   • Sealink wires made of steel that is equal to the Earth’s circumference


Weighing a combined weight of 50,000 elephants and taking more than 2,57,00,000 man hours to complete, the Bandra-Worli Sealink is made up steel whose length is equal to the Earth’s circumference.


   • Home to the world’s highest cricket ground


The Chail Cricket Ground in Himachal Pradesh is the world’s highest cricket ground situated at an altitude of 2,444 meters. It was established in 1893 and is part of the renowned Chail Military School.


   • Shampooing – an Indian concept


This might come as a surprise, but the concept of shampooing was first established in India, however, not the commercial one, but the one using herbs. In fact, the word comes from the Sanskrit word champu which translates to massaging.