If you think you know enough about India, here’s something that will prove you wrong. Revealing 8 astonishing facts about the country to make you love it even more!
- It has a floating post office
Yes, you read that right. India has a floating post office in a boat! This post office is on the Dal Lake, the scenic attraction of Kashmir, making the tourism there even more attracting. India also holds the pride of having the largest number of post offices in the world.
- The first ever diamond in the world was mined in India
India is home to some of the world’s biggest diamonds. According to studies, it is also believed that the first ever diamond that was recognized and mined was found in the vast alluvial deposits on the banks of Krishna and Godavari, the famous rivers of South India.
3. India gave the world shampoo
The word ‘shampoo’ is supposed to come from the Hindi word, ‘champo’. The first ever shampoo is said to have been used by Indians. The locals would mix dried Indian gooseberry with various herbs and use it to wash their hair. This formula is still used by many in India.
- Snapdeal.com Nagar is a village in India
When 15 hand pumps were installed by Snapdeal.com in Shiv Nagar village in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh. The villagers voted to name their hamlet after Snapdeal to express their gratitude. Snapdeal helped solve the water problem in Shiv Nagar and the village is known as Snapdeal.com Nagar since. The Snapdeal logo is branded all over the village.
- Credit goes to India for the discovery of water on the moon
India was the first to discover water on the moon. This amazing scientific discovery was made when the Indian Space Research Organisation’s lunar probe, Chandrayaan-1 used a Moon Mineralogy Mapper and identified that the moon has water. Lunar water is water that is present on the Moon.
- There is a voting booth set up just for one person every year
Come the season of elections, everyone lines up to vote. But in the Gir Forest of Gujarat there is a voting booth set up every year for only one person, Mr. Mahant Bharatdas Darshandas. He has been faithfully voting since 2004 in his exclusive polling booth.
- Home to the highest cricket ground in the world
The Chail Cricket Ground in Chail, Himachal Pradesh, India, is the highest cricket ground in the world. It rests at an altitude of 2,444 metres and is part of the Chail Military School which was built in the 19th century.
- The human calculator is an Indian
Shakuntala Devi from Bangalore, India, got the name ‘the human calculator’ when she solved a multiplication problem of two thirteen digit numbers in 28 seconds. Shakuntala Devi has her name in the 1982 Guinness Book of World Records for the same.