"So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been left undone, either by man or nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his rounds. Nothing seems to have been forgotten, nothing overlooked."
Such a proud feeling when you hear these words by the famous writer Mark Twain. India is truly the mother of birthplace, the mother of history, the grandmother of legends, and the great-grandmother of tradition. With so many innovations, exotic architectures, a burst of cultures, religions and selfless brotherhood, it is what makes India, an Incredible India.
But wait, the story is not over yet!
India is not just about cricket and celebrities. There are some unknown, unheard and unbelievable facts about our country which I bet you would not know. Check out 15 astonishing and phenomenal facts about India that will force you to scratch your head.
We all know that India has the largest number of post offices in the world but did you know that there
is a floating post office in India too? wow now my mind is floating. This post office is located in the
heaven of earth 'Srinagar'. It was inaugurated by former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in August 2011. Since then, it has been attracting tourists from all across the country.
In Tamil Nadu, all the elephants receive a sumptuous and nutritious diet after a detailed and well-massaged bath in the ponds of Punnathoor Cotta Elephant Yard Rejuvenation Center. I too need a spa therapy after reading this.
Source: New York Post
I can shout from any rooftop and proudly say that India has won all six men's Kabaddi World Cups (circle style) held till now and have been undefeated throughout these tournaments.
Apart from the 'Golden bird' we were also a 'Diamond machine'. I can not believe how affluent we were. Initially, diamonds were only found in the deposits Krishna River. Until these rocks were found in Brazil during the 18th century, India ruled the world in diamond production.
This legendary rum has a horde of fanatic fans who will throw away bottles of finest drinks just for a peg of sweet Old Monk. And it's truly Indian.
Yes, Jaguar was acquired by very prestigious Mr. Ratan Tata. There was a controversy that got viral when the owner of Ford said something to Mr. Tata. Check it out.
How men flaunt these brands as if its a U.K company. Peter England is one of the largest menswear brands in India.
This brand is shockingly Indian. Sounds french right? It is inspired by King Louis Philippe.
Navi Mumbai, a planned satellite township of Mumbai, was developed in 1972 and is the largest planned township on the planet.
'Bangalored' is a word that is entered in Oxford dictionary which came up after heavy outsourcing to India that took the world by storm.
Did you know Bandra Worli Sealink in Mumbai has steel wires equal to the earth's circumference?
This concept of actually shampooing is invented in India, (not the liquid shower gels) which is derived from the epic 'champu' that is a Sanskrit word. I remember how my mom used to Champu my hair every weekend.
Source: Daily hunt
This is amazing how one person has forced government officials to set up a special polling booth for himself as he is the sole voter from Banej in Gujrat. Mahant Bharatdas Darshandas has been voting since 2004.
Source: Outlook India
Every girl has a right to do what she wants to and there is nothing that can stop her to do so. Yes, Prostitution is legal in India. It's been called world's oldest profession yet it's always been a taboo.
I wonder how many umbrellas people residing here would have. Mawsynram, a village on the Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, receives the highest recorded average rainfall in the world.
Source: Guinness world records
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