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QUICK FACTS ABOUT INDIA

India, a country known to have one of the oldest civilizations in the world that finds its mention in the ancient Hebrew texts. It is the epitome of diversity but there is much more to its varied festivals, foods and scenic beauty.

There are many lesser-known facts about India that one might have not heard. Not to worry, students can find a collection of such amazing facts about India penned down below. Be ready to take a quick yet knowledgeable read!

The name 'India' is derived from the Sanskrit term 'Sindhu'. It was the name used for the Indus River.

View of Indus river View of Indus river

The 182 meters tall Statue of Unity located in Gujarat is presently the tallest statue in the world.

Tallest statue in world; Statue of Unity Tallest statue in world; Statue of Unity

The popular game of Chess was invented in India. In fact, it is one of the oldest games in the world.

Pieces of chess Pieces of chess

India is home to the second-largest pool of Engineers and Scientists .

Indian's vast network of Engineer and scientists running Google, Microsoft, Adobe, Nokia, SanDisk Indian's vast network of Engineer and scientists running Google, Microsoft, Adobe, Nokia, SanDisk

Indian mathematician and astronomer Aryabhatta was the first person to invent a symbol for zero.

Black and white picture of Aryabhatta with the number 0 Black and white picture of Aryabhatta with the number 0

The holy city of Varanasi situated on the banks of the river Ganga is one of the oldest cities in the world.

Popular Ghat of Varanasi, India Popular Ghat of Varanasi, India

The Mars Mission of India was cheaper than the Hollywood movie Gravity.

Chandrayaan 2 launch pad Chandrayaan 2 launch pad

The practise of Yoga originated thousands of years ago in India.

Girl is performing Yoga asana in morning golden light Girl is performing Yoga asana in morning golden light

Indian mathematician, mental calculator and writer, the late Shakuntala Devi has been awarded the title for 'Fastest human computation' by the Guinness Book of World Record.

Shakuntala Devi; fastest human computer Shakuntala Devi; fastest human computer

Around 70% of the world's spices come from India and it is the world's largest producer, consumer and exporter of spices.

Assortment of Indian Cuisine Assortment of Indian Cuisine

The highest cricket ground in the world is located in Chail, Himachal Pradesh.

Highest cricket ground in Chail, Himachal, India Highest cricket ground in Chail, Himachal, India

The popular Dal Lake of Kashmir has the only floating post office in the entire world.

Floating post office in Dal lake, Jammu and Kashmir2 Floating post office in Dal lake, Jammu and Kashmir2

The world's highest motorable road is located in Ladakh and it is built at a height of 19,300 feet.

Men riding bike on empty road near mountain hills Men riding bike on empty road near mountain hills

India is home to 40 UNESCO World Heritage Sites out of which there are 32 cultural, 7 natural and 1 mixed property.

Collage of Top UNESCO world heritage sites of India Collage of Top UNESCO world heritage sites of India

Lifeline Express is the world's first hospital train that runs in India.

Lifeline express; the world first hospital train Lifeline express; the world first hospital train

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