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Incredible Facts About India Which You Never Knew Before

Here are 18 Incredible Facts About India Which You Never Knew Before.

Tirupati Balaji Temple Has More Visitors Than Vatican City

Yes, you read it right. The Tirupati Balaji temple and the Kashi Vishwanath Temple both, get a greater number of visitors than the Vatican City and Mecca consolidated.

Kumbh Mela Gathering Can Be Seen From Space

Every 12 years, a religious gathering called the Kumbh Mela occurs in India. It is the world’s largest gathering of people. The gathering is so large that the Kumbh Mela is visible from the space.

India Has More Mosques Than Any Other Country

India has more mosques (~300,000 mosques) than any other nation in the world. And the third largest Muslim population in the world.

First Ever University In The World Was In India

Takshila (at Gandhar) is said to be the first ever university in the world; it started around 700 BC

Indian Railways

Indian Railways Employs More Than 1.3 Million People. That’s More Than The Population Of Many Nations.

ISRO Used Bullock Carts To Move Satellites Back In Days

India’s first rocket was brought on cycle and a satellite on bullock cart. And despite budgetary constraints, India’s space program is one of the top 5 space programs in the world.

In 2004, 200 Women Killed A Rapist On The Court Floor

In 2004, 200 women took law in their own hands and came to the court armed with vegetable knives and chilli powder and murdered on the court floor a serial rapist – Akku Yadav. Then every woman claimed responsibility for the murder.

Oscar Winning Hollywood Actor Ben Kingsley Is Indian Descent

English Actor Sir Ben Kingsley’s birth name is Krishna Pandit Bhanji and he is of Indian descent.

A Saltwater Lake In Maharashtra

Lonar Lake, A Saltwater Lake In Maharashtra, Was Created By A Meteor Hitting The Earth.

No Doors For Houses And No Police Station In This Village At All

In a village called Shani Shingnapur in Maharashtra, people have been living in houses with no doors for generations. This is because they believe that whoever steals anything from this place will incur the wrath of Shani God and will have to pay for his/her sins very dearly. There is no police station in this village either.

Magnetic Hill

Magnetic Hill is a gravity hill located near Leh in Ladakh, India. The hill is alleged to have magnetic properties strong enough to pull cars uphill and force passing aircraft to increase their altitude in order to escape magnetic interference.

Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand Is The First Player In Chess History To Have Won The World Championship In Three Different Formats: Knockout, Tournament, And Match.


Until 1986, The Only Place Where Diamonds Had Been Officially Found Was In India.

World’s Biggest Family

The World’s Biggest Family Lives In India. One Man, 39 Wives And 94 Children.