10 Fascinating Facts That Make Our Country, Incredible India

| September 17 , 2018 , 16:40 IST

India is a land of varied culture and heritage. It has been praised and loved not just by its citizens but also by the people from different parts of the world.

German Scholar Max Mueller once said, "If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions, I should point to India." 

Here we have ten facts about India that actually do justice to his words:

1)The World's Largest Producer Of Milk

India took over European Union in 2014 by supplying 18% of the global production of milk.

2) The Highest Cricket Ground In The World

At an altitude of 2,444 meters, the Chail Cricket Ground in Chail, Himachal Pradesh, is the highest in the world. It was built in 1893 and is a part of the Chail Military School.

3) Water On The Moon Was Discovered By India

In September 2009, India's ISRO Chandrayaan- 1 using its Moon Mineralogy Mapper detected water on the moon for the first time.

4) India Has A Spa Just For Elephants

Elephants receive baths, massages and even food at the Punnathoor Cotta Elephant Yard Rejuvenation Centre in Kerala. Now that's a BIG step for the country.

5) The First Country To Consume Sugar

India was the first country to develop extraction and purifying techniques of sugar. Many visitors from abroad learnt the refining and cultivation of sugar from us.

6) India Has The Largest Number Of Vegetarians

India is ranked top in the world with 38% of the total population being vegetarians.

7) A Floating Post Office

India has the largest postal network in the world. There is a floating post office in Dal Lake, Srinagar which was inaugurated in August 2011.

8) The Gathering Of Kumbh Mela Has Been Visible From Space

So many people were a part of this massive gathering in 2011 that it was visible from space.

9) Worlds Biggest School Is In Lucknow, India

In 2011, Indian state capital Lucknow’s City Montessori School had its name covered in Guinness book of world records.

10) A Special Polling Station Is Set Up For A Lone Voter In The Middle Of Gir Forest

Mahant Bharatdas Darshandas has been voting since 2004 and during every election since then, a special polling booth is set up exclusively for him as he is the only voter from Banej in Gir forest.

After reading all these don’t you feel India is incredible?