Incredible Facts About India That Are True But You Never Knew

Incredible Facts About India That Are True But You Never Knew

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Before we notice the odds in our country, let’s wait and have a look at our incredilble India:

1. Kailashnath temple in Ellora is carved out of one single rock! Starting from reverse: first the roof then the pillars and then finally the base!

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2. Until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds in the world.

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3. Well, the largest selling dark rum in the world is Old Monk. It has been the biggest Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) brand owned by Mohan Meakins Ltd.

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4. Did you know? The Taj Mahal is taller than the Qutub Minar.

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5. The automobile company Mahindra and Mahindra was before partition known as Mohammed and Mahindra. But after partition Mahindra brothers took forward the legacy.

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

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7. Dr. Shrikant Jichkar holds the record for “India’s most qualified person”.

He was an IAS, IPS, lawyer, doctor,  D. Litt (Doctor of Letters) in Sanskrit , the highest degree in a University, photographer, actor, radio operator, youngest MLA at the age of 25, held 14 portfolios, had 20 degrees, 28 gold medals & had a library of 52,000 books.
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8. Havells – an Indian brand. Where many people consider it as a cool name for a brand but many don’t know that it actually means Haveli Ram Gupta.

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9. An Indian man, Jadav Payeng started planting trees on a barren sandbar at 17. He is now 47 and lives in his own 1360 acre forest which now houses rhinos, tigers, deer, apes and elephants.

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10. There is a village too by the name of Delhi, in New York, USA

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11. Tamil Nadu Special Police Force manages the security of Tihar Jail.

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12. Kolkata Book Fair is the largest public book fair in the world.

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13. Metupalayam Ooty Nilgiri passenger train is the slowest train in India. It runs at a speed of 10 kmph.

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14. India has the biggest “voluntary” army in the world.

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15. Titan is the world’s fifth largest wrist watch manufacturer.

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16. Kodinhi, popularly known as The Twin Town is a small village in the district of Malappuram in Kerala, India.

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17. In 2005, Switzerland declared 26 May as Science Day in honour of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

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18. India grows nearly 40% of the world’s mango crop.

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19. India is the only country in the world which has both tigers and lions in the wild.

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20. India is home to 3,00,000 mosques which is more than any country in the world.

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21. India will become the world’s youngest country by 2020.

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22. Haldiram’s revenue is more than the combined revenue of Domino’s & McDonald’s (from India).

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