A floating post office: India has the largest postal network in the world with over 1, 55,015 post offices. A single post office on an average serves a population of 7,175 people. The floating post office in Dal Lake, Srinagar.
Kumbh Mela gathering visible from space: The 2011 Kumbh Mela was the largest gathering of people with over 75 million pilgrims. The gathering was so huge that the crowd was visible from space.
Bandra Worli Sealink has steel wires equal to the earth’s circumference: It took a total of 2,57,00,000 man hours for completion and also weighs as much as 50,000 African elephants. A true engineering and architectural marvel.
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.
Shampooing is an Indian concept: Shampoo was invented in India, not the commercial liquid ones but the method by use of herbs. The word ‘shampoo’ itself has been derived from the Sanskrit word champu, which means to massage.
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.
The first rocket in India was transported on a cycle: The first rocket was so light and small that it was transported on a bicycle to the Thumba launching Station in thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
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.
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 us exclusively for him as he is the only voter from Banej in Gir forest.
Largest number of vegetarians in the world: Be it because of religious reasons or personal choices or both, around 20-40% of Indians are vegetarians, making it the larges vegetarian-friendly country in the world.
The wettest inhabited place in the world: Mawsynram, a village on the Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, receives the highest recorded average rainfall in the world. Cherrapunji, also a part of Meghalaya, holds the record for the most rainfall in the calendar year of 1861.