India Fun & Facts

India Facts: Here you find out the latest, amazing and interesting fun and facts like; Geography, Maps, Flag, History, Current ruler, Area, Population, Capital, Largest cities, Languages, Race, Religion, Literacy rate and Economy of it.

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  • India is the world's largest democracy, with 1.2 billion people.
  • 100 million people come to India's Kumbh Mela Festival, the world's biggest gathering of humans.
  • India's Hindu calendar has 6 seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, winter and prevernal.
  • It's illegal for foreigners to take Indian currency (rupees) out of India.
  • An Indian man claims he hasn't eaten or drunk for 70 years. After many tests, doctors still don't know how it's possible.
  • Breathing the air in Mumbai, India, for just one day is equivalent to smoking 100 cigarettes.
  • The world's biggest family lives together in India: a man with 39 wives and 94 children.
  • A man married a dog in India as atonement.
  • Police officers in one state in India are given a slight pay upgrade for having a moustache.
  • India has the world's lowest meat consumption per person.
  • India has more mobile phones than toilets.
  • Children's Day is celebrated in India on November 14th, 9 months after Valentine's Day.
  • 61% of school children in India have disease-causing germs on their hands.
  • In West Bengal, India, cows must have a Photo ID Card.
  • One woman dies every hour in India because of dowry-related crimes.
  • 70% of all the world's spices come from India.
  • Sex toys are illegal in India.
  • India has the largest slave population in the modern world with over 14 million slaves.
  • To earn enough to buy a Big Mac, the average person in India has to work three and a half hours.
  • 53% of homes in India do not have a lavatory.
  • In India, a polling station is set up in a forest for a lone voter in every election since 2004.
  • India has more population than the entire Western Hemisphere of Earth.
  • "Anal" is a language spoken in India and Burma by 23,000 people.
  • In India, there is a vigilante group called the "Love Commandos" that offers protection from harassment to couples from different castes who fall in love.
  • While Beijing's pollution problem is more famous, the world's most polluted city is New Delhi, India.
  • India's "Go Air" airline only hires female flight attendants because they are lighter, so they save up to US$500,000 per year in fuel.
  • Gleevec, a cancer drug that costs US$70,000 in the U.S. per year, cost just US$2,500 in India because it can't be patented there.
  • A con man in India repeatedly "sold" the Taj Mahal, the Indian parliament and various other heritage sites. He was sentenced to 113 years but managed to escape prison 9 times. The last time, he was 84 years old.
  • In Canada, Mexico, India, Russia and Israel, bank notes have Braille-like markings on them for the blind.
  • Between 100,000 and 500,000 abortions per year continue to be performed in India solely because the fetus is female.
  • Judaism arrived in India 2500 years ago with no recorded instances of anti-Semitism from the local populace ever since.
  • The richest man in India, Mukesh Ambani, built a home valued at US$1 billion. It's a 27-story building with 3 helipads, a 6-floor car park, a staff of 600, a 4-storey hanging garden and a cinema.
  • There is a gypsy tribe in India that celebrates death as one of the happiest events in their lives, while treating births with great grief.
  • The Golden Temple in India feeds a vegetarian meal to over 100,000 people a day regardless of race, religion and class.
  • In 1954, archaeologists excavating an 8th-century Viking settlement in Sweden found a Buddha statuette from India.
  • India is expected to be the world's most populous country by 2050. With 1.6 billion people, it will almost equal the U.S. and China's population combined.
  • Indian housewives hold 11% of the World's Gold. That is more than the reserves of the U.S., IMF, Switzerland and Germany put together.
  • In India, it is not uncommon to consume marijuana in milkshake form.
  • Global warming 'solved' a land dispute between India and Bangladesh: the island in dispute disappeared.
  • In 2009, a doctor in India removed 172,155 stones from a patient's left kidney during a three-hour surgery.
  • A man revived 5 rivers and brought water back to 1000 villages in India using native water-preservation techniques.
  • In India, many brides use the "Bichiya": a wedding ring for the toe.
  • In South India, people roll over food leftovers served to Brahmins in the belief that all troubles and ailments will be cured.
  • There's a village in India that produces most bouncers and bodyguards of New Delhi’s nightclubs.
  • 74% of young Indians prefer an arranged marriage over a free-choice one, a 2013 survey found.
  • Only about 1 in 100 marriages in India end in divorce, one of the lowest rates in the world.
  • 13 of the 20 most polluted cities in world are just in India.
  • India has more people using the internet than the entire population of the U.S.
  • During WW2, India produced the largest volunteer Army in world history: over 2.5 million men. At least 38 Indians received the Victoria Cross or the George Cross.
  • There 2.5 million of Zero Rupee bank notes in India. They are "paid" in protest by angry citizens to government functionaries who solicit bribes.
  • The people of North Sentinel Island, India, are among the last people to remain virtually untouched by modern civilization.
  • There's an experimental township in India founded in 1968 and called Auroville, where citizens are from all over the world and there's no money or religion.