India is a country full of different kinds of culture, festivals, traditions,people, foods
and many more. That’s why India is the center of attraction for many tourists.
Travelling to India will give a lot of pleasure to anyone. Here are 50 amazing facts
about India travel.
India is a large country divided in some states, and each and every state has their
own culture. Which makes the life of the people more colorful and full of life.
Like culture, food is also different from one place to another. One can experience
the heavenly test of indian foods .That can be a lifetime experience.
Various kinds of languages spoken all over India. Like Bangla, Hindi,Tamil, Telugu,
Urdu etc. The official languages are hindi and English. However,India has 22
4. Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal which is called the sign of love is in India. It is located in Agra,Delhi. Mughal
emperor Shah Jahan built this for his late wife.
India various kinds of important festivals are celebrated throughout the year. As,Holi,
Diwali, Durga puja, Nav ratri, kumbh Mela and many mory. These festivals have great
significance in India.
6. Tallest statue
The statue of the Leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel which is located in the western
state of Gujarat is now the tallest statue in the world. It’s height is 600ft.
7. Chenab Bridge
Chenab Bridge is the world’s highest rail bridge. It is 1,178 feet above the water and
the total length of the bridge is 1,315m.
8. Mosques and Temples
There are a lot of beautiful Mosques and Temples all over India.Around 300,000
Masque and more than 2million Hindue temple are situated in India.
9. Golden temple
The Golden Temple of Amritsar is one of the gorgeous and mesmerizing temples . It is
a beautiful piece of architecture . This temple is open for the people of all religions.
This temple sarves a vegetarian meal to over fifty thousand people every day.
10. Jagannath Temple
Jagannath temple is one of the oldest temples located in Puri. This temple is
dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is also famous for the festival Rath Yeatra.
11. Badrinath Temple
Badrinath temple is situated in Uttarakhand. This temple is surrounded by hills.
Badrinath temple is also dedicated to lord Vishnu .The famous Mela the Mata Murti ka
mela is also celebrated here.
12. Makkah Mosque
Makkah Masjid or Mecca Mosque is a famous mosque in India. It is one of the largest
mosques in India. It is situated in Hyderabad. It was completed in 1694.
13. Jama Masjid, Delhi
The Jama Mosque of Delhi is one of the largest Mosques in India. In between 1650
and 1656 the Mosque was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The mosque was
completed in1656. It has three great gates.
14. Ajmer Sharif Dargah
Ajmer Sharif Dargah is a world famous Dargah which is in India. It is in Rajasthan. It
was completed in 1236. The Dargah has been a famous site for Hindu, Muslim, Sikhs
and Jains. People come here from all over the world.
15. Postal network
India has one of the largest postal networks in the world.This initiative was taken by
Warren Hastings. Postal service in India was started in 1788.
16. Floating Post Office
India has a floating post office. Which is located in the city Srinagar in Kashmir. It’s
not just the only floating post office but also in the world. This is why it is a very
unique piece of architecture and it is very beautiful.
17. The Roads
It is said that India has the second largest road network in the world which is around
1.9 million miles. Which makes travel easy and comfortable.
18. Victoria memorial
Victoria Memorial is a large marble building in Kolkata which was built between 1906
and 1921. It is dedicated to the Queen of England Queen Victoria. Now it is a museum
and tourist destination under the Ministry of Culture.
19. India Gate
India Fate is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath, on the eastern edge of the
Ceremonial axis ofNew Delhi. It stands as a memorial to 70,000 British Indian Army
who died in between 1914 and 1914 in the first world war. It was established on 10
February 1921. It was designed by Edwin Lutyens.
20. World’s largest sundial
World’s largest sundial is in india. It is located in the town Jaipur.It is Towering 27
meters tall. The sundial is constructed from beautiful polished stone to create an
impressive work of architecture. This piece of architecture has been lifted as a
UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Varanasi is an old city. It is one of the oldest inhabited places on the planet. It is
visited by a lot of people every year. This city is situated in the northern Indian state
of Uttar Pradesh. Varanasi is an important industrial center for its Muslin and silk
22. Shani Shingnapur village
Shani Shingnapur is a village in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a unique village
because there is no door in any house of the village. There has not been a recording
of a criminal act for almost 400 years.
23. Skeleton lake
Roopkund lake which is locally known as skeleton lake is a high altitude glacial lake
in Uttarakhand. Located in theHimalayas at about 16,470 feet has become famous for
the human skeleton found in the lake and surrounding areas. It is thought that the
skeletons are the remains of the people from the 9th century who perished during a
severe hail storm.
24. Highest post office
Another interesting fact about is the highest post office. The Highest post office in the
world is at 14,400 ft, it is located in a small village of Hikkim in Spiti Valley in Himachal
25. Rat Temple in Rajasthan
The Karni Mata Temple in Rajasthan is dedicated to Karni Mata is also Known as the
temple of Rats. The temple is famous for the approximately 25,000 black rats that live
in the temple. These holy rats are called kabbas and many people travel here to pay
26. Kumbh Mela
Kumbha mela is a major festival in Hinduism. This is celebrated in a cycle of 12 years
at four river-bank pilgrimage sites. The number of people attending the festival is so
large that the crowd is visible in satellite photos taken from space.
Stepwells are wells or ponds in which the water is reached by descending a set of
steps to the water level. This is located in Gujrate. The stepwell ensures the
availability of water during periods of drought . The stepwells have social, cultural,
and religious significance.
28. Meghalaya village
Meghalaya is a state in Northeast India .Meghalaya was formed by carving out two
districts from the state of Assam. Meghalaya village has won the Guinness world
record title for the wettest place on Earth , with about 11,873 milliliters of rain
29. World’s highest motorable road
World’s highest motorable road is in India. At over 19,300 ft. The Ladakh road is the
Highest motorable road in the world.
30. Taj Mahal changing color
The famous tomb, built in the 17th century from white marble, had turned yellow and
now turning brown and green. It is happening because of the pollution and
contaminants in the air. Even the color is changing. The Taj Mahal is still one of the
most beloved and important monuments in the country.
31. North Sentinel Island
North Sentinel Island is one of theAndaman Islands.Indian Government has prohibited
anyone from going within three miles of North Sentinel Island. In 1991, the
anthropologist Madhumala Chattophadhay had several peaceful encounters with the
Sentinelese, but they made it clear that they did not want to be disturebed. It is now
one of the last places untouched by the outside people.
32. White Tigers
White tigers are only found in India. White tigers are one kind of Bengal tiger created
through a variant in pigmentation. White tigers grow into larger animals than the
orange colored tigers.
Indian railway is the largest employer on the planet which is about 1.4 million
employees. The number of people travelling in the Indian railways everyday is equal
to the population of Australia.
34.Khari Baoli Market
Khari Baoli is a street in Delhi, India known for its wholesale grocery market. Which is
Asia’s largest wholesale spice market. It is named after the street on which it is
35. Highest cricket ground
Cricket is a very popular game in India. The Chail Cricket Ground in Chail, Himachal
Pradesh, is the highest in the world at an altitude of 2,444 meters.It was built in 1893
and is a part of the Chail Military School.
36. Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh
Khajjiar , Himachal Pradesh is called the mini switzerland or the India’s Version of
Switzerland. It is one of the most beautiful places india. A popular hill station located
in the himalayan Mountain range about 26 km from Dalhusie in Himachal Pradesh,
Khajjiar is also referred as Gulmarg ofHimachal Pradesh.
Kashmir has often been called heaven on earth. Dal Lake, considered as the jewel in
the Crown of Kashmir. It is one of the most beautiful places on earth.
38. Red Fort
Red Fort is a historical fort which is situated in the city Delhi, India . That served as
the main residence of the Mughal Emperors.It was constructed in 1639 by the fifth
Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan . He constructed Red Fort on 12 May 1638 when he
decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi.
Shimla is a popular tourist destination located in the north-west Himalayas, India.
Shimla is also sometimes referred to as the “Queen of Hills”.
40. The Himalayan
The Himalayas boast 9 out of 10 world’s highest peaks, the highest being Everest at
8,848 meters.The entire Himalayas do not fall in India and a number of highest peaks
are actually in Nepal. But a large part of the Himalayas are in India. The Himalayas are
inhabited by 52.7 million people.
41.Biggest Family in theWorld
The Biggest family in the world live in India. This family has a total 181members.
Ziona Chana, born on July 21,1945, is the head of the family with 39 wives, 94childern,
14 daughter-in-laws and 33 grandchildren.
42. Lonar Lake
Lonar Lake, also known as Loner crater, is a notified National Geo-heritage
Monument. It is located at Lonar in Buldhana district, Maharashtra, India. The lake
was created by a plummeting meteor about 52,000 years ago.
Jodhpur is a beautiful city in Rajasthan, India. It is known as the ‘Blue City’ as so
many of this city’s buildings are painted in a Brahmin blue color .Jodhpuri Was
historically capital of the Kingdom of Marwar. It is a popular tourist destination.
44. Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal “The Palace of Winds” is a beautiful palace in Jaipur, India. Built in red
and pink sandstone , the palace sits on the edge of the city. The Mahal was built in
1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh.
Jaisalmer is well known as the ‘Golden city’ for the way its yellow sandstone
architecture. The town stands on a ridge in yellowish sandstone and is crowned by
the ancient Jaisalmer Fort. This fort contains a royal place and several Jain temples.
The town lies in the heart of the Thar Desert.
Pushkar is an attractive town in India. The town of Pushkar is on the edge of the Thar
Desert in the northeastern India state of Rajasthan and built around a lake which is
divided into ghats that are of great importance to Hindu pilgrims.Pushkar is famous
for its annual fair ‘Pushkar Camel Fair’.
Darjeeling is a famous town in India’s West Bengal State . It is a popular and stunning
tourist spot. The town is famous for its production of tea and the mesmerizing
scenery. It is one of the most beautiful valleys in the world.
48. Grand Island, Goa
The island is just like its name. It is one of the most beautiful places in Goa. It
provides a fantastic experience to the tourist . It is the home to a wonderful Scuba
Diving place in Goa.
Mumbai is a colourful blend of 7 islands on the Konkan coastline.It is a city of
common people and dreamers. Mumbai is the financial, commercial, and
entertainment capital of India. It is a famous tourist spot in India.
50. The Mysore Palace
The Mysore Palace at Mysore is a historical palace and the royal residence .The
palace is in the center of Mysore . Mysore is commonly known as the ‘city of Palaces’.
Mysore Palace is now one of the most attractive places in India.
India is a very beautiful country . It is a store of surprises for a traveler. There
are many more beautiful places in India which can give a lot of joy and
refreshment to the travelers. If You are a person who loves to visit new places
you must go to India . It will be a lifetime experience .