110 million years ago, India used to be an island. 50 million years ago, India collided with the Asian continent which born the Himalayas mountain. Nowadays, India is the land of snake charmers and holy saints with the population of over a billion from all kinds of religions and ethnicities.
In this post, we will share with you some mind-blowing facts and achievements of India, besides being the second most populated country in the world.
1. Varanasi is one of The Oldest Inhabited Places of the World, located on the banks of river Ganges. Varanasi is the holy city of Banaras, aged at least 3000 years old although based on the Hindu Mythology, Lord Shiva found this city over 5000 years ago.
2. Lonar Lake in Maharashtra is formed by a plummeting Meteor about 52,000 years ago. This astronomical marvel is a must not miss destination, situated approximately 4-hour drive from Aurangabad and doubling as Maharashtra’s best-kept secret.
3. India Firsts
Plenty of objects and concepts were developed in India beginning from the game of snakes and ladders to chess a.k.a Chaturanga, buttons, shampooing, the number pi, diamond mining, zero, algebra, trigonometry as well as the presence of water on the moon.
4. World’s Only Floating Post Office
Besides having the largest number of post offices in the world, it also built its very own floating post office on Dal Lake in Srinagar, perched on a houseboat with a philately museum inside.
5. Wettest Place on Earth – Mawsynram
India also holds a Guinness record for having the highest average annual rainfall in the town named Meghalaya with annual amount of about 11,873 millimetres of rain due to its proximity to the Bay of Bengal. The winter time of this region are spent in preparation for the following six-month-long monsoon.