Facts About India That Will Hit You (Part 3)

The Himalayas consist of 9 out of 10 World’s Highest Peaks

The mighty Himalayas has 9 out of 10 world’s highest peaks with the highest is Mount Everest at the height of 8,848 metres.

There are over 300,000 Mosques in India

Over 14.2% of the country’s population is Muslim, India has the most number of mosques in the world with some of the most famous ones are Jama Masjid (New Delhi), Mecca Masjid (Hyderabad), Taj-Ul-Masjid (Bhopal), etc.

The World Second Largest Road Network 

Travelling is rather convenient in India thanks to 1.9 million miles of roads in the country, making it the second-largest network of roads in the world only less than the USA.

World’s Highest Rail Bridge

About 35 metres higher than the Eiffel Tower, the arch-shaped Chenab bridge in Jammu and Kashmir is the world’s tallest rail bridge, standing at a height of 1,178 feet over the river Chenab.

Bandra-Worli Sea Link contains the amount of steel Wires Equal to those of Earth’s Circumference

Each of the cables can hold 900 tons of weight as the entire establishment’s weight is equivalent to the weight of 50,000 African elephants.

Benny Prasad is the men to Have Travelled Around the World in 6.5 years – the shortest duration

He is also the first person to have designed the first bongo guitar in the world and got the world record for traveling 257 countries in only 6 years and 6 months. 

The Number of People using the Indian Railways daily is Equal to the Population of Australia

Having more than 7,172 stations, the Indian Railways is the largest rail network in Asia transporting over 23 million passengers daily by 12,617 trains.

Most Visited Place in the World

Awarded by the World Book of Records, the Golden Temple of Amritsar is the most visited destination in the world with over thousands of devotees flocking at the shrine every single day.