India, our country is a huge, beautiful land full of wonders. From the Himalayas to the Indian Ocean, from Thar Desert to the snowy mountains of Sikkim, it is a country full of beautiful sights and beautiful people. India is a unique country with diversity. This is clearly stated by our very own slogan “unity is diversity”. India is known for diversity in region, languages, food, clothes, festival, states and everything and in everything which uniquely represents country and its people. Though there are many differences in us, still we live in unity and abide by each other. This is the real beauty of India! Here are some astonishing facts about our country which will leave you speechless.
The fact that India has the largest number of post offices in the world is very well known. But did you know there is a floating post office in India too. This post office is located in Dal Lake, Srinagar. Standing on a huge house boat, the post office includes a philately museum and a shop that sells postage stamps among other things.
Mawsynram, a village on the Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, receives the highest recorded average rainfall in the world. This place features a subtropical highland climate with an extraordinarily showery and long monsoonal season and a short dry season. It is the wettest place in the world and the place with highest average annual rainfall.
Do you know that the first rocket in India was transported in a cycle? Well, yes! Surprisingly it was! The first rocket was so light and small that it was transported on a bicycle to the Thumba launching station in Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala.
Fourth fact that you must know about India is that shampoo was invented in India and shampooing is an Indian concept. The word shampoo itself has been derived from the Sanskrit word champu, which means to massage.
India has the highest cricket ground in the world. At an altitude of 2444 meters, the Chail Cricket Ground in Chail, Himachal Pradesh, is the highest in the world. It was built in 1893 and is part of Chail Military School. India has everything that someone can imagine.