India is such a big country and there is never enough to know about it. It is a country that breathes diversity and culture and there are many amazing facts of India that will surprise you. It has a population of over 1.3 billion people which makes it 2nd most populated country in the world.
The Indian Geography stretches from The Great Thar Desert in Rajasthan to Seven Sisters of North East, White Himalayas of Kashmir to Beautiful Forests of Kerala.
Let’s look at some amazing facts of India that makes India Incredible.
Himalayas Grow Every Year
Every year Himalayas grow by nearly two inches in height due to movement of tectonic plates. Not only that but it also expands sideways because of weight.
World’s Highest Post Office
India is home to world’s highest post office, at an altitude of 15,550 ft/4400 mtr above sea level. It is located in Hikkim Village of Spiti Valley. It is located in Himalayas and it has a cold desert landscape that looks serene to eyes. Rinchen Chhering is the postmaster at Post Office and he has been on the post since 1983.
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Number Of Passengers In Indian Railways
You will be surprised to know that total number of people that travel in Indian Railways in a day is equal to total population of Australia. If you will look at the numbers then it is close to more than 23 million people. No wonder you never get train tickets when you need it urgently.
Village With No Locked Doors
Shani Shingnapur Village in Maharashtra is known for its lockless doors. People believe that no one would steal anything from their houses because of faith in Shani Bhagwan. It is a seat of Lord Shani and more than 40,000 people visit the village to pray at the temple. People believe that Lord Shani will protect them from every calamity and it has been going on for years.
World’s Most Visited Place
Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab is the most visited place in the world. More than one lakh people visit the shining holy shrine everyday. The place even holds a record for most visitors in Guinness Book of World Records. The place is also known for its mega kitchen that serves food to devotees that come to visit the shrine. You can find TV Shows on the Mega Kitchen of Golden Temple Amritsar.
World’s First Bouncer Village
There is a village in Delhi that is named Bouncer because of muscular men of the village. More than 300 muscle men from this village are employed as bouncers in bars and clubs of Delhi. This sounds very cool.