10 Interesting facts about India

If you look into India's history you will see that India is filled with many interesting facts. Indians have always been
intelligent and creative. It is one of the oldest countries in the world.

India is a land where people from different cultures and religious backgrounds live together as a nation.

Indian people are found to be very friendly and caring. They like spending time with their families.

Many different languages are spoken in India but still one can communicate with people through the national language called Hindi.

10 Interesting facts about India:
  • The famous board game, called Chess, was invented in India.
  • In India's 100,000 years of history, it has never invaded any other country.
  • India is the 7th largest country in the world, the largest democracy and one of the oldest civilizations.
  • India was one of the richest countries in the world before the British invasion in 17th century.
  • The value of "pi" used in mathematics was first calculated by the Indian mathematician Budhayana in 6th century.
  • India is one of the largest exporter of computer software products. It exports software to over 90 countries.
  • India is home to the world's largest pilgrimage destination called the Vishnu Temple. The temple is located in the city of Tirupati. About an average of 30,000 people visit this temple donating about $6 million US dollars, everyday.
  • India originated Yoga about 5,000 years ago.
  • India has the most number of mosques. It has 300,000 mosques which is much more than the Muslim world.
  • Christians and Jews have been living in India since 52 A.D. and 200 B.C. respectively. Read more...