India is officially the Republic of India and it is a South Asian country with diverse terrain – from Himalayan peaks to Indian Ocean coastline – and history reaching back 5 millennia. In north, Mughal Empire landmarks includes Delhi’s Red Fort complex and massive Jama Masjid mosque, plus Agra’s iconic Taj Mahal mausoleum. Pilgrims bathe in the Ganges in Varanasi, and Rishikesh is a yoga center and base for Himalayan trekking.
1: India is the world’s largest, oldest, continuous civilization..
2 : World’s Largest democracy
3 : India invented the number system. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.
4: Sanskrit is the mother of all the European Languages. Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software – a report in Forbes magazine July 1987.
5: Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India.
6. India has the second largest pool of Scientist and Engineers in the World.
7 : India is the largest English speaking nation in the world.
8: India has the largest number of Post Offices in the world.
9: The Baily is the highest bridge in the world. It is located in the Ladakh valley between the Dras and Suru rivers in the Himalayan mountains. It was built by the Indian Army in August 1982.
10: The Vishnu Temple in the city of Tirupati built in the 10th century, is the world’s largest religious pilgrimage destination. Larger than either Rome or Mecca, an average of 30,000 visitors donate $6 million (US) to the temple everyday.