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One of the most ancient civilizations in the world, India is a country as vastly diverse in its history as it is for its homogenous and vibrant diversity. India is also home to some of the most wonderful historical and architectural marvels, distinct set of cultures, languages and cuisines, and these amazing facts about India will surely make you proud and much more curious.

The existence of some of the most beautiful man-made structures such as the Taj Mahal, Red Fort, or the Kailasa Temple, or some of the most breathtaking natural monuments such as the Himalayas, Dudhsagar Waterfalls or the Lonar Lake formed inside a meteoric crater are proof of some truly omg facts about India that we must know!

Whether it’s religious texts from thousands of years ago that display a sense of scientific advancement, or being the home to largest gathering of humans in the entire world, here are some interesting facts about India that you may not have known.

1. Dudhsagar Waterfalls

One of the tallest waterfalls in the country, Dudhsagar Waterfalls is located inside the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary on the border of the states of Goa and Maharashtra. The Waterfalls have a height of 1017 feet, with the downpour of water resembling a stream of milk, lending this beautiful natural monument its whimsical name and making it a part of some omg facts about India.

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2. Lonar Lake

The Lonar Lake in Maharashtra’s Buldhana District is thousands of years old, and was formed due to the impact of a meteor, forming the world’s only basalt rock lake. The Lonar Lake is also the world’s third largest crater lake making it one of the more interesting geographical facts about India that are not widely known.

3. Kailasa Temple

Carved out of a single rock, the Kailasa Temple is not just an architectural marvel but also a sheer engineering achievement that forms one of the most unknown facts about Indian history. It was constructed in the eighth century and is part of one of the 32 caves and temples collectively known as Ellora Caves in Maharashtra.

4. The Man who sold the Taj Mahal TWICE

More commonly known as Natwarlal in legends and other stories that were once popular, Natwarlal is one of history’s most notorious and mysterious con men who managed to sell the Taj Mahal, not once, but twice! He is known to have duped several notable businessmen and industrialists and is even said to have sold the Red Fort, Rashtrapati Bhavan, and even the Parliament of India.

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5. India has more than 1700 major and minor languages

The Indian census of 2001 states that India has more than 122 major languages, while the number of minor and other languages is an astonishing 1599 bringing the total to a staggering 1721 languages!

6.The World’s Highest Cricket Ground

Chail, Himachal Pradesh is home to the highest cricket ground in the entire world with a stadium located 2444 meters above sea level2444 meters above sea level. This iconic facility was constructed over a century ago in the year 1893 and is truly one of the unknown facts about Indian history.

7. India was the only source of diamonds in the world

Until 1896, the world looked over towards India to meet their demands for the light reflecting objects worth fighting for until they were discovered elsewhere mainly on the African continent.

8. The world’s largest postal network belongs to India

The Indian Postal Service have scripted one of the most amazing facts about India. With more than 1,55,035 post offices across the country, the Indian Postal Service has the largest postal networks around the world.

 

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