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Mind-Blowing Facts About India Most Indians Don't Know About

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India is no doubt a fascinating country, concealing numerous interesting destinations and an amalgamation of cultures. Here are some interesting facts about India.

Mind-Blowing Facts About India Most Indians Don't Know About:

  1. Zanskar River, Zanskar (Jammu & Kashmir)
  2. Dal Lake, Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir)
  3. New Delhi (Delhi)
  4. Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)
  5. Pondicherry
  6. Taj Mahal, Agra (Uttar Pradesh)
  7. Nalanda (Bihar)
  8. Jama Masjid, New Delhi (Delhi)

Day 1. The Name India Is Derived From The Indus River

The Name India Is Derived From The Indus Riversource: wikimedia.org

The name India arises from the Indus river (which flows through Pakistan, China and India) and has been in use in Greek since Herodotus (4th century BC). The term appeared in Old English as early the 9th century and reemerged in Modern English in the 17th century.

Mid-range stay: Lotus Hotel, Ladakh

Budget stay: Padma Guest House & Hotel, Ladakh

Day 2. India Has The Largest Postal System In The World - This Floating Office Is In Srinagar!

India Has The Largest Postal System In The World - This Floating Office Is In Srinagar!source: knowrealindia.info

As of 31 March 2011 , the Indian Postal Service had 154,866 post offices, it is the most widely distributed postal system in the world. The large number is a result of a tradition of disparate postal systems, which were unified in the Indian Union after independence.

Budget stay: The Renaissance Hotel

Mid-range stay: Hotel Pacific

Luxury stay: The Lalit Grand Palace

Day 3. India Has The World’s Second Largest Train Network

India Has The World’s Second Largest Train Networksource: wikimedia.org

The United States Of America has the largest train network in the world, closely followed by India. The Indian railway networks comprising 115,000 km of track over a route of 65,808 km and 7,112 stations. Indian Railways carries 8.397 billion passengers annually or more than 23 million passengers a day and 1058.81 million tons of freight in the year.

Budget stays: Rupam Hotel

Mid-range stays: Hotel LE Grand

Luxury stays: Vivanta by Taj - Ambassador

Day 4. India Is Home To One Of The Oldest Cities In The World - Varanasi

India Is Home To One Of The Oldest Cities In The World - Varanasisource: wikimedia.org

The oldest city of India is famous among travellers for self-spiritualism, the exotic city of Benaras(Varanasi) holds a mystical legend in itself. Varanasi is regarded as one of the most sacred cities in India. It is said that the city was found 5000 years ago by Lord Shiva.

Budget stays: Alka Hotel


Mid-range stays: Rivatas Hotel

Luxury stays: Radisson Hotel Varanasi

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Day 5. India Has The Second Largest Road Network In The World - This Gorgeous Route Heads To Pondicherry

India Has The Second Largest Road Network In The World - This Gorgeous Route Heads To Pondicherrysource: pondicherryinfo.in

India has a road network of over 4,689,842 kilometres in 2013, the second largest road network in the world after US. However the first evidence of road development in the Indian subcontinent can be traced back to approximately 4000 BC from the ancient cities of Harappa and Mohenjodaro of the Indus Valley Civilization.

Budget stays: Abirami Residency

Mid-range stays: Accord Puducherry

Luxury stays: Le Pondy

Day 6. It Has One Of The Seven Wonders Of The World - Taj Mahal

It Has One Of The Seven Wonders Of The World - Taj Mahalsource: wikimedia.org

Taj Mahal is one of the most recognisable structures in the world. This beautiful structure of white marble was built by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, in the memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. This symbol of eternal love is the quintessence of Mughal architecture.

Budget stay: Hotel The Retreat

Mid-ranged Stay: Taj Resorts Hotel

Luxury Stay: Trident Agra

Day 7. The First University In The World Was Founded In India - Nalanda

The First University In The World Was Founded In India - Nalandasource: wikimedia.org

Nalanda is widely considered as the first university flourished from 600 BC to 500 AD. It is said that at one stage, the university has over 10,500 students from  Babylon, Greece, Syria, and China.

Budget stay:Ajatsatru Hotel

Mid Ranged Stay: Indo Hokke Hotel

Luxury Stay: Rajgir Residency

Day 8. India Has 300,000 Mosques, More Than Any Other Country - One Of The Most Beautiful & Biggest Is Jama Masjid

India Has 300,000 Mosques, More Than Any Other Country - One Of The Most Beautiful & Biggest Is Jama Masjidsource: wikimedia.org

Arfin from New Delhi: It was built by Mughal King. Very spacious Masjid in terms of area. The courtyard can accommodate 25, 000 worshippers. The Masjid has three gates, four towers, two minarets and lots of upstairs made by red sandstone and white marble. The adjoining areas are filled with calligraphy, it is an artistic structure.

Budget stays: Rupam Hotel

Mid-range stays: Hotel LE Grand

Luxury stays: Vivanta by Taj - Ambassador

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