15 Amazing Facts About India

There are still many amazing stories about India that is unknown to people and will leave them stunned. India is completely a land of mystery, you can find here something that you lost years ago and at the very same time loose on things within fraction of seconds. So, we are sure the facts that we are going to mention down here, you may know a few, but we are sure some of it will amaze you.

1. Taj Mahal is Taller Than Qutub Minar
The Taj Mahal is so proportionately constructed, one can never imagine that it is taller than the Qutab Minar, the tallest minaret in the world! The Taj Mahal is 243.5ft. in height while the Qutab Minar is only 239ft.

2. India has a Snapdeal.comNagar
Snapdeal.com Nagar a village located in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh State, India. The old name of this village is Shiv Nagar.

3. Indian Ice Hockey Team 
The history of ice hockey in India dates back almost 100 years, when ice hockey was a favourite pastime for the British in Shimla, Punjab. The Shimla Ice Skating Club is still very active in promoting ice sports in India.

4. CIA Lost a Nuclear Device in the Himalayas, & Never Found it 
In the 1960’s CIA in collaboration with IIB planned to place a nuclear-powered telemetry relay listening device on the summit of Nanda Devi.But due to dangerous weather conditions, they left the device near the summit of Nanda Devi. They returned the next spring to search for the device, which ended without success.

5. Now, Mahindra & Mahindra | Previously, Mahindra & Muhammed 
Mahindra & Mahindra was set up as a steel trading company in 1945 in Ludhiana as Mahindra & Mohammed by brothers K.C. Mahindra and J.C. Mahindra and Malik Ghulam Mohammed.After India gained independence and Pakistan was formed, Mohammed emigrated to Pakistan. The company changed its name to Mahindra & Mahindra in 1948.

6. Stuart Clark is of Indian Origin 
Clark is the son of Anglo-Indian parents; his father Bruce Clark is from Chennai and his mother Mary is from Bangalore. He is the first male cricketer of Indian ancestry to represent Australia.

7. First Ever Finger Print Bureau was in Calcutta, India 
The first ever Finger Print Bureau in the world was established at Writer’s Building at Calcutta (now Kolkata) in the year 1897.

8. Kodinhi, Kerala is a Twin Town 
The village came to international attention for the unusually large number of multiple births in the region. The village is noted for having a high twinning rate although India has one of the lowest twinning rates in the world.

9. Dabur is Not a Single Term 
Yes, our very own favorite largest Indian Ayurvedic brand “Dabur” is actually an acronym of its founder Dr.S. K Burman who was also know as Daktar Burman

10. Shrikant Jichkar – The Most Qualified Indian 
He holds the Limca Book of Records for the most qualified person in the country. Began as a Medical Doctor (MBBS and MD) he did his Law (LL.B.) with Post-graduation in International Law (LL.M.) and his Masters in Business Administration (DBM and MBA) and in Journalism (B.Journ). He did his Masters in ten subjects. M.A. (Public Administration ; M.A. (Sociology) ; M.A. (Economics); M.A. (Sanskrit); M.A. (History); M.A.(English Literature); M.A. (Philosophy); M.A. (Political Science) ; M.A. (Ancient Indian History,Culture and Archaeology); M.A (Psychology). He got his D. Litt (Doctor of Letters) in Sanskrit, the highest of any Degree in a University. Most of his Degrees are with First Merit and he has obtained several Gold Medals for his degrees.

11. Jantar Mantar Pillar signifies the Shortest & Longest Day 
Jantar Mantar at Delhi has two pillars about 12 ft. in height and 17 ft apart, which determine the shortest and longest days of the year. On December 21, the shortest and longest days of the year. On December 21, the shortest day of the year, the southern pillar casts a shadow on the northern pillar, covering it entirely-starting from the base upwards. On June 21, the longest day of the year, no shadow falls on the northern pillar-absolutely ingenious.

12. Qutub Minar do not cast a shadow on 22 June 
The historic Quatab Minar does not cast a shadow on June 22 every year-a rare phenomenon because on other days, the minar casts a shadow even at noon due to its structural leaning.

13. Nizam of Hyderabad never wore the same dress twice 
The sixth Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub Ali Khan, popularly known as Mahbub Ali Pasha, never wore the same clothes twice. His dressing room had the longest wardrobe in the world – a 240 ft long corridor – like chamber lined with cupboards on both sides.

14. Howrah Bridge does not have nuts and bolts 
The bridge does not have nuts and bolts, but was formed by riveting the whole structure. It consumed 26,500 tons of steel, out of which 23,000 tons of high-tensile alloy steel, known as Tiscrom, were supplied by Tata Steel

15. Milkha Singh Won 79 out of 82 Competitions that he participated 
Milkha Singh, the ‘Flying Sikh’, participated in 82 competitions and won 79 of them.

It is time that we brush off our GK about India.. So many unknown facts!

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