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First eight lane cable bridge over the open sea

Bandra Worli Sealink has steel wires equal to the earth's circumference. It took a total of 2,57,00,000 man hours for completion and also weighs as much as 50,000 African elephants.

The world's highest cricket ground

The world's highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. It was built in 1893 after levelling a hilltop. This cricket pitch is 2,444 meters above the sea level.

The concept of Shampooing is hail from India

Shampoo was invented in India. It was not the commercial liquid ones but the method by use of herbs. The word 'shampoo' has came from the Sanskrit word 'champu' which means to massage.

Indian National Kabaddi team won 5 World Cups

Indian National Men's Kabaddi team has won all 5 Kabaddi World Cups and The Indian Women's Kabbaddi team has also won all Kabaddi World Cups held till date.

The first rocket in India was transported on a cycle

The first rocket was so light and small that's why it was transported on bicycle to the Thumba Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram Kerala.

Havell's is an Indian Brand and Name

Havell's is an electrical goods company. It is an Indian company and named after its original owner, Haveli Ram Gupta.

The game of Snakes & Ladders is Indian

The game of Snakes & Ladders was created in 13th century by poet Saint Gyandev. It was called 'Mokshapat'.

Chess was originated from India

The earliest predecessor of the Chess was from India, before the 6th century AD. It was spread India to Persia. When the Arabs conquered Persia, chess was taken up by the Muslim world and subsequently spread to Southern Europe.

India's many contribution in Mathematics

Zero, Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, Place Value System and the Decimal System, which all are originated in India.

Martial Arts was India's sport

Martial Arts were originated in India and later spread to Asia by Buddhist missionaries.

Yoga comes from early days of Indian history

Yoga is used to control the activity of physical, mental and spiritual practices or disciplines which was developed in ancient India. Yoga was origin in India and has existed for over 5,000 years.

Varanasi is oldest city

Varanasi is one of the oldest Inhabited city in the World. its existence is from 5000 years.

A Village known for Most IAS officers

A small village Madhopatti in Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh is known for giving the most number of IAS officers. It has given 47 officers to Indian administration where almost 75 households, Not just that, many from the same village have made their careers by joining prestigious organisations like ISRO, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and World Bank.

World Record for travelling most countries in minimum time

Benny Prasad holds a world record for having travelled 257 countries in 6 years, six months and 22 days. He has also designed the world's first Bongo guitar.

Switzerland given an honour to an Indian as Science Day

Switzerland was much impressed with the former Indian President, Scientist and The Missileman Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam when he was visited Switzerland on 26 May 2006 that day in Switzerland is nationally known as Science Day.

Highest rail bridge in the world

Chenab Bridge is the highest rail bridge in the world. Rail bridge spanning the Chenab river in Jammu is 1,178 feet above the water.

Himalaya mountains are still increasing

The plate tectonics due to which created the Himalaya are still happening, making the mountains grow two inches taller every year.

Mumbai is group of seven Islands

Mumbai is an archipelago of seven islands – Parel, Mazgaon, Mahim, Colaba, Worli, Old Woman's Island and Bombay Island.

India is second most English speaking country

India is the second largest English speaking country in the world. It is second only to the USA.

A Village known for no lock or door in any house

The village of Shani Shingnapur near to Shirdi in Maharashtra is famous for not having door or lock on a single house. Beside of it, there has not been recording any criminal act for long years back.

An untouched last Island on the earth

North Sentinel Island is now considered as one of the last place untouched by the outside world. The Indian government has prohibited to anyone going within three miles range of North Sentinel Island, home of the Sentinelese people.

The tallest Statue in the world

The Statue of Unity (Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel) is currently the tallest (182mtr / 600ft) statue in the world. This is a tribute to the independence activist leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who was the first Deputy Prime Minister and Home minister of independent India, It is located where Patel was born in the western state of Gujarat.

World’s Highest and Floating Post Office

Hikkim village of Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh hold the record as World’s Highest Post Office at 15,550 ft. and the world’s only floating post office in Dal Lake was integrated in August 2011.

World’s Most Visited Religious Place

The Golden Temple holy shrine of Amritsar is the World’s Most Visited Religious Place in the world.

A village Known as Bouncers village

Asola and Fatehpuri Biri are the two villages in New Delhi known for having more than 300 muscular men, those are employed in bars and clubs around the capital.

'Dabbawala' A kind of unique service in world wide

Mumbai's dabbawallahs deliver over 200,000 lunch boxes by bike and train from home to office daily. In an intricate system, each person receives the correct tiffin box and in the afternoon the empty boxes are picked up and returned them home again.

India is third in world record holder in the Guinness Book

After the United States of America and the United Kingdom, India is third on rank in terms of most records holder in the Guinness Book of Records.

Less income tax payer in India

Only 3% of Indian citizens pay income tax.

The national drink of India

Tea is the National drink of India.

The Fastest growing tourism destination

India is one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in world. The contribution of travel and tourism in Indian GDP was 6%.

Full form of India

India is the name given by the Britishers. Full name of India is "Independent Nation Declared In August" but many years ago, It was Hindustan actually it derived from Indus river, The Persians used to pronounced wrong by Hindus then country was Hindustan when British came and they give the name India.