Welcome to Top10Archive! Suggestions keep pouring in as to where we
should travel next, and it looks like our metaphorical compass is pointing towards India! From Bengal Tigers and Sloth Bears to the
Taj Mahal and exploring Mars, join us as we trek through 10 Amazing facts about India! 10. Indian Cuisine
There is a great divide in India, a separation between the north and south that we’re imploring
all to take a side on – the cuisine! In the north, you have a higher use of dairy
products like milk, paneer, ghee, and yogurt. South India locals enjoy a cuisine of rice
for dosas, vadas, and uttapams, coupled with fresh coconut water. Back in North India, roti and paratha flat
breads are cooked on a tawa while puri and bhatoora get the deep fried treatment. Taking a whirlwind tour of India’s northern
and southern regions, you’ll chow down on samosa, mirchi bada, chaat, kachori, idli,
upma, onion uthappam, and fish coconut curry. 9. India Inventions
It wouldn’t be a journey through a country’s culture if we didn’t stop to look at some
of the great advancements we would be lacking without it. Zero as a number has been around as far back
as Ancient Egypt, but the notion of it as a digit in decimal place value allegedly came
about in India during the 5th century. Having a hard time in your high school math
class? You can also thank India for the modern development
of sine, cosine, and advancements in trigonometry, negative numbers, and algebra. Historians believe that India is also responsible
for the development of chess, snakes and ladders, the Sanskrit language, fiber optics, advancements
in reconstructive surgery and Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose, who is best known for paving
the way for radio communication. 8. Famous Indians
He was the peace-seeking leader of the movement for independence in British-ruled India and
likely one of the most famous Indian’s throughout history – but there are a lot of notable
citizens of India, so we don’t want to get too caught up in Mahatma Gandhi’s history
just yet. When exploring famous people of India, you’ll
be setting your sights on spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy; actresses Priyanka Chopra and
Kareena Kapoor; actors Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan; philosopher and statesman, Dr.
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan; classical poet Kalidasa and 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Muhammad
Yunus, who is best known for assisting women in escaping poverty. In the world of sports, tennis player Sania
Mirza, cricketers Mahendra Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar, and 3 Olympic gold medals winner
Dhyan Chand can boast Indian roots. Representing India on YouTube are T-Series,
ChuChu TV Nursery Rhymes, ZeeTV and Eros Now. 7. Wildlife of India
A vast diversity of exotic and beautiful wildlife awaits those with a desire to explore. Asian elephants, Bengal tigers, sloth bears,
Indian rhinoceros, Asian water buffalo, Indian wolf, golden jackal and the Indian antelope
are just a small sampling of the roaming beasts inhabiting India’s environment. The Indian region of western Assam is home
to what is considered one of the rarest and most sacred monkeys in the world, the golden
langur. This wild-haired primate is currently endangered,
with only 1,064 individuals being recorded in 2001. In an effort to protect its precious wildlife,
India’s government created 18 biosphere reserves, ten of which are recognized by the
World Network of Biosphere Reserves. 6. India’s Tourist Attractions
Thinking of India, there’s probably one location that comes to mind as a definite
“must-see” spot: the Taj Mahal. Visiting the mausoleum is absolutely recommended,
but it’s not the only site this historic country has to offer. The caves and temples of Maharashtra, Golconda
Fort in Andhra Pradesh, the Museum of Man in Bhubaneshwar, Uttar Pradesh’s Pagal Baba
Temple, Man Singh Palace – there is so much to see in India, but these locations are a
decent start. Gir National Park, Dhuandhar Falls, the Bhimbetka
Rock Shelters, Lady Hydari Park, Laitlum Canyons, and an array of beaches and lakes are more
than ideal for nature lovers. The vast, diverse lands of India truly leave
something for all to experience. 5. Bollywood
Film enthusiasts may know a thing or two about Bollywood, or Hindi cinema, but newcomers
are in for a treat. India’s own Hollywood has roots in the silent
era of film, with its first silent feature being Raja Harishchandra by Dadasaheb Phalke. Early Bollywood films were meant as a means
to escape, especially during World War II and the Partition, and often include whimsical
elements, like large-scale musical numbers rooted in classic Indian folk dances. The songs often determine if a movie is going
to succeed, and the better the musical soundtrack, the better the movie often performs. Since the early 2000s, Bollywood has seen
an increased popularity across the globe. 4. Cricket and India
Sports are often a country’s pride and joy: Americans have baseball, Canadians have hockey,
Brazilians have football and Indians have cricket. If not for the British rule of India, otherwise
known as the British Raj, the game of cricket may never have been introduced to the natives. Via the East India Company, cricket was integrated
into 17th-century Indian culture, eventually blossoming into a popular sport headlined
by the Indian national cricket team, or the Men in Blue. Competition in cricket within India comes
in the form of several domestic events, including the Ranji Trophy, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
and the BCCI Corporate Trophy. Of the national cricket team’s crowning
achievements, there’s the 1983 and 2011 Cricket World Cups and the 2007 and 2013 ICC
World Twenty20’s. 3. World Records From India
“A person who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expected.” Or… at least that’s what World Records
India tells us. This more localized version of the Guinness
World Records lives by the mantra that rewarding people is the best way to get people to excel,
and so it dishes out awards for things that would likely otherwise go unnoticed. Things like the most baby booties designed
by knitting material, the largest number of handmade greeting cards, the youngest individual
to recite the countries in the lowest amount of time, the first blood donation camp at
a marriage ceremony, and most consecutive years with 100% school attendance. They may not stand out like Guinness’ incredible
records, but India feels they’re worth some praise. 2. India Space Research Organization
In 1969, the ISRO came into the picture, replacing the then-standing “Indian National Committee
for Space Research,” 5 years after the launch of the very first sounding rocket. The shorter and catchy name brought with it
advancements to the program, which allowed India to be a formidable competitor in the
ongoing “space race”. On September 24th, 2014, India became the
first country to succeed in entering Mars’ orbit on the first attempt and also the first
Asian space agency to ever reach the red planet’s orbit. Chandrayaan-1, a lunar mission sent in October
of 2008, made the ISRO the first to have detected water on the moon. The 2000s has seen increased activity and
launches, with over 25 different launches taking place between 2010 and 2016 alone. 1. Indian Independence Movement and Gandhi
India’s movement for independence dates as far back as the 18th century, during the
East India Company’s rule of the country, and is littered with tales of death, desperation,
rebellions and a world war that stalled the movement briefly in favor of the bigger picture. In 1915, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi left South
Africa, where he had acted as a civil rights activist, and returned to India to lead the
nationalist movement for independence. Implementing peaceful rebellions and the non-cooperation
movement, Gandhi was a thorn in the British side. On August 15th, 1947, 5-months before Gandhi’s
assassination, India was declared a sovereign and democratic nation, though a decision made
in 1949 kept the country within the British commonwealth.

10 thoughts on “Top 10 AMAZING FACTS About INDIA

  1. I love this video and the wonderful land of INDIA !
    So full of history and wonderful people โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ™
    Thanks for sharing !

    Cheers from Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ

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