India has a civilisation that goes back to 5000 years. There is so much diversity and there are countless amazing facts and things in India. Here is a list of Top 5: Amazing facts about India. Team India the nation is trying to reveal very few of those interesting facts and stories for their visitors.
- Visibility of Kumbh Mela from Space – Kumbh Mela is known as world’s biggest fair and got organised every 3 years on a rotation basis in Allahabad, Nashik, Haridwar and Ujjain. A huge number of Hindu Pilgrims gathered at sangam , a place where three rivers, Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati meet at a single place named as Allahabad and on the banks of Godavari, Ganga and Kshipra where bathing for purification from sin.
People used to celebrate Kumbh Mela when the planet Jupiter enters Aquarius and Sun enters Aries.
2.Floating post office in Srinagar – A floating post office on the Dal Lake in Srinagar, the first in the country inaugurated in August 2011 by Sachin Pilot, Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology, and Omar Abdullah, Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
India has the largest postal network in the world, As of 31 March 2015 , the Indian Postal Service had 154,939 post offices, of which 139,222 (89.86%) were in rural areas and 15,826 (10.14%) in urban areas.
3.First Rocket of India was brought on Bicycle – Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched its first rocket in 1963 from Thumba Equatorial launching station. The St Many Magadelene church was our scientists main office, the bishop’s house was their workshop and a cattle shed converted as laboratory. The Indian scientists like Abdul Kalam Azad worked here and a bicycle was used to lift off first Indian rocket. The second rocket was a little heavier and bigger so it was transported in a bullock cart for the lift off.
4. Indian President Dr. Rajendra Prasad took only 50% of his Salary – The first President of the Republic of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad who used to took only 50% (Means only Rs. 5000 out of Rs. 10000) of his salary in his starting tenure and even further he took only 25%.
5. Hindi is only official language of India not national language – M.K. Gandhi and Annie Besant were keen to keep one national language of India but somehow it didn’t work well. Later Jawaharlal Nehru put national language on hold due to lots of anti agitation. Today, India has 22 official languages including Hindi and English and neither the Indian constitution nor any Indian law declared any national language till now.