Interesting facts about India

  • India has the largest slave population in the modern world with over 14 million slaves.
  • There are more than a million Indians who are millionaires, yet a large section of the Indian population live on less than two dollars a day.
  • One of the largest employer in the world is the Indian Railways-employing over a million people;it runs about 14,300 trains daily;has about 7,000 railway stations.

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  • There are more road deaths in India than any other country in the world-Officially about 115,000 people die on Indian roads each year.
  • India has the largest postal network in the world with over 1, 55,015 post offices. A single post office on an average serves a population of 7,175 people.
  • The world’s biggest family lives together in India: a man with 39 wives and 94 children.
  • Only about 1 in 100 marriages in India end in divorce, one of the lowest rates in the world.
  • One woman dies every hour in India because of dowry-related crimes.
  • 9 people died every day in 2015 while commuting in local trains of Mumbai, India.
  • India has the world’s largest film industry.


  • India has three of the world’s top ten megacities – one more than China.
  • India exports software to 90 countries.
  • India is more obsessed with breaking records than any other country. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, India ranks third behind the USA and the UK in the number of records claimed each year.
  • The Bengal Tiger is the national animal of India.
  • Shampoo was invented in India, not the commercial liquid ones but the method by use of herbs. The word ‘shampoo’ itself has been derived from the Sanskrit word champu, which means to massage.
  • India is the largest producer of milk in the world.
  • London has more Indian restaurants than Mumbai or Delhi.
  • Sex toys are illegal in India.
  • Chess was invented in India.
  • Yoga has its origins in India and has existed for over 5,000 years.


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