The multi-culture of India folds so many strange facts. Here, we bring some lesser known facts of India:


1. Kumbh Mela visible from space:
One of the oldest traditional fairs of the world, Kumbh mela (fair) can be seen from space.  The mammoth  gathering of devotees is astonishing. The grand fair in 2011 had received maximum numbers of footfall. Approximately  75 million pilgrims attended Kumbh mela.

2. A floating post office:
Perhaps, India is only country that has a floating post office which was inaugurated in Dal Lake, Srinagar, in August 2011.

3. The wettest inhabited place in the world:
Though, South Asian countries are known for hot weather, India is blessed with wettest zone of the world.  A village on the Khasi Hills in Meghalaya, receives the highest recorded average rainfall in the world.

4. Bandra Worli Sealink: You will be amazed to know that newly built sealink bridge in Mumbai has steel wires equal to the earth's circumference. Weight of this bridge is as much as 50,000 African elephants.

5. The highest cricket ground in the world: You will feel proud to know that India has highest cricket ground in the world.  The cricket ground is located at an altitude of 2,444 meters at Chail, Himachal Pradesh. The Chail Cricket Ground was built in 1893.

6. Shampooing is an Indian concept:
Very few people know that shampoo that keeps your hairs shining was invented by India. The uses of herbs to wash hairs was in practice in India for centuries. Also, the word  'shampoo' is derived from the Sanskrit word champu, which means to massage.

7. Water on the moon was discovered by India: Though, USA's NASA leads space science but it was India's ISRO that discovered water on moon in September 2009. India's Chandrayaan- 1 detected water on the moon.

8. Former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam: Switzerland's Science day is dedicated to the father of India's missile programme former President APJ Abdul Kalam.

9. English language:
Most of Indians struggle in speaking English but the fact will amaze you that India is the world's second-largest English speaking country.