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The diverse landscape, colorful festivals, and spicy-hot cuisine are already reasons enough to pack your bags to visit Mumbai or Varanasi. Cows are protected by their own set of rules in the Constitution, making killing a cow a crime.
Even on crowded city streets, cows have the liberty to roam where they please without fear of being harassed by humans. Meghalaya village has won the Guinness world record title for the wettest place on Earth, with about 11, milliliters of rain annually. The monsoon season lasts six months, so make sure you pack an umbrella! Get ready to be awed and amazed by all the stunning architecture India has to offer.
The mosques across the country range from small village buildings to immense famous ones, like the Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad or the Jama Masjid in New Delhi. Just the holy city of Varanasi has over 23, temples. It is safe to say India is the land of temples! The jaw-dropping bridge spanning the Chenab river in Jammu is 1, feet above the water. The animal wonders of India continue.
Although rats might not be the first species you think of to worship, there is a temple in Rajasthan dedicated to rats. Many pilgrims visit the temple every year on their own religious journeys, so make sure to be respectful of local customs when visiting. At over 19, feet, the Ladakh road is the highest motorable road in the world. Make sure you pack a warm jacket on before embarking on this particular adventure! Located in the Himalayas at about 16, feet, the glacial Lake Roopkund has become famous for the human skeletons found in the lake and surrounding areas.
It is thought that the skeletons are the remains of people from the 9 th century who perished during a severe hail storm. It was first created to teach morals and lessons about karma in a way that young children would understand and remember. From the 4 th century BC for around 1, years, India was the only source of diamonds in the world.
The original diamonds were found in the Krishna River Delta. In the 18 th century, more diamond deposits were discovered in Brazil, and soon after, in South Africa, adding to the market of diamonds. With documents dating back as early as 5, BCE, Hinduism is considered the oldest religion in the world.
There is not a known founder of Hinduism, and no one cares to know who started Hinduism since Hinduism is a way of life. Currently, Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world, serving more than 1 billion people. Regarding gods, Hinduism is not a pure polytheism. Hindus believe in one god, Brahma, who is manifested in thousands of other gods. Along with Brahma as the main god, two other gods make up The Trimurti. Brahma is the creator of the universe, Vishnu is the preserver of the universe, and Shiva destroys the world to recreate it.
It is up to each Hindu to decide which god they worship. However, the official languages are English and Hindi. Second only to China, India has roughly 1. The village of Shani Shingnapur is famous for not having a door or lock on a single house. Beyond that, there has not been a recording of a criminal act for almost years. Many people think that the shared vulnerability has created a neighborly trust between the residents, which has formed a protection stronger than a deadbolt or heavy gate.
From London to New York City, Indian food has spread across the world and continues to gain popularity. Many argue that authentic flavor and spice is lost in many of the restaurants outside of India itself. Vegetarianism is so widely spread that even western food chains like KFC provide a vegetarian menu for restaurant patrons. The wide range of celebrations comes from the fact that so many different cultural groups are blended in the Indian population, leading to a plethora of holidays and festivals. Holi, also known as the festival of colors, is the popular Hindu spring festival celebrated across India and Nepal.
It also marks the end of the winter season, welcoming the spring. While the festival is well known for its colorful powders, water also is a big part of the event as many people use water balloons to engage in water fights with family and friends. Beyond being a national festival in India, these days, Holi is celebrated by Hindus all over the world. The town of Jaipur is home to the largest sundial in the world, which is a towering 27 meters 90 feet tall! Every year, it attracts thousands of visitors, who come to witness the shadow moving at about six centimeters per minute.
Perhaps the most iconic landmark in India, the majestic white walls of the Taj Mahal are something almost every traveler dreams of seeing. However, due to pollution and contaminants in the air, the marble walls are slowly transforming from white into a yellow color.
Even if the color is changing, the Taj Mahal is still one of the most beloved and important monuments in the country. To protect the building during World War II, the entire palace was covered with bamboo scaffolding, completely hiding the true structure from bomber planes flying overhead. The Indian government has prohibited anyone from going within three miles of North Sentinel Island, home of the Sentinelese people.
Inthe anthropologist Madhumala Chattophadhyay had several peaceful encounters with the Sentinelese, but in subsequent years, the people made it very clear sometimes violently that they did not want to be disturbed. The Kumbh Mela is an important festival and pilgrimage site, and the largest gathering on Earth. While a celebration takes place each year, there is a festival of greater ificance at four-year and twelve-year intervals. The of people attending the festival is so large that the crowd is visible in satellite photos taken from space. According to statistics, the divorce rate in India is about 1 out of every marriages, making it much lower than most countries.
This may be partly due to cultural customs and the fact that arranged marriages still occur in India. Speaking of marriage, frogs are married in India! Well, at least in Varanasi. Varanasi goes back to its old traditional beliefs and rituals, so when the rains are delayed, the frogs there are caught and married to each other to please the rain gods. Instead of the typical four-season cycle most countries recognize, India follows a six-season calendar, recognizing spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, prewinter, and winter. A few countries around the world claim they have the oldest living city in the world, and India is no exception.
The holy city of Varanasialso known as Banaras or Kashi, is believed to be one of the oldest living cities in the world. In fact, it is believed that this place was once the home of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. This is why so many devout Hindus pilgrimage to Varanasi to spend their last days on Earth. At the same time, many other devotees flock to the city throughout the year to experience its divinity.
In addition to being well known as the holiest city in India, Varanasi is also known as the birth-place of Ayurveda and Yoga and their ancient healing systems. Not many foreigners realize that India is subdivided into states. Some of these states — like Assam, Kashmir, and Goa — are more easily recognized thanks to products like Assam tea, Kashmir silk, or the popular tourist destinations in Goa.
India is the second-largest producer of tea in the world, following closely behind China. India is by far the largest producer of spices, which are shipped across continents to restaurants and kitchens worldwide. Some of the best-known spices are turmeric, cumin, saffron, and chili powders. Measuring ft m in height, the Statue of Unity is currently the tallest statue in the world. The statue, which is a tribute to the independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, is located in the western state of Gujarat, where Patel was born.
For comparison, this statue is almost twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty ft or 93m. It is made with more than 12, bronze panels and weighs about 67, tonnes. The Amritsar Golden Temple is one of the most dazzling architectural monuments in India, but it is also a site of generosity and compassion.
This Sikh temple is open to people of all religions. Every day, it serves a simple vegetarian meal, often to over fifty thousand people. If you have a sweet tooth, you have India to thank for it. India was the first place were sugar was extracted, refined, and used in cooking — although once people got a taste of the delicious stuff, sugar production quickly spread around the world.
Not until later, when the idea caught on were commercial bottles produced. Beyond their primary use, they were often used to provide shade, as temples, community centers, and layovers on trade routes. Completed inthe incredible Bandra Worli Sealink bridge required 90, tons of cement to build. To hold that all up, enormous steel cables — each with the ability to hold up tons of weight — were put in place along the bridge. After Partition inhe continued to work toward peace between Hindus and Muslims until his death, when he was fatally shot in Delhi in January by a Hindu fundamentalist.
Not only does India have the largest network of postal services in the world, but it also has some very unique post offices, including one that floats on the water. Located in Dal Lake, Srinagar, the post office has begun to serve as a tourist destination for curious visitors who hope to photograph the unique site.
Trust me, Srinagar is one of the most beautiful places in India! These amazing facts about India are just the tip of the iceberg; this country has so many surprises in store for travelers! Norbet, Great information about India! India is such a beautiful and diverse country, from handmade structure to natur it occupies these all. One should visit it at least once in a life time. Notify me of follow-up comments by. Notify me of new posts by. Leave this field empty. Toggle Menu Close. Search for: Search.Looking for a India some fun
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