Facts About India: 21 Facts That Most Indian Don’t Know 2021

Written by Abid Akon

Facts About India : Flag

Table of Contents

When many people speak about India, they’re going to call it a magical place. In India, people live over 1.366 billion (2019). It is the second biggest inhabited country on the planet after China. It is predicted that by 2028, the country would have surpassed China’s population. India is a large country not only for its land and people but also for variety, culture, and education. It is difficult for me to know everything about this beautiful nation. Here are some interesting facts about India that will make your day happy and beautiful. Let’s go to know about the beautiful country:

Facts About India 1 (languages speak In India)

Facts About India : Language

According to census research published in Jul 2018, People speak 19,500 languages. In India,  people speak Hindi, about 43.63% of the total population. The second one is Bengali, about 8.03%, and Marathi is about 6.86%. In India, there are 10,000 or more people who speak 121 languages.

Facts About India 2 (Movies Produced In India)

Facts About India : Movie Production

There’s a flourishing film sector in India. It’s the world’s largest producer of movies. In around 20 different languages, India produces 1500-2,000 films each year. It covers Bollywood, Kollywood, and every other film industry. The average cost of building a Bollywood film is $1.5 million (USD).

And it more than US$45 million in the average budget of Hollywood film. Only around 4% of India’s approximately 1.2 billion people go to the cinema. Don’t forget to check facts about United States.

Facts About India 3 (Movie Ticket)

movie tickets Facts About India

According to International Affairs magazine, people purchase 3.5 million tickets worldwide for Bollywood films, 900,000 higher than Hollywood films.

According to Statista, the average PVR Cinema ticket price in the fiscal year 2019 was roughly 207 Indian rupees, showing a decline in the preceding fiscal year from 215 rupees a ticket. The average price of the INOX cinemas rose from 191 rupees in the fiscal year 2018 to 197 rupees.

Facts About India 4 (Fruit of India)

Indian Fruit Facts

The country is the top mango manufacturer and consumer worldwide. And It is the official Indian fruit. Of the 19 million ton production, the world’s global mango output represented 52.63 percent. Uttar Pradesh is the nation’s top mango producer and has a 23.47 percent market. check out some fun facts.

Facts About India 5 (India Guinness World Records)

  • On 17 November 2014, Shridhar Chillal (India) obtained the tallest fingernails in a single hand – measuring a total length of 909.6 centimeters ( 358.1 inches) on the left, as recorded at Pune City, Maharashtra, India.


  • 16-year-old Nilanshi Patel (Indian) makes a teenager’s most extended hair. And it is in the Guinness World Records 2020. After receiving a poor haircut at the age of 6, Nilanshi Patel (16) took her styling into her hands. And grew her hair to an unbelievable 170.5cm (5 ft 7 inches).
Longest hair Facts
  • On 22 September 2012, Dagdu Seth Ganpati Sarvajanik Mahotsav (India) produced a 145 kilogram (319 lb 10 oz) chapati. The chapati was created on a 3 m by 3 m metal plate (10 ft by 10 ft).


  • A whopping 14 feet long measures the largest mustache in the world! This long shrimp belongs to India’s Ram Singh Chauhan. In his 2010 formal measurement on the TV program named “Lo Show Dei Record” in Rome, Italy. He established the Guinness World Record for the tallest mustache.
Longest moustache ever facts about India
  • It is a major Singh (India) tower-shaped turban with over 100 hairpins and 51 holy metal emblems. This turban is the largest in the world and consists of 400 meters (1,312 feet) fabric.

Facts About India 6 ( Space Fact)

  • From 24 September 2014, the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), popularly known as Mangalyaan, has been the spacecraft circling Mars. Indeed, on its very first effort, India is the first country on the globe globally. The PSLV-C25 was launched on 5 November 2013 from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota.

Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) facts about India

  • Following Roscosmos, the fourth spatial agency to orbit Mars. And have become the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).


  • On 3 August 2012, the Indian Government-certified the project and expenses Rs 450 crores. MOM is the least expensive and most affordable interplanetary mission on earth. It cost us Rs 4 per person.


  • On February 12, 2014, the operation was successful in its 100 days. According to NASA, only 21 have been successful out of the 51 trips to the planet’s surface by different countries.


  • In September 2009, India’s ich brauche and rearm rearmed waters for the very first time on the moon.


  • The very first rocket was launched by India Space Research Organization (ISRO). It launched from the Thumba Equatorial Start Station in 1963. On a bicycle, this rocket was carried (1963). Want to know more Interesting fact? check out 65+ interesting facts.

Facts About India 7 (Taj Mahal facts)

Taj Mahal facts : Facts About India

  • In 1632-1653, Emperor Shah Jahan constructed the Taj Mahal. The highest form of love was the creation of Shah Jahan spent around 32 million rupees. It would be about 1 billion USD now. The construction of the Taj Mahal took 22 years.


  • The building of the Taj Mahal included materials from all around India and Asia. It believed that 1,000 elephants transported the building material. The Taj Mahal’s architecture enlarges and showcases the early Mughal conceptions. It combines Indian, Persian, and Islamic styles.


  • A monument with about 4-8 million tourists a year to Taj Mahal which is one of India’s most visited. Sometimes over forty to fifty individuals visit this majestic edifice in one day. And capture the unique view.


  • Over 100 million votes declared the Taj to be a UNESCO World Historic Site as one of the seven wonders of the world in 2007.


  • More than 20,000 workers were recruited to help create this sign of love in the mammoth undertaking.

Facts About India 8 ( Indian Food Facts)

  • Which country has most vegetarians? Many Indians if you offered would say no to a burger. India is the world’s leading country with 38 percent of the vegetarian population. And making it the biggest non-meat-eating population in the world.

most vegetarians facts about india

  • India produces around 70% of the spices consumed worldwide. It has more spices than any other country.  Black pepper, which dates from 2,000 B.C.E., is seen as the king’s spice.

spices consumed country : India facts

  • Each area has its own technique of cooking, spices, and traditional ingredients. And giving it a distinctive flavor. In every dish, South Indian food uses coconut, curry leaves as well as mustard seeds.

cooking facts of india

  • It is a habit to eat using hands across South India. Indians are late in eating meals. From 10 am to 1 pm for lunch, while from 9-night supper can take place. In most home maids, it’s 10 times simpler to prepare dinner and clean up the kitchen.

Facts About India 9 (English-speaking country)

Hindi is India’s most popular language. But India is the second biggest country in the world to speak English. With around 10% of the population. There are around 125 million people who speak English. The USA Is the largest English-speaking country in the world, with over 268 million.

Facts About India 10 (Some Great Inventions Of India)

USB Inventions (Universal Serial Bus)

Ajay Bhatt (an Indian computer architect) constructed the USB system in 1994. The USB flash drive would not exist without these innovations. By the way, It’s very small and easy to carry. Thank you, India.

Ajay Bhatt constructed the USB system in 1994

Yoga Inventions

Do you know which country invented the first Yoga? Of course India. The roots of Yoga in Northern India were formed about 5,000 years ago by the Indus-Saraswati civilization.

Concept Of Zero

“Zero,” nothing, is the largest and main contribution to the history of mathematics. And yet without it, there would not be any binary systems, then no computers. India invented the notion of zero as a written digit, during the Gupta period. (c. 5th century)

Shampoo Inventions

Shampoo, introduced in 1762, was used for ‘head massage,’ consisting of natural oils. And herbs, in the eastern portions of the Mughal Empire. ‘shampoo’ is a Hindi term that gets its name from ‘chāmpo,’ meaning massage or knead.

Facts about India 11 (First To Mine Diamonds)

Dimond invention by india

Do you know which country is the first to mine diamonds? Well, Of course, India. 900 million years ago the earliest diamond reserves of the planet were developed. And the first stones found in India in the fourth century BC. check some Google fun tricks

Facts About India 12 (Third Largest Military Spender)

India has recognized the 3rd highest military spending in the world by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.  India’s budget was $72.9 billion.

Facts About India 13 (largest Road Network)

India possesses the world’s second-biggest road network. Driven by the huge expansion in highway and highway building. As of  2017, India has more than 5.897.671 km of the road network. The longest national highway, which runs through Tamil Nadu, is NH44. And which covers 3 806 km from Srinagar to Jammu, Kashmir, and Kanyakumari (2,365 mi).

Facts About India 14 (Most Number Of Post Offices)

Most Number Of Post Offices in India facts

Do you know, Which country has the most number of post offices? India has the largest postal system in the world with 155,618 offices and over 5,66,000 employees. India is more than 150 years old with its contemporary postal services.

The entire nation has been split into 23 postal circles to provide postal services. Tourists to Jammu and Kashmir are now another attraction. The first in the country to be a floating postal office on Dal Lake in Srinagar.

Facts About India 15 (Largest Milk Producer)

With an expected 198.4 million tons of output reported in 2019 – 20, India is the world’s largest producer of milk. increasing by roughly 6 percent from 2018-19. Indeed, more than half of India’s output comes from water buffalo instead of from cattle. India has the world’s largest dairy sector in any country.

Facts About India 16 (Human Calculator Of India)

Shakuntala Devi, the Human Calculator is an Indian mathematical genius. She was able to multiply 7,686,369,774,870 by 2,465,099,745,779 in 28 seconds. Yielding the result of 18,947,668,177,995,426,462,773,730.

Facts About India 17 (Highly Demanded Employees)

Indians are commonly thought to be the world’s most demanded workforce. Here are some amazing statistics –

  • Twelve percent of American scientists are Indians.
  • Microsoft workers account for 34 percent of Indians.
  • In America, 38% of physicians are Indians.
  • Intel employees account for 17 percent of Indians.
  • The Indians are 13 percent of Xerox’s staff.
  • NASA personnel account for 36 percent of Indians.
  • The Indians constitute 28% of IBM personnel.

Facts About India 18 (Second Largest Wall In The World)

Second Largest Wall In The World In India facts

Do you know where the world’s second-biggest wall is? You’re not astonished if I mention it’s there in Rajasthan’s Indian state? Surprise!! The second-largest wall in the world is located at Kumbhalgarh Fort in Rajasthan.

Kumbhalgarh Fort is the second biggest fort in Rajasthan after the fort of Chittorgarh, 80 kilometers north of Udaipur, amid the wilderness. The fortified wall stretches over 36 kilometers and is widely referred to as “India’s Great Wall.” At the 37th World Heritage Committee meeting in 2013, the fort was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The wall is 36 kilometers wide and 15 m wide, breadth enough to stand on each other eight horses.

Facts About India 19 (India sports Facts)

  • Indian hockey in 1928 was such a great time that the British departed the Olympics in order to avoid an embarrassing setback for their own colony.


  • The much-anticipated T20-IPL cricket series, also recognized as India’s “Indian Premier League,” is the second-richest sports league in the world, after the United States “National Basketball Association” 


  • The first time India had entered the 1900 Olympics. Curiously it took 38 years before the first Olympic medal was presented.


  • Rahul Dravid is the first non-Australian cricketist to speak in the speech of Sir Donald Bradman In 2011 in December. In the prayer of Sir Donald Bradman, Rahul Dravid came to Canberra for a speech. He was the very first non-Australian player to speak in history.


  • India and Pakistan were participating in the exhibition before the 1987 test series, in which the team of Imran Khan was short on the fields. A 13-year-old Sachin was then requested to go to Pakistan.


  • The three-time Indian Player of the Year and recipient of the Arjuna Award scored 11 seconds against Bhutan in the SAF Games in 1999. This is one of the quickest international goals.


  • The very first Indian athlete to attain the Olympic finale was Milkha Singh. He finished 400 meters at the 1960 Rome Olympics. He timed 45.6 seconds in the finals. He finished 4th. In barely 0.1 seconds, he missed the bronze medal.


  • The first Indian woman in reaching the Olympic Final was P.T. Usha. She reached the finals in a 400-meter hurdle at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984. By one-hundredth of a second Usha lost the bronze.


  • Ramanathan Krishnan, an Indian of Indian superstar, was the first Indian to receive the championship of Wimbledon Junior Singles. He attained this achievement in 1954 when he finished with Ashley Cooper. He was also the first Asian to achieve this in the process.


  • Championship of Athletics, The first Indian athlete to win a medal was Anju Bobby George. When she earned her bronze medal at the 2003 World Athletics Championship in Paris in Long Jump Anju entered the record books. In the penultimate round, she won the medal with a 6.70 m jump.


  • Won India’s first Olympic gold medal in an Olympic hockey event in 1928. India beat Holland 3-0 in the final against the host country. In the last two goals, Legendary Dhyan Chand scored. Indian goaltender Richard Allen had a remarkable difference because he didn’t give the tournament one goal.
    The 1928 gold medal was also Asia’s first gold Olympic medal won in the modern Olympics by the Indian hockey team. India has won a total of 8 Olympic gold medals. From the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics to the 1956 Melbourne Olympics India was awarded six straight gold hockey medals. In 1964 the Tokyo Olympics and Moscow Olympics were held in India with two other gold medals.


  • The very first Indian to be the United kingdom Badminton Championship winner is Prakash Padukone. He won the coveted All England Open Championship in 1980 with victories against Liem Swie King of Indonesia.


  • The youngest Grand Master (GM) in India is Parimarjan Negi. Parimarjan Negi was born on 9 February 1993 at 13 years of age and on 1 July 2006, at 142 days. His gaming history is the second youngest GM and the smallest among the GMs now.


  • Chess, one of the most popular “International Sports,” was founded in India. The original and early game of “Chess” was known as “Chaturanga”/”Chaturangam.”


  • Polo is another sport that originated in India and was later adopted by various countries.

Facts About India 20 (India’s most qualified person)

India’s most qualified person

Do you know which India’s most qualified individual? “India’s most qualified individual” is the record of Dr. Shrikant Jichkar. He was IAS, IPS, lawyer, Ph.D., Sanskrit Ph.D., photographer, actor, radio, radio operator, MLA at 25, holds 14 portfolios, has 20 degrees, has 28 gold medals, and has a 52,000-book library.

Facts About India 21 (Some quick facts)

  • Narasimha Rao was skilled in 16 languages. He was familiar with 7 languages: Arabic, Arabic, English, French, Greek, Latin, Persian (Bengali, Hindi, Telugu, Oriya, Marathi, Tamil, Gujarati, Urdu).


  • In 1996 a potential nudity for the Indian debut was planned for an adult entertainment channel titled PLUS 21. It never came since some organizations in Delhi High Court appealed against it.


  • In 1948, it was not given the Nobel Peace Prize. It was granted to Mahatma Gandhi but was not allocated to him because of his killing.


  • Spider-Man India was established in 2004 by Marvel Comics and Peter Parker is named Pavitr Prabhakar, Mary Jane is known as Meera Jain, Aunt May is known as Auntie Maya, the Uncle is known as Uncle Bhim.


  • Indeed, in 1947, the Indian Air Force never engaged directly with the Pakistani Air Force. But the transfer of Indian Army soldiers and air assistance was essential.


  • Plastic surgery was rooted in India around 4000 years ago.


  • Indians are credited with inventing fiber optics.

fibre optics Facts


  • India is the third Muslim-populated country.


  • Singapore is one of the three official languages in Tamil the globe over, whereas Indian and Sri Lankan are the other. Tamil as a second language option is given in most public schools as part of Singapore’s bilingual educational approach.


  • According to the 2014 report, a polio-free India is one of the world’s most astonishing achievements in health.


  • After getting out of school, Bear Grylls intended to join the Indian army.
Bear Grylls


  • India was an island around a hundred million years ago.


  • The semi-final match between India and Pakistan at the Mohali World Cup attracted 150 million spectators globally.


  • The world’s first Hospital Train is Lifeline Express. The train sometimes called the Indian Magic Train.


  • India has been the leading donor to the peacekeeping missions of the United Nations since its establishment and stays in the top four every year.


  • The Bridge Baily is the world’s tallest bridge. It is in Ladakh Valley in the Himalayan Mountains between the Dras rivers and Suru Rivers. It was constructed in August 1982 by the Indian Army. For more info check Top 10 Unbelievable Bridges.


  • From 1526 until 1707, the first six Mogul Emperors of India reigned in uninterrupted succession from father to son.


  • In the history of its existence, India never invaded any other country.


  • Charaka in India created Ayurveda, the first and the oldest school of medicine.


  • The Reserve Bank of India created notes for Pakistan in 1948, but Pakistan was not able to do so.


  • Every day, the number of Indian Railway travelers is the same as Australia’s population.


  • Roman Emperors were using Indian cotton robes that they referred to as “woven winds.”


  • Indian series Act 1887 enables you to go to any hotel for water drinking and use free toilet facilities


If you get any interesting information, share it with your friends. Have you any query? Comment below and I will clarify about confusion or query. Thanks and Have a great day 🙂


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on pinterest
Share on email
Share on print
Abid Akon

Abid Akon

I am a tech content writer. I really love to talk about different Modern Technology. It is very important that people know how to fix their tech related problem. That’s why I am writing articles to share my tech knowledge with you.

Related Articles

MD Abid Akon

Abid Akon

Hi, I am Abid. I really love to talk about different Modern Technology. It is very important that people know how to fix their tech related problem. That’s why I’ve created this website to share my technology keeping knowledge with you. Welcome to ”abidakon.com”

Abid Akon

My Personal Favorites
YouTube Channel