Top 10 Things You Hardly Know about India | Facts about India

India is a land which is blend mixture of archaic and prevailing features. The people are modern as well as tribal. India's social, economic, and cultural consonance are the products of a long process of regional expansion. Start from Indian history which shows the birth of the Indus Valley Civilization and the coming of the Aryans. These two aspects are known as the pre-Vedic and Vedic age of development in the down memory lane of India and Hinduism emerges in the Vedic period.

1. The great scriptures of India - including The Vedas and The Upanishads - were written when most developed nations were unaware of reading and writing skills. India has a big name in the world of Mathematics and noted for the renowned scientists all around. Water on the moon was discovered by India.

2. At present India has the fourth largest army, is the second largest English Speaking country as well as the producer of rice and tea, and the largest numbers of vegetarians as compare to countries in rest of the world also in producing milk, jute, and pulses.

3. As of today, India is one of the fastest growing nations which is economically strong in the world even after demonization. By 2030, India will become the third-largest economy, behind China and the USA, with projected GDP at $32 Trillion.

4. India was one of only three countries that made supercomputers, after the USA and Japan, when the first Indian supercomputer, PARAM, was launched in 1991. India is producing top most super computer loaded with capabilities on counterpart the rival country China who joined 10 years back . Moreover, India also has the world’s second largest community of software developers after the USA.

5. The National Stock Exchange of Mumbai retained its position of being the world’s largest Wall Street Exchange in terms of the number of equity trades, while China’s Shenzhen Exchange was at the second position.

6. Just like Bhakra dam and Tehri dam, India has many dams on the popular rivers where the one who visits can feel the calmness in the sound of water and the beauty around these areas that are more than 115-year-old in various states of decay and capable of unleashing potential devastation if breached.

7. Indian Cities in the Mountains and these great mountain ranges are world famous Himalayas, Karakoram, Aravali, Pir Panjal which are on every side of India starting from North to South and coming from East to West and these "Hill Stations," are walkers' havens and one of many we love.

8. With so many Religions and Cultures abreast in India, It's few and far between celebration and the festival which rejoicing every Indian found its own way to show exuberance whereas it can be of colors or light, these celebrations not only have a story behind but also delight and contentment of purity and ecstasy.

9. Food in India is different from rest of the world not only in taste but also in methods of preparation which reflects the culture and the fabulous uses of the herbs and spices. It food range varies according to the weather and mood of the people.

10. When it comes to travel and explore the place India railway is the best way of transport which provides lavish services and treat one like King or Queen. Trains going through cities, including villages, twisting and turning along coastlines and climbing mountains with different networks like toy trains, luxury trains, high-speed trains and commuter trains are lovingly known as "The Lifeline of India".

Exploring best things in Indian will lead us on a journey of the history of the subcontinent. Right from the ancient India, which included Bangladesh and Pakistan, to the free and divided India, this timeline covers each and every aspect related to the past as well as the present of the country. Read on further to explore the timeline of India.

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