1, India has the largest number of vegetarians in over the world
Although not all Hindus are vegetarian, and not all Indians are Hindu, vegetarianism is an important part of traditional Hindu beliefs and practices. Between 20% and 40% of Indians are vegetarian, meaning vegetarian travelers are never far from delicious dal (lentil), sabzi (vegetable), or paneer (cheese) - based dishes.
Vegetarianism in the country is associated with Lacto-vegetarianism, where people eat dairy products but not eggs. India has one of the lowest rates of meat consumption in the world.
2, There are some weird and wonderful post offices in India
With the world’s largest postal system, India has post offices in some pretty unusual places. The town of Hikkim, in Himachal Pradesh, has the world’s highest post office (as well as the highest polling booth) at over 15,400 feet. Dal Lake in Kashmir has a floating post office, with an attached philatelic museum, built to resemble Srinagar’s famous houseboats.
3, India is the second largest English-speaking country in the world
The number of English speakers in India is second only to that of the USA. English is one of the 22 official languages of India. However, only around 10% of Indians know English, but in a country with such a huge population, English-speaking travelers can communicate almost everywhere they go.
4, India is so multilingual that nobody will mind your foreign accent
There are 22 languages is spoken in over India. As a result, Indian do not care too much about your accent or pronunciation, even Indians are very encouraging of foreigners who attempt to speak their languages — whether Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, or any number of other local languages.
Indians are used to hearing a variety of accents and language capabilities, so no one will be perplexed if you don’t pronounce words perfectly or mix up your verb endings and postpositions.
5, The wettest inhabited place in the world
Mawsynram, a village on the Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, receives the highest recorded average rainfall in the world. Cherrapunji, also a part of Meghalaya, holds the record for the most rainfall in the calendar year of 1861.
6, Living Bridges of Meghalaya, the traditional bridges Meghalaya are made entirely out of living trees
The incredible bridges in this hilly region have been made for more than 500 years by training roots and vines to grow across canyons and streams. It takes several years to built, however, when they’re finished, they’re much more durable than wooden bridges, which would quickly rot in Meghalaya’s incredibly wet climate.
7, India invented the concept of shampoo
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.
8, Cows are holy
Did you know that Hindus consider cows to be holy and sacred? Killing a cow is considered to be a felony and can result in jail if it’s not by accident. While many other countries eat cows regularly, this could lead to imprisonment here.