8 Interesting Things You Might Not Know About India

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8 Interesting Things You Might Not Know About India
India, it is often said, is not a country, but a continent. Stretching from the frozen summits of the Himalayas to the tropical greenery of Kerala, its expansive borders create diversity of landscapes, cultures, languages and people.

 
Before traveling to anywhere, you must find out information about that country as much as possible, right? 8 interesting things about the fantastic India will be helpful for your next trip.
  • 1, India has the largest number of vegetarians in over the world

    1, India has the largest number of vegetarians in over the world1, 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

    2, There are some weird and wonderful post offices in India2, 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

    3, India is the second largest English-speaking country in the world3, 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

    4, India is so multilingual that nobody will mind your foreign accent4, 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

    5, The wettest inhabited place in the world5, 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

    6, Living Bridges of Meghalaya, the traditional bridges Meghalaya are made entirely out of living trees6, 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

    7, India invented the concept of shampoo7, 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

    8, Cows are holy8, 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.

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