“If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India!”. These are not our words. These are the words of Romaine Rolland a French scholar. Here are the 20 amazing facts of India which makes it Incredible.

1World’s largest democracy

India is the world’s largest democracy, with 1.25 billion people.

2India never invaded any country

India is the world’s largest importer of arms, but India has never invaded or attacked a country. This is one of the biggest facts of India.

3Water on the moon was discovered by India

In September 2009, India’s ISRO Chandrayaan-1 using its Moon Mineralogy Mapper detected water on the moon for the first time in the history.

4Diamonds were first mined in India

Diamonds were first recognized and mined in India. Until the year 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world, as per the Gemological Institute of America.

5World’s third largest Army

India has the world’s third largest active army, after China’s People’s Liberation Army and US’s United States Army.

6Largest Exporter of Spices

India is the world’s largest producer and Exporter of spices, 70% of all the world’s spices come from India alone.

7Snakes and ladders originated in India

Snakes and Ladders originated in India as part of a family of dice board games, that included “Gyan chauper & Pachisi”.

8One of the 3 countries to make Super Computers

India is one of only three countries that makes supercomputers (the US and Japan are the other two others).

9Second-largest Internet user base

India has more people using the internet than the entire population of the U.S.

10Indian Housewives has more gold than U.S

Indian housewives hold 11% of the World’s Gold. This is more than the reserves of the U.S., IMF, Switzerland, and Germany put together.

11Golden Temple feeds more than 1,00,000 people

The Golden Temple in India feeds a vegetarian meal to over 1,00,000 people every day regardless of race, religion and class.

20 Amazing Facts of India which makes it Incredible

12India has the largest number of Mosques in the World

There are more than 3,00,000 mosques in India, more than in any other country, including the Muslim world.

13World’s second largest English speaking country

Yes, you heard it right, India is the second largest English speaking country.

14Chess was invented in India

Yes, you heard it right, Chess was invented in India.

15Tops in the production of film industry

India is the largest producer of films in the world and very old film industry in the world which originated about more than 100 years ago.

16The first country to consume Sugar

India is the first country in the world to consume sugar.

17Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus originated in India

Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus are the studies, which originated in India.

18Largest producer of Milk, Cashew-nuts, Tea and others

India is the largest producer of milk, cashew nuts, coconuts, tea, ginger,  turmeric and black pepper in the world.

19Mawsynram is the wettest spot on the earth

Mawsynram is the wettest spot on earth. It receives at least 467 inches of rain every year, which is over 5 times more than the tropical rain forests of South America.

20Maximum number of Post Office

India has the maximum number of post offices in the world.

You can explore more amazing facts about India here at the Official website of Incredible India.