20 Interesting Facts about India Tourism

An incredible nation with natural wonders, man-made wonders, paradoxes, religions, rituals, beliefs, celebrations and festivals- yes, we are talking about India. Since ages, the nation is attracting the globetrotters from all over the world.

 

The diversification, unique flora & fauna, exotic wildlife, breath-taking mountains and rustic deserts have won the hearts of numerous travellers who come in search of something offbeat. With each fold, India has something different to offer. The historical & architectural monuments such as Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar, Red Fort, serene lakes such as Pangong Lake, Dal Lake, adventurous mountain passes such as Khardung La Pass (world’s highest motor-able pass), hill stations such as Shimla, Manali, Nainital, spiritual places such as Haridwar, Rishikesh, Varanasi are just few examples of some of the best places to visit in India.

 

You cannot explore India completely until and unless you enter the narrow lanes of its villages, listen to stories from locals and try some lip-smacking dishes from road side vendors. Known for its vastness and the amazing places that India is endorsed for, we hereby try to give you a sneak peek of its glory:

• Cherrapunji in Meghalaya is world’s wettest inhabited place.

Cherrapunji

• Khardung La is world’s highest motor-able pass (at 17,582 feet elevation).

Khardung La Pass

• Asia’s cleanest village is located in Mawlynong in Meghalaya.

Mawlynnong

• Annually held Brahmotsavam at Tirupati Temple in Andhra Pradesh is attended by 5,00,000 devotees. It makes it one of the most visited holy places over worldwide.

Brahmotsavam

• Some facts prove that Indian cuisine is world’s oldest continuously prepared cuisine.

Indian Cuisine

• World’s highest yachting ground is located at Nainital in Uttarakhand.

Nainital

• When it comes to donations, Tirumala Venkateswara Temple in Andhra Pradesh is world’s richest temple.

Tirumala Venkateswara Temple

• The endangered species of Indian Wild Asses are found only in Wild Ass Sanctuary.

Wild Ass Sanctuary

• Taj Mahal is visited by maximum number of tourists every year.

Taj Mahal

• Nalanda University in Bihar has been recognized as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is one of the oldest universities of world and has been rebuilt in the recent past.

Nalanda University

• Varanasi- the Holy City is the oldest continuously inhabited cities over worldwide.

Varanasi

• Of world’s total tiger population, India is home to 60% tigers.

Tigers in India

• Eden Garden in Kolkata is the second largest cricket ground in the world (in terms of number of seats)

Eden Gardens in Kolkata

• There are around 3,00,000 mosques in India.

Mosques in Delhi

• Bollywood marks the highest number of films every year.

Bollywood

• World’s highest cricket ground is located at Chail in Himachal Pradesh (at 7,500 feet elevation).

Chail Cricket Ground

• World’s largest book fair is held at Kolkata.

Kolkata Book Fair

• India is famous for its road networks. The nation has the second largest road networks.

Road Networks in India

• Of world’s 10 highest peaks, nine peaks are in India.

Highest Peaks in India

• Asia’s largest spice market is located in Khari Baoli in Delhi.

Khari Baoli Market