INDIA - Famous for its history, geography and culture.

Also known for Unity and Diversity, spices, cuisines. India is a nation which has one of the richest and vivid histories and heritage. It is also the seventh biggest nation on the planet, as far as territory.

The name India is derived from Indus, which originates from the Old Persian word Hindush, equivalent to the Sanskrit word Sindhu, which was the historic local appellation for the Indus River. The ancient Greeks referred to the Indians as Indoi, which translates as "The people of the Indus".

Some unknown facts about India are:

1. Shampooing - Ancient Indian concept

The shampoo word is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Champu’, meaning, ‘Massage’. Shampoo was invented in India by Guru Nanak, the first guru of Sikhism, made references to soapberry tree and cleanser in the sixteenth century.

2. First Rocket of India - Transported by cycle

India’s first rocket was transported via cycle and launched from a Catholic Church in Trivandrum, Kerala in 1963. The launching pad later came to be known as Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC).

3. Shani Shingapur - Village without doors

A village in Maharashtra, where people believe that Lord Shani is the guardian of this village. The village is without doors and locks. Local people of the village claim it to be crime - free village.

4. Golden Temple - Most visited place in the world

Gurudwara located in the Amritsar, Punjab, is the most visited place in the world, awarded by The World Book of Records (WBR) in 2017. More than 1 lakh devotees visit here every day.

5. Srinagar - World’s only floating post office

The world’s only floating post office is located in Srinagar on Dal Lake, Kashmir. Perched on a houseboat, it also includes a philately museum within itself. More than seven thousand people use this post office every year.



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India is one of the most established civic establishments on the planet with a colourful assortment and rich social legacy. It has accomplished all-round financial advancement since Independence. As the seventh biggest nation on the planet, India stands separated from the rest of Asia, separated all things considered by mountains and the ocean, which give the nation a particular geological element. Limited by the Great Himalayas in the north, it extends southwards and at the Tropic of Cancer, decreases into the Indian Ocean between the Bay of Bengal on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west.