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These Pictures Provide A Glimpse Of How Incredible India Is

Updated on 28 August, 2014 at 3:09 pm By

India is incredible. Its geographic vastness envelops myriad cultures, queer customs, billion traditions, thousand languages and immeasurable numbers of colour. In fact, India is indescribable which it is impossible to sum up the most unique aspects of this country in a single post of a few images. Nevertheless, these pictures provide a glimpse of India’s beauty.

1. Mumbai’s Dabbawala system is perhaps the world’s most efficient:


Some amazing facts about Mumbai's Dabbawalas

Colour Coding System of Dabbawalas

Colour Coding System of Dabbawalas

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson with Dabbawalas
Virgin Group founder Richard Branson with Dabbawalas


2. India is rich in Thorium – a radioactive chemical element much safer than uranium for nuclear power:


This is how Thorium looks like


The Thorium-rich areas in India. Darker shades have greater concentration.

 Thorium based reactor

A Thorium based reactor.

3. May 26 is Switzerland’s Science Day in honour of former Indian president Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam:

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

4. Some of the brightest minds are in India and they still serve selflessly:

Arvind Gupta

Arvind Gupta (above) is one of the countless examples of geniuses who serve education and India selflessly. 

Matchstick Models

spinning pencil floating in the air

5. Some of the world’s most pioneering and inspiring individuals:



gurkha soldier

6. These are African-origin Indians living here for the last 1400 years:

Yes she is not African,she is Indian

They are collectively referred to as Siddis.

Siddis of Gujarat

They came to India as slaves of Arabs and Portuguese merchants


Besides following pure Indian traditions, the Siddis have also been able to preserve some of their African customs such as this dance

 Siddis of Karnataka

Siddis are largely concentrated in parts of Gujarat, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh

7. Roopkund Lake (Human skeleton lake)

Roopkhund Lake
Carbon dating of the bones puts them between 12th and 15th century. They are believed to be the remains of pilgrims who died in some natural disaster here.

8. Strange chants of Kerala:


Some ritual chants of Kerala can only be transmitted orally because they sound similar to bird songs. It is believed that this millenia-old tradition is the real manner in which humans spoke before developing a proper method of speech.

9. Mass bird suicides in Jatinga:

Mass Bird-Suicides-in-Jatinga

The Dima Hasao district of Assam has a village where birds have been committing ‘suicides’ for centuries now every year in the moonless nights of September and October. But scientists say it is because of the presence of lights and mist which confuse the birds leading to their death.

10. A Ghost Village:

a ghost city

Kuldhara (above and below) is a village in Rajasthan abandoned since 1800s. Locals say the village carries a curse of the original inhabitants who migrated to other places turning it into a ghost village.



11. Dinosaur Eggs and Skeletons are also found In India:


India also has its fair share of dinosaurs. Fossilized Dino eggs have been found in India areas of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.


The above image is of a fossilized skeleton. Many such bones with varying lengths have been found in Maharashtra.

12.  Sthambheshwar Mahadev:

Sthambheshwar Mahadev

About 40 miles from Vadodara, in the small town of Kavi Kamboi of Gujarat, is the Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple. As can be seen from the picture, this temple of Lord Shiva remains mostly submerged during high tides and can only be visited during the low tide hours. 

13. Bengal Swamps – West Bengal (Aleya Ghost lights):

Bengal Swamps – West Bengal

Fishermen in the marshy regions of West Bengal have encountered mysterious lights. No explanation has been provided.

14. India has more mosques than there are churches in France:

India has more mosques than the churches in France

India is home to 3,00,000 mosques which is more than any country of world.

15. Number of tourists visiting Uttarakhand is more than its population:

Number of tourists visiting Uttarakhand is more than its population

The population of Uttarakhand according to 2011 census was 10,116,752. The number of tourists visiting are 2.5 crore that same year.

16. The Temples of Faith:

The Kashi Vishwanath Temple (above) and  the Tirupati Balaji temple (below) both receive more visitors than the Vatican City and Mecca combined.
tirupati balaji temple

17. India is the only country in the world which has both tigers and lions in the wild:

India is the only country in the world which has both tigers and lions in the wild

18. India was the first country in the world to produce steel:

India was the first country in the world to produce steel

19. The Bard:

Rabindranath Tagore has written the national anthems of India and Bangladesh (Jan Gana Man and Amar Sonar Bangla)
Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore has written the national anthems of both India and BangladeshJan Gana Mana (India) and Amar Sonar Bangla (Bangladesh).

20. The world’s largest film studio is Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad:

The world's largest film studio is Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad.

21. Lords of the Sticks:

Cricket may be a religion now, but India has won 6 gold medals in field hockey back to back at the Olympics and a total of 8 golds. Talk about domination. A nation losing 5-0 to India was considered brilliant.
India has won a total of eight golds in field hockey six of them back to back – at the Olympics.

22. India’s Biodiversity:

India has 3 biodiversity hotspots, no other country, or even continent except Brazil and Indonesia have more than 2
India has three biodiversity hotspots. Except Brazil and Indonesia, no country or continent have more than two.

23. The Grand Anicut Dam:

The Grand Anicut Dam of the state of Tamil Nadu was built over 2000 years ago and is still standing.
The dam in the state of Tamil Nadu was built over 2000 years ago and is still standing.

24. Stadium:

Salt Lake Stadium
The Salt Lake Stadium in Calcutta is the world’s second largest stadium by seating capacity. The largest is believed to be one in North Korea.

25. India’s first rocket on cycle and a satellite on bullock cart:

India's  satellite on bullock cart

This 1981 picture shows the satellite being transported in a bullock cart and (below) is a picture from 1961 showing India’s first rocket being transported.



India's first rocketCredit: Quora


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