Facts About India For Kids

India is one of the most fascinating countries in the world. In fact, the more you get to learn about India, the more you realise that you know less about the country and the more you want to learn about it. Children find India very fascinating because of the colours, the smells, the strange noises and the colourful clothes Indians wear. In addition, adults find the country fascinating because of its history, its culture and not to mention its great food.

Here are some amazing facts about India

The official name of India is the Republic of India

India is seventh largest country in the world

The capital of India is New Delhi

It has the second largest population after China

India is the largest democracy in the world

India has 17 official languages including English

India has 844 different dialects

The national animal of India is the Royal Bengal Tiger

The national bird of the India is the peacock

The national fruit of India is the mango

The National flower of India is the lotus

The Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan for his wife

The Kumbh Mela is the largest gathering of people in the world

The Zoroastrianisms of India do not burry or burn their dead but leave them in the “Towers of Silence” for the vultures to clean

The currency of India is the Indian Rupee

Cows do roam freely on the streets of India

India For Kids: Amazing Facts About India

India For Kids: Amazing Facts About India
India For Kids: Amazing Facts About India

India is a huge country with a huge population. India has an ancient civilisation and has numerous languages.


"Delhi Belly” refers to diarrhoea and is very is common in India

The chess was in invented in India

Zero was first used by the Indian mathematician called Brahmagupta

Pi was first calculated to 5 decimal points by Aryabhatta

The numericals used by the world called Arabic numerical are in fact Indian numericals

Cotton was first woven in India. Roman Emperors used to wear India cotton

India is the largest producer of tea, kidney beans and chickpeas

Hotmail was invented by an Indian called Sabeer Bhatia

Alexander the Great thought Indians were monkeys

The British first came to India looking for spices

India has the largest movie industry called Bollywood

The financial capital of India is Mumbai (previously called Bombay)

The father of the nation is Mahatma Gandhi

The Lotus Bahai Temple in Delhi is the most visited place in the world

Cricket is the most popular game in India

India is the largest milk producing country in the world

The River Ganges is considered holy by the Hindus of India

Whole of India is in one time zone

India became independent from the British on 15th of August 1947

The highest mountain in India is Mount Kanchenjunga

The world's most visited pilgrimage destination in the world is Tirupathi in Tamil Nadu

India is South Asia

10 Interesting Facts About India

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