From floating post office to world's highest rail bridge; 14 interesting facts about India
India, as you must have also come across, possesses names such as the land of spices, land of monuments and land of diversity, but did you know that India is also the land of mysteries. India used to be an island more than 100 million years ago. About 50 million years ago, it collided with the Asian continent, thus uplifting the Himalayas. With a population of over a billion people from all kinds of religions and ethnicities, India is not just the second most populated country, but it also has some mind-blowing facts and achievements under its belt.
1. Varanasi, one of the oldest inhabited places in the World
Situated on the banks of river Ganges the holy city of Banaras or Varanasi is at least 3000 years old. According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Shiva found this city 5000 years ago.
2. Lonar lake
Lonar Lake, also known as Lonar crater, is located at Lonar in Buldhana district, Maharashtra. This lake was created by a plummeting meteor about 52,000 years ago. It is one of the four known, hyper-velocity, impact craters in basaltic rock anywhere on Earth.