Over 1.1 billion people live in India, from the deserts of Rajasthan and the blissful beaches of Goa, to the Keralan tea plantations and the metropolitan cities of Mumbai and Kolkata. With such a huge diversity of landscapes, religion and culture, India is a fascinating place to visit. Learn a little more about this enormous country with these interesting facts about India:

30 interesting facts about India

Source: facts-about-india.com

30 interesting facts about India

Source: motherteresa.org 

30 interesting facts about India

Source: mumbaidabbawala.in

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Source: dnaindia.com

30 interesting facts about India

Source: verandahtalk.co.uk

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30 interesting facts about India

Source: WWF India

30 interesting facts about India

Source: indif.com 

30 interesting facts about India

Source: Confetti 

30 interesting facts about India

Source: the Rough Guide to India

30 interesting facts about India

Source: BBC

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30 interesting facts about India

Source: Times of India 

30 interesting facts about India

Source: Times of India

30 interesting facts about India

Source: Time of India 

30 interesting facts about India

Source: Gulf Times

30 interesting facts about India

Source: bollywoodtours.com

30 interesting facts about India

Source: geography.about.com  

30 interesting facts about India

Source: Census of India 

30 interesting facts about India

Source: Times of India

30 interesting facts about India

Source: history.chess.free.fr

30 interesting facts about India

Source: the Rough Guide to India

30 interesting facts about India

Source: BBC 

30 interesting facts about India

Source: Business Insider

30 interesting facts about India

Source: the Rough Guide to India

30 interesting facts about India

Source: the Rough Guide to India

30 interesting facts about India

Source: the Rough Guide to India

30 interesting facts about India

Source: jagranjosh.com

Source: Sari Safari

30 interesting facts about India

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