- India's Hindu calendar has 6 seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, winter and prevernal.
- It's illegal for foreigners to take Indian currency (rupees) out of India.
- An Indian man claims he hasn't eaten or drunk for 70 years. After many tests, doctors still don't know how it's possible.
- The world's biggest family lives together in India: a man with 39 wives and 94 children.
- Police officers in one state in India are given a slight pay upgrade for having a moustache.
- India has the world's lowest meat consumption per person.
- Children's Day is celebrated in India on November 14th, 9 months after Valentine's Day.
- 61% of school children in India have disease-causing germs on their hands.
- In West Bengal, India, cows must have a Photo ID Card.
- One woman dies
- every hour
- in India because of
- dowry-related crimes.
- 70% of all the world's spices come from India.
- Sex toys
- in India.
- To earn enough to buy a Big Mac, the average person in India has to work almost 6 hours.
- 53% of homes in India do not have a lavatory.
- In India, a polling station is set up in a forest for a lone voter in every election since 2004.
- is a language
- spoken in India and Burma
- by 23,000 people.
- India's "Go Air" airline only hires female flight attendants because they are lighter, so they save up to US$500,000 per year in fuel.
- A con man in India repeatedly "sold" the Taj Mahal, the Indian parliament and various other heritage sites. He was sentenced to 113 years but managed to escape prison 9 times. The last time, he was 84 years old.
- Between 100,000 and 500,000 abortions per year continue to be performed in India solely because the fetus is female.
- Judaism arrived in India 2500 years ago with no recorded instances of anti-Semitism from the local populace ever since.
- between India and Bangladesh:
the island in dispute disappeared.
- In 2009, a doctor in India removed 172,155 stones from a patient's left kidney during a three-hour surgery.
- In India, many brides use the "Bichiya": a wedding ring for the toe.
- There's a village in India that produces most bouncers and bodyguards of New Delhi's nightclubs.
- 13 of the 20 most polluted cities in world are just in India.
- The people of North Sentinel Island, India, are among the last people to remain virtually untouched by modern civilization.
- The village of Shani Shingnapur, India, had no doors, locks or crime for over 400 years until 2010.
- Farmers in India use Coca-Cola and Pepsi as cheap pesticides, according to the BBC.
- The Khasi people in Meghalaya, India, grow living bridges with tree roots.
- 9 people died every day in 2015 while commuting in local trains of Mumbai, India.
- From July to September 2001, heavy downpours of red-coloured rain fell sporadically on the state of Kerala, India.
- Britain boasts the largest Indian restaurant in the world, The Aakash, which can seat up to 750 people in one sitting.
- In some remote Indian villages, babies are dropped from the tops of temples and caught by adults below—it's believed to bring good health.
- India has 122 major languages and 1599 other languages.
- India's Chennai airport ceiling
- has fallen down 66 times in the past few years.