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Know About India - Amazing Facts about Incredible India


Incredible India Facts:

India in ancient times is one of the richest country in the world. Sanskrit, the mother of all languages is the classical language of Hinduism. 

Also, it is the official language of Uttarakhand State. 15th August is celebrated as the Independence Day of India. 

India has 29 States, 1 NCR (National Capital Region) and 7 Union Territories. According to 2014 reports, the country population is roughly estimated to be around 1.27 billion. 

Thus, modern India showcases a glorious picture of unity in diversity. In India 80% of the population follow Hinduism. 

Apart from Hinduism, secular India is home to other popular religious traditions like Christianity, Sikhism, Jainism, Islam, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism and so on. 

Incredible India:


India derived its name from Indus River, the ancient valley home to early Aryan settlers.


India is the world's oldest civilization and has the largest democracy.


Number zero was invented by Aryabhatta and yoga has its origins in this Holy country.


The popular chess game was invented in this country only.


India has never invaded other lands in her past 10,000 years.


The earliest Indian civilization dates back to 3000BC.

Meenakshi Temple, Dilwara Temples, ISKCON Temple, Akshardham Temples, Lotus Temple, Mahanandi Temple, Tirupati Balaji Temple etc. are the names of some of the famous temples of India. 

These places are marked by a number of holy temples, which were built by the great Indian kings.

Top Ten Famous Monuments of India


  • 1. Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh
  • 2. Charminar in Hyderabad, Telangana
  • 3. Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • 4. Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab
  • 5. Lake Palace in Udaipur, Rajasthan
  • 6. Khajuraho Temples in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
  • 7. Mysore Palace in Mysore, Karnataka 
  • 8. Qutub Minar in Delhi
  • 9. Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, West Bengal
  • 10. Ajanta Ellora Caves in Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Top Ten Famous Temples in India


  • 1. Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple in Pandav Nagar, New Delhi
  • 2. Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple in Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh
  • 3. Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai, Tamil Nadu
  • 4. Kedarnath Temple in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand
  • 5. Somnath Temple in Veraval, Gujarat
  • 6. Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri, Orissa
  • 7. Shri Kashi Vishwanath Mandir in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
  • 8. Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
  • 9. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Temple in Bhavan, Jammu and Kashmir
  • 10. Sai Baba Temple in Shirdi, Maharashtra

Here is a brief description about Indian States and Union Territories along with their capital city and their official languages.

Also, visit State-Wise Indian Temples List for brief information about some of popular Indian temples and other tourist attractions in each of the Indian states.

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State: Andhra Pradesh
Capital: Amaravati
Official Language: Telugu
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State: Arunachal Pradesh
Capital: Itanagar
Official Language: Adi and Tani 
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State: Assam
Capital: Dispur 
Official Language: Assamese and Bodo
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State: Bihar
Capital: Patna 
Official Language: Hindi and Urdu
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State: Chattisgarh
Capital: Raipur 
Official Language: Hindi and Chhattisgarhi
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State: Delhi (Union Territory)
Official Language: Hindi, English, Punjabi and Urdu
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State: Goa
Capital: Panaji (Administrative) and Mumbai (Judicial) 
Official Language: Konkani
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State: Gujarat
Capital: Gandhinagar 
Official Language: Gujarati
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State: Haryana
Capital: Chandigarh 
Official Language: Hindi
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State: Himachal Pradesh
Capital: Shimla 
Official Language: Kangri, Punjabi, Pahari and Hindi
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State: Jammu and Kashmir
Capital: Srinagar (Summer) and Jammu (Winter) 
Official Language: Dogri, Kashmiri and Urdu 
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State: Jharkhand
Capital: Ranchi 
Official Language: Sadri, Bengali, Hindi and Urdu
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State: Karnataka
Capital: Bangalore 
Official Language: Kannada
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State: Kerala
Capital: Thiruvananthapuram 
Official Language: Malayalam
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State: Madhya Pradesh
Capital: Bhopal 
Official Language: Hindi
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State: Maharashtra
Capital: Mumbai, Nagpur (Auxiliary) 
Official Language: Marathi
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State: Manipur
Capital: Imphal
Official Language: Manipuri
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State: Meghalaya
Capital: Shillong 
Official Language: English, Khasi and Garo
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State: Mizoram
Capital: Aizawl
Official Language: Mizo language
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State: Nagaland
Capital: Kohima
Official Language: Nagamese Creole
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State: Odisha
Capital: Bhubaneshwar
Official Language: Oriya
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State: Punjab
Capital: Chandigarh
Official Language: Punjabi
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State: Rajasthan
Capital: Jaipur
Official Language: English and Hindi
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State: Sikkim
Capital: Gangtok
Official Language: Nepali
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State: Tamil Nadu
Capital: Chennai
Official Language: Tamil
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State: Telangana
Capital: Hyderabad
Official Language: Telugu and Urdu
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State: Tripura
Capital: Agartala
Official Language: Bengali and Kokborok
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State: Uttar Pradesh
Capital: Lucknow (Legislative) and Allahabad (Judicial)
Official Language: Hindi
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State: Uttaranchal
Capital: Dehradun
Official Language: Garhwali and Kumaoni
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State: West Bengal
Capital: Kolkata
Official Language: Bengali
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State: Chandigarh (Union Territory)
Official Language: Punjabi
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State: Dadra and Nagar Haveli (Union Territory)
Capital: Silvassa
Official Language: Gujarati
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State: Daman and Diu (Union Territory)
Capital: Daman
Official Language: Gujarati, English and Hindi
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State: Lakshadweep (Union Territory)
Capital: Kavarrati
Official Language: Malayalam
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State: Puducherry or Pondicherry (Union Territory)
Official Language: Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and French
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