Interesting facts about Indian states that one must be aware of
Updated: Sep 27, 2020
To me, India’s always represented ‘everything’; it represents ‘all.’ Everything is here. You can stay here forever, and you’ll never feel like you’ve missed out on life.
– Chris Martin
Such is the grandeur of our lovely country India, one can not resist falling in love with it. In other countries, you may visit as a tourist but in India, you will enjoy it as your native place. The people are so welcoming that you will feel you are home away from home. Also, it has so much to offer from the mighty Himalayas to golden beaches, India has everything for every type of tourist and traveler. Out of 195 countries in the world, India is ranked 34 in the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2019 published by the World Economic Forum. The Travel & Tourism sector contributes around 9.2% to India's GDP, supports 42.673 million jobs that are 8.1% of its total employment. Over 10.04 million foreign tourists visit India annually. India is truly incredible and marvelous and only a few countries in the world have left such an amazing impression on tourists. Another reason that makes India unique is its geographical location, you will be able to find mountains, deserts, beaches, and islands in this stunning country.
Let's have a look at some interesting facts that make India an extraordinary place to travel and will make your heart crave for these amazing places.
Jammu and Kashmir
Dras, a small town in Ladhak has been a favorite spot of tourists for a long time. It is the coldest inhabited place in India with temperatures reaching as low as -45°C. Dras is the second coldest inhabited place on earth.
2. Himachal Pradesh
This place needs no introduction, it is a heaven for all the travelers and has lots of hidden gems to offer. The state has 33 Wildlife Sanctuaries and 2 National Parks. Out of the 2, The Great Himalayan National Park has been declared as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The National Park is home to 370 fauna species, 30 plus mammals, 180 birds, and 9 amphibians among others. Read this blog to know about the trips in this lovely state.
The land of colors and joy has a lot to offer to its tourist. Golden Temple located in Amritsar is the world's most visited place in the world according to the Guinness World Book of Records.
Known as the 'Abode of God,' it organizes Surajkund Crafts Mela” every year from 1–15 February. This festival has a different theme every year, foreigners love to visit this mela(fair) and enjoy the culture of India.
The largest state of India and the most color-coordinated state of India has a lot in store for its visitors. The state has 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites which include Chittorgarh Fort, Kumbhalgarh Fort, Ranthambore Fort, Gagron Fort, Amber Fort, Jaisalmer Fort, Keoladeo National Park, and Jantar Mantar.
Uttarakhand is also known as Devbhumi and is abundant with religious sites that have attracted tourists from all over the world. Tungnath temple is the highest Lord Shiva temple in the World. It is an epitome of spirituality, beauty, and serenity. This temple is situated in Rudraprayag District and is around 1000 years old. Also, have a look at this wonderful blog to know more about this place.
7. Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh has become synonyms to 'Taj Mahal,' one of the 7 wonders located in Agra, U.P. The world’s largest gathering known as Kumbha Mela takes place hereafter every 12 years in Prayagraj. Millions of pilgrims come here to take a holy bath in the river Ganga from all over the world.
8. Madhya Pradesh
Located in the center of India, it has a lot of historical and spiritual importance attached to it. Khajuraho group of monuments are famous for depicting the artful and erotic expressions of the various sexual practices of ancient times. These clusters of sculptures have been classified as world heritage sites.
The state of Gujarat is known for its vibrant culture and lip-smacking food. Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat is the greenest state in Asia. The Gir Forest National Park is the only home to Asiatic lions in Asia.
The birthplace of two religions namely Buddhism and Jainism has spread its culture all over the world. The idea of non-violence originated from Bihar and the state has lots of stunning monasteries. Kesaria Stupa is the highest Stupa found in the country with a height of about 104” from the base.
The land of forests and waterfalls have been of keen interest to the tourist. Maluti village has 72 terracotta temples. The architecture of the temples is breathtaking and was built around the 17th century.
Formerly known as 'Orissa,' the state has spread its magic over the tourists. Bhubaneshwar the capital of Orissa has as Many as 600 grand temples. Jagannath Temple has the biggest kitchen in the world.
13. West Bengal
This state needs no introduction, it has already caught the eyes of the tourist for its vibrant culture and spectacular sights. The state is home to the oldest and the widest banyan tree in the world. Known as The Great Banyan Tree, you can spot it at Kolkata’s Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Botanical Garden. The tree covers an area of 3.5 ac of land and is over 250 years old.
The first organic state of India is a sight to behold and is not less than paradise. Khan-gchendzonga National park is one of the highest national parks in the world and includes World's third highest mountain Kangchenjunga.
The magic and beauty of Assam are uncomparable. It is the home to the world’s largest river island “Majuli.” Read this amazing blog to know more places to visit in Assam.
A gem in north-east India that has a lot in store for us. The state academy of tribal culture gives an insight into the tribes of the state and their history. It helps in promoting and preserving the age-old tribal culture of the state.
The state of the clouds has captured everyone's heart with its tantalizing beauty. Mawlynnong village is the cleanest village, not just in India, but in Asia too.