Friday, 13 September 2013



1. National flower: The beautiful and fragile lotus is the national flower of India. It’s very common in many bodies of water.

2. National tree: The national tree of India is the bunyan or fig tree. It’s featured in many stories and legends.

3. Gold: India is still the largest buyer of gold in the world. Gold is an important part of Indian culture, including gifts for weddings and other major events or festivals.

4. Largest city: Mumbai is the largest city in India, with over 15 million people.

5. Melting pot: India is home to every major religion in the world. Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism all started in India.

6. Hindus: The majority of Indians are Hindus. Most of the religious festivals and holidays are Hindu.

7. Mosques: Home to more mosques than any other country in the world; India has a large Islamic population, the second largest in the country.

8. Cows: The cow is considered a sacred animal and is allowed to roam free in most cities and villages. They often wear a tilak as a symbol of good fortune.

9. Snakes and Ladders: The game of Snakes and Ladders also originated in India, with the lesson being of virtue vs. vices.

10. Music: As diverse as the country itself, music is an integral part of Indian culture, along with dance. There are dozens of local dances, music styles, and theater throughout the country.

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