India is on the bucket list for many travelers, and it is no secret why! Diverse landscapes, colorful festivals, and spicy-hot food are already enough reasons to pack your bags for a trip to Mumbai or Varanasi.
Whether you have come to India before this country or you have visited this country.
India recorded 26 official holidays including Independence Day, Deepawali, Holi, and Christmas. The wide range of festivals comes from the fact that many different cultural groups are mixed in the Indian population due to the abundance of holidays and festivals.
Here are fascinating facts about India that may amaze you:
- Cows are considered sacred: If hamburgers are a regular part of your diet, you will need to make some adjustments before coming to India! In the constitution, cows are protected by their own rules, which leads to the killing of cows.
Even on the crowded streets of the city, cows have the freedom to roam where they please without fear of being disturbed by humans.
- There are more than 300,000 mosques and more than 2 million Hindu temples in India:
Get ready and be amazed, all the magnificent architecture of India. About 15% of India’s population is Muslim. Mosques across the country area from small village buildings to large personalities, such as the Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad or Jama Masjid in New Delhi.
The same can be said about the Hindu temples of India, which serve more than two million people, serving 79.8% of India’s Hindu population. The holy city of Varanasi has more than 23,000 temples. It is safe to say that India is a country of temples!
- Chenab Bridge is the greatest rail bridge in the world: Not all the famous monuments of India are religious. The jaw-dropping bridge over the Chenab river in Jammu is 1,178 feet above the water. If you are afraid of heights, you want to leave it!
- The famous game Snakes and Ladders founded in India: Now sold worldwide, this board game shows its roots back in India. It was first created to teach morals and lessons about karma, which young children will understand and remember.
- Hinduism is the oldest religion in the world:
- There is no founder of Hinduism, and no one cares to know who started Hinduism after Hinduism.
- Currently, Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world, serving over 1 billion people.
- Regarding the gods, Hinduism is not purely polytheism.
- Hindus believe in one deity, Brahma, who appears in thousands of other deities.
And here is another fun fact about Hinduism; The number 108 is the most sacred number for Hindus. It is the ratio of the diameter of the Earth to the Sun as well as the distance of the Moon from the Moon to the Earth.
- There are 22 recognized languages in India: Many languages spoken across India include Santali, Kashmiri, Bengali, Tamil, and Urdu. However, the official languages are English and Hindi.
India has the second-largest population of English speakers in the world, as most Indians speak their regional language and English for easy communication.
Sanskrit is the oldest language and the mother of all languages. Each Hindu book is written in Sanskrit, and Sanskrit is called the language of gods.
- Indian Cuisine: “Indian food” has become one of the most widespread dishes in the world.
From London to New York City, Indian food has spread worldwide and continues to gain popularity. Many argue that many restaurants outside India have lost authentic flavors and spices.
- Holi is a colorful festival:
- Holi, also known as the festival of colors, is a popular Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal. Holi’s name comes from “Holika”, sister of the demon king “Hiranyakashyap”, and symbolizes the victory of good over evil. It also marks the end of the winter season, welcoming the spring season.
- While the festival is well known for its colorful powder, water is also a big part of the event as many people use water balloons to engage in water fights with family and friends.
- Apart from being a national festival in India, Holi is celebrated by Hindus all over the world these days.
- The Taj Mahal is slowly changing color: It is the most iconic landmark in India, the grand white walls of the Taj Mahal are the dream of almost every tourist. However, due to pollution and air pollution, marble walls are gradually changing from white to yellow.
- Kumbh Mela is visible from space: The Kumbh Mela is an important festival and pilgrimage site and is the largest event on earth. While a festival is celebrated every year, there is a festival of greater importance at intervals of four years and twelve years.
The number of people attending the festival is so large that crowds appear in satellite photos taken from space.
- India currently has the tallest statue in the world: Measuring 600 feet (182 m) in height, the Statue of Unity is currently the tallest in the world. The statue, which is a tribute to freedom leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, is located in the western state of Gujarat, where Patel was born.
- Some other facts are:
- India was the first country of diamonds
- India has the lowest marriage separation rate in the world
- Shani Shingnapur is A village with no locks and doors that may be the safest on earth
- Most Indians eat food with their fingers
- India has the largest population of vegetarians
- Origin of Ayurveda and Yoga
- A mysterious skeleton lake house
- About 70% of the world’s spices come from India
- Amritsar Golden Temple serves free food for thousands of people
- There is a floating post office in India
Real Estate in India
The real estate market in India is one of the pallbearers of the economy, which is the second-largest job generator in the country after farming. The region has deep links with more than 220 affiliated areas.
The sector has about 6-7 percent of the economy and is set for around 13 percent by 2025 if all reform measures are executed well. The region has been one of the largest wealth creators in the last few decades.
After a temporary setback in light of structural reforms such as GST and RERA, liquidity in the banking system increased and buyer confidence slowly entered the real estate sector before COVID-19 reached Indian shores.
The Home Price Index of the Reserve Bank of India, which monitors house prices in 10 Indian cities, shows that the return from housing real estate has decreased dramatically. The average return from the real estate owner over the last decade has been 11.6% per year.
- Investment / development:The Indian real estate sector has seen high growth in recent times with an increase in demand for office and residential locations. The real estate attracted around Rs. 43,780 crore (the US $ 6.26 billion) in investment in 2019.
According to data released by the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade Policy (DPIIT), manufacturing is the third largest sector in terms of FDI inflows.
Some of the major investments and developments in this area are as follows:
- In November 2020, the Taj Group launched three new hotels – two in Kolkata and one in Patna with real estate company Ambuja Neotia Group.
- In October 2020, Brookfield Asset Management invested extensively in India through a US $ 2 billion real estate deal.
- In October 2020, Bhumika Group, a Rajasthan-based realty developer, announced its plans to invest Rs. 450 crores (the US $ 60.81 million) in two residential and one retail projects in Udaipur, Alwar, and Jaipur respectively.
- In March 2020, the government approved proposals from TCS and DLF to establish SEZs for the IT sector in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
- Blackstone surpassed the $ 12 billion investment milestone in India.
- The first REIT, which earned Rs. 4,750 crore (the US $ 679.64 million), launched in early 2019 by global investment firm Blackstone and realty firm Das Group.