10 Interesting facts about India

7. The tallest statue in the world is India

Statue of Unity, India
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The Statue of Unity is the world’s tallest statue, standing at 600 feet (182 meters). The statue honouring revolutionary martyr Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and costing whopping 29.9bn rupees (approximately $430m) to build.

The Statue of Unity is around four times the height of renowned Statue of Liberty. Around 12,000 bronze panels, weighing approximately 1,700 tons, cover the statue. Mind blown, isn’t?

8. India is the third-largest country in terms of billionaires.

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Shocking right? it is absolutely true! India is known for its billionaires, wealth and rich history. Ask any Indian about Mukesh Ambani (the Indian business magnet) and they will tell you in details. He is the 10th richest person in the world.

After China and the United States, India now has the third highest number of billionaires, with 177 billionaires. Now, a bonus fact for you! Excited?

Until the early 17th century till the time of British rule, India has been one of the wealthiest countries on the planet. Attracted by India’s richness, Christopher Columbus set out to find a sea passage to India when he accidentally found America.