Top 10 Unique Wonders of India, Which Nowhere Else In The World

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Unique Wonders of India, Surprise the World


Preliminary

India is a South Asian country with a proud history spanning thousands of years. Also, India is a country rich in natural, religious, and cultural diversity, so here we are presenting the ‘Unique Wonders of India’ covering all the important features.

A point worth pondering is that if you search for the wonders of India on Google, most of the sites describe only a few historical structures or temples in India.

But the wonder of India’s diverse richness is not limited to just a dozen historical structures and temples. If we have forgotten this country’s important natural, religious, cultural, and modern development features, then we have forgotten India as a whole.

India is such a wonderful country in the world that its importance cannot be described in just two or four articles. Therefore, interesting content related to India will continue to be added to our site.

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Now, let’s get to the core of the topic. Here, we will attempt to cover all kinds of important features of India that are India’s top unique wonders.

1. Unique religious-cultural diversity

Origin of Hindu religious philosophy

India is the world’s most important place of origin for Hindu Sanatan Dharma (Religion). Hindu religious philosophy, which is based on traditional philosophy and various established religious beliefs, started developing in India.

India has the largest Hindu population in the world.

There are about 1.2 billion Hindus worldwide; of them, 97% of Hindus live in three countries that are predominantly Hindu: India, Nepal, and Mauritius. But In India alone, nearly 1.1 billion or 91% of Hindus in the World live there.

Country of Lakhs spiritual structures and historic pilgrimage sites

Lakhs of monasteries and temples of the Hindu religion are located in India. Not only this, there are thousands of famous religious pilgrimage sites in this country from ancient history till today. The historical importance and mystery of each of these pilgrimage sites is no less interesting.

In all these religious places, stories of mythological gods and goddesses, as well as various activities and residences of Risimuni, are found.

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India – Haridwar – 004 – Pilgrims gathering for Ganga aarti at the Har-ki-Pairi ghats” by Mckaysavage is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Peninsula of original Yoga And Ayurved

It is not just a matter of Hindu religious philosophy; it also includes the ancient treatment system Ayurveda and the ancient scientific art of making body and mind healthy and beautiful, which we call Yoga.

All these important sciences originated in the Indian peninsula and spread throughout the world. Both these genres had already developed and expanded before 1000 BC.

Abodes of gods, goddesses, sages, saints and religious philosophers

India is also called the land of gods. On this land, gods and goddesses of ancient and mythological eras were born and performed various activities.

Since ancient times, many great religious philosophers, wise men, sages, ascetics, saints, and mahants were born in India. They worked to bring human society in the right direction by expanding spiritual philosophy. Still, numerous such great personalities are rising in India who are working for religion and humanity.


Religious Tolerance In Religious Diversity

India is a secular democratic republic. People of many religions and sects live here. Among all these, the four religions that are considered to be followed by the majority of people are Hinduism (79.8%) · Islam (14.2%) · Christianity (2.3%) · Sikhism (1.7%) · Buddhism (0.7%).

Despite all kinds of religious diversity, the spirit of religious tolerance and brotherhood is still alive in society.

Sometimes, political leaders instigate the public religiously, but the culture of unity and tolerance of the public is commendable in society.

Are all these religious oddities not unique wonders of India?

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2. amazing natural diversity

India is a naturally beautiful country with vast diversity. Therefore, it is also rich in natural resources. About 10% of the world’s species are found in India.

Home to numerous species of animals and plants

It has 47,000 plant species, including 15,000 flowering plants, and more than 90,000 animal species, including 2,546 fish species, 2,000 bird species, and more than 5,000 types of insects.

India has many natural wonders. Many high mountains, including incredible waterfalls, caves, and valleys. There is a huge jungle area, waterlogged wetlands, and deserts.

Astonishing National parks, reserves, and wildlife sanctuary

India’s national parks and sanctuaries are also no less than a miracle. There are 106 national parks, 50 tiger reserves, and more than 560 wildlife sanctuaries in this country. It has diverse geographical conditions and climates. The number of different animals and plants in these areas is also astonishing.

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Amazing and mysterious places

There are thousands of picturesque natural places in India that tourists prefer. These kinds of tourist attraction spots are not only amazing, but they have many kinds of mysteries hidden that can not discovered by humans and blow our minds.

Some of the amazing and mysterious natural places of India:

  • Mysterious Amarnath Cave, Jammu & Kashmir
  • Stunning Himalayan peaks
  • Mystical Lakes of Kashmir
  • Havelock Island, Andaman
  • Reverse Waterfall, Lonavala
  • Amazing waterfalls of Meghalaya
  • Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
  • The picturesque lakes of Sikkim
  • Pangong Tso, oddities of Ladakh
  • Dudhsagar Falls, Goa
  • Magnetic Hill, Leh
  • Sparkling Salt Deserts of Kutch, Gujarat
  • Hogenakkal, Tamil Nadu
  • Loktak Floating Lake, Manipur:
  • The Meteoric Lonar Lake, Maharashtra
  • Chandipur Beach, Odisha
  • many more…(This list is incomplete, So, we will post different blog about it)
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Pilgrims on Amarnath yatra, Kashmir, India” by sandeepachetan.com is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

3. Wonderful Monuments with Historic Architecture

There are many wonderful historical properties in India. They are not only astonishing and huge to see, but it will also be more interesting to learn about the process, purpose, and architecture of making them.

India is the land of the ‘Taj Mahal’, one of the seven wonders of the world.

Many of you must have visited the Taj Mahal, considered one of the world’s seven wonders. Even if you had not gone there, he would have heard its name.

This historical place, which is a wonderful wonder of the world, is located in India. As beautiful as the Taj Mahal is, it is even more surprising when you know the very interesting story related to the process and purpose of making it.

Country of numerous historic structures and monuments

It is not just the Taj Mahal; there are thousands of historical and important places all over India. Many of them relate to religion and culture, and some are passions of past rulers.

Some of these types of properties are preserved as ruins, and many are still intact. If you go to see these historical sites, it appears how developed India was even centuries ago.

History-loving tourists come to India to see such amazing ancient structures. Apart from this, this wealth is also becoming an open book for the curious and researchers of the ancient history and civilization of this world.

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Pictures from the Heritage Walk Ahmedabad (Gujarat, India – November 19, 2017)” by Cseeman is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

India has 42 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

There are 42 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. Out of these, 34 are cultural, seven are natural, and 1 Khangchendzonga National Park is of mixed properties. India has the sixth-most sites worldwide.

All of these kinds of historic and natural properties are famous, historically significant, and amazing, whether they are listed as UNESCO heritage or not. Some of such famous are:

  • India Gate, New Delhi
  • Golconda Fort, Hyderabad
  • Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
  • Charminar, Hyderabad
  • Lake Palace, Udaipur
  • Lotus Temple, New Delhi
  • Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
  • Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Maharashtra
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai
  • Qutub Minar, Delhi
  • Cellular Jail, Andaman and Nicobar
  • Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanyakumari
  • Red Fort, Delhi
  • Ajanta-Ellora Caves, Maharashtra
  • Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai
  • Many more…
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4. Extensive road transport and huge railway network

India has the fourth largest railway network in the world, after America, China, and Russia.

Indian Railways expanded its network on more than 68 thousand kilometres of track. As of now, it has an electrified rail network of more than 45 thousand kilometres.

Some of the Wonderful facts about Indian Railways

  • The Indian railway has 84,863 passenger coaches.
  • There are 7,325 stations across India. It carries 23 million passengers daily, which is nearly equal to Australia’s population.
  • India’s longest rail service is running from Kanyakumari to Dibrugarh. On this route, ‘Vivek Express’ covers a distance of 4189 km with 56 stops in 82 hours and 30 minutes.
  • The Indian Railways has the world’s highest rail arch bridge, which is made of steel and concrete and is over the Chenab River. It is built at a height of 1178 feet from the river.
  • Railways employ approximately 1.4 million people in India.
  • Howrah station handles over 1 million passengers daily. It is also the oldest railway station in India. 
  • The longest rail tunnel in India is located in Pir Pranjal, Jammu Kashmir. It is 11.25 kilometres in length.
  • To showcase the vast and glorious history of Indian Railways, Indian Railways has 34 operational and three under-construction railway museums in various cities across India. These places promote rail tourism here.
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Construction of modern Roads and comfortable transportation In India

India has one of the world’s largest road networks. Surprisingly, it spans over 5.5 million kilometres. This data includes national highways, state highways, district roads, and village roads.

India has approximately 5.13 kilometres (3.19 mi) of roads per 1,000 people. 

Travelling in India is easy now, as the country has extensive modern, comfortable roads.

India made it the second-largest road network in the world, behind only the United States.

  • The Mahatma Gandhi Setu river road bridge was constructed over the holy river Ganges in Patna, Bihar, and is the longest river road bridge and one of the longest bridges in the world. It is a 4-lane roadway that connects Patna to Hajipur. It is a 5.5-km-long.
  • National Highway (NH 44) is the longest national highway in India, measuring 4,112 kilometres long. It runs from Srinagar in the north to Kanyakumari in the south, connecting 11 states and about 30 cities.

5. The largest number of vegetarians in India In the world

Talking about the strange secrets of India, there are many facts that even the people of India themselves do not know about, such as many important secrets.
This is such a strange fact; we don’t know much about the number of vegetarians in India.

We are proud to say that India is home to the largest number of vegetarians in the world because this fact is related to a very sad incident.

Consuming meat leads to the death of innocent and helpless animals. That is why it is said that flesh is produced from the tears and pain of an animal.

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How many people are vegetarians and vegans in India?

India has the highest percentage of vegetarians in the world due to cultural and religious factors.

According to a 2021 survey, 24% of Indians identify as vegetarians. Other organizational sources estimate that 20–39% of India’s population is vegetarian.

It is also said that 9% of Indian vegetarians are vegans, which is a surprising fact itself. Fact is ‘Unique Wonders of India’

The main inspiration behind vegetarianism in India is spiritual philosophy and religious sentiments. Vegetarianism is also especially encouraged in the Hindu religion. which religion is the major population follows.

Furthermore, a large section of the Jain and Buddhist population in India abstain from eating meat. Similarly, meat is prohibited in many religious sects. And in some, it is partially prohibited.

Apart from this, yoga and naturopathy are also recommended, as well as following a plant-based diet. This is the reason why the percentage of vegetarians is high in India.

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6. A country to organize wonderful fairs with huge human flows

India is religiously and culturally rich and full of many world-famous customs.

A huge flow of people gathers in the fairs held in this country. India is also famous in the world due to countless such fairs.

Different types of fairs are organized in different states of India according to their traditions. Each of these fairs has its kind of mystery and process where innumerable people gather and enjoy the fair.

Such fairs organized in India are usually organized at famous religious places based on some religious belief or tradition.

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Kumbh Mela (Kumbh Fair): The world’s largest religious gathering

India’s religious Kumbh Mela is world famous among such huge fairs, in which religious people gather and take baths together in the holy river.

The world’s largest religious gathering, the Kumbh Mela (Kumbh Fair), occurs every 12 years on the banks of the Holy Ganges River at Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh.

The Hindu religious Kumbh Mela is held every third year in one of four alternated venues. Haridwar on the Ganges river bank, Ujjain on the Shipra, Nasik on the Godavari, and Prayag (Allahabad), where the Ganges, Jamuna, and the fabled Sarasvati all converge, are the four places.

How many people are gathered in the Holy Kumbh Mela (Kumbh Fair) Of India

The Kumbh Mela is the world’s largest religious and spiritual gathering. It lasts several weeks, attracting more than 200 million people in 2019, including 50 million on the festival’s most auspicious day. Is it not a ‘Unique Wonders of India’?

There are several famous fairs in India, some of which are as follows:

  • Sonepur Mela – Bihar
  • Maha Shivaratri fair – Maharashtra
  • Pushkar Fair
  • Gangasagar Mela – West Bengal
  • Kolayat Fair – Rajasthan
  • Gangaur Fair
  • Many More…
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7. India holds tons of world records

India has created many world records in various fields like sports, entertainment, science, and technology. Every year, the name of a world record holder is recorded in the Guinness Book.

In this, the percentage of records made by Indians is increasing significantly.
India is witnessing the emergence of amazing Guinness World Record holder talents.

The talents making such records are from different fields. Name any field like business, technology, science, sports, medicine, or nature. Many records of India will be in front of you.

It must have been difficult for the person making such a record, but it is fun for all of us to listen and read this record.

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Let us see examples of some such world records below:

  • Largest religious building: The Akshardham temple in Gujarat
  • Largest gathering of people dressed as Mahatma Gandhi: Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Longest human chain for planting trees: Uttar PradeshNose Typing:-
  • Khurshid Hussain of Hyderabad has made the Guinness World Record by typing the fastest with his nose in the world. Khurshid has typed 103 characters in 47 seconds.
  • Largest yoga lesson: Rajpath, New Delhi
  • The shortest woman in the world, Ms Jyoti Ange, holds the dual record for being the world’s shortest woman & the tiniest teenager alive; she is only 61.95 centimetres or 2 feet long.
  • Largest human flag: Kolkata, West Bengal
  • The longest marathon hug was set by Antony John in 2014 and lasted for 48 hours and 6 minutes.
  • Biggest Roti: Dagdu Seth, living in Jamnagar, Gujarat, made the world’s largest bread in 2012, which weighs 145 kilograms.
  • The largest gathering of people dressed as Mahatma Gandhi was achieved by the Indian National Congress in 2017, with a total of 35,985 participants.
  • The longest single-line human chain to pass through a hula hoop was achieved by the Indian Navy in 2019, with a total of 4,146 people.

It is difficult to determine how many Guinness World Records India holds.
Because the Guinness World Records organization does not publish a list of records separately according to the country.
However, India has a strong position in making Guinness World Records and beating records.


8. Country of unique and weird cultural Tradition.

India is a mixture of many different communities with many religions, castes, ideas, opinions, customs, languages, cultures, and traditions.
As big a country as India is, it is considered to be very rich in surprising and interesting cultural traditions.

Many interesting traditions and cultures can be seen in all the provinces of this country. Not only this but some new creative traditions are also felt in every village here.

If we talk about the country as a whole, then many unique, mysterious, and interesting rituals, cultures, and traditions can be seen in India, which are different from the rest of the world.

In the rapidly modernizing world, Indian society still places great importance on culture. These customs and traditions, as well as the priceless wealth of India, are also becoming a major attraction for curious tourists.

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Let us see some glimpses of India’s interesting culture and traditions:

Nature and animals are worshipped in India

  • Worship of nature is common, especially in Hindu religious culture. Even in the Muslim religion, there is a caste for worshipping the Sun by considering it as God. In the Hindu religion, it is also a common practice to worship the Moon and the Sun as gods.
  • In India, the river pond, etc., is also worshipped as the water source, which is taken as the form of Mother Ganga (Goddess as form of water).
  • Apart from this, trees and plants like Tulsi, Bar, Pipal, etc. are also worshipped.
  • All these worshippings (poojas) are performed according to their own religious rules and secrets.
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IMG_6076 Kuikuro Indian Girls, Maidens, and Women Dancing during a Presentation of their Culture at Toca da Raposa, São Paulo, Brazil” by Wilfred Paulse is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Worship of animals is nothing new in the Hindu religion.

  • Everyone knows that in India, the cow is given the status of a sacred animal. And is worshipped with respect. Apart from this, various types of animal worship methods are prevalent in different states of India.
  • In India, the worship of nature and animals is not only understood as a religious ritual but also as a human religion and duty.
  • Because human life is not possible without nature and animals, nature and animals are worshipped as a form of respect.
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Consulate General of India in Melbourne celebrate 8th International Day of Yoga 2022” by MEAphotogallery is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Yoga practice:

  • An ancient Indian practice for health and well-being involving a series of postures, sequences, guided meditation, controlled breathing, and word chanting.
  • Family Structure: Joint families are common in India, where the entire family lives together.
  • Free food: India is a country where free food is available in many temples and religious places. The saints and visitors here also eat such free food.

Travelling without a ticket:

  • In Indian Railways, saints and beggars are not asked for railway tickets. Because in India, religious saints are seen with respect.

Guests are treated as gods:

  • In India, guests are treated as gods. Even if a guest comes to your house, it is an old tradition here to respect him and feed him. But this trend is still alive.

Greetings with Namaste:

  • The tradition of greeting someone with ‘Namaste’ is one of the most popular Indian traditions.

A common practice of fasting:

  • Fasting is an integral part of Indian Hindu culture. Fasting also depends on your ability and desire. Various types of fasts are observed here. Even in all these fasts, the role of women is ahead.
  • Indian fasting rituals are especially taken for religious purposes and also as a rule of health.

Country of lakhs of Temple:

  • India has so many temples throughout its territory. Here are almost 6.5 lakh temples in India.

Indian Cuisine:

  • Indian people are fond of preparing and eating different types of food items. Dal Bhaat Roti is the main food of India.
  • But apart from this, hundreds of types of snacks and food items are available here at Footpath Hotel Lodge. All these sweets and Indian food items are also considered world-famous.

Arrange marriage according to old practice:

  • The concept of arranged marriage in India is believed to originate from the Vedic period.
  • In ancient times, in royal families, a ceremony known as ‘Swayambar’ was organized for the bride.
  • Even today, arranged marriage, according to ancient religious practices, is not only a common practice but also a favourite tradition in India.

Apart from this, there are many interesting cultural traditions in India; it is not possible to discuss them in a single article. Hence, we end this topic here.

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9. India has larger numbers of mosques than any other Islamic nation in the world

India is not only a country of temples, but it is also a country of mosques.

  • We know that nearly 80 per cent of the people in India are Hindus.
  • But do you know? India has more mosques than any other Islamic nation on earth.
  • In India itself, more than 300,000 Muslim mosques are actively running. Is it not a unique wonder of India?
  • There are many kinds and sizes of mosques all over India. Some of them have ancient significant architecture, and some of them are huge in dimension.

There are so many mosques of historical importance that the Mughal emperors built. One such historical monument is the Musque ‘Jama masjid’ of New Delhi.

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Jama Masjid” by Shashwat_Nagpal is licensed under CC BY 2.0

World Famous and India’s largest Jama Masjid existed in New Delhi

  • The Jama Masjid existed in New Delhi, where the largest mosques in India were located. It was built by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, around 1656 AD.
  • Jama mosque of New Delhi is the largest mosque in India. it can accommodate over 25,000 individuals during the annual Muslim prayers.
  • Additionally, it ranks among the world’s most renowned Muslim religious sites. Also, this mosque is one of the most famous religious sites in India from a tourist’s point of view.

Although there are numerous mosques in India that are famous for devotees and worth seeing with beautiful architectural design. Some of the notable and historical Islamic religious sites (Moques) are:


10. India is the most populous country in the world

Surprisingly, India has now become the most populous country in the world. Since the middle of 2023, India has surpassed China in terms of population and has overtaken China.

Source: Worldometer
Source: Worldometer

Comparing the Population Of India And China As Of Date: 05 March, 2024


  • This is stated in the United Nations report published a few months ago, which stated that China will no longer be the most populous country in the world.
  • As of April 2023, China was the world’s most populous country. But India has come ahead in population growth more than China and has become the most populous country in the world.
  • As of 2024, India’s population is 17.76% of the world’s population. This makes India the most populated country in the world

Whether it is a matter of happiness or not, for India to be the most populous country in the world, only the Indian government and its people will evaluate.

But India, the country that makes thousands of records, has also broken this world’s most amazing record and has also overtaken China in population. This is no less surprising fact for the world. is it not a ‘Unique Wonders of India’?

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Epilogue

India has the power to create so many amazing facts. It is stronger than many other countries in the world and is both admirable and interesting.

But where there is sunshine, there will be shadows.

  • Despite being such a large country, the effects of India’s excessive population can be seen everywhere. If you are a foreigner and go to India in search of a peaceful place, you will feel a lot of noise or the effect of the high population in many public places.
  • Due to India’s high population, urban areas, railway services, bus services, hospitals, etc., many public places feel busy and full of people. Where there is too much crowd, Besides, the security situation is also vulnerable sometimes.
  • For the rest, India is a great country that is different from the world and is historical, unique, and full of amazing wonders. The rest is for you to evaluate.
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