26 Fun Facts About India For Kids

26 Fun Facts About India For Kids

26 Fun Facts About India For Kids

Date: June 20, 2024


Estimated reading time: 3 min


From the mystical city of Varanasi to the mysterious Talakad village and the majestic Taj Mahal, India offers a fascinating mix of ancient civilizations, breathtaking natural wonders, and vibrant culture.


That’s right.


The country’s rich history, diverse landscapes, and unique cultural traditions provide endless opportunities for adventure. 


And this makes it the perfect destination to explore with your kids from the comfort of your own home!


So, strap in as we’re taking the whole family on an exciting adventure through these 26 fun facts about India for kids.


  • India is the world’s second most populous country, with over 1.4 billion people. What’s more, it’s poised to become the most populous country in the world in 2023! 
  • The Indian national flag was adopted on July 22, 1947, just a few weeks before India gained independence from British rule.
  • India features over 155,000 post offices making it the country with the largest postal network on the planet!
  • The world’s highest cricket ground is located in Chail. It was built at an altitude of 2,444 meters above sea level.

  • The Indian film industry, Bollywood, produces almost 2,000 movies every year, making it the world’s largest cinema industry.
  • The Indian Railways is one of the largest employers in the world, with over 1.4 million employees.
  • India has six seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, pre-winter, and winter.
  • India is the largest producer of milk in the world, contributing 24% of global milk production. And it’s also the first producer of mangoes!
  • The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched a record 104 satellites in a single mission in 2017.
  • India is considered the world’s largest democracy, with over 912 million eligible voters.

  • Mawsynram, located in the Indian state of Meghalaya, is the wettest place on Earth. It receives an average annual rainfall of over 11,000 millimeters.
  • India is home to 75% of the world’s tiger population.
  • The game of chess was invented in India in the 6th century.
  • Algebra and Trigonometry originated in India.
  • India’s constitution recognizes 22 official languages, with Hindi being the most widely spoken.
  • City Montessori School in Lucknow, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, has the world’s largest school, with over 58,000 students.


  • The Indian national animal is the magnificent tiger, also called Panthera tigris.
  • The Indian national bird is the Indian peacock.
  • The country’s national flower is the Lotus.

  • The Indian national sport is field hockey.
  • Kumbh Mela in Prayag is a major festival and pilgrimage in Hinduism and is the world’s largest religious gathering.
  • Delhi is home to Khari Baoli, the world’s largest spice market.
  • India is the first vegetarian country in the world. 40% of its population follows a meat-free diet.

  • The country is home to the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
  • India has the world’s second-largest English-speaking population after the United States.
  • The country is the birthplace of four major world religions: Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, and Jainism.

We hope these fun facts entertained the whole family and made everybody at home want to learn more about this beautiful land! As always, to spice things up, we encourage you to organize a quiz after reading these to see the most memorable facts for your children!


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