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Let's Go To India

India is an incredible place, full of tradition, a rich culture, and a country with some of the most amazing people on earth.

The tourism slogan for India is now …

'Increadible India'

We would love for you to visit the culture and places of Incredible India. We host trips to see the sights and meet the wonderful people of India two times a year. 

Fun Facts Aboout India

  • The Apostle Thomas preached the salvation message of Jesus in India. He was eventually martyred for preaching Christ in Chennai. The place is called Saint Thomas’ Mountain today.
  • About 80% of Indians are Hindu. Muslims are the largest minority in India and form approximately 13% of the country’s population. In fact, India has the third largest population of Muslims in the world, after Indonesia and Pakistan.
  • Rivers have played a vital role in India’s popular culture and folklore—they have been worshiped as goddesses because they bring water to an otherwise dry land. Bathing in the Ganges River is thought to take away a person’s sins.
    It’s not unusual to spread a loved one’s ashes in the Ganges.
  • Every major world religion is represented in India.
  • Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism all originated in India.
  • India is the birthplace of chess. The original word for “chess” is the Sanskrit chaturanga, meaning “four members of an army”–which were originally most likely
    elephants, horses, chariots, and foot soldiers.
  • Indians made significant contributions to calculus, trigonometry, and algebra. The decimal system was invented in India in 100 B.C.
  • The concept of zero as a number is also attributed to India.
  • India has one of the world’s highest rates of abortion. Time Magazine reports that in 2012, the number of abortions in India could be as high as 7 million, with 2/3 of abortions taking place in unauthorized health facilities.
  • Due to unsanitary conditions for abortions, a woman in India dies every two hours.
  • There are more men than women due to the high rate of abortions performed on female fetuses, a practice known as “gendercide.”
  • Over 14 million adults and children are trapped in modern slavery in India today, which is the most of any country in the world.
  • The world’s biggest family lives in India. A man named Ziona Chana has 39 wives, 94 children, and 33 grandchildren.
  • More than a million Indians are millionaires, yet most Indians live on less than two dollars a day. 35% of the population are below the poverty line.
  • Significantly more people in India have access to a phone than they do to a toilet.
  • New Delhi’s air is the most polluted in the world.
  • With 150,000 post offices, India has the largest postal network in the world. And yet, it is not unusual for a letter to take two weeks to travel just 30 miles
  • The Republic of India is the largest democracy in the world.
  • The name “India” is the corruption of the word Sindhu, because neighboring Persians and Arabs pronounced “s” as “h,” they called the land Hindu.
  • With a population of 1.4+ billion, India is the most populous country in the world, yet it is about 1/3 the size of the United States.
  • Traditionally, Indians found toilet paper repellent and considered it cleaner to splash water with the left hand in the appropriate direction. Consequently, the left hand is considered unclean and is never used for eating.
  • Cows can freely wander the streets of India’s cities. They are considered sacred and will often wear a tilak, a Hindu symbol of good fortune.
  • India has the lowest meat consumption per person in the world.
  • India’s pastoral communities are largely dependent on dairy and have made India the largest milk-producing country in the world.
  • Farmers in India use Coca Cola and Pepsi as an inexpensive form of pesticide.
  • India is the world’s largest tea producer, and tea is its most popular beverage.
  • India produces 70% of the world’s spices.
  • India is the world’s largest producer of dried beans, such as kidney beans and chickpeas.
  • It also leads the world in banana exports; Brazil is second.
  • The national fruit of India is the mango.
  • The national bird is the peacock.
  • All of India is under a single time zone.
  • India has the world’s largest movie industry, based in the city of Mumbai (known as the “City of Dreams”). The B in “Bollywood” comes from Bombay, the former name for Mumbai. Almost all Bollywood movies are musicals.