18 Incredible And Unique Things You’ll Only See In India

India is one of the most popular countries in the world and also one of the most populated. It is the largest democracy with over 1.3 billion people. It is surrounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast.

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India has had many influences, mainly the Mughal Empires and the British. Nothing has been able to stop or hinder India’s undying strength and ability to rise from the ashes. Today, India is one of the most powerful countries in the world when it comes to the economy and military. It is a multilingual and multi-ethnic society with a lot of rich history and culture to share with the world.

1The Kumbh Mela

One of the largest gatherings of devoted people anywhere in the world will be the Kumbh Mela. It is held every 12 years and it always sees a massive gathering of over 130 million people. In 2019, it was held from January 15th to March 4th, 2019. It has been called the largest peaceful gathering in the world.

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2Bull surfing

You’ve seen and heard of the bull running in Spain, well, India took it up a notch and they have Bull surfing. This is a traditional harvest sport race that takes places in the village of Anandapally, which is located in southern Kerala. In the race, two yoked bulls are placed in a rice field which is filled with ankle-deep water. The surfer hangs on to the bulls while riding a wooden plank.

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3Endangered species

India is the land of many unique species of animals. Two of them are the most endangered species – the Asiatic lion and the purple frog. The Asiatic lion is only seen in the Gir National Park in Gujrat and is estimated to be around 650 in population. The purple frog is native to the Western Ghats in India.

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4First plastic surgery book

In India, there is the Sushruta Samhita which is an ancient Sanskrit text based on medicine which, today is considered to be the first and foremost text that details the study of medicine and surgery. It was written by Sushruta in around the 6th century BC. Many have said that this is where modern plastic surgery may have originated from.

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