10 Lesser-Known Facts About India You Probably Didn't Know

Since Independence

The oldest continuously inhabited city in the world is Varanasi.

India is the first country to mine and produce diamonds.

Cows are considered sacred like goddesses here.

The highest number of vegetarians are found in India.

The game of Snakes and Ladders, known as "Saanp-Seedi" in Hindi, originated in India.

India ranks third in terms of the population of billionaires, with China at the top and the United States in second place.

India has the largest number of Hindus, and Hinduism is the oldest religion.

India ranks first in the production of spices.