Guinness World Records 2024: Guinness World Records 2024 has showcased an array of extraordinary Indian achievements, with more than 60 entries from the country.
Among these remarkable feats is Cherrapunji, located in Meghalaya, which holds the world record for the highest amount of continuous rainfall. This record has persisted as the oldest Indian entry in the Guinness World Records, still standing strong this year.
In addition, the world-renowned show "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah" finds its name etched in the record book for being the longest-running program in the world. Mukesh Ambani's opulent residence, Antilia, the largest, tallest, and most expensive home globally, is also featured in this prestigious list.
Guinness World Records 2024 encompasses nine chapters of human achievements, covering an array of fields, including Blue Planet, Aquatic Life, Recordology, Adventures, History, Science & Technology, Arts & Media, and Sports.
Let us highlight the notable Indian achievements featured in the Guinness World Records 2024.
One of the earliest historical records associated with India pertains to rainfall. Cherrapunji, a high-altitude city in Meghalaya, boasts a place in the Guinness World Records due to the extraordinary record set in June 1995. This record notes 2.493 meters (8 feet 2 inches) of rainfall within a continuous 48-hour period, earning Cherrapunji the title of experiencing the world's most substantial 48-hour rainfall.
While Cherrapunji holds the record for the most rainfall within a month, July 1861 stands as a testament to an incredible 9300 mm (366 inches) of rainfall.
For the year spanning August 1, 1860, to July 31, 1861, the city recorded a staggering 26,461 mm of rainfall, a record that remains unmatched. Cherrapunji's annual rainfall averages 11,777 mm.
Kerala-based sculptor Kanayi Kunhiraman has sculpted the world's largest sculpture, known as "Jalpari." This massive sculpture measures an impressive 87 feet in length and 25 feet in height.
Constructed from concrete, this seashell-shaped artwork is situated on the Shankumugham beach in Thiruvananthapuram.
Shalu Chaudhary and his wife Neena Chaudhary achieved a historic record by travelling around the world in a car. They covered a staggering distance of 40,075 kilometres, crossing six continents.
Their journey was completed in 69 days, 19 hours, and 5 minutes, commencing on September 9 and concluding on November 17, 1989.
Hailing from Nagpur, 28-year-old Jyoti Amge holds the title of the world's shortest woman, measuring just 61.95 centimetres (approximately 24.7 inches).
Jyoti, who is an actress and model by profession, has achieved international recognition for her unique stature.
As of July 2, 2022, "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah" has completed a remarkable 3,500 episodes, earning it a coveted spot in the Guinness World Records as the longest-running television program.
This milestone follows its previous inclusion in the Limca Book of Records.
Mukesh Ambani, owner of Reliance Industries, resides in the world's most expensive home, Antilia. This extravagant residence is valued at approximately 12,912 crores INR.
Antilia, a 27-story skyscraper located in Mumbai, covers an impressive 400,000 square feet. Built in 2010, this residence employs 600 staff members to manage its operations.
It features nine elevators to move between floors, and includes a spa and temple. Antilia is now officially recognized in Guinness World Records as the world's largest, tallest, and most expensive home.