FideliFactsIndia is a place to find interesting tidbits, trivia, and general knowledge about India. Chances are, if you’re not from India or its neighbors, you probably don’t know much about it besides what you’ve seen in Slumdog Millionaire or Ghandi.
We’re gonna set the record straight. Our first goal is to educate and inform, but our second goal is to get world citizens interested in India! It’s a great place to live or work, and everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime!
In one Indian state, cows have to have photo ID cards! And while we’re at it, did you know that cows can walk up stairs, but not down?
India: Golf Destination of the Developing World!
When you think of India, chances are golf isn’t the first thing that pops into your head. After all, why would it? You think elephants, yoga, Himalayas, the Taj Mahal… not holes in one or polo shirts.
Well, you’d be wrong! India is actually a pretty hot topic in the golf world these days. When the British left their former colony, they also left a few key sports. And while Indians rejected a great deal of their former rulers’ cultural icons, they kept a few special pastimes: cricket and…golf!
Did you know that India actually has one of the oldest gold courses in the world? That’s right! The Royal Calcutta Golf Club in Kolkata is the oldest golf course in the world outside of the British Isles. Eat that, coastal Florida!
India is also home to the record holder for the highest golf course in the world: the Gulmarg resort in Kashmir! Don’t believe us? Bring your golf rangefinder and check for yourself! Don't have one? Get ready for your Indian golf getaway with the best golf rangefinder reviews on the web!
Now, we don’t want you thinking that half of India looks like those pristine, sculpted resorts in America. While India has some great courses, you have to remember that the population is enormous. Since there’s not a great deal of “free” land around, the Indians have had to improvise.
Did you know that more than half a dozen courses are situated inside a horse racing track? Or that the only 18-hole course in Assam State has an actual airstrip right in the middle? Even the Delhi Golf Club, one of the most visited in the country has an archaeological site smack dab in the center. You can check out the ancient tombs while you’re getting your hole in one!
Overall, India’s golf courses are an absolute adventure! You’ll find them interlinked with zoos, deer reserves, and train tracks among other things.
So, next time your golfing buddies start talking about how they’re roughing it in the sandpit, you can whip out your Indian golf facts and show them how good they’ve got it! You can check out the PGT of India website to learn more about the sport here in India.