100+ India Trivia Questions and Answers

The incredible India is a place filled with wonder, awe, and a super long list of trivia questions and answers.

India is the 7th largest country in the world. India’s population includes over 1 billion people, making it one of the most populated countries also. They also have many colorful festivals, great food, fascinating history, great architecture, beautiful geography, and so on.

Given the diverse landscape of India, ut has become a popular tourist destination and a topic of interest in many conversations. There’s also an excellent opportunity to use the country and its heritage as a category for your next trivia challenge.

India Trivia

So how much India trivia do you know? Here are some interesting facts about India that you might have not encountered yet.

  • The Hindu calendar is often referred to as the Panchanga.
  • The Indus is the longest Indian river, going for over 3,000 kilometers.
  • Punjab is an Indian state in Northern India known in English as the Golden Temple, and surrounded by the Pool of Nectar

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India Trivia Questions and Answers

So how much do you know about India really? Let’s find out in this ultimate India quiz questions and answers collection for you, your family, your colleagues, and your friends. Good luck!

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When is India’s independence day celebrated?▶ August 15
What is India’s largest city?▶ Delhi
Who was India’s president from 1987 to 1992?▶ Ramaswamy Venkataraman
Which Indian park in Uttarakhand State is known to be a leading sanctuary for the Bengal Tiger?▶ Jim Corbett National Park
Which Unesco world heritage site was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife?▶ Taj Mahal
Who was India’s prime minister from 1999 to 2004?▶ Atal Bihari Vajpayee
In India, what is the most popular color choice for a bridal dress?▶ Red
Which building, completed in 1653 at a cost of 32 million Rupees, took 22 years to build?▶ The Taj Maha
What city is the capital of India?▶ New Delhi
In what year did India gain its independence from Britain?▶ 1947
What is the national language of India?▶ Hindi
What is the capital of India?New Delhi
What is the currency of India?Indian Rupee
What is the national language of India?Hindi
Which is the largest state in India by area?Rajasthan
What is the national animal of India?Bengal Tiger
Which Indian river is considered the holiest?Ganges
Who was the first Prime Minister of India?Jawaharlal Nehru
What is the national sport of India?Field Hockey
Which famous monument is located in Agra, India?Taj Mahal
Which Indian city is known as the Silicon Valley of India?Bangalore
Which is the longest river in India?Ganges
Which Indian state is known for its tea production?Assam
Which Indian festival is known as the Festival of Lights?Diwali
Which Indian city is known as the Pink City?Jaipur
Who was the first woman Prime Minister of India?Indira Gandhi
What is the name of India’s national anthem?Jana Gana Mana
Which Indian state has the longest coastline?Gujarat
In which year did India gain independence from British rule?1947
What is the largest desert in India?Thar Desert
Which mountain range runs through northern India?Himalayas
What is the main religion practiced in India?Hinduism
Which Indian dance form originated in Tamil Nadu?Bharatanatyam
Which Indian festival celebrates the victory of good over evil?Dussehra
Which sacred text is considered the oldest in Hinduism?Rigveda
What is the name of the ancient Indian system of medicine?Ayurveda
What does the sacred Hindu symbol “Om” represent?Universal sound
What is the traditional Indian dress for women?Sari
Which Indian musical instrument is a stringed instrument with a long neck and a gourd resonator?Sitar
Which Indian philosophy emphasizes non-violence and respect for all living things?Jainism
What is the Indian classical dance form from Kerala that combines dance, drama, and music?Kathakali
Which Indian god is known as the destroyer and transformer?Shiva
What is the name of the Indian festival of colors?Holi
Which Indian city is known for its annual camel fair?Pushkar
Which Indian god is considered the preserver of the universe?Vishnu
What is the name of the classical Indian music that is improvised and based on ragas and talas?Hindustani
Which Indian festival marks the end of the winter solstice and the beginning of longer days?Makar Sankranti
In Hinduism, what is the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth called?Samsara
Which ancient Indian language is the basis for many modern Indian languages?Sanskrit
What is the name of the traditional Indian practice that combines physical, mental, and spiritual exercises?Yoga
What is the Indian art of decorating hands and feet with a paste made from the henna plant called?Mehndi
Who is known as the “Father of the Indian Constitution”?B.R. Ambedkar
Which UNESCO World Heritage Site in India is a group of 22…Ellora Caves
What is the scientific name of India’s national tree?Ficus benghalensis
Who was the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal?Karnam Malleswari
Which dynasty built the famous Nalanda University in ancie…Gupta Dynasty
Which Indian city is known as the “City of Lakes”?Udaipur
In which year did Mother Teresa win the Nobel Peace Prize?1979
Which Indian state is home to the Sundarbans, the world’s …West Bengal
Which Mughal emperor built the Shalimar Gardens in Srinaga…Jahangir
What is the name of the first Indian satellite launched i…Aryabhata
Which Indian scientist is known as the “Father of the Ind…Vikram Sarabhai
What is the name of India’s highest civilian award?Bharat Ratna
Which Indian leader is also known as “Lokmanya”?Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Who was the first Indian to win the prestigious Fields Me…Manjul Bhargava
Which Indian state is home to the Bishnoi community, know…Rajasthan
Which Indian state is known for the traditional Warli pai…Maharashtra
Which Indian city is known as the “City of Pearls”?Hyderabad
Which Indian freedom fighter wrote the book “Anandmath”?Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
Which Indian ruler founded the city of Fatehpur Sikri?Akbar
Who is the author of the famous Indian epic “Meghaduta”?Kalidasa
What is the staple grain in most Indian meals?Rice
Which Indian bread is a fermented flatbread?Dosa
Which popular Indian dish is made from chickpea flour and yogurt?Kadhi
What is the main ingredient in a traditional Indian “Gajar ka Halwa”?Carrots
Which Indian spice is known for its yellow color and health benefits?Turmeric
Which Indian state is known for its Biryani?Hyderabad
What is a traditional Indian ice cream called?Kulfi
Which Indian dish is a savory rice and lentil pancake?Uttapam
What is a traditional deep-fried Indian snack made from flour and spices?Samosa
Which Indian dessert is made of deep-fried milk solids soaked in sugar syrup?Gulab Jamun
Which region of India is known for its seafood dishes?Kerala
Which Indian dish is made from cottage cheese and spinach?Palak Paneer
What is the name of the Indian dish made of puffed rice, vegetables, and tamarind sauce?Bhel Puri
Which Indian dessert is made from reduced milk and sugar, often garnished with nuts?Rabri
What is a traditional Indian beverage made from yogurt, water, and spices?Lassi
Which Indian state is known for its Dhokla?Gujarat
What is the name of the Indian dish made from deep-fried fermented lentil batter?Vada
Which spice is commonly used in Indian chai (tea)?Cardamom
Which Indian dish is made from marinated and grilled pieces of meat or vegetables?Tandoori
Which Indian dessert is a type of fudge made from sugar, ghee, and milk solids?Barfi
What is the southernmost point of mainland India?Kanyakumari
Which river is considered the longest in India?Ganges
Which mountain range separates the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau?Himalayas
What is the name of the desert located in the Indian state of Rajasthan?Thar Desert
What is the highest peak in India?Kangchenjunga
Which is the smallest Indian state by area?Goa
Which Indian city is located at the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna, and Saraswati rivers?Allahabad (Prayagraj)
Which Indian state shares borders with the maximum number of other Indian states?Uttar Pradesh
What is the name of the strait that separates India and Sri Lanka?Palk Strait
What is the largest saltwater lake in India?Chilika Lake

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Tim majored in Humanities with a bachelor in English and Theatre at New York State University. He lectured on entertainment business studies for three years at Plymouth College.

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