My Stamp – Gateway Of India, Mumbai – By India Post
The Gateway of India is synonymous with Mumbai. It is the most famous monument of Mumbai and is the starting point for most tourists who want to explore the city. Gateway of India is a great historical monument built during the British rule in the country. It was built as a triumphal arch to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai (then, Bombay). Gateway of India was built at Apollo Bunder, a popular meeting place. It was designed by the British architect, George Wittet.
The Gateway has also been referred to as the Taj Mahal of Mumbai
My Stamp – Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya – By India Post
The Mahabodhi Temple Complex is one of the four holy sites related to the life of the Lord Buddha, and particularly to the attainment of Enlightenment. The first temple was built by Emperor Asoka in the 3rd century B.C., and the present temple dates from the 5th or 6th centuries. It is one of the earliest Buddhist temples built entirely in brick, still standing in India, from the late Gupta period.
My Stamp – New Series – Sun Temple, Konark – By India Post
On the shores of the Bay of Bengal, bathed in the rays of the rising sun, the temple at Konarak is a monumental representation of the sun god Surya’s chariot; its 24 wheels are decorated with symbolic designs and it is led by a team of six horses. Built in the 13th century, it is one of India’s most famous Brahman sanctuaries.
Special Cover – National Heritage: Maharaja Agarsen Ki Baoli – By India Post.
Maharaja Agrasen ki Baoli in Delhi, consisting of 103 steps made of red stone. The Baoli was originally built by Maharaja Agrasen, in the Mahabharat era, and later rebuilt by the Agrawal community in the 14th century, most probably during the Tughlaq period. It is located on Hailey Road near Cannought Place in Delhi, India, in the vicinity of Jantar Mantar. It is now a protected monument by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI), and has a mammoth board indicating it’s national importance.
My Stamp – New Series – Ellora Caves, World Heritage Site – By India Post
The Ellora Caves are an impressive complex of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain cave temples built between the 6th and 10th centuries AD near the ancient Indian village of Ellora. The caves have a slightly less dramatic setting than those at Ajanta, but more exquisite sculptures. Ellora is a World Heritage Site and the most visited ancient monument in Maharashtra State.
Special Cover – Dharwad Fort – Dharpex-83, – Dharwad Karnataka
The word ‘Dharwad’ means a place of rest in a long travel or a small habitation. Another theory is: during the Vijayanagara rule of Dharwad, there was a ruler named Dharav and Dharwad got its name from him.