India is famous for places of tourists' interest. Its many temples, mosques, palaces, forts, and other historical monuments have always attracted tourists. That is why many Indian postage stamps depict these tourist attractions. The 1935 King George V Silver Jubilee Commemoration set shows seven different tourist attractions of India. Even today these places attract a lot of tourists. Below are the images of these seven stamps. Click on the stamp image to see a larger picture of the attraction and to learn more about it.
Gateway of India, Bombay
Victoria Memorial, Calcutta
Rameswaram Temple, Madras
Jain Temple, Calcutta
Taj Mahal, Agra
Golden Temple, Amritsar
Pagoda of Mandalay
Hints for tourists:
Bombay (in Western India) is now known as Mumbai. It is the capital of Maharashtra.
Calcutta (in Eastern India) is now known as Kolkata. It is the capital of West Bengal.
Madras state (in Southern India) is now known as Tamil Nadu. Madras city (the capital of Tamil Nadu) is now known as Chennai. Rameswaram Temple is in Tamil Nadu state, not in the city of Chennai.
Agra in Uttar Pradesh and Amritsar in Punjab are both in Northern India within a 200 kilometers radius of Delhi.
Mandalay is in Burma which was then a part of India. Burma (now known as Myanmar) is an independent country today.
A brief description of each of the tourist attractions shown on the above stamps (except Rameswaram Temple and Pagoda of Mandalay) can be found in the sections dealing with the respective regions in which the city or state falls (i.e., Northern, Western, Southern, and Eastern India).