Sunday, May 13, 2012
India’s first floating Post office is on Dal Lake, Srinagar
India’s first floating Post office is on Dal Lake in Srinagar, the first of its kind in the country. It was inaugurated by Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot and Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah on August 22'2011.
This innovation by India Post is the star attraction for the tourists visiting the lake. Besides offering normal services, the place will also have a philately museum and a shop that will sell postage stamps and other products. It functions from 10 am to 6 pm on all days including Sundays during the tourist season.
This Post office provide a unique and tourist-friendly service to the people of Kashmir and to tourists from across the world. The special feature of this post office is that letters posted from here carry a special design which have the picturesque sceneries of Dal Lake and Srinagar city. These pictures reaches wherever these letters posted and promotes Kashmir as a tourist destination across the world.
I don’t claim the information to be my own. The information is compiled from different sources