We all know that India has the largest number of post offices in the world. But did you know that India has the only floating post office in the world?
Yes, the floating post office in India is one of its kind in the whole world. It is located in “Nehru park, Srinagar.” Srinagar is one of the most popular and beautiful travel destination in India. One of its major attraction is the “Dal lake.” But another jewel to its crown is India’s first floating post office!
The floating post office was inaugurated by former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in August 2011. Since then, it has been attracting tourists from all across the country. The post office is a boon to the state’s tourism. And it is also looked at as a tribute to the beautiful Dal lake.
This Post office stands on a House boat. It also includes a philately museum and a shop that sells postage stamps among other things. You can find here picture postcards, greeting cards, local souvenir items, stationery and several books on Kashmir.
The other services at the post office allow tourists to call and email their friends all across the world. And the museum in the post office showcases its history and several fascinating postage stamps.
Another special feature of this post office is that the letters that are posted here carry a special design with pictures of gleaming landscapes of the Dal Lake and other attractions of Srinagar.
So if you are packing your bags for Srinagar anytime soon, obviously after the lockdown gets lifted then do not forget to send that special postcard to friends and family back home!