India’s Floating Post Office; An unheard tourist itinerary
India has the most widely distributed postal network and the largest number of post offices in the world is a known fact. But what if I tell you to mail a Postcard from India’s Only Floating Post? Yes, it’s true!
Floating Post Office is a real charmer, the floating post-office-cum-philately that fits itself into a largish boat and is moored right on the Boulevard. Besides offering normal services, the place also has a philately museum and a shop that sell postage stamps and other products. You can step into it for free and admire the lovely magnified representations of Indian stamps through the decades. You can even pick up picture postcards. A pack of 8 postcards would cost you something around INR 100.
This is the first such post office in India. But it is less heard when it comes to tourist focus. But post office on a huge houseboat and it 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 has the picturesque sceneries of Dal Lake and Srinagar city.