Floating Post Office Cum Museum: In Service of Philately

\"floatingPhoto Feature by Abhyuday Vajpeyi

If you are planning to visit Srinagar do not forget to visit floating post office at Dal Lake.It is the only floating post office in India.Ghulam Rasool and his colleague Mr Bat are there to  fulfill  the demands of philatelists.A pictorial cancellation of boat is also available in this post office.Beautiful picture postcards and special covers are also available in floating post office.

 \"floating\"floatingDal Lake, one of God’s wonderful creation in the Paradise on Earth, is a fascinating icon of the Kashmir tourism industry. The sparkling quiet waters of Dal Lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains on its three sides, undoubtedly mark it as one of the most beautiful lakes of India. Enchanting houseboats and enthralling Shikaras present some of the splendid scenery of the Dal Lake. Now, added to this, Dal Lake, Srinagar also hosts the first Floating Post Office cum Museum, aimed to attract the tourists visiting Kashmir.

This was launched on 22 Aug 2011 in Srinagar by Shri Sachin Pilot, Minister of State for Communications & IT and Shri Omar Abdullah, Chief Minister J & K .\"floating

\"floatingThe launch function was presided over by Dr Farooq Abdullah, Minister for New and Renewable Energy. Docked on the serene and quite waters of the Dal Lake, Floating Post Office cum Museum, housed in a house boat, offers a large range of postal services, apart from Post shop and Postal museum. Shri Pilot lauded the initiative and said  that “this innovation by India Post will be a boon for the tourists visiting the lake.  It was a befitting tribute to the lake, which is one of the most famous and often quoted symbols of Kashmir, and often referred to as the crown of Kashmir “\"floating\"special

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3 Responses to Floating Post Office Cum Museum: In Service of Philately

  1. sreejesh krishnan says:

    Very good informative photo feature…… good attempt… keep it up

  2. prakash bubkiya says:

    KASHMIR IS A HEAVEN IN INDIA ,& DAL LAKE IS PART OF HEAVEN ,THIS IS UNIQUE POST OFFICE CUM MUSEUM IN INDIA ,
    THANKS TO DEPT OF POSTAL AUTHORITY J & K ,
    THESE SPL COVERS MUST SENT FOR SALE IN EVERY PHILATELY BEAURO .

  3. Sandeep says:

    Gar Firdaus bah ru e ZamiN ast,
    Hami asto, hami asto, hami asto.
    Sir, does this beautiful post office cruise around the lake? How can we reach it in that case?

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