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.
Dal 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.
The 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 “