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World’s Only Floating Post Office, Dal Lake, Srinagar

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Imtiaz Ullah
Imtiaz Ullahhttps://nomadlawyer.org/about/
Imtiaz Ullah is the founder of travel website - NomadLawyer. A Corporate Lawyer, Senior Travel Correspondent, The Traveller Trails magazine and also acts as an Advisory Member, NGO - Sarvahitey. His travel philosophy is exploring new places, meeting new people, knowing the culture, eating like a local. He always believes in the idea-“ Don't just be a traveller but a Responsible one”.

Presenting World’s Only Floating Post Office In The World, Dal  Lake, Srinagar

When was the last time you visited a post office to send a letter to a loved one, or for any other purpose?

Dal Lake
Sunset at Dal Lake

With the advent of the digital world the post office and letter writing has gradually died down. But letter writing still fascinates me.

There exists a beautiful, functional and unique post office in India that draws tourists for numerous reasons, one of which has to do with its location.

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Floating Post Office

Yes. It’s a floating post office. You are reading right!!! Do visit in your next trip to Kashmir, Jammu & Kashmir, India.

Nehru Park Floating Post Office

The 200-year-old office is “floating on the western edge of Dal Lake”. Interestingly, people from all over the world come here to “collect special stamps”.

It is supposedly the only such post office not just in India, but in the entire world.

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The floating post office was inaugurated back in the year 2011 by Omar Abdullah, the then Chief Minister of the state of Jammu & Kashmir along with Sachin Pilot, Minister of State for Communications and IT.

In addition, the Post Office premise features a philately museum that features a huge collection of unique stamps. Also there’s a souvenir shop from where one can buy postcards, stamps, local items and greeting cards. So, next time you visit Srinagar, make sure you send postcards to your near and dear ones from the only floating post office in the world!

Post Office Address:

Nehru Park Floating Post Office

Location: Boulevard Rd, Karapura, Rainawari, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. India. PIN 190001

Opening Time: 9:30am (Monday to Saturday)

Closing Time: 3.30pm (Monday to Friday) 1.30pm (Saturday)

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