SunstarTV Bureau: Srinagar famously known as ‘The paradise of Earth’, added one more beauty to its scenic beauty.
Located in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, on the bank of river Jhelum this city has a special identity. It is widely known for the stationary houseboats and colourful shikkraras, and now has added another attraction ‘A floating post office’ on the Dal Lake.
Sachin Pilot, Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology (IT), and Omar Abdullah, Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, inaugurated the floating post office in 2011.
This post office is one of a kind in India. It has been made as a tourist focus point. The post office is set on a huge house boat and will provide a unique and tourist-friendly service to the people of Kashmir and to travelers from across the world.
The special feature of this post office is that, letters posted from here will carry a special design which will have the picturesque sceneries of Dal Lake and Srinagar city. These pictures will reach wherever the letters will be posted and will promote Kashmir as a tourist destination across the world.