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Indian-controlled Kashmir has world's only floating post office

Shahana Butt
Press TV, Kashmir


The Indian-administered Kashmir has the world’s only floating post office, a 200-years-old houseboat on the famous Dal Lake in Srinagar.

Set up during the British rule in India, the post office has survived throughout the years because of its charm. The boat is not limited to postal services. It also has a small museum, where colorful stamps from the 1980s are put to display, along with a collection of rare philately stamps.

The post office is a hot tourist destination in the region. Locals also come to the post office to send postcards to their loved ones, inviting them to visit Kashmir.

The floating post office underwent reconstruction in 2011 and is currently part of the Indian postal system. Recently, the office started offering banking services, thus attracting more locals.

The floating post office In Kashmir's Dal lake is like a time machine. It brings people back to two centuries ago and shows them the history of the beautiful region.

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