(i) The Floating Post Office is built on an intricately carved maroon houseboat which is fastened on the western edge of the Dal Lake in Srinagar.
(ii)The seal used on everything posted from Floating Post Office is very unique along with the date and address as it bears the design of a boatman rowing a shikara on the Dal Lake.
(iii) The letters posted from here carry a special design which has the picturesque scenery of Dal Lake and Srinagar city. These pictures reach wherever these letters are posted to which therefore promote Kashmir as a tourist destination across the world.
(iv) The chief postmaster John Samuel renamed the post office as ‘Floating Post Office’.
(v) The post office’s houseboat has two small rooms – one serves as the office and the other a small museum that traces the philatelic history of the state postal department.
(vi) For the locals, the lake has several islets that are home to more than 50,000 people.
(vii) The greatest fear is the recurrence of 2014 like floods in which the houseboat had gone for a toss uncontrollably pushed by the flood.
(viii) The biggest boon to the people is that at no time of the year there is a need of fan in this post-office.
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