Did you know about the world's highest post office ?

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Tuesday Tales : From world's highest post office!
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The Hikkim post office which is located in the Lahaul Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh has been functioning from November 5, 1983 and is run by the postmaster Rinchen Chhering. Reaching this post office is a back breaking journey and considering the remoteness of this village, one can only imagine how difficult it is to send out the post from here.
As I understood from the locals, mails are sent on foot from Hikkim to Kaza every morning, which is then taken to Reckong Peo by bus, onward to Shimla, then loaded on a train to Kalka, and loaded again on a bus heading to Delhi. From there the mails make their journey towards its destination.
Surely writing a post card from here has to be an achievement!
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Photo of Hikkim Post Office, Hikkim, Himachal Pradesh, India by Deepjyoti Biswas
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