Saturday, July 24, 2010

The highest post office in the world

Hikkim branch post office in Lahaul and Sprite district, Himachal Pradesh has the distinction of having the Highest Post Office in the world. Its a small village at an approximate height of 15,000 feet and was opened on 5 Nov1983.

The pin code for this post office is 172114. Hikkim has population of around 600. There is a motorable road till Hikkim. The nearest main post office is at Kaza, located 25 kms away. Around 50 people have a savings account in the Hikkim post office. The post office handles around 15-20 letters everyday.

The second and third places are Mount Fuji with 12290 feet and Jungfraujoch with 11333 feet.

PS:Note the image displayed is from Google images,not sure about the authenticity.

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