Stamp of The Day

Postage stamps issued with pictures of wildlife/nature become Collector's items. In our routine brush with postage stamps most of us, unless we are ardent stamp collectors, miss these colourful stamps. brings you a feature wherein we examine each day a special stamp issued by the Department of Posts to commemorate an endangered species or to celebrate a beautiful natural heritage.

On 6th November 2006, a commemorative stamp on ‘HimalayanLakes’ was issued for a denomination of Rs5/-. 

Known for their pristine beauty, the Himalayan lakes ofIndia, surrounded by towering snowcapped peaks, have inspired travelers,pilgrims, painters and adventure seekers. From Jammu and Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh, the Himalayan ranges aredotted with a galaxy of lakes of remarkable beauty.  Most of these lakes are found at altitudes ofless than 5000 meters and, interestingly, the size of the lake diminishes withaltitude. 

Sela Lake, which is also called Paradise Lake, is situatedon the way to Tawang, alongside the world’s second highest motorable pass, i.e.Sela Pass (13,714 ft. approximately) in Arunachal Pradesh.  The height of the lake is approximately 13500feet.  The lake is in round shape and itscircumference measure about 2.1 km, and it is 6 meters deep.  The lake abounds in trout and is surroundedby ice almost round the year. 

-Department of Posts and Telegraphs India

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