Philatelic Museum of Indian Stamps

The museum comprises of different sections where visitors have the chance to see Indian stamps to obtain accurate information of the introduction and use of postal stamps in the country during the period of British rule. Some of these stamps have been released by India Post that depicts various thematic representations, fauna, flora and personalities of Gujarat. Gujarati personalities who have been immortalized in such stamps include Balvantrai Mehta, Indulal Yagnik, Sayajirao Gaekwad and so on. These antique stamps also contain pictures of certain temples and animals of Gujarat. The museum also reveals that Sorath was the first princely state in India that had started the use of postal stamps in the country.

Apart from this museum, foreigners also have the chance to visit other places of interests that include Sabarmati Ashram, Kite Museum, LD Museum and so on. They also have the scope to taste the local Gujarati dishes in nearby cafes and hotels as well.

History

This museum showcases unique and rare collections of Indian stamps. Among of these stamps, some belong to the period of 1800 A.D. The sole focus of the museum is to popularize the hobby of stamp collections among the people of new generation. Every year tourists come to this museum to have a full look at certain rarest stamp collections that depict landmark moments in the history of India as well as of Gujarat.

Where is it located?

This museum is situated in at Bhagtacharya Road of Kocharab in the city of Ahmedabad.

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