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Kolkata (Calcutta)

Money & costs

Money

Most banks have ATMs accepting major international cards. There’s a Camara Bank ATM on Kyd St, close to Sudder St. For foreign exchange, private moneychangers are much better than banks. Many will exchange travellers cheques but nobody seems to want Bangladesh Takas. There are dozens more booths around Sudder St. Shop around for rates.

Globe Forex (22828780; 11 Ho Chi Minh Sarani; 9.30am-6.30pm Mon-Fri, 9.30am-2.30pm Sat)

LKP Forex (Hilson Hotel, Sudder St; 9am-9pm) Great rates and long hours in the foyer of a backpacker guest house.