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Money & costs


Hotel Seven Seventeen (2255099; 26 HD Lama Rd) Exchanges most currencies and travellers cheques (Amex and Thomas Cook).

ICICI Bank ATM Accepts most international bank and credit cards. There’s another ATM on HD Lama Rd .

Poddar’s (Laden La Rd; 9am-9pm) Matches the State Bank’s rate and changes most currencies and travellers cheques. It accepts credit cards and is a Western Union money transfer agent.

State Bank of India (Laden La Rd; 10am-4pm Mon-Fri, to 2.30pm Sat) Changes only US dollars and pounds sterling, and travellers cheques issued by Amex (in US dollars) and Thomas Cook (in US dollars and pounds sterling). The commission rate is Rs 100 per transaction. It has an adjacent ATM and another in Chowrasta that accept Visa cards.