Telephone in Manali

AirTel Express

For a one-/three-month SIM Card (₹300/350) with unlimited Indian calls and 1.4GB per day data, bring one photo plus copies of your passport and visa to this small shop tucked into the little square where SuperBake i…
Permit Office in Tirthan Valley

GHNP Range Office

Look for the leopard statue watching the road to find the entrance to this office where national park permits (foreigner/Indian ₹400/100 per day) are issued fairly painlessly (bring a passport and visa copy) and gui…
Tourist Information in Kullu

HPTDC & Tourist office

The tourist office, facing the Dussehra grounds, is helpful with local information. In the same building HPTDC can book state-owned hotels and seats on its comfortable HPTDC buses ex-Manali to Delhi (₹1500, 5.30pm).
Permit Office in Tirthan Valley

HP Department of Fisheries

This office, opposite the roadside trout farm, issues fishing permits in season.
Exchange in Rewalsar

Nitin Tour & Travels

Small grocery shop that also changes money, books trains and organises taxi transfers.
Exchange in Kasol

Paul Merchants

Moneychanger in central Kasol near the bus stop.
Permit Office in Bhuntar

Great Himalayan National Park Director's Office

The GHNP director's office is in Shamshi, around 2km north of Bhuntar bus station. Turn east off the Kullu road just south of the Sandhya Palace Hotel.
Post in Manali

Post Office

The post office is tucked into a hidden square just west of The Mall that's jammed with mini goods-transport vans.
Hospital in Manali

Lady Willingdon Hospital

This church-run hospital is considered the best in the Kullu Valley. It has 24-hour emergency service.
Tourist Information in Manali

Tourist Office

Answers questions and has a few giveaway booklets plus a highly schematic town map.