Permit Office in Darjeeling

Foreigners’ Registration Office

A laborious way of getting a permit for Sikkim is to fill an application form and get a memo number at this office, then head across town to the District Magistrate's Office for further formalities. Total time is ab…
Tourist Information in Darjeeling

Highlander Guides & Porters Welfare Association

A local guide (per day per group Indian/foreign ₹1000/1300) or porter (per day ₹1000) is mandatory within Singalila National Park unless you come with a Forest Department–authorised guide from Darjeeling. Local guid…
Permit Office in Darjeeling

Office of the District Magistrate

You can get a permit for Sikkim here if you come with a completed form and memo number from the Foreigners' Registration Office. Head to room 4 upstairs. Bring your passport, photocopies of it and your visa, and two…
Tourist Information in Darjeeling

GTA Tourist Information Centre

The staff are friendly, well organised and the best source of information on Darjeeling. You can book government-run trekkers' huts on the Singalila Ridge here.
Post in Darjeeling

Main Post Office

For snail mail and parcel dispatches (bring your passport as identification for the latter).
Tourist Information in Darjeeling

Darjeeling Tourism

Excellent independent website with heaps of good information about the Bengal hills.
Police in Darjeeling

Police Assistance Booth

A friendly neighbourhood cop is stationed here for quick assistance.
Exchange in Darjeeling

Riddhi Siddhi

Changes cash with no commission and makes credit-card cash advances.
Exchange in Darjeeling


Changes most currencies at decent rates with no commission.
Bank in Darjeeling

State Bank of India

Changes major foreign currencies and has an ATM.