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…
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…
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…
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.
For snail mail and parcel dispatches (bring your passport as identification for the latter).
Excellent independent website with heaps of good information about the Bengal hills.
A friendly neighbourhood cop is stationed here for quick assistance.
Changes cash with no commission and makes credit-card cash advances.
Changes most currencies at decent rates with no commission.
Changes major foreign currencies and has an ATM.