To get a permit for Sikkim you'll have to first head to this office to get the application form, before heading down to the District Magistrate's Office. If you’re crossing at Rangpo, you can skip this process and g…
The place to get your permit for Sikkim, after picking up forms at the Foreigner's Registration Office. Head to room 4 upstairs. The whole process takes about two hours and there’s no fee – just bring your passport,…
Local guides (₹1200 per day) are mandatory within the park and, if you don't have one already, must be arranged at the office of the Highlander Trekking Guides Association at Mane Bhanjhang, along with porters (₹700…
Changes major foreign currencies plus US-dollar Amex travellers cheques, with a commission of ₹100 per transaction. It has an adjacent ATM, and another in Chowrasta.
Of little use, but sells a basic map of the town (₹10) and can book accommodation at government lodges, including those at Jaldhapara Wildlife Sanctuary.
Good rates, long hours and short queues. Changes most currencies and travellers cheques at no commission. It’s inside a clothing store.
For snail mail and parcel dispatches (bring your passport as identification for the latter).
The staff are friendly, well organised and the best source of information on Darjeeling.
A friendly neighbourhood cop is stationed here for quick assistance.
Offers printing and passport photos (₹40) but no Skype.