Police in Darjeeling

Foreigners’ Registration Office

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…
Police in Darjeeling

Office of the District Magistrate

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,…
Tourist Information in Darjeeling

Highlander Trekking Guides Association

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…
Bank in Darjeeling

State Bank of India

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.
Tourist Information in Darjeeling

West Bengal Tourism

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.
Exchange in Darjeeling


Good rates, long hours and short queues. Changes most currencies and travellers cheques at no commission. It’s inside a clothing store.
Post in Darjeeling

Main Post Office

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

GTA Tourist Reception Centre

The staff are friendly, well organised and the best source of information on Darjeeling.
Police in Darjeeling

Police Assistance Booth

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

Compuset Centre

Offers printing and passport photos (₹40) but no Skype.