Immigration in Gangtok


For permit extensions you'll need to seek out this distant office around 6km out of the centre.
Bank in Gangtok


A desk on the 3rd floor of SBI's main branch will change a range of currencies, but staff are swift to warn you that moneychangers offer better rates (around 5% better), and that's before the all the paperwork, comm…
Exchange in Gangtok

Pankhuri Enterprises

In the building facing Golden Dragon restaurant, Pankhuri doesn't display the day's rates, so make sure you know approximately how much you're expecting to get for your currency.
Tourist Information in Gangtok

Travel Agents Association of Sikkim

Companies registered with TAAS pledge to conform to ecologically and culturally responsible guidelines. The association's Facebook page can be sporadically useful as a source of information on forthcoming events.
Telephone in Gangtok


SIM cards cost ₹127 including ₹100 call credit and 50MB data. Passport and a photograph are required.
Post in Gangtok

Main Post Office

This is one of relatively few GPOs in India to offer the 'My Stamp' service, where you can get your own photograph turned into a postage stamp (sheet of 12 stamps for ₹300).
Internet in Gangtok

Cyber Cafe

Internet access in a slightly grubby upstairs room accessed from the stairway marked Roll House. No wi-fi option. Passport photos ₹50.
Tourist Information in Gangtok

Tourist Office

Helpful at answering questions and offers a small but surprisingly comprehensive info pamphlet that includes useful schematic maps.
Exchange in Gangtok

RS Enterprises

Some of the best exchange rates in Gangtok, and the tea and philosophical conversation come for free from therapist-owner Nukul.
Internet in Gangtok

Internet Cafe

Has new computers, a wi-fi option and passport photos for ₹60.