For permit extensions you'll need to seek out this distant office around 6km out of the centre.
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…
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.
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.
SIM cards cost ₹127 including ₹100 call credit and 50MB data. Passport and a photograph are required.
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 access in a slightly grubby upstairs room accessed from the stairway marked Roll House. No wi-fi option. Passport photos ₹50.
Helpful at answering questions and offers a small but surprisingly comprehensive info pamphlet that includes useful schematic maps.
Some of the best exchange rates in Gangtok, and the tea and philosophical conversation come for free from therapist-owner Nukul.
Has new computers, a wi-fi option and passport photos for ₹60.