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…
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.
Hospital in Gangtok

STNM Hospital

Government hospital with emergency and outpatient facilities. Take a copy of your travel insurance for major treatments.