Immigration in Gangtok to Mangan


Issues permits for Dzongu and far northern Sikkim, but you'll need an agency to apply on your behalf. If you're staying at the Wongden Homestay and organising a trip through them, it might be possible to organise pe…
Internet in Ravangla (Rabongla)

Generation Next Computers

Handy internet cafe on Ravangla's Main Bazaar, upstairs across the road from Kookay Restaurant.
Immigration in Gangtok


For permit extensions you'll need to seek out this distant office around 6km out of the centre.
Border Crossing in Far North Sikkim

Toong Checkpoint

Just across the Teesta River, around two thirds of the way from Mangan to Chungthang, the Toong Checkpoint is the official inspection post for permits for those heading to Sikkim's Far North. Heading north you are e…
Immigration in Pelling

Superintendent of Police Office

The office for extending permits is within the side wing of the West Sikkim District Administrative Centre complex. That's around 300m off the main Geyzing-Pelling road, 600m beyond Rabdentse. From Geyzing it's 3km …
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.
Internet in Jorethang

M/S TechnoCare

Friendly, bright and with good internet connection. Passport photos and assorted bookings also possible.
Telephone in Gangtok


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