Post in Shantiniketan

Post Office

Located on the main road, this post office has speed post and parcel facilities.
Bank in Shantiniketan

State Bank of India

This bank has an ATM that accepts foreign cards.
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…
Travel Agency in Siliguri & New Jalpaiguri

Help Tourism

A recommended agency with a strong environmental and community-development focus, including voluntourism. It has links to dozens of homestays and lodges around the hills, including a historic tea estate at Damdin an…
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.
Travel Agency in Jaldhapara Wildlife Sanctuary

Wild Planet Travel Desk

Mithun of Wild Planet Travel Desk and Hotel Relax can often book accommodation and safaris when no one else can and is probably your best option for a DIY trip, including cycling and birdwatching.
Tourist Information in Nabadwip & Mayapur

Iskcon Kolkata

Iskcon runs a package bus tour from Kolkata, with departures for Mayapur early on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings, returning the subsequent evening. Call for details or to make a booking.
Tourist Information in Kalimpong

Helpdesk Tourism

This private information centre on the ground floor of Sherpa Lodge offers guides, a useful map and information on trips around Kalimpong. Ask for Jigme.