Agra to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri & Abhaneri

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IndiaMike'ers, I have a burning question that is making me itch...

Me and a friend will be in Agra for a one night's stay on Thursday 15th of December, and we'll head to Jaipur on the following day, with stops at Fatehpur Sikri and Abhaneri on route. The plan is to hire a taxi or private car, so my questions are...

Is there a reputable taxi/private car hire company or a reservation website to pre-book this day hire with the afformentioned stops?

If so, would you know an estimate of the cost?

Alas, would it be safe to leave our luggage in the taxi, whilst we visit FS and Ab?

Finally, if not safe, are there any public lockers available in FS and Ab to store our backpacks?

Post-finale... will anyone of you guys be in the same place at the same time, and mulling the same plan in mind... because if so we could share the ride, so let me know!?

And I know everyone is oh so excited and enthusiastic about this thread so don't all try to answer it at once, or else IndiaMike crashes but of course I jest, as I am very grateful and would greatly appreciate your input, thank you all

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You could check with Travel Bureau. They have been recommended in this forum earlier. Usually the company charges for a lumpsum of 250 / 300 kms per day at 10 - 18 Rs per km depending on what car you choose. Extra kms over and above are charged at actuals. If the driver is with you overnight then there would be extra charges. The kms will be calculated on a garage to garage basis, meaning if the car is from Agra then the kms will be counted as Agra - Jaipur - Agra.

It would be safe to leave your luggage in the taxi, since the driver would not be accompanying you and be in or around the taxi. You will have to park your taxi a few clicks away from the actual complex. From there you would need to take a rickshaw or a battery operated bus to take you to the complex. Also do see the Palace Complex which has an entry fee. For more information on Fatehpur Sikri read my trip report in the signature.
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Thank you aarosh, your suggestions are very much appreciated. I will check out Travel Bureau now.
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Consider stopping at Bharatpur bird sanctuary which is between Agra and Abhaneri. It's a fabulous place and winter is the best time to be there. You won't be disappointed.
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UPDATE: I have received a quote from Travel Bureau FOR $105 USD (about 75), for the journey from Agra to Jaipur, via FS and Ab. Could anyone let me know if this is a fair price?

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Which car and what does it include?
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It's a medium Tata Indigo with AC.
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Toll, Parking, Road Tax, Guide inlcuded?
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It includes Toll, Parking, and Road Tax.

It does not include a Guide, as I have not asked for one.

Does it sound like a fair price to you aarosh?
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The price seems fair.
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It's now booked!

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