Cloak Room in Agra

#1 Nov 12th, 2007, 09:05
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Hello,
I have spent a lot of time in these forums to plan my 7 day trip to Agra, Jaipur, Varanasi and Haridwar.

According to current plan I will reach Agra at 6:05 AM from Varanasi by train.

I am planning to visit Taj Mahal and Agra Fort before lunch and after lunch go to Fatehpur Sikri. Then I will catch the evening train to Jaipur from Bharatpur at 7:15 PM

Questions:
1. Is it possible to visit Taj, Agra Fort and Fatepur Sikri during the 8-10 hours time from morning till evening?

2. I will have 1 piece of luggage and I am not sure where I can keep it during the day when I visit these places. Are there cloak rooms in all these places or what are the best options for me?

Appreciate any help

Thanks in advance
Ramesh
#2 Nov 12th, 2007, 09:55
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If you are leaving from the same station you arrive (Agra Cantonment or Agra Fort) you can leave your luggage at the cloak room for a very reasonable fee. (and it will be safe, I have done it heaps of times at lots of railways stations). Or at the Taj you can leave your luggage at the locker room. I don't know about at Fatehpur.
#3 Nov 12th, 2007, 11:32
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8-10 hours I would say pick and choose. Get a driver, 30 minutes for the Taj, 4 hours for FS considering travel and fighting through touts. If necessary a couple of hours at the fort. Skip eating and more than one restroom stop. Are you a fort person, if not..
#4 Nov 12th, 2007, 13:23
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Hi World of Photos,

The train you are taking runs late often so you may have to play it by ear.

The Taj has a cloak room on the Eastern Gate not really sure about red fort I'm nearly 100% sure there isn't one in Fatepur Sikri.

I suggest give the taj 1 hr red fort 1 1/2 and extra hour for getting about and between the two. If your train arrives by 8am at the latest you will scream the two in by lunch.

Drive or bus from Idgarh bus stand to Fatepur Sikri is about 1 hour and getting to Bharatpur takes another 1 hour max. Visiting Fatepur Sikri allow 2 hours min. I wouldn't bother going to Jaipur from Bharatpur by train it takes too long. Bharatpur has a really good bus connection with Jaipur. Which is only 4 hours. It will also give you more flexibility if your original train is late.

Luggage problem is a hard one you could leave it at the train station you arrive at or maybe the restaurant you pick for breakfast will look after it. (My pick of restaurant in Agra would be Indiana) pick it up after lunch on the way to Fatepur Sikri. I do know a small guest house in Fatepur Sikri you could rent a room for about 100INR it is next to the bus stand called Ajay Palace they do a great Thali there and the best lassi of anywhere.

Hope this helps,

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#5 Nov 12th, 2007, 18:14
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Thanks everyone

You all are terrific and this is the kind of information I am looing for. Please keep the tips coming and I certainly appreciate it.

Thanks
Ramesh

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