|Up and out at 7am to go to the Red Fort, the other major attraction in Agra connected to the Shah Jehan and Mumtaz love story. This time we were too early for the audio tour office so we availed ourselves of the services of Hari, who assured us he was an official guide to the Red Fort and had been a guide here and at thebTaj for 35 years. We had to stick together on this tour but after Hari had finished his bit I did get the chance to spend some time wandering back around inside the fort.
There wasn't time to visit any other sites so it was breakfast and then back to the hotel to clean up and pack before the noon check out time. We had booked the same Tuktuk driver to collect us at 2pm, take us to McDs for lunch and then on to the train station to catch our 4.10pm train.
The train was an hour or so late arriving but we are getting used to it now. We had our first real problem with our bookings regarding the trains on this trip. We have bought AC1 passes and I foolishly assumed that we were in the AC1 cabin but when the ticket collector turned up his sheets had us down in the AC2 compartment. As it turned out the seats we had taken in the AC1 section were not booked until Delhi so we stayed where we were until we reached Delhi about 10pm an then moved to our allocated seats in the AC2 section next door.
We ended up with two Indian men in the top two bunks and the overnight trip was the best for me so far on the trip. We also chatted with some Indian ladies from Mumbai who were travelling to Amritsar to see the Golden Temple and the Wagah border eremony, which is just what we want to do.