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Long term bag storage in Delhi

Discussion in 'Travel advice' started by Colin, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. Colin

    Colin New Member

    Namaste,

    Does anyone know of a place it is possible to store a bag for 3 to 4 months in Delhi?

    I think the maximum for railway cloakrooms is 1 month?

    Many thanks

    Colin
     


  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello, @Colin, welcome to the forum!

    Long term bag storage in Delhi.
    (Images from Bruno Corpet, Arjun, Ramesh and Bahnfrend)

    Overview

    Backpacking across India and don't want to bring with you that big luggage that don't contain much necessities? Well, if you plan to arrive in the city of Delhi, there are various options for storing your luggage. Of course, the two most popular options are the Left Luggage in various railway stations of Delhi and in the Indira Gandhi International Airport. However, the maximum amount of time that you can leave your luggage in these places is for 30 days or 1 month. Your other options are guest houses or hotels, which can safely keep your luggage for you for more than 30 days. Finding such places can be quite hard on your own, so this guide would simplify the process for you.

    Left Luggage Facility in Railway Stations in Delhi

    There are different railway stations in Delhi though not all of them has Left Luggage Facility. For convenience purposes, here are the railway stations that have Left Luggage Facility, also known as Cloak Room, and where you can find it in each station.

    Left Luggage Facility in Different Railway Stations in Delhi

    Railway StationNumberLocation
    New Delhi Railway Station2Platform 1 & Platform 16
    Old Delhi Railway Station1Near Exit Gate (Fatehpuri Side)
    Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station1Platform 7
    These are the three railway stations in Delhi with Left Luggage Facility. The first one is the New Delhi Railway Station, which has two Left Luggage Facilities, one near Platform 1 and another near Platform 16. In the Old Delhi Railway Station, the Left Luggage is located near the Exit Gate, on the Fatehpuri side. And in the Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station, the Left Luggage is located near Platform 7.

    Left Luggage Facility Charges in Railway Stations in Delhi

    DurationPer PackagePer Locker
    First 24 HoursRs. 10Rs. 15
    Next 24 HoursRs. 12Rs. 20
    Succeeding 24 HoursRs. 15Rs. 25
    The table above highlights the various charges depending on the duration of time that you store your luggage in the Left Luggage Facility. The allowed maximum number of days for storing luggage in the railway station is 30 days or 1 month. However, for some railway stations, the allowed maximum number of days is just around 7 days or 1 week so check accordingly. Your luggage needs to have proper locks as they won't be accepted without it. Further, you need to provide for proper identification proof, like your passport or driving license. You also need to have a train ticket showing that you have just arrived at the station or you have an onward journey there within the month.

    Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station bag storage.
    Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station (Image from Wikia)

    You would be given a receipt that you need to keep. You can collect your luggage by showcasing this receipt to the Left Luggage Officer. On calculation of the accumulated fees, you are then given the required fees you need to pay. You can then collect your luggage thereafter.

    Left Luggage Facility in Indira Gandhi International Airport


    The Indira Gandhi International Airport also has its own Left Luggage Facility. If you're arriving in Delhi via the airport, you can utilise of this facility instead of the railway station.

    Left Luggage Facility in IGI Airport in Delhi

    AirportNumberLocation
    Indira Gandhi International Airport1Metro Connect Building in Terminal 3
    The Left Luggage Facility in the IGI Airport is located in the Metro Connect Building, near the Terminal 3. This is the area where the IGI Airport is connected to the Delhi Metro. The Left Luggage Facility is located outside the main airport, so you need to reach outside to store your luggage in this facility.

    Left Luggage Facility Charges in IGI Airport in Delhi

    Luggage SizeDescriptionUnder 2 HoursSucceeding Hours (Up to 8 Hours)24 Hours & Every Additional Day (Up to 30 Days)
    Small7 Kilograms & BelowRs. 80Rs. 20Rs. 200
    Medium7.1 to 20 KilogramsRs. 120Rs. 30Rs. 400
    Large20 Kilograms & AboveRs. 160Rs. 40Rs. 600
    The table above highlights the various charges for different sizes of packages and the duration of their stay in the Left Luggage Facility. Just like the railway station, the allowed maximum number of days for storing luggage here is for 30 days or 1 month. You only need to present your passport (for foreigners) or an identification card (for Indians) to avail of the facility. You won't even need your boarding pass to avail of this Left Luggage Facility.

    Left Luggage in IGI Airport.
    Left Luggage in IGI Airport (Image from Rapid IQ)

    Luggage Storage Facilities in Delhi (For More Than 30 Days)

    For many though, the issue is when they have to store luggage for more than 30 days. The Left Luggage Facilities mentioned above only allow for luggage storage for a maximum of 30 days or 1 month. Fortunately, many guest houses and hotels provide for Luggage Storage for staying guests. You can opt to stay in any of these hotels during your stay in Delhi and then avail of their Luggage Storage Facility. For many, they do allow for safekeeping of your luggage for more than 30 days, with flexible rates that you can negotiate with. Rates aren't fixed so they won't be shown here but you can always contact these guest houses and hotels for a more detailed information about their Luggage Storage rates.

    Guest Houses with Luggage Storage Facility in Delhi

    Guest HouseLocation (Specific)Nearest Railway Station (Distance)Contact Number
    Ajay Guest HousePaharganj (Main Bazaar Road)New Delhi Railway Station (800 Metres)+91 11 2358 3125
    Prakash KutirSouth Delhi (Hauz Khas)Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station (7 Kilometres)+91 11 2652 0134
    Bajaj Indian Home StayKarol Bagh (Maharana Pratap Road)New Delhi Railway Station (4 Kilometres)+91 11 2573 6509
    Shanti HomeJanakpuri (Pankha Road)Delhi Cantonment Railway Station (7 Kilometres)+91 11 4157 3366
    These are the various guest houses in Delhi with Luggage Storage Facilities. They don't require a maximum number of days for luggage to be stored. The rates are also not fixed so you need to contact any of them via the numbers given above. These guest houses were highly rated by guests for their efficient Luggage Storage Facilities so your luggages are in good hands with them. Still, you can have a look around and decide for yourself which of these guest houses would suit you best.

    Prakash Kutir Guest House.
    Prakash Kutir Guest House

    Hotels with Luggage Storage Facility in Delhi

    Guest HouseLocation (Specific)Nearest Railway Station (Distance)Contact Number
    BloomroomsPaharganj (Arakashan Road)New Delhi Railway Station (290 Metres)+91 11 4017 4017
    Hotel NamaskarPaharganj (Main Bazaar Road)New Delhi Railway Station (550 Metres)+91 11 2358 3456
    Hotel KwalityPaharganj (Arakashan Road)New Delhi Railway Station (600 Metres)+91 11 2352 0005
    Hotel Pooja PalaceKarol Bagh (Ajmal Khan Road)New Delhi Railway Station (4 Kilometres)+91 11 2574 5275
    These are the hotels with Luggage Storage Facility in Delhi. Most of these hotels are three-star properties or lower so charges aren't that high. Usually, rates are negotiable and you can leave your luggage with them for a few months, as long as you declare it to the hotel management. Most of these hotels are located in Paharganj so they're easily accessible. Again, these hotels were highly praised by guests for their Luggage Storage Facilities so you won't face much issues with them.

    Bloomrooms Hotel.
    Bloomrooms Hotel

    Conclusion

    This concludes our guide for the Left Luggage Facilities and the Luggage Storage Facilities in the city of Delhi. The two commonly used storage facilities for luggages are the railway station and airport. However, they only allow for luggage storage for a maximum of 30 days or 1 month. If you intent to have your luggage stored more than that duration, then you can opt for guest houses or hotels in the city. Rates are usually negotiable but trusting them is at your own discretion. The guest houses and hotels listed above have good reputations when it comes to their Luggage Storage Facilities.

    I hope this helps you!:)