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Kolkata Trams

Trips & Tours | Shop No. 8, Mezz Floor, Esplanade Metro Rail Station, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700069, India
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Owner description: With a capacity of 24 and equipped with a television and FM radio, the AC tram runs four rides daily to the north and south of the city. Each ticket... more » Owner description: With a capacity of 24 and equipped with a television and FM radio, the AC tram runs four rides daily to the north and south of the city. Each ticket costs Rs 360, including snacks A lot is often heard about Kolkata's dwindling traffic system and how its age-old trams, means of transport that are still existing only in this part of India, are adding to the commuters' woes. There have even been talks of doing away with old tram cars for good and redesign the city's traffic network. However, trams are still plying in Kolkata and measures are being taken to resuscitate the 133-year-old Calcutta Tramways Company. Take a ride in one of these AC trams early morning this week and get a taste of old Kolkata's magical heritage. Call or email Trips & Tours to book your seats. You can book the whole tram if you wish. « less
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

What a sad state to see the famous Trams of Kolkata being run the way it is. From outside it looks like the trams on a daily basis is scrapped from outside by two metal objects. It is in shambles and I wonder how it still runs. I wonder if the administrator who can see the same does not realise... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I always travel by tram. When it moves through maidan- the Kolkata's lungs it creats a rethym of life. This is the only vehicle in Kolkata which has fans to cool in summer. So, it's the best.

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India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I'm obsessed with trains - from the toy kind to the kind that run on the road in cities, so I'm not being facetious when I say the trams in Kolkata are as much fun as the ones in Geneva, perhaps even more, since the view from the window varies so much. The coaches are more than a bit run... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The trams used to be an important mode of transport for the people of Kolkata even in the 90's but not any more. Other modes of transport have taken over but the charm of the trams plying slowly along some of the still preserved lines are a treat that takes us back to the colonial times. I had heard a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This tram is much like the San Francisco cable car, but this one has more 99% non-tourists passengers. While it doesn't seems to take you to many major destinations within the town, it has served the Kolkata public for generations, and become a page of its history (I even doubt that any parts of the car has ever been replaced).... More

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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

When travelling by taxi to a destination one may come across a rambling tram on a quite stretch of the road. You can just hop off and enjoy the ride for a stop or two with your cab following. I will not suggest much more as although the authorities in Kolkata need to be commended for continuing with trams, the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

When you are in Kolkata, take the time to ride the city in some of the trams. It is an experience you will never forget. Experience what life was like in the old colonial days of British rule, as the infrastructure of the public tram network has not really changed much since then. Make sure you experience the trams in... More

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The trams of Kolkata are a unique experience. One needs to experience the travel on a tram to enjoy it. From the olden days the routes have considerably reduced. There is so much talk about transport being environmental friendly, and trams are a best example.

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Vadodara, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Excellent two bogies mini train running on Kolkata's road are excellent example of History. They are still giving us the feel of Old is Gold in present days

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Kharagpur, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Although not of much functional importance, the trams do add to the simple, nostalgic old-world charm of Kolkata. It is definitely worth a ride for tourists as Kolkata is the only city where you will get to experience this old fashioned way of travel.

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