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Kolkata Trams

Trips & Tours | Shop No. 8, Mezz Floor, Esplanade Metro Rail Station, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700069, India
+91 90 88 888894
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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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Jaipur, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

seeing the kolkata trams,outsiders will wonder with the prehistoric design & ramble journey of the poor tram car compared to modern tram cars of the western countries.but one should remember that this was the only comfortable journey inherited from the british era.still now this is the most cheapest , comfesortable & leisurely journey still preferred by the old & people... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Although trams used to run from Belgachia to Behala, now it is limited only to few areas of the city, mainly Shyambazar, Esplanade, Kalighat, Park circus, Rashbehari Avenue etc. The class system in tram was unique experience - 1st & 2nd class. The babus and ladies travelling alone would frequent 1st class where as menial labours, pick pockets, green vegetable... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Trams in Kolkata is really a nostalgia for me. In my college days the only communication that i used from home to college is tram. Its a pleasure sitting in the front row and hearing the trying tring bell and passing thru the middle of the crowded road. Its also a pleasure in those days as a college student standing... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

the one of the oldest trams in the world,it runs on a separate truck maintained by the Calcutta tramways company.it runs on electric like electric trains. it is the pride of Kolkata. only Melbourne has such heritage tram in the world like this one.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

its typical of so much in Kolkata , looks poorly maintained , but its used by many every day and is a charming way to get about

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