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Address: Trips & Tours | Shop No. 8, Mezz Floor, Esplanade Metro Rail Station, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700069, India
Phone Number: +91 90 88 888894
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Description: With a capacity of 24 - 53 and equipped with a television and FM radio...
With a capacity of 24 - 53 and equipped with a television and FM radio, the AC and Non AC tram runs four rides daily to the north and south of the city. Each ticket costs includes 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 or Non 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.
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Jewel of Kolkata !!!

Kolkata tram is considered jewel of Kolkata and it's the only city where tram works. Although it's going in full loss but Kolkata government is still running it as it's the old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Sanchitagarwal
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Pune, India
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90 reviews 90 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

You cant go to Kolkata and not try a tram ride. But dont expect it to be world class. Its historic and it shows. Would recommend the ride through Maidan in the evening. Its beautiful.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Tram service started in India in 19th century. This service stopped in all cities of India in mid 20s , except Kolkata. As it is carried out by forcely by the WB govt for the sake of local people's emotion are attached with their heritage. otherwise the tram transport service is worst. they are also occupying huge area of the... More 

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Chaibasa, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Kolkata is the only city in india where trams operate.I travelled in tram for the first time and i enjoyed it very much.I had travelled in metro trains but travellling by trams had a different feeling.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Kolkata tram is considered jewel of Kolkata and it's the only city where tram works. Although it's going in full loss but Kolkata government is still running it as it's the old charm. It's a heritage property. Needs really a makeover but don't think much can be done for it.

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Pune, India
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Kolkata is the only city in India to have a tram transportation network. Started on 24th February 1873, between Sealdah and Armenian Ghat Street, it is one of the oldest means of modern transportation system in West Bengal.The ride from tram is a bit slow but it takes you through the heritage of British Calcutta. If you are planning to... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

take a tram ride early morning or late evening from North to south of the city--- witness and feel the real life -- old world charm of Kolkata...!!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The trams were an intregal part of Kolkata trans[ort when I was growing upin the 60's and 70's and was part of my daily routine either on way to or back from school. Thougha little time consuming but safe due to low speed and very teasonable fare. Now it is just a skeliton of the oldtramway butstii got into it... More 

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Pune, India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Trams are old transport means still running on tracks in Kolkata. They are comparatively slow running double bogie vehicle which is widely used as public transport in Kolkata. For outsiders, it is a unique travel experience. It needs time but worth riding atleast once. Price of the ride is very cheap and one will love it.

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Gurgaon, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Kolkata is my home town and I love to travel by trams. They are pollution free, low floor vehicles. Though these become a hindrance at places these days considering the available road widths and the number vehicles in Kolkata, but it is really a pleasure to travel by trams, at least along the maidan / race course / fort william... More 

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Kolkata trams, of for that matter trams, are a luxury to travel in. Just sit back and enjoy the ride as it strolls thru the busy lanes, which are literally inaccessible. The view is better as you sit on heighted platform, and that is where the colors of Kolkata can be seen. Must take a ride.

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