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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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Heritage of kolkata

Trams r the heritage of our city,kolkata.Its a thing to be proud of and boast.Many bollywood and tollywood movies have been shot in the trams.People visiting our city love to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Trams r the heritage of our city,kolkata.Its a thing to be proud of and boast.Many bollywood and tollywood movies have been shot in the trams.People visiting our city love to travel in the trams,its gives a pleasant trip during monsoon,as one can see the greenery passing in the rain and having a nice view.these r the best for old and... More 

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kolkata
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Trams have been plying in Kolkata from the British era, and not too many improvements (other than installing some modern coaches) have been made over the years. Many routes (like Joka to BBD Bag) have been removed, and many routes shortened. The lines are not well-maintained either. But Iike travelling by trams as it gives me a nostalgia sometimes.

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kolkata
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

It had now became a heritage attraction of kolkata. Old trams cars. Limited routes but must for a first timer.

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

What used to be an essential part of the city's transport system has now become an eyesore due to total lack of care and maintenance. Effectively, its inability to serve its basic purpose (hardly anyone takes a ride on it these days) has made it practically redundant in today's context. Apart from being a white elephant (huge doses of subsidy... More 

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New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

It was great disappointment to see the state of situation kol trams are in. Kolkatians take lot of pride for there trams but it is very disturbing to see that no proper restoration has been done and trams coaches are in very bad shape. I stopped to see how it looks from inside and couldn't have courage to step in... More 

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Jorhat, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Tram journey is really facinating. one must travel in the evening. it is a slow mode. But the pleasure is splendid. very crowed city. travelling along with taxi,bus, private cars, tanga(hand driven) scoters,Bike etc really gives a kick to all. board it from Esplanade (New market area) and travel towards Tollygaunge. Enjoyable

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Mumbai
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I am not sure why people outside kolkata are so excited to see trams in Kolkata. Let me tell you there is nothing to see and its going to be a big disappointment.There are other better attractions in kolkata

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Do not take my rating as a transport option...tram is very slow and u will only get an wooden hard seat...but this sis the pride of Kolkata and Kolkata should maintain it for visitors and tourists..it still gives a touch of british and old kolkata...

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Mysore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I boarded a Tram in Manicktolla area of Kolkata and went upto BBD Bagh.First impression of the Tram was unimpressive.The Tram had two carriages and both were rickety with worn out paints.It had two big ceiling fans of Raj era.But the ride was pleasant. Moving around the city and that too in the middle of the road was fantastic.The ticket... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A tram ride in kolkata can be joyous only if u r taking it for fun else in these busy days of metro and all it could seem a little daunting in the traffic of kolkata. But take the ride on Maidan and its amazing. Brings you down the memories of childhood...

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Address: Address: Trips & Tours | Shop No. 8, Mezz Floor, Esplanade Metro Rail Station, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700069, India
Phone Number: +91 90 88 888894
Location: Asia  >  India  >  West Bengal  >  Kolkata (Calcutta)

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