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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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Bangalore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This was one of my childhood dreams. Travel in the tram ! It is just like a train, but slow moving. It moves on tracks similar to trains. The seating is just basics. But they have huge ceiling fans. The rates are cheep. It was fun to watch them move and travel in that. Please note that it moves slow,... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The tram has been a part of Kolkata's rich heritage. From the one that runs near the Maidan.....the serene green ambience to the busy streets of Kolkata.....vendors shouting & selling wares............. to the small lanes of North Kolkata...........Its like a journey through a fairly tale.....A must if one wants to take the true essence of Kolkata.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The general view among the people of Kolkata, except for the sentimental middle class who would staunchly cling on to "tradition", is that in today's daily life, trams have lost their relevance as a mode of transport that is worth maintaining. However, the major plus of sitting on a tram is that it would take you through the "old &... More

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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26 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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