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Kolkata Trams

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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Type: Public Transportation Systems, Transportation
Owner description: With a capacity of 24 - 53 and equipped with a television and FM radio, the AC and Non AC tram runs...
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Type: Public Transportation Systems, Transportation
Owner description: 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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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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83 reviews 83 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

A lovely ride on a winter morning around the city of joy! It's heritage and a must-do at least once!

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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15 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Tram is the Kolkata's old tradition at effect. Kolkata is the only Indian city which maintains such rich heritage. The first tram rolled out on the tracks way back in February 28, 1873. A horse drawn tram system opened in January 1881 after a premature experiment in 1873 and a steam tramway line opened in 1882. Electric trams began plying... More 

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Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
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71 reviews 71 reviews
50 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

an age old slow moving transport set by britishers still existing as an antic treasure. though now-a-days the tram company has ventured into CTC buses, one can enjoy the tram ride as a pleasure

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Kolkata
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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Calcutta Trams are of heritage attraction. It is very slow but is mainly of heritage value. One should try to travel the stretch between Esplanade to Khidirpur. A wonderful way to travel

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

It's great to see that steel the trams on the road.Its a icon if The Great KOLKATA, it need to be upgraded with the time.It has long histroy.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

very slow transport slowly unfolds the beautiful spots of kolkata.a relaxed leisurely trip is very pleasurable.

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Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

When in Kolkata, its hard to ignore those metal body, double coach old world trams plying on the roads along their metallic rails with speeds varying between 10-50 km/hr depending on the traffic and congestion on the roads. Not an ideal public transportation medium for the ubiquitous metrosexual man going about his daily routine of fighting the war against time,... More 

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

you should not miss the tram ride when you visit kolkata and one of the cheapest transport in kolkatta. It is one of the difference experience that you feel when travlling. But its not properly maintained. When i travelled to howrah I can see the tram tracks but they had stopped the service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

It was a fun ride but needs to maintained properly. This was the first time i took a ride in tram, it was worth it

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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102 reviews 102 reviews
32 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Todays generation can more afford the luxury of travel by Trams (in Calcutta that is) as this dependable mode of transport is considered too slow.So what is the best alternative..to take a joy ride with all the hurry being blown to the wind..literally.The of the rides is the one from Esplanade to Kidderpore.Try to hit it early in the morning.Hop... More 

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