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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, Sightseeing Tours
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, Sightseeing Tours
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Only city in India to continue running trams. A great mode of transport to enjoy the flavours of colonial Kolkata. A definite must do in itinerary of tourists visiting the city .

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Shillong, Meghalaya, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Tram in Kolkata has been there for decades and is the only city in India to still have trams running. It is a great way to relax and enjoy on the stretches along Red road, Fort william and adjoining areas after hopping on from Esplanade, besides others. Minimal fares give you great pleasure. You must enjoy a Tram ride... More 

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Bhilai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

In India only Kolkata has the facility to travel by Trams. It is wonderful experience to travel through trams in Kolkata but if you have a lot time as the trams take long time to travel from one destination to other. Yet it is an amazing experience to travel.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Travelling in tram foremost in our must-to-do activities in Kolkata.Just experience the thrill,fun and enjoyment of travelling in it.Hopped in tram from Esplanade and literally enjoyed the ride.

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