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Address: Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Cheap way of traveling north to south or vice versa across Kolkata. Metro trains can be very crowded. Every carriage has a ladies only section although we noticed quite a few... read more

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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cheap way of traveling north to south or vice versa across Kolkata. Metro trains can be very crowded. Every carriage has a ladies only section although we noticed quite a few local men ignored the obvious signage. Still a good way to travel to many tourist attractions. At least making them within walking distance.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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304 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The first metro of the country, but just hasn't kept pace with changing times - both in terms of network and also quality of trains, service, cleanliness etc. Still a quick and very affordable mode of transport.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is the oldest metro in india...you can easily travel one part of Kolkata to another part without any jam and quickly...

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Euless, Texas
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69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great way to get around the city, although it's not the most extensive metro system. As the oldest metro system in India it runs like a clock. The stations are clean and easy to navigate. Fares are cheap but trains are crowded so if you're not comfortable on a crowded Metro train this is not your best travel option... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Metro railway wasfirst built in kolkata in India.Its best to travel by metro in order to avoid rush travellinf by bus.Its now extended in nearlyevery part of the city.

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Noida, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up in Kolkata when metro was built. This was first metro service in the country. You can compare Kolkata metro with Budapest Metro minus the bouncers type Ticket checkers you would find in Budapest. Both Metro station & metro coaches are non AC. You would feel the sultry heat in summers. Since coaches are non AC windows have... More 

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Vadodara, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kolkata metro is easily the cleanest and efficient transportation you can choose to take in this city. The single metro line connects important lamdmarks of the city and is often crowded due to that reason. Be careful of carrying large luggage, as you might be screened separately near the ticketing gates. The announcements inside the train are difficult to hear... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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85 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i have been in metro in delhi,mumbai and chennai also but underground metro in kolkatta stand completely different

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First operation started in 24 October 1984 from Tollygunj to Dum Dum. It will be like privilege to ride on the oldest Metro non-AC. A must ride as soon as possible as this metro train may be decommissioned soon and replaced by new generation metro.

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Jamshedpur, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kolkata Metro is the first underground metro railway system in India. Presently it operates from Dumdum to Garia. The travel in metro is fast and convenient and hence it is in high demand among the commuters. As a result, trains are jam-packed especially during office hours and difficult to board especially from in between stations.

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