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Metro Railway

Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Mangalore, India
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115 reviews 115 reviews
60 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Metro Railway is not a attraction, its much more than that, its lifeline of Kolkata City. As a budget traveller, the metro can save you a lot of money. Many of the attractions like Kalighat, Maidan, Museum etc can be easily visited by the Metro. The prices are damn cheap and it can save you lot of time and visit... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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158 reviews 158 reviews
126 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I took the subway from Chandni Chowk to Rabindra Sadan for 5 rupees. As a foreigner, I noticed absolutely nothing unique about this experience - it's just a normal subway just like anywhere else, and its architecture is plain and purely functional (unlike Moscow's subways which are spectacular). I question why this is even listed as an attraction, except for... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Quick, cheap and fast way to reach destinations within central kolkata. Otherwise extremely bad in terms of maintenance. Non AC compartments for underground rail. How can they do this? Process to take tickets and waiting time is manageable. Stations need an upgrade too.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

You can save lot of money. Only thing that bothers is huge crowd. Trains are very crowdy. If u r comfortable with crowds then u can save alot. Cheap and fast. India's oldest metro.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Yes it is oldest metro and looks like one that too. The train in not at all maintained, the platforms are extremely crowded, please avoid if you are traveling with children or old age people.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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71 reviews 71 reviews
46 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Metro system in Kolkata is India's oldest and if you understand it well, you can take this to visit most of the tourist places and save lots of money that would otherwise be spent on taxi. Key places like Victoria memorial, Kali ghat, birla mandir, Esplanade, Marble palace, airport etc are connected by Metro. Book a hotel close to a... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

It was my first trip to Kolkata (Calcutta) and I didn't want to miss a ride in the metro. I first rode in a metro in the Ultra Clean (Durian (smelly fruit that one can get in the far east) banned) Metro in Singapore but that was in 1996. Kolkata boasted the first of the metros in India and that... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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236 reviews 236 reviews
135 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Just connecting a small portion of Kolkata.... Not well spread.... Need to construct more lines.... Cleanliness can be better....

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Kolkata metro is the pride of BENGAL,not only it is first metro in our country but also it attached lot of our memories with metro ,from starting to at present .DUM DUM is the 1st.station and KABI SUBHAS ( GARIA) at the end.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Kolkata Metro lives up to it's name of being the first metro in India. the metro ride is very peaceful considering the chaos outside on the streets. Saves one from all the pollution - noise, smoke and other nuances of road travel in Kolkata.

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