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Kolkata Trams

Trips & Tours | Shop No. 8, Mezz Floor, Esplanade Metro Rail Station, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700069, India
+91 90888 88894
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Back in time.

I used the tram twice. Pushing and shoving are common to get on and off and few wait their turn but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
WilliamWrawby
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Brigg, United Kingdom
Reeking of history, though has aged

The trams of kolkata are reeking of history though have aged and rusted, but are still moving and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rohit S
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New Delhi, India
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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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Trips & Tours | Shop No. 8, Mezz Floor, Esplanade Metro Rail Station, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700069, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used the tram twice. Pushing and shoving are common to get on and off and few wait their turn but that is the way. They are not air conditioned but when moving, there is a breeze. Not all lines in the streets are operational...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trams of kolkata are reeking of history though have aged and rusted, but are still moving and carrying people of Kolkata.

Thank Rohit S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being a citizen of Kolkata, we suffer a lot due to bad maintenance of Trams. The heritage is a big contributor of Jam in heavy traffic areas like collage street, shyam bazar, etc.where only empty trams are plying without any takers. This heritage should be...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had traveled in TRAM, must visit for first time, this is the oldest memory of Britisher, its Very Slow and no crowd at all. use full for Joy Ride only Very Less Fare

Thank Jiten D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

kolkata is the only city where tram service is available in India.One of oldest modern means of transportation, still being run.So during our city visit we wanted to try it.We took ride from kalighat to ravindra sarovar.It was cheaper. As we went in the morning...More

Thank AnjanManda
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

Initially horse-drawn trams ran for nearly 4 km between Sealdah and Armenian Ghat Street in February 1873. The Calcutta Tramway Company was formed and registered in London on 22 December 1880. In 1882, steam locomotives were deployed experimentally to haul tram cars. Two trams were...More

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Reviewed May 31, 2018

I really love riding the heritage trams, esp. when I have some time at hand. It may ply somewhat slower than other public transports like buses as it need to ply through the tracks - which are mostly on the streets and therefore the way...More

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Reviewed May 24, 2018

kolkata is one of the oldies cities in the world.Trams are the traditions of kolkata . every one must ride on a tram to know what an amazing vehicle is this

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Reviewed May 23, 2018

I got on the Tram near Esplanade just to see how the ride feel since I had sat on one in Hong Kong. The ride was nice, just across one station. Box Checked!

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Reviewed May 21, 2018

a peak into past, these slow moving trams take you across the old city. Patience is a virtue they say.

Thank Nanki K
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Response from Leena B | Reviewed this property |
I am sharing what a friend of mine told to me. 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. The early morning ride starts at 7 am... More
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January 20, 2017|
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Response from Patricia D | Reviewed this property |
We only used the tram once during the day and they seemed to run every 10 minutes approximately. I don't recall an air conditioned tram but maybe they do exist. We saw fans in the tramcar and perhaps this is what you mean... More
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