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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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With a capacity of 24 - 53 and equipped with a television and FM radio, the...

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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A tram ride

Once upon a time, I used to travel by tram frequently. After a long break I boarded a tram in Kolkata. Early tram in Kolkata had fans inside the first compartment, with relaxing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Once upon a time, I used to travel by tram frequently. After a long break I boarded a tram in Kolkata. Early tram in Kolkata had fans inside the first compartment, with relaxing wooden chairs. Now few trams converted air conditioned for Kolkata city tours. Tram moves through the busy city roads. It is a slow transport in comparison to... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unique experience to sit in a train to travel by road. NO jerking like bus, so comfortable than bus. But slow moving.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

if you want the real kolkata feel , u should take the tram ride ! u visit cal and u dont take the tram , the journey remians incomplete

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In India kolkata is also know for its tram. A train which runs on road. At time it was decided to stop running trams in kolkata because of financial loss because of it. But later decided to continue its movement because of its heritage resemblance in of this city.

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Ahmedabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were super-excited to travel in a tram, as we had only read about one until we visited Kolkata. Very cheap means of travel. And slower than the slowest cycle I feel! We wondered how people even afforded to spend so much time when they travelled in a tram.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my first time trams ride. Cheap and joyful rides but a little bit noise. Overall I like them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

u don't get to see trams outside kolkata. This is one of the oldest means of transport. Tourists visiting kolkata must take a tram ride.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just too slow and absolute useless mode of service i felt, but it had a story to tell i felt when i entered it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the remains of the British Raj in Kolkata. Kolkata now offers faster and more comfortable public transports like metro and AC Buses. But the trams have character and must for a visitor to experience the ride. Its super slow and very cheap.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very dependable, economical, comfortable and hassle-free way to travel on select routes in Kolkata. select because the trams dont ply everywhere like before. They have resumed service from the Ballygunge depot recently. It reminsd us of the carefree good old times when time was ample and busy people too travalled by trams in Kolkata. Not any more, as there... More 

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