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“Take your Time” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kolkata Trams

Kolkata Trams
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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.
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Take your Time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2012

In today's world of Pace pollution if one wants to experience how it was to live when one had ample of time and no urgency.
Then this Tram Ride is a must. leisurely ride extremely economical and pollution free specially the stretch from Esplanade to Maidan while going towards Hastings/ Khidderpore.. Its a picturesque ride. A must for any visitor to kolkata.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“A great great heritage”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2012

Tram transport that began in 1873 refuses to die in Calcutta and is one of its most iconic images. Desperately needing repair and modernization it still runs through some of the oldest as well as the modern parts of the city. The best way to city the city and perhaps the most comfortable public transport available, they got a new lease of life with the rennovation of the tracks and some of the carriages. Kudos to the authorities for still keeping it alive. It is one of the greatest heritage of the city of joy that has made a place in the heart of its people forvever.Long live the Calcutta Tramways.

Visited June 2011
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Bengaluru, India
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“They still have committed travellers..”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2012

Much like SFO, the means of communication existed for ages and continues to share space with the other modern modes of transportation in Kolkata. If you are not in a rush, it is the best means of travel, chugs along the arterial roads at its pace, providing you ample view of life in the city. Never overcrowded except on festive days, peaceful and relaxed is what you feel when you travel by the Kolkata trams ! Senior citizens most preferred mode of travel, as the crowd is less, no bumpy ride et al. Fares are so so reasonable, perhaps the cheapest in the country.

Visited December 2011
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Heritage”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2012

The newer versions are too good, the old ones could have been kept a little better. Overall a symbol of heritage of Kolkatta they still inspire awe amongst many travellers

Visited November 2011
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“A look at history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2011

A must ride in the city of joy. Though there are very few lines left which are running. The Kolkata govt has shut alsmost all the lines now. They were a good mode of transport, cheap, not too nosiy and non polluting. And getting a good view of the city while slowly going through the roads of calcutta. But not dying away. So go ahead and ride it while it lasts.

Visited November 2011
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