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Heritage Tram Tours

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
About Heritage Tram Tours
With a capacity of 24 or 53 and equipped with WiFi, the AC or Non AC tram runs multiple 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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sucharitadaslbc1 wrote a review May 2020
Kolkata (Calcutta), India183 contributions17 helpful votes
Journey in tram at Kolkata is a very good experience with friends or family members with little mmember.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Catherine L wrote a review Feb 2020
Bangkok, Thailand10 contributions28 helpful votes
Tram depot quite hard to find but when got there no one there. Men in depot helped me, they had not heard of this tour. Wandered around but nobody remotely like other tourists there, so left. My hotel (Oberoi) tried to ring the number given, as did men in office, but no reply. VERY DISAPPOINTED. This trip was expensive. I expect a refund or will be contacting the police.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Anuradha wrote a review Jan 2020
199 contributions11 helpful votes
A must take joy ride if you are visiting the city for the first time. It’s very cheap and convenient mode of public transport but sadly the number of users is dwindling reducing the government revenue. Take the joyride before it disappears in the wave of modernisation !
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Date of experience: January 2020
meDreamz wrote a review Dec 2019
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It is our first visit to Kolkata. Tram tour was a good experience, got view of real city life. Hotel pick up and drop was arranged. The only point is non availability of tram for some routes due to last minute circumstances and metro work. Overall our experience was good.
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Date of experience: December 2019
john r wrote a review Nov 2019
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and family think I am a loony for liking trams, trains and the like, especially heritage items. So this tour appealed and was not a disappointment. The trams are truely heritage, with the mechanisms and regulator going back to circa 1902. They still work well, although the body is marginal. Usual aircon by opening all the windows. My guide was excellent and was passionate about the trams. The network is unfortunately now very small, as traffic pressures accumulate. An early start avoided most problems. The Metro development is further limiting the routes, but they hope for a heritage track in future, using a park route away from traffic. In addition we saw other aspects of the city, including South Park St Cemetery and Sisters of Charity home. Very good.
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Date of experience: November 2019