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Kolkata Trams

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Address: Trips & Tours | Shop No. 8, Mezz Floor, Esplanade Metro Rail Station, Kolkata 700069, India
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+91 90888 88894
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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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Remains of the British Raj

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... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

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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1 Thank Sayan M
Kochi
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

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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Kolkata
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

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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1 Thank sudipnandy
Nagpur, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

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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Reviewed 6 August 2016

if you are first time visiting kolkata then do enjoy the tram ride. it is just worth a try the new trams are comfortable and pleasure to have a tour through the city

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1 Thank Subham N
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

Sat on tram after nearly 20 yrs and still the same. no changes, same uniform, same old coaches. Now a days the trams services to very limited area, it would be good if they have an air conditioned tram to visit the city's touris places

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1 Thank saloni2015
Kolkata, India
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

This is the only city of India where the Heritage Trams is still running that started during the British colonial era. This is easily available in north kolkata. Government should do something upgrading and improving it's service and keep this history alive. For observing the whole city, this is a nice ride.

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Kolkata, India
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

It is indeed pride and heritage of Kolkata. This is the sole operating tram system in India and oldest in Asia run by Calcutta Tramways Company (CTC). The service was started in 1873 between Sealdah and Armenian Ghat Street. Initially it was drawn by horses and electrified in 1902. If you ever been in Kolkata, try once for heritage tram... More 

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Chennai, India
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Though few people realize it – Kolkata has several firsts to its name like the metro and trams, and continues to retain some unique features, like its trams. A wonderful leisurely way to see Kolkata at dirt cheap prices, the Tram is a relic of the British era and is probably ironically one of the most eco friendly ways to... More 

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Reviewed 30 July 2016

A historical public transportation system that started during the British colonial era - thankfully still surviving but getting less attractive due to its services and poor maintenance. Probably the government can do something to upgrade and improve it service and keep this history alive.

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