A Tram Ride

Open Time : 6:30 Am to 9:30 PM ( must browse the website WBTC)

Entry : paid

Address : Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Website : https://wbtc.co.in/tram-service/

Why to visit A Tram Ride

It is currently the only tramway still operating in India. A lovely mode of transportation in the city is the tram in Kolkata. The costs are really inexpensive, and even though it's a little slow and doesn't really have scheduled departure times, it's a comfortable method to go throughout the city.

The best feature is that you can climb on and off the tram anyplace you see it but you first need to locate it. The Maidan in front of the Victoria Memorial is the ideal place to see these.

With stops at Park Circus, Sealdah Railway Station, and Howrah, the tram travels around the city. Trams are available from 4 in the morning until 11 at night.

There are also four daily round trips operated by the Paat Rani (Jute Queen) tourist tram from Esplanade Tram Depot to the Tram World museum at Gariahat Tram Depot. Within the tram, jute goods are offered for sale. The cost of the ride is 99 rupees, while admission to the museum is 30 rupees.

FAQ on A Tram Ride

Are trams free in Kolkata?

The main incentive is the free ride on Paat Rani, the jute tram, which usually costs Rs 99. The pass-holder can also have a free entry into Tram World Kolkata, where the fee is Rs 30.

In Kolkata, how can I purchase a tram ticket?

The conductors at the ticket windows for buses, trams, and ferries sell travel passes. They are also available at every WBTC POS (Points of Sale). At the airport, as well as the Sealdah and Howrah Railway stations, cards would be accessible.

Special Tip

You can always catch a Tram from Shyambazar, Bidhan Sarani, College St., Lenin Sarani, M.G. Road, Howrah Bridge, Esplanade, Belgachia. Minimum fare of a 4 kilometer ride is Rs. 6 and after 4 kilometer is Rs. 7 per person.

By Rebecca Lal

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