Trams - The street crawlers of old Kolkata (West Bengal, India)

Trams in India were started in 19th sanctuary and Chennai was first city to have trams. Over time Kolkata, Mumbai, Kanpur and Delhi got trams. And now Kolkata is only city in India where Trams are still operational. They look awesome on the streets, but hardly in use. They move slow, hence people prefer buses or taxis over tram. This post shares more about trams in Kolkata.Most of the trams on track seemed empty. They move slowly. It seems that 125 trams are running in Kolkata and many have been discarded over years. Having a ride in these trams on Kolkata streets is an awesome and very different experience. So if you are in city, don't miss a ride in Tram.Check out for more about trams in Kolkata, different routes, distances etc.

Trams in India were started in 19th sanctuary and Chennai was first city to have trams. Over time Kolkata, Mumbai, Kanpur and Delhi got trams. And now Kolkata is only city in India where Trams are still operational. They look awesome on the streets, but hardly in use. They move slow, hence people prefer buses or taxis over tram. This post shares more about trams in Kolkata.


Trams in India were started in 19th sanctuary and Chennai was first city to have trams. Over time Kolkata, Mumbai, Kanpur and Delhi got trams. And now Kolkata is only city in India where Trams are still operational. They look awesome on the streets, but hardly in use. They move slow, hence people prefer buses or taxis over tram. This post shares more about trams in Kolkata.Most of the trams on track seemed empty. They move slowly. It seems that 125 trams are running in Kolkata and many have been discarded over years. Having a ride in these trams on Kolkata streets is an awesome and very different experience. So if you are in city, don't miss a ride in Tram.Check out for more about trams in Kolkata, different routes, distances etc.

Most of the trams on track seemed empty. They move slowly. It seems that 125 trams are running in Kolkata and many have been discarded over years. Having a ride in these trams on Kolkata streets is an awesome and very different experience. So if you are in city, don't miss a ride in Tram. 


Trams in India were started in 19th sanctuary and Chennai was first city to have trams. Over time Kolkata, Mumbai, Kanpur and Delhi got trams. And now Kolkata is only city in India where Trams are still operational. They look awesome on the streets, but hardly in use. They move slow, hence people prefer buses or taxis over tram. This post shares more about trams in Kolkata.Most of the trams on track seemed empty. They move slowly. It seems that 125 trams are running in Kolkata and many have been discarded over years. Having a ride in these trams on Kolkata streets is an awesome and very different experience. So if you are in city, don't miss a ride in Tram.Check out for more about trams in Kolkata, different routes, distances etc.

Check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trams_in_Kolkata for more about trams in Kolkata, different routes, distances etc.

4 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful photos

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Nice pics. I have written about Kolkata trams here

Kolkata trams- slow by compulsion, not design

R Niranjan Das said...

Love the old world charm that these trams bring in. Nice frames.

VJ Sharma said...

Thanks Rupam, Shrini and NIranjan !

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