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Every city has its uniqueness that makes its stand out among the rest and Kolkata is no different! There are several things that adds to the specialty of Kolkata, making it a befitting place to abode. The most interesting and visible specialty of this part of India is its modes of transportation. No Where in any part you can find the unique transportation system that runs the 'City of Joy' with its own pace.
Trams in Kolkata
This visit to Kolkata will always be a special one because here you can get glimpses of the Colonial era. An evident example is the tram system introduced almost decades ago. Kolkata tram services is one of its kind in India. No doubt tram is cost effective and pollution free mode of transportation and the trademark of Kolkata. The heritage tour to Kolkata via a tramcar ride enables you to see all the heritage buildings and important places in Kolkata. You can get beautiful view of the Kolkata maidan and other parts by riding the slow moving trams which are also pocket friendly. One thing is sure that you will never get disappointed by riding this famous modes of transportation in this city.
The Yellow Taxis of Kolkata
From finding place in the hearts of Kolkatans to that in movies Yellow colored taxis of Kolkata have their own charm. Once in Kolkata you cannot overlook them. Infact Yellow colored Ambassador Cars are synonymous with Kolkata transport. Being one of the primary mode of
transport they serve the purpose of all those looking for fast and convenient mode of transportation. You find them lines near all metro stations, railways stations and major market places of Kolkata. Hire one to enjoy the the comfort ridden drive in busy yet beautiful city of Kolkata.
The Hand Pulled Rickshaws of Kolkata
Who can forget the hand-pulled rickshaws of Kolkata that are integral part of the culture and heritage of the
city. Big wooden wheels, comfortable and spacious sitting arrangement and a rickshaw puller with a loud voice are main characteristic of this mode of transportation. Though the present day transports are fast, spacious, and cheap,
yet the city has managed to retain its heritage with these few hand
pulled rickshaws still available here and there. The traditional
rickshaws are colorful and are available in Ballygaunge, Shyambazar, Amherst
Street, Bow Bazar, College Street, Hogg Market, Kalighat, Bhawanipur,
Metro Train Rides in Kolkata
The City of Joy offers unique and wonderful things that are essential
parts of the heritage and beauty of the city. In several of the latest
Bollywood movies, you will find the hand pulled rickshaws and the yellow
taxi, which are two of the unique things found in Kolkata. The city also
offers tram rides, metro rail rides and ferry transportation, which are
one of its kind. People visiting Kolkata always have the firsthand
experience of enjoying the city with its very famous metro trains, the
first of its kind in India. Started in 1984 the modern day metro rails are
much faster. They have automatic doors and nice sitting arrangement.
Some of the trains are air conditioned too. If you are looking for quick
mode of transport then metro rails are the ideal means of
transportation to avail. Kolkata metro railways provide quicker rides,
better connectivity, and general comfort while traveling.