Wheel O City (Transport Tour

Day Tour

Tour ID PCW-68
  • Flower Market
  • Howrah Bridge
  • Howrah Station
  • Kumartuli
  • College Street
  • Victoria Memorial

Package Description

Kolkata is the only Indian city which maintains such rich heritage. The first tram rolled out on the tracks way back in February 28, 1873. A horse drawn tram system opened in January 1881 after a premature experiment in 1873 and a steam tramway line opened in 1882. Electric trams began plying on March 27, 1902.

Ferry travel is also another novel and enjoyable way of avoiding tiresome traffic jams, especially those along the Howrah Bridge. The twin cities of Kolkata and Howrah are connected by local water ferries through the extensive ghats like Fairlie Ghat, Howrah Ghat, Shibpur Ghat, Prinsep Ghat, Cossipore Ghat, etc.

Hand-pulled rickshaws are used for short distance travel. Several major streets have been closed to rickshaw traffic since 1972, and in 1982 the city seized over 12,000 rickshaws and destroyed them. In 1992, it was estimated that over 30,000 rickshaws were operating in the city, all but 6,000 of them illegally, lacking a license (no new licenses have been issued since 1945).

Apart from buses, if you find any other transport system in Kolkata in abundance, is yellow colored ambassador Taxis which are very common and can be hired as per anywhere and can be paid as per meter systems. The metered-cabs are mostly of the brand "Ambassador" manufactured by Hindustan Motors.

 

One of the best modes of local transports in Kolkata is the Metro. Kolkata Metro Rail has been in operation since 1984 and is the first underground Metro Rail in the whole of India. It is the most convenient way to get around in the busy city of Kolkata. It is held in high esteem throughout the world for its efficient functioning, cleanliness, comfort and time - saving quality.


Cancellation Policy

Policy Regarding Cancellation / No Show / Early Departure

In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:

  • 16 days to prior to arrival – 50% of the tour/service cost.
  • 15 days to 01 days prior to arrival or no show – 100% of the tour/service cost.

Please note – Irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs – in case of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us – a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.

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