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Kolkata Transport

Transport


Kolkata has one of the best transport networks in the country. The metro runs the length of the city, and trams and buses provide wide coverage as well. Car hire is available, with drivers included; Uber is another option. Tourists are advised to not even attempt to drive around Kolkata, which is simply too congested and chaotic and will be overly stressful for the uninitiated.

As in all Indian cities, traffic congestion is a problem that results in frequent, noisy gridlock. Walking from one attraction to the other is, therefore, often the quickest way of getting around. Some of the attractions are conveniently close together, especially in some of the old, colonial neighbourhoods, but it is a huge city so some transport other than feet will be required.

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