This ‘City of Joy’ has an elaborate, extensive and the cheapest bus network connecting every corner of the city and even the outskirts. A variety of buses ply on the streets of Kolkata ranging from the innumerable private buses, AC and Non AC Govt. buses and the deluxe buses run by CSTC (Calcutta State Transport Corporation), CTC (Calcutta Tramways Company) and WBSTC (West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation). Apart from connecting the city interiors and limits, they also connect the outskirts and the adjoining areas of West Bengal.
Taxis, Pre-paid taxis, auto-rickshaws and private cabs are easily available throughout the city and also from railway stations and airport. The cabs services also have an online presence.
You can avail the facility of easy car and bike rentals across the city. There are various companies that offer budget-oriented, standard, semi-deluxe and luxury vehicle service. If you are a passionate biker, you can choose to rent out your favourite model of motorbike to tour around the city.
Kolkata Metro Railways was the first Metro Railway system in the country opened in 1984 for the commercial services. In the present day it has evolved as one of the fastest and convenient transportation system within the city.
Apart from the inter-rail connections, Kolkata has an extensive network of intra-railway connectivity. One of the busiest station in India, Sealdah station is located in the heart of the Kolkata city where lakhs of passengers trod every day to board their train for different location. Besides this, Kolkata also has a network of Circular Rail, which connects few major places within the city. Chitpur or Kolkata station is the largest station in the network. Tram is the unique and oldest part of the city transportation that connects the places within the city limits.
Experience the city as a local, as you walk down the streets of this beautiful city. Choose a particular location and rove off to explore the beauty of the same and all the nearby places. Soak in the local traditions and festivals of the city. Get the guided tour to the best spots with historical importance. Take a journey to the yesteryears and unravel the bygone stories of colonialism. The trekking tours will surely be a unique experience in your life.
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