"Taxi's" Kolkata (Calcutta) Transportation Tip by Willettsworld

Kolkata (Calcutta) Transportation: 67 reviews and 102 photos


Like anywhere in India, taxi's are cheap if you negociate a price before your trip as the driver invariably turns on the meter. They're even cheaper if you take a pre-paid taxi from outside Howrah Station. A taxi from here to Sudder Street cost me Rs65. I also took a taxi to get to the Pareshnath Jain Temple and the fare was calculated using the meter and a conversion chart which was a little off-putting. Autorickshaws only operate in Howrah and some of the suburbs and don't operate in the city centre which is quite spread out so your only choices to get around are rather horrid buses and trams or the more expensive taxi's.

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Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 18, 2007
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