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India 2013/14 - Page 4
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These trams are still in use in Kolkata and have been in use for a long time.

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Public transport in Kolkata

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As a historic city in a hot climate you can expect some interesting mix of building and vegetation.

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Kolkata snapshot

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The mighty Howrah River in divides Kolkata. I remember when flying to Delhi our route took us over Kolkata at night and there was this sea of lights with a huge black band through it. It was the Howrah and now I finally came to see it close up.

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A suburban train line runs along the east bank of the Howrah River, also functioning as rubbish dump and laundry dryer.

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A manifest to Kolkata's anglikan history.

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Probably the biggest train station in India - the mighty Howrah Railway Terminal.

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One of Kolkata's engineering landmarks - the Howrah Bridge spanning it's namegiving river.

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The lifeline of public transport - Kolkata's yellow taxis

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A small but crowded market just underneath the Howrah Bridge.

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One overnight train journey away from Kolkata took me to my first beach in India - at Konark.



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