India 2013/14 - Page 4
These trams are still in use in Kolkata and have been in use for a long time.
Public transport in Kolkata
As a historic city in a hot climate you can expect some interesting mix of building and vegetation.
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
A suburban train line runs along the east bank of the Howrah River, also functioning as rubbish dump and laundry dryer.
A manifest to Kolkata's anglikan history.
Probably the biggest train station in India - the mighty Howrah Railway Terminal.
One of Kolkata's engineering landmarks - the Howrah Bridge spanning it's namegiving river.
The lifeline of public transport - Kolkata's yellow taxis
A small but crowded market just underneath the Howrah Bridge.
One overnight train journey away from Kolkata took me to my first beach in India - at Konark.