Circling the entire city of Kolkata, the aptly named Kolkata Circular Railway (also known as Chakra Rail) runs for almost 22 miles, with a total of 21 city stations spread out across the length of the route. The line was constructed to help ease the heavy traffic flow throughout the city, which suffered from issues with congestion during peak times. The railway connects many of the most important parts of Kolkata due to its clever circular design, providing an alternate method of travel in the city. It has proven extremely popular with locals and tourists alike, serving as a useful mode of transport as well as affording its passengers with spectacular views across the surrounding landscapes.
Discover a lesser-explored side to India as we trace the route of the mighty Brahmaputra river on the MV Mahabaahu. Discover the myriad cultures that line the river, and immerse yourself in the traditions of this unique corner of the world.… see more
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