If you are new to Kolkata, trams are perfect. Just perfect. Firstly, they are slow and hence, allow you to SEE the city. Like really, what is the fun if you are in a cab and the new buildings and shops just zoom by? Also, if you don’t like where you are going and want to go some place else, you can just get off!
Then, they are sort of rickety and hence, give you the old-world feel.
And MOST important factor: They are so freaking cheap! Your tram ride might just cover half the city, but won’t cost you more than 5 rupees! It does something to the Sindhi in me. Something nice, I say.
A suggestion: Sit on the last corner seat for the best view. You will not only have the window to look outside but also a front view of who’s getting in and getting out. Perfect!