Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, MumbaiCurrently Open
- Address: Mumbai CST Area, DN Road, Mumbai, India
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Family And Kids, Architecture , Station
About Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Mumbai
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is a famous railway station in Mumbai which has a glorious architecture of its own. It was originally created by the British. It is situated in the central Mumbai where the western railway headquarter is located. This station is connected with all parts of the country by railway. A huge number of people travel on a regular basis from this terminal station. The main building of the station represents the style of Victorian era when the Gothic architecture dominated the design of the buildings.
At the entrance of the terminus, one can find the statues of lions and tigers. Because of its architecture, it has been declared a 'World Heritage Site' by UNESCO. One of the most iconic symbols of Mumbai, It is well connected by roads from all parts of Mumbai. The airport is also not so far from the station. Another interesting thing about it is its proximity to attractions of Mumbai like the Elephanta caves, Juhu Beach, Marine Drive, the Gateway of India and many more. The terminus used to be called the Victoria Terminus. Many Mumbai people rely heavily for their daily journey on the terminus.
Also known as Victoria Terminus and CST, this place is like a ray of hope for everybody who visits as its story of survival post 26/11 is a story which will be told for generations.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Information
- Do not enter without a ticket.
- Find out the station that your train is coming on and be there on time.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Ticket Prices
- Platform ticket charges. Or your tickets for locals or your train would suffice.
How To reach Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus by Public Transport
- Mumbai CST Area, it is the main station. You can take a train to CST from anywhere.
Restaurants Near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus
- Noodle Wok
- Delhi Darbar Restaurant
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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Mumbai Reviews
One of the busiest railway station in Asia, so expecting a lot of rush is not a surprise. The terminus is architecturally beautiful. The architecture of Victoria Terminus, fits in the design from British, Hindu and Arabic era, if you'll notice the different floors in the Terminus you'll notice a difference in design. Security is good. You get free unlimited WiFi for half an hour. It is declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO. The light show during the night is really beautiful. More than just a railway station, it is.
It is one of the busiest rail station in India with 18 platforms. And having many locals and trains per day. And beautiful building of cst station is good to see. Many trains originate from here. Also, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj international airport is very nearer to this station. It is also UNESCO world heritage site.
Great architecture. Must visit once if you are in Mumbai. It's UNESCO preserved monument. It's one of pride of India. Lighting at night is awesome. Interior is also awesome. Platforms 1to6 are for local trains and rest 12 platforms are for distant trains. Both entrance are different. Usually very crowded.
This is one of the best Railway stations you can find in the country. It manages departure and arrival of thousands of express and local trains using 18 platforms out of which first 7 are used for suburban local trains. The older it gets, the better it serves. At the entrance of the station you can easily get a cab or bus.
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, formerly known as Victoria Terminus Station, in Mumbai, is an outstanding example of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture in India, blended with themes deriving from Indian traditional architecture. The building, designed by the British architect F. W. Stevens, became the symbol of Bombay as the ‘Gothic City’ and the major international mercantile port of India. The terminal was built over 10 years, starting in 1878, according to a High Victorian Gothic design based on late medieval Italian models. Its remarkable stone dome, turrets, pointed arches and eccentric ground plan are close to traditional Indian palace architecture. It is an outstanding example of the meeting of two cultures, as British architects worked with Indian craftsmen to include Indian architectural tradition and idioms thus forging a new style unique to Bombay.