Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai
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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai
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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), is an historic railway station and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India which serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways. Designed by Frederick William Stevens with influences from Victorian Italianate Gothic Revival architecture and traditional Mughal buildings, the station was built in 1887 in the Bori Bunder area of Mumbai to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. The new railway station was built on the location of the Bori Bunder Station and is one of the busiest railway stations in India, serving as a terminal for both long-distance trains and commuter trains of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. The station's name was changed to its present one in March 1996 and it is now known simply as CST (or CSTM). Total 154 passenger trains Start/End/PassThrough Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Total 591 Stations are directly connected to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus via these 269 passenger trains.Wikipedia
Overview of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
As you traverse the city of Mumbai, you'll stumble upon Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. If you have enough time to explore the interiors of the city, you will pass by Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.
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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is generally not available on the guided Mumbai tours, but there are plenty others that are worth visiting.
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Love this railway station,,, one of the very old stations in India... connects local trains and connect to almost big cities and towns of India in all directions.. walkable distance to India Gate, excellent architecture and maintaining in excellent condition .. you can spend 1 hour to understand and enjoy this station before you step out busy road just outside. Bombay Stock Exchange and all major financial institutions are located nearby. You see very cosmopolitan life style in outside ... excellent place and love to visit again.
Greatest railway station in India serving as a terminal for both long-distance trains and commuter trains. And deserves to be a world heritage site. The Victorian architecture reminds of the old grand era. It's almost always crowded, but I think it's still convenient for commuters as the crowd is always on the move, unlike other stations where the crowd just keeps increasing in one place. There are many ticket counters too, so getting a ticket is relatively easy.Amazing experience...
Pretty big station. Cleanliness is good, thanks to support staff. Crowded but Mumbai and it's population, cannot really complain. Washrooms can be much cleaner. Multiple food options available. Connectivity is great from here. Just need polite staff on station 😉
The first railway station in India built by the British some 150 years ago, this Victorian masterpiece not only serves as an architectural beauty, but is the hub of the railway system feeding both local and long distance trains. Extremely busy throughout the day bustling with passengers and tourists alike, this building attains a different splendour at night when the lights adds to its beauty. Inside the terminal humongous fans rotate to provide some relief from the heat. Announcements are made in not only local languages, but also English making it convenient for foreigners finding their way.
Crowd. Busy. ...... still enchanting. India's one of the well known destinations. Earlier time known after the name of Queen Victoria of England. The most precious and prestigious locations of India are within reach. The best phacet of Indian commuters.
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