Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus OverviewRanked 6 of 770 sightseeing in Mumbai
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, formerly known as Victoria Terminus, is the most important train station in the city andin the railway network spread across Mumbai. Headquarters of the Central railways, this station links Mumbai to most of the parts of the country, primarily Southern India, Eastern India and parts of North India. This station has been accredited as a world heritage site by UNESCO.
Characteristic of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus was designed by Fredrick William Stevens in 1888. Unlike traditional Indian architecture, this terminus has a stone dome, various turrets, pointed arches and an unusual ground plan. Students of Bombay School of Art have created beautiful interiors for the station of wooden carvings, tiles, brass railings and ornamental iron.
It may also be considered an epitome of confluence of two entirely different cultures, British and Indian. Architects from the two countries exchanged notes andworked together to give a new look and style to Mumbai (then Bombay), including the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Tourists can easily reach the terminus by any means of public road transport such as a cab, bus or an auto rickshaw.
Address:Dr. Dadabhai Naoroji Road, Dhobi Talao, Mumbai
Admission Fees: Free
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- Length of visit: Below 1hr
- Best Time: During Day
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