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Review of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai

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Rank 6
Ranked 6 of 770,
in Mumbai
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6.0 / 7 1
209 Ratings & 108 Reviews

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  • Average 3
  • Below Average 1
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
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108 traveller reviews for Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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  • Ktripty
  • 7 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  204 readers

"Oldest railway station in Mumbai"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 24, 2017
Chhatrapati shivaji terminal is a historic railway station. Earlier it is known as Victoria terminus. It is a popular railway station, located in the heart of Mumbai. The CST is also the world Heritage site declared by UNESCO in 2004. It has 18 platforms and multiple tracks.
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Ketan Mehta

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  • Ketan Mehta
  • Lives in Pune
  • 6 photos
  • 32 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  15703 readers

"Known as Victoria Terminus of Mumbai"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 30, 2016
This place was initially known as Victoria Terminus and later its renamed to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. And this is the place where you can see rich heritage buildings of Mumbai, nearby also you will see lot of buildings with heritage type look. I have been here and took lot of selfies over here. Just enjoyed this place.
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Sangeeta Nagarmath

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  • Sangeeta Nagarmath
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 12 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  8341 readers

"Amazing station"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 30, 2016
This V. T. Station has its own beauty. If you stand some meters away and watch it, it is pleasure to look at it. Many passengers are going inside, coming out, unaware of the place and its beauty. All are busy going to office, home etc. There are outstation and local trains going from here.
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Deepak Kinra

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  • Deepak Kinra
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 13 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  8404 readers

"Historic railway station"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jun 13, 2016
Looks best at night, this is one of the few railway stations in India which are so grand in their appearance. Fondly called Victoria Terminus by the people, this place is bustling with people throughout the day.
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Rohan Rathod

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  • Rohan Rathod
  • Lives in Nagpur
  • 13 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  9324 readers

"CST -The Best"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 28, 2016
The structure of CST is awe-inspiring. There is a lot of chaos but it has 18 platforms to control it. 7 platforms are reserved for the local trains, while others are for the rest of the trains. Its covered fully and thus gives a lovely sight.
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About Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Historic Place)

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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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