Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus


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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Overview

Ranked 6 of 769 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.


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Shadab Sheikh

Shadab Sheikh5.0/5

18 reviews

Gateway to Mumbai

Its a welcome gate to Mumbai . Be it morning or evening or night time, u'll always find plenty of people watching this piece of art . During evening time they will start all the lights, which makes this place even more beautiful.

Abhinav Kumar

Abhinav Kumar4.3/5

276 reviews

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

The Station is one of the UNESCO world heritage site and it is worth to see. The Station was known as Victoria Terminal erstwhile. The building was constructed in typical Victorian Gothic style of architecture before 130 years ago.
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Ashok Gupta

Ashok Gupta3.9/5

25 reviews

Great Architecture

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus was formerly known as Victoria Terminus and is located in Mumbai on the Western Part of India touching the shores of the Arabian Sea. This is one of the finest functional Railway Station buildings of the world and is used by more than three million commuters daily. It is an heritage building and must be visited .

Yogesh Pawar

Yogesh Pawar4.3/5

10 reviews

Awesome Architecture

If you are going by train then you will definitely reach there, The designs & Architectural work on the roof is worth to see as it is listed in best architectural buildings, The best thing is the temperature inside is always cool even in summer days.

Abhishek chalapathi bysani

Abhishek chalapathi bysani5.0/5

1 review

Mumbai sightseeing @ night

The photos of both Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus & marine drive. Both at night time are very beautiful to look at and one must always see the terminus 1st and then go to marine drive.
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4 reviews

Oldest railway station in Mumbai

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.

Ketan Mehta

Ketan Mehta5.0/5

32 reviews

Known as Victoria Terminus of Mumbai

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.

Sangeeta Nagarmath

Sangeeta Nagarmath5.0/5

12 reviews

Amazing station

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.

Deepak Kinra

Deepak Kinra4.6/5

13 reviews

Historic railway station

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.

Rohan Rathod

Rohan Rathod4.3/5

13 reviews

CST -The Best

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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