Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), formerly known, Victoria Terminus, is a modern yet archaic railway station in the bustling capital city of Maharashtra - Mumbai. The marvellous structure is the perfect example of the Victorian-Gothic style of architecture in India and was built in 1878. In fact, the railway station, which still functions as usual, waas a World Heritage Site under UNESCO in 1997. The station is always bustling with the sounds of the metro city and the locals. It is a bustling railway terminus, but there are some corners of it that will make you feel like you have stepped into the pages of British history.It is one of the most famous historical landmarks in the country that is also the second most photographed monument in India.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus was constructed in 1887 and it currently functions as the headquarters of the Central Railways. It is well-connected to all the parts of the country as it serves as a station for long-distance as well as short-distance or commuter trains which are often called local trains. The architecture of the terminus is what draws most people to it. The night lights up the station and it looks even prettier.
It was here that the famous song 'Jai Ho' from Slumdog Millionaire and some marvellous scenes for the Bollywood Movie Ra One were shot.
9 months ago by Arun Bhardwaj
For the average mumbaikar this is just another railway station. For the tourist it stands as a majestic reminder of Mumbai's British era importance
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