Mumbai’s Victoria terminus is not only a train station but a beautiful building that attracts many tourists from India and abroad.
It is a symbol of Indian heritage which leaves tourists who come to visit it stunned with its beauty.
This is the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.
Counted amongst the biggest and busiest train terminals in the country, the station building is a landmark for tourists who come visit the city.
Formerly called Victoria Terminus, its name was changed to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in 1996.
The building was completed in 1887 to commemorate the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria, who was then the Queen of England.
The beautiful building, whose design is a mix many different styles of architecture, was designed by Frederick William Stevens. The station is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
It is also a busy suburban and long distance train station that sees lakhs of travellers passing through it everyday. It also houses the offices of Central Railway, and used to be the headquarters of the Great Indian Peninsular Railway during the British rule.
With 18 platforms, over 150 suburban services and over 60 outstation trains function out of the terminus.