Best time to visitN/A
Things to doTransport
Best MonthsAll year
Traveller TypesFamilies, Friends, Couples, Solo, Business
Rank9 out of 446 attractions in Mumbai
Earlier known as the Victoria Terminus, This is one of the best examples of Victorian- Gothic art and architecture in India. This terminus is the main reason for Mumbai being the gothic city till today. The combination of European architecture with Indian art is the reason this station is very close to palatial designs found at many places in India. The domes, turrets, walls and the floor planning are all grand. The construction of this terminus started in 1878 and went on for around 10 years. The English architects worked hand-in-hand with Indian artisans and craftsmen to create which is till today a prized possession of Mumbai. The design is also somewhere inspired from Italian Medieval structures.
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Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST)
Formerly known as Victoria Terminus, after the English Queen Victoria, this station was renamed in 1996 to honour Chhatrapati Shivaji, the founder of the Mahratta empire. It serves both surburban and long distance trains and is always a busy bustling place to visit. It's definitely worth a visit and if you're feeling adventurous jump on one of the local trains. Try to go past at night to as this building is especially eye-catching at night when it's all lit up.
4000km Ride finally doneAfter getting a leave sanctioned of 19 days I used the first 8 days to study preparing for an exam (biggest mistake though) on 7th of February 2016 and after flunking the examination I quickly reached CSTM station get my bike (Royal Enfield Classic 350) packed and booked as luggage and boarded Punjab Mail (Train No.12137) and headed for Mathura. BTW i am going on a long trip after almost 2 years and during the start of the journey my confidence was a bit low.
My friend dropped me at sion station & i got a ticket for CST from there. Mumbai local finally!! Its magic that one second you are standing outside looking at the crowd thinking if you will manage to get in & 20 seconds later you are so deep inside now that you can't find a way out. After 2-3 stops most of the crowd got out and i got place to stand at the door. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is a UNESCO site. It is one of the best railway station in india.
Busiest place in India.
Iconic Victoria terminus and Central Railway's Head quarter.
See for Yourself, is the only suggestion I could give to you. UNESCO World Heritage Site. But contains the Railway museum inside. Formally known as Victoria Terminus (VT). Busy 365 of the Days of the Year. Stand before this Magnificent Structure and you'll fall in love with it. Come during Night., The light Shows are awesome. Let it be the different Festive seasons in Mumbai so'll be the Light Show of This Magnificent structure. Next to it is the BMC headquarters., even this is a beautiful structure. Note: Lights are switched off after 9 PM
Most of the city’s history is concentrated in South Bombay. So if you don’t live down town it’s a perfect opportunity to take a long drive and come to SoBo. Start from CST (Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus), also known as VT (Victoria Terminus). This UNESCO world heritage site was recently rated among the top 12 most beautiful railway stations from around the world by Mashable. Right next to CST is Mumbai GPO. Established in 1794, the General Post Office is one of the biggest in the world. If you like photography, then the the Victorian and Gothic architecture of the Colonial era is guaranteed to delight you. Continue walking and cover Lion Gate, Asiatic Library, Horniman circle, the RBI building and Crawford market. The steps of Asiatic library is a popular spot for a lot of Bollywood shoots. Check out some more pictures here. Note – Right opposite Lion Gate stands the oldest building in the city. You’ll spot it if you walk slowly, looking for the engraved stone on the wall that certifies it as the oldest building. Easier landmark – it’s the building that now houses Anita Dongre’s showroom. *Sigh* Cost: Zero. And walking is good for health too. Hours Spent: Half a day. Not sure about doing this yourself? Check out Travel-logs. They conduct walks every fortnight and will take you to places you didn’t know existed in Bombay.