Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai

This building has Victorian-Gothic architectural style and is a popular attraction

This building has Victorian-Gothic architectural style and is a popular attraction | Photo credit: Wikimedia commons/BernardGagnon

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Overview

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, which was previously known as Victoria Terminus, is among the busiest railway stations in the country. An outstanding example of Victorian-Gothic architectural style, the railway station is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This splendid edifice, designed by F. W. Stevens, was built in the year 1887 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. The terminus was officially renamed as Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in 1996.

The terminus building has striking stone domes, pointed arches, beautiful turrets and eccentric ground plan that leave onlookers amazed. The stained-glass windows enhance the exquisiteness of the terminus' impressive fa├žade. The terminus serves as a terminal for both local and long-distance trains of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. Frequented by commuters and history buffs, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is among the most popular places of tourist interest in the city.

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  • Photo Opp

    One of Mumbai's most visited UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus shows off a brilliant Indo-Saracenic style of architecture that incites every onlooker to click.
  • Movie Connect

    Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus has served as a backdrop in several movies. The most popular among them is the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire. Released in 2008, this film featured Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan.

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Dr. Dadabhai Naoroji Road, Mumbai, 400001, Maharashtra