Indian Railways has served as a major lifeline for the inhabitants of the country. Being one of the biggest and largest railway networks in the world, the India Railways cover a distance of 65,000 km and a total of 7,500 stations and carrying more than 30 million passengers every day. Known as one of the most bustling railway networks, the Indian railways also has some amazing railway stations throughout the country.
The Most Well-Known Railway Stations in India
Here is the list of the most astounding stations of India:
Howrah Station in Kolkata
Known as India’s oldest station, the Howrah Station is situated on the banks of the Hooghly River. The station is one of India’s four intercity stations which serve the city of Kolkata. It has total 26 platforms and the best train-handling management among all railway station in India.
Charbagh Railway Station in Lucknow
One of the two prime stations of the city of Lucknow, Charbagh Station's stone was laid in the year of 1914 and it was finished in 1923. Having a look of a palace from outside, the station has a mix of Awadhi, Mughal and Rajput architecture. Most amazing part about this station is that you can see aerial view of its building as a chess board. The pillars and domes of the building look like pieces from a chess game.
Trivandrum Central in Kerala
One of the oldest stations in the country, Trivandrum Central station was constructed during the rule of Sethu Lakshmi Bayi, who was the Maharani of Travancore. It inaugurated on the 4th of November 1931. One of the most important railway hubs of Southern Railway, The Trivandrum Central Station is the busiest and largest railway station of Kerala in terms of the total passenger movement.
Vashi Railway Station in Navi Bombay, Maharashtra
One of the largest stations in Navi Mumbai area, Vashi railway station is a huge commercial complex that has many offices and other business establishments. This classy railway station in suburban Mumbai is a landmark at Navi Mumbai.
Coimbatore Junction in Tamil Nadu
One of the best graded railway station of the Southern Railway, the Coimbatore Junction is the main railway station which serves the metropolis of Coimbatore. Apart from being a major rail junction of South India, the station is also the second highest revenue yielding and busiest railway station of Tamil Nadu.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Constructed in 1887 and designed by William Stevens, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is more an old and historic railway station in the city of Mumbai. It serves as the headquarters of Indian Central Railways. Initially known as the Victoria Terminus (VT), this busy railway station was given the name of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in the year of 1996. The station is also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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