India is home to many wonders. But most people may not be aware of the grand and exotic railway stations which India treasures. The Indian Railway Network is one of the World’s largest railway networks. There are quite a few railway stations in India which are architecture marvels. Have a look at these beautiful railway stations in India.
1. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai
A UNESCO World Heritage site, this railway station in India was erstwhile known as the Victoria Terminus. It was built in 1887, and eventually the name changed to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in 1996. The architects who designed this structure were Frederick Stevens and Axel Haig. It is architecturally one of the best railway stations in the world and the structure is built on Indo- Sarcenic Style Architecture.
2. Ghum, North Bengal
Ghum railway station is the highest railway station in India and the 14th highest in the world. This is the part of the Darjeeling toy train railways. It is quite a small station, yet it is considered to be one of the most beautiful railway station in India.
3. Dudhsagar, Goa
When it comes to natural beauty, the Dudhsagar Station steals the show. With the majestic Dudhsagar Fallsto the left of the railway station, the station gives a very beautiful view of the place. It is a treat to the eyes of the traveller and it resembles a grey track running through the lush greens all around.
4. Char Bagh, Lucknow
The Char Bagh railway station in Lucknow is considered to be one of the most beautiful railway stations in India. The name Char Bagh refers to the four gardens that used to exist here. It is a really beautiful building with brilliant exteriors and looks nothing short of a Palace with a Garden in front. This architecture is a blend of the Awadhi, Rajput and the Mughal styles. An interesting feature about this railway station is that the aerial view of the station shows chess board game and the pillars and domes appear to be the pieces of the chess board.
5. Howrah Station, West Bengal
Built in 1854, the Howrah Station is the oldest railway station in India. The station is situated on the banks of the River Hooghly and it is linked to Kolkata with the help of the Howrah Bridge. It has the highest train handling capacity of any railway station in India and it has 23 platforms to serve the people.