Victoria Terminus (currently CST) stands stunning in lights of R-Day

cst edited

Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus, earlier known as Victoria Terminus, is one of the busiest railway stations in India. Located in Mumbai (also known as Bombay), a UNESCO world heritage site, is illuminated every year on 26 Jan, on eve of Indian Republic Day.

Built in 1887, this historic monument is known to be designed by Federick William Stevens, to commemorate the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria. The architecture draws the mixed influences from traditional Mughal buildings and Victorian Italianate Gothic Revival architecture. It was in 1996, that the building had been renamed as Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus, after the name of great Maratha Warrior Shiva ji.

The nearby tourist attractions are: Gateway of India & Marine Drive.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s