The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus was built during the British rule in India. The construction of this iconic landmark was commenced in 1787 and went on all the way till 1887, when it was finally opened for public use. What is now known as CST station, was initially named Victoria Terminus and is yet referred to as VT by many. The design of the CST station is highly influenced by Victorian Gothic styles of architecture and is one of the first monuments of such personality to be constructed in Mumbai.
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The CST station has 18 platforms, out of which seven are for local trains connecting the western, central and harbor lines of the Mumbai- Local. The remaining 11 are for long distance journeys for out of station destinations. Close to 50 out-bound trains depart from CST. There are dormitories that can be pre-booked for a short stay near the CST. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus located in the Fort region of Mumbai has also been featured in several movies, including the international Academy Award winning Slumdog Millionaire.
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Hundreds and thousands of travelers who visit the city, try not to miss visiting one of the oldest landmarks of Mumbai. This UNESCO World Heritage Site apart from being one of the most important monuments in Mumbai is also extremely important with respect to commutation within the city and beyond. Travelers can also opt for the tour of the CST station organized by the railway authorities. It’s an experience that’ll take you through features of the monument that you’d otherwise not notice!
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