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Victoria Terminus (CST Terminus)


Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, earlier known as Victoria Terminus in Mumbai, is an important building spotted in the UNESCO World Heritage List and is located at D N Road. In 1888 this building was built as the rail terminus based on the model of St Pancras Station in London and is designed by English architect Frederick William Stevens. The construction took nearly 10 years and was opened for rail commuters.

Presently VT station or CST is the headquarters of central railways. The architectural style of CST is a blend of traditional Indian style and Victorian Gothic style. The building is highly attractive with brass or ornamental iron railings, tiles, woodcarvings and iron grills. The building is adorned with the statue of Queen Victoria on the dome. VT is an architectural splendor and tourists should not miss out this heritage building.