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  The magnificent dome of Victoria Terminus
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  • The magnificent dome of Victoria Terminus - Mumbai
      The magnificent dome of Victoria Terminus
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  • Victoria Terminus - Mumbai
      Victoria Terminus
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  • Victoria Terminus - Mumbai
      Victoria Terminus
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  • Victoria Terminus - Mumbai
      Victoria Terminus
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  • Victoria Terminus (CST) - Mumbai
 

The most magnificent of all Gothic buildings in Bombay, the Victoria Terminus is also Asia's busiest railway station. The richly decorated edifice was designed by the British architect Frederick William Stevens and completed in 1888. Although the design is described as Victorian Italianate Gothic, its decoration includes many elements from Indian nature, such as elephants, monkeys, chameleons, etc. The stunning building has been a symbol of Bombay, and in 2004 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in recognition of its architectural value. Previously in 1994, its official name had changed to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, or in short, CST, as part of the same local nationalist movement that also modified the city's name. However, locals still refer to the railway station as Victoria Terminus, much as they still call their city Bombay. For photos of the architectural details of this incredible edifice, take a look at the travelogue "Victoria Terminus."

Address: Nagar Chowk
Directions: Located off St., George Rd.
Phone: +91 83085 25725
Website: http://www.cr.indianrailways.gov.in/index.jsp?lang=0

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  • Updated Mar 7, 2009
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