Mumbai is the proud owner of one of the busiest stations in India. Victoria Terminus was designed by an English Architect, Fredrick William Stevens in the 19th century. In the year 2004 Victoria terminus gained prominence on the list of the world heritage sites.
The structure of the Victoria Terminus is a mixture of two cultures less under one roof- the English Victorian Gothic Revival blends with the traditional Indian culture and is a unique atmospheric structure created at Victoria terminus and not elsewhere. Victoria terminus was made in a matter of 10yrs to play homage to Queen Victoria and then opened to all.
and trains cruise from here to witness some of the awesome travel destinations in India.
It was in the year 1996, that it came to be renamed by the State Government of Mahatashtra as Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus, a famous Maratha king of the 17th century.
Victoria Terminus is popularly known by its short form VT. Victoria terminus is the headquarters of the Central railways in India from where suburban-harbour as well as long distance trains are operational.
There is a huge structure of Queen Victoria at the dome of the station. A visit to the Victoria Terminus station is an enchanting architectural splendorous experience, which has created a new style of Architecture in Mumbai.
Victoria Terminus has witnessed the most horrendous Terrorist attack in the year 2008.Now with added safety measures 2.5 million commuters still throng the place to commute by electric locomotives, which is the pulse of the throbbing city.