Most Beautiful Railway Stations around India: Indian Railways has one of the busiest and largest railway networks in the world. You will not believe that it ranks 3rd in the world and 1st in Asia. There are around 8000 railway stations in India. Indian Railways is also planning to link railway network to adjacent countries.
India has some beautiful railway Stations. India Is also Asia’s oldest rail network. India’s most beautiful and oldest railway stations Royapuram Railway Station, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Ghum Railway Station and Dudhsagar Railway Station.
Here is a list of 10 most beautiful railway stations around India
1 Chennai Central Station, Chennai
Chennai Central railway station is one of the most important and beautiful railway stations around India. It is one of the most prominent landmarks of Chennai. The station is also a main hub for the Chennai Suburban Railway system and the most profitable stations of Southern Railways. About 350,000 passengers use the terminus every day. There are 15 platforms to handle long-distance trains with 3 platforms exclusively for suburban trains. The total length of the station is about 950m.
2 Gorakhpur Railway Station
Gorakhpur Railway Station became the world’s longest railway platform after the Gorakhpur Yard, located in the city of Gorakhpur. Gorakhpur is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railways and Gorakhpur serves 10 local railway stations.
3 Cuttack Railway Station, Odisha
This is a beautiful railway station and has inspired many architects around the world. It’s design has been inspired from the Barabati fort, a renowned monument that was built in the 14th century along the Kalinga region. This railway station stands tall in both design and architecture.
4 Kharagpur Junction Station
Kharagpur Junction Railway Station is known for the longest platform in the world for many years, now the longest railway platform belongs to Gorakhpur railway station. Kharagpur has the world’s third longest railway platform after Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh and Kollam junction in Kerala.
5 Dudhsagar Railway Station, Goa
This railway station lies to the left of the famous Dudhsagar falls. Surrounded by greenery, this place treats your eyes to the wonderful falls that is both attractive and natural wonder of the world. This station should be definitely visited by one and all.
6 Ghum Railway Station
Ghum is a small hilly locality in the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region of West Bengal. Ghum railway station of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is the highest railway station in India. It is situated at an altitude of 2,258 metres (7,407 ft). The place is the home of the Ghum Monastery and the Batasia Loop, a bend of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
7 New Delhi Railway Station, New Delhi
3rd busiest and one of the largest in India. Has a record for the largest route interlocking system in the world. It handles over 300 trains and 500,000 passengers daily with 16 platforms.
8 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai
CST is the most beautiful railway stations around India. Earlier known as Victoria Terminus Station. Spread across a 2.85 hectare area. It is an architectural wonder and is an UNESCO heritage site. It is an outstanding example of the fusion of two cultures – Victorian and Indian. It houses both long distance as well as local trains and is located in Mumbai. More than 3 million rail commuters use it everyday. In addition to the initial 4 railway tracks, the terminus now facilitates 7 suburban and 11 separate out-station tracks.
9 Howrah Railway Station, Kolkata
Oldest station and Largest Railway Complex in India. Has 23 platforms with highest train-handling capacity amongst any railway station in India. One of the busiest railway stations in terms of passenger volume per day.
10 Lucknow Railway Station, Lucknow
This station located in Lucknow is an architectural wonder, but also one of the beautifully designed buildings. The words ‘Char Bagh’ refer to the four gardens which existed here earlier. It appears like a palace surrounded by towers and clusters. This most beautiful and splendid building was built in 1923 at a cost of Rs. 70 Lakhs.
By True Colours of India