When folks speak of railway stations, they mostly have a low viewpoint about them. certainly, the dirty platforms, heavy rush, stinking bathrooms and so on. But is that so in reality? Come on, not all types of railway stations are the same. There are a few railway stations in India that might give a diversion to your viewpoint.
Most of you have come across this amazing railway station on your way to Shimla. This Barog station lies on the Kalka-Shimla narrow gauge rail track. This station is popular for Tunnel number 33 that is situated next to the platform and is one of the lengthiest on the route. It was formed up in the year 1903 and Barog station is also popular to be spooky by the ghost of Colonel Barog. He was once in charge of the tunnel's construction. Apart from the well-known tunnel and its associated history, the station is well-known among tourists chiefly because of its fascinating location. Where there is a mountain right in the front, a panoramic and spectacular view of the whole region and Great Himalayan peaks also make space a wonderful stopover on way to Shimla.
2. Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station
This Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station is an artistic and architectural masterwork. It is a quality that might captivate a traveler the moment he witnesses it. The railway station appears more like an artistic monument than a railway station. It was formed up in the early 20th century during British Raj and this station was designed by J.H. Horniman. The cost was nearly Rs 70 lakhs at that time. Elegant domes and minors of the Saracen pattern were used for the construction of this station. Indeed, it won’t be wrong to mention that this stunning architectural style is in accord with Lucknow's heritage structures that date back to eras of Nawabs. Being one of the two main railway stations in Lucknow city, this railway station is well-linked with all the main parts of the country.
3. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST)
When you are speaking of beautiful railway stations in-country, you cannot miss out on the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) in Mumbai. It was initially known as Victoria Terminus (VT). This station has made a place in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and it is because of its stunning architecture. Once you look at it for the first time, you are going to be awestruck by its pure size and loveliness. It was formed up in 1887 to honor the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria. It was designed by Frederick William Stevens with impacts from Victorian Italianate Gothic Revival architecture and conventional Mughal buildings.
So, these were a few oft eh stunning and gorgeous railway stations in India that you must not miss.