Transportation is not a problem in India. One very popular transportation method in the country is through trains. Yes, you read it right. Train is not only used in the past for transportation, it is widely used even up to now, and one of the countries to preserve this way of transportation is the beautiful India. In fact, there are around 8,500 railway stations in the country. In relation to this, here are 10 of the most beautiful railway stations in the country:
10. Ghum Railway Station
What makes this railway station is the fact that it is located in West Bengal, which is a hill region in India particularly in the locality of Darjeeling Himalayan. In entire India, this is the highest station that you can find. It has 2,258 meters of altitude.
9. Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station
This beautiful railway station started operating on November 4, 1931. It is located right there in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram City in the state of Kerala. Adding to the beauty of this station are the shopping mall, cafes, book shops, and internet-browsing centers.
8. Secunderabad Railway Station
This amazing railway station is one of the tourist destinations in India. It is the main railway station that can be found in Hyderabad City. It was built way back in the year 1874 through the efforts of Hyderabad State’s Nizam. Hence, such station is one product of India’s rich history.
7. Char Bagh Railway Station
Its name “Char Bagh” is actually taken from the name of the beautiful 4 gardens that existed here before this railway station was built. Its architectural design is absolutely breathtaking. It’s located in the city of Lucknow in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
6. Dudhsagar Railway Station
There’s no question why it is one of the most beautiful railway stations in India since it is exactly located right there near the world-renowned Dudhsagar Falls. The station is also surrounded with abundant greenery, making your eyes relaxed and completely entertained.
5. Cuttack Railway Station
This stone castle-like railway station has very unique architectural design. Barabati Fort, which is a famous monument in the 14th century, is the inspiration of this station. In fact, a number of architects all over the world are inspired by this station. It’s located in the city of Cuttack.
4. Chennai Central Station
This structure is one of Chennai’s most prominent landmarks. This railway station is now 138 years of age. It’s the pride of South India. Every single day, there are around 350,000 passengers who came into this particular beautiful railway station.
3. New Delhi Railway Station
This is one of the biggest and busiest railway stations that can be found in India. There’s no question about that since it is located in India’s capital city New Delhi. Among the railway stations in the world, this one has the biggest route interlocking system.
2. Howrah Railway Station
In the entire India, this is the largest railway complex and the oldest station available in the country. It has 23 platforms and it can cater thousands of passengers every single day.
1. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
What made it extremely beautiful is the fact that it’s built through the architectural fusion of Indian and Victorian cultures. Previously, it was called Victoria Terminus Station. It’s one of the UNESCO heritage sites in Mumbai, India.
These are the 10 most beautiful railway stations India has to offer. There is no way you cannot be amazed by the structure and the facilities of these stations.