Train journeys not only take you to beautiful locations but also leave you with indelible memories.
Started by the British in 1800s, this engineering marvel has sculpted what India is today. Even now, they transport millions of passengers and goods helping in the growth of our economy.
Train journeys are indeed enjoyable. While travelling, one is often mesmerised by the beautiful train stations. Take a look at some of the beautiful and picturesque train stations in India:
1. Lovedale Train Station, Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Nestled among the blue Nilgiris, Lovedale is a quaint little town. One of the highest points in Nilgiris, the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, passes through Lovedale. It is the second railway station for NMR on Mettupalayam to Ooty route and is also the highest station on the same route.
2. Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai
One of the most picturesque train terminals in the country, CST as it is commonly known, was called Victoria Terminus in the colonial era. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site which serves as the headquarters for the Central railway. Built in 1887, it reflects the rich Indian Gothic architecture.
3. Cuttack railway station, Odisha
Built like a gate to a fort, Cuttack train station is a busy station in Odisha. Also a railway junction, it serves the East Coast Railway ferrying millions of passengers and cargo to different parts of the country.
4. Charbagh train station, Lucknow
Built in 1923, Char Bagh railway station at Lucknow is simply majestic. True to the city of Nawab, this building is no less than a palace. As the same suggest, it had four gardens around it which still bloom in full glory. The building incorporates a mix of Awadhi, Rajput and Mughal architecture.
5. Trivandrum train station, Kerala
It is the main railway station of Trivandrum. The largest station in Kerala in terms of passengers, this is an important hub for Southern Railways. It is the terminal point for the proposed High-Speed Rail corridor between Chennai, Bangalore and Trivandrum.
6. Dudh Sagar railway station, Maharashtra
Favourite of Indian Film makers, Dudh Sagar Railway Station is close to the milky-white waterfall which lends its name to the station and lush greenery. The station is right in the heart of nature and is, perhaps, not very developed.
7. Ghum railway station, West Bengal
The highest railway station in the country, Ghum is served by the Darjeeling Himlayan railway. It is situated at a height of 2250 metres and provides enchanting views of the snow-clad Kanchunjunga peak.
8. Dwarka railway station, Gujarat
True to its city, Dwarka railway station is built like a temple. Hundreds of pilgrims use this station everyday to visit Dwarkadhish, Lord Krishna.
9. Jaisalmer railway station, Rajasthan
Haulting station to three of the most luxurious trains in the country, the sandstone built Jaisalmer train station is simply breathtaking. Nicknamed as the jewel of Thar, this railway station is indeed one.
10. Howrah train station, West Bengal
The oldest and the largest railway complex in the country, Howrah train station situated next to the mighty Hoogli river. It is the largest railway station in India in terms of passengers and train volume handling capacity.
Now you know which station to choose fr your next holiday.