When we discuss the Indian Railways, we in some way ignore their primary identity i.e. Railway Stations. Every Station carries a tale and model of classic architecture. Their splendor impresses not just one but everyone. From Kashmir in North to Kanyakumari in South and from Agartala in East to Bhuj in West An overall number of railway stations in India are about 8000–8500.
Let us glance at the India’s most beautiful Railway Stations and know some Hidden facts behind them:
1Agartala Railway Station
The architectural mastery of this station appears like the Ujjayanta Palace of Tripura King Manikya. Agartala is the 1st state capital in independent India to be linked with a rail network.
2Kamakhya Railway Station
It is the second largest station of Guwahati and its architectural mastery appears like the Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati.
3Howrah Junction Railway Station
It is the very first station and biggest railway complex in India with the maximum number of platforms in the whole railway system of India, 23 platforms.
4Gorakhpur Railway Station
It has the world’s longest railway platform of length 1.34 Km.
5Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station
The terms ‘Char Bagh’ refer to the 4 gardens which existed here earlier. An exclusive attribute of the Charbagh railway station is that an aerial view of the station building displays it as a chess board and the domes and pillars of the building appear to be pieces of a chess game.
6Delhi Junction Railway Station
It was constructed with red stone to offer the effect of close by ancient Red Fort. It is earliest railway station of Delhi.
7Srinagar Railway Station
The station attributes Kashmiri wood architectural mastery, with a planned atmosphere of a royal court which is created to enhance the local surroundings to the station. It is even now under construction and once finished it will link the Srinagar to the Rail network of rest of India.
8Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
It is a historical railway station in Mumbai and is the busiest and finest railway station in India. It is now recognized just as CST and offering as a terminal for both long-distance trains and commuter trains of the Mumbai Suburban Railway.
9Habibganj Railway Station
It is located in the Bhopal City of Madhya Pradesh. A very long, narrow, three-storey building which is influenced by the types of city gates.
10Cuttack Railway Station
The fort design and style of architectural mastery of Cuttack Railway Station is a wonderful railway station and has motivated many architects around the world.
11Chennai Central Station
Constructed in the Gothic Revival style, the unique station was designed by George Harding. The primary building, a mixture of Gothic and Romanesque styles has been announced as a heritage building.