Even today most of the Indian people like to travel through trains. Indian Railways are getting better day by day in terms of speed and comfort. Therefore, the railway stations are the symbolic and one of the most prominent landmarks for people of India. As per an estimation, the total number of railway stations in India are between 8,000 and 8,500. They are the fourth largest employer in the world, employing over a million people.
Today, through this article we will tell you about the top 10 Indian railway Stations. They are known for their impressive architecture and design. The list is in descending order.
10) Nagpur Junction – Maharashtra
It gives a glimpse of a palace of the medival period. The station has a diamond crossing.
9) Trivandrum Central – Kerela
It looks like a building of some British India time. It is the largest railway station in Kerala in terms of passenger movement and an important rail hub in Southern Railway.
8) Vijayawada Junction – Andhra Pradesh
It was constructed in the year 1888. Vijayawada station has the standard station layout with a perfect traction inside the station.
7) Kanpur Central – Uttar Pradesh
The present station was built in 1928. Though the imposing building was completed in 1930. The building’s construction is inspired by Lucknow’s magnificent Lucknow Charbagh railway station building which was built by the British in 1914.
6) Surat Railway Station – Gujarat
The railway station was built in 1860. In early 2016, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation rated the facility the best large station in India based on cleanliness.
5) Chennai Central – Tamil Nadu
The 142-year-old building of the railway station is one of the most prominent landmarks of Chennai. It was designed by architect George Harding.
4) Howrah Junction – West Bengal
The British architect Halsey Ricardo designed the station. It was opened on December 1, 1905. It has an impressive architecture.
3) Lucknow Charbagh – Uttar Pradesh
The station was built in 1926. The building was inspired from the domes and minarets of Mughal architectural design. The building constructed in red brick has a frontage of long verandahs adorned with Mughal arches.
2) Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus – Maharashtra
It is formerly known as Victoria Terminus. It is a historic railway station and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Architect Frederick William Stevens designed this building according to the concept of Victorian Italianate Gothic Revival architecture. The station was built in 1887 in the Bori Bunder area of Mumbai to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria.
1) Sri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra – Jammu & Kashmir
The newest of all, this railway station has just opened 3 years ago in 2014. The building is leveraged with a modern architectural design.