10 Unique Railway Stations In India


  1. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

    Mumbai, India --- Victoria Terminus Railway Station, now Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus), 1888, a UNESCO World Heritage Site --- Image by © Danny Lehman/Corbis

    Mumbai, India — Victoria Terminus Railway Station, now Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus), 1888, a UNESCO World Heritage Site — Image by © Danny Lehman/Corbis

It is the historic railway station and also a UNESCO world heritage site in Mumbai. It is the headquarters of central railways. It serves as the terminal for both long-distance trains and commuter trains of Mumbai suburban railway station. The Victorian Gothic Revival architecture is blended with Indian traditional architecture. It is the combination of two cultures as British architects worked with Indian craftsmen to give unique style to Bombay’s railway station.

  1. Ghum Railway Station2

It is the highest railway station in India and ranked 14th highest in the world. It is located at an altitude of 7,407 feets(2,258 metres). The construction of railway track reached Ghum on 4th April 1881. It is a small railway station.

  1. Royapuram Railway Station3

It is the oldest railway station operational in India. It is also first railway station in South India. The first train started operating in June 1856 from this station. The station was headquarters of Madras and Southern Mahratta railway till 1922.

  1. Manwal Railway Station4

It is India’s first green railway station as it is powered by solar energy. This station is in Manwal town, Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. The power is generated with the help of 28 solar panels installed on the station.

  1. Gorakhpur Railway Station5

It is the station with longest railway platform of around 1.35 km. It is located in the city Gorakhpur of Uttar Pradesh. It is the headquarters of Northern Eastern Railway.

  1. Sarnath Railway Station6

This station is famous for its design elements based on famous Sanchi stupa. Sarnath is the city located in north-east of Varanasi.

  1. Bhawani Mandi Railway Station7

The city Bhawani Mandi is also known as ‘The Orange city’ which is located in Rajasthan. This is the only railway station which is shared by two States that is Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. The booking window is in Madhya Pradesh, while the entrance and the waiting room is in Rajasthan.

  1. Rashidpura Khori Railway Station8

This is the only railway station which is completely run and operated by the villagers of Rashidpura Kohri. The station was closed by the Indian government in 2005 because of the poor income but the villagers managed to restart it.

  1. Cuttack Railway Station9

 

It is the station which is built like Barabati fort. This station is located in the city of Cuttack in Odisha. It is operated under Khurda road division of East-Coast Railways. It is among India’s top 100 booking railway stations.

  1. Dhanushkodi Railway Station

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This is the station which is in the abandoned town of Tamil Nadu state of India. The state Dhanushkodi was destroyed in 1964 cyclone and hundreds of passengers drowned in the sea.

 

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