Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus In Mumbai
Mostly referred to by it's old name of Victoria Terminus, and often also just a VT, the railway station just next to Crawford Market is itself a very interesting place.
Opened originally in 1887 it was named, like so many things in the old British Empire, after Queen Victoria it reflects a combination of Victorian and Mughal architectural influences.
Since 2004 it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
While platforms and technical facilities are all modern as befits a major railway station the building and passenger halls reflect its interesting historical position.
Above the ticketing halls are stained glass windows and vaulted arches that are reminiscent more of a Gothic Cathedral than a place of transport.
Open 24 hours a day the Terminus is best visited away from rush hours when it is busy with commuters.