With more than seven thousand railways stations across the country, spread across 17 different zones and 70 divisions the Indian railways becomes one the those having the world’s largest railway networks. Let’s check out some of the most beautiful railway stations in the country. When we think of railway stations in India, we mostly think of the massive crowd and food vendors, but have you ever thought about the architecture? Yes, the railway stations that we are about to discuss have amazing architecture. Trust me visiting these will surely be an experience. So, let’s explore some of the most amazing and beautiful railway’s stations in India.
15 Most Beautiful And Popular Railway Stations In India
1. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra
The Sri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Station is one of the youngest railway junction in the country. It belongs to the Northern Railway zone. So far it is the best railway junction in the country that serves the town of Katra and also the Baramulla railway link. This railway route crosses the lengthiest tunnel the railway Pirpanjal.
2. Howrah Junction Station
This one is my favourite, do you know the biggest railway junction in the country? Well its none other than the Howrah Junction railway station. Apart from being the biggest it is also one among the most busy railway junction in the country. This railway station has got the largest number of platforms. In fact it also has the largest railway complex in the country.
3. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus or the Victoria Terminus is one of those railway stations which can be called truly beautiful. Apart from being beautiful it is also an historic railway station of India. What makes this railway station truly awesome is the outstanding architecture (gothic style). This one too tops the list when it comes to busiest railway station of India.
4. Chennai Central
One among the 5 Central Railway stations in the country. The Chennai Central is also popularly identified as the Madras railway station. It is one among the most vital railway hubs in southern part of India. Also, it is the most money-making railway junction of Southern Railways.
5. Dudhsagar Railway Station
Like the Dudhsagar Falls, the Dudhsagar Railway junction is one utmost beautiful stations in the country. I would say it is one place that you need to see. Located in the border of the state of Karnataka and Goa. Note, this railway station is not a very busy one as very few trains stop here. There are two other stations around the Dudhsagar Railway Station, i.e. Qulem and Castlerock.
6. Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station
Lucknow’s Charbagh Railway Station is one of the most magnificent railway junction in the country. It has four beautiful gardens making it look even more wonderful. It is one among the full of activity railway stations in the northern part of India. The railway station is very well connected to other important cities in the country and also to metro.
7. Kanpur Central
Another immensely busy railway station from the north India is the Kanpur Central Railway Station. Also, it is one among the five Central railway stations of the Indian Railways. The Kanpur Central railway station has one of the largest interlocking route system across the globe. Apart from these important features the building of the railway station is totally magnificent.
8. Trivandrum Central
Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station or Trivandrum Central is one of the largest railway junction in the state of Kerala. Another railway station with a very beautiful building. The Trivandrum Central is another central railway junction in the country. It is also the dismissing point for high speed rail corridors in the southern part of India.
9. Cuttack Railway Station
This one serves the second largest city of the state of Odisha. Located on the principal line of the East Coast Railways this is one among the most important railway stations. The architecture of this railway station resembles a fort, guess it is the style of architecture used in this railway station which makes it a must-see railway station of the country.
10. Barog Railway Station
The Barog Railway Junction is placed on the Kalka-Shimla Railways. It is one of the must visit places in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The station is a small hill railway station located at a height of around 1552 metres. No doubt to the fact that it is one of the most gorgeous railway tracks in the country.
11. Surat Railway Station
This is one of those railway station which makes India proud, it is the cleanest railway junction in the country. Other railway stations who make it to the list of cleanest railway stations in the country are Rajkot and Bilaspur. One interesting fact you would like to know is that the state of Gujarat alone has 5 railway stations in the list of top 10 cleanest railway stations in the country.
12. Ghum Railway Station
Positioned in the state of west Bengal at the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, the Ghum Railway station remains the highest railway station across the globe. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway station is located at a massive height of around 2,258 metres. It is one among the most attractive railway tracks across the globe.
13. Agartala Railway Station
Acclaimed as the second-best railway stations in the country. No other railways stations can match this one when it comes to design and architecture. One interesting fact about the Agartala is that it is 1st state capital that was connected with the country’s railway network. Also, it is the 2nd capital city of North-east India to be linked with a rail networks.
14. Nagpur Railway Station
City of oranges, Nagpur is also the 2nd capital of the state of Maharashtra. This railway station is one among the busiest and oldest in the country. It is popular for the railway diamond crossing.
15. Vijayawada Junction Station
The Vijayawada Junction station is one A-1 railway junction in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is also one of the most busiest railway junction in the country, when it comes to freight and passenger trains. The station has 10 platforms and it is also a major junction of the South-Central Railway zone.
This was our pick of the 15 most beautiful railway stations in India. Other railway stations which are equally good and do deserve a mention are Secunderabad Railway Station, Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station, Dwarka railway station and Beas railway station.
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