Many people, once they reach a certain age, will be able to remember their first time entering the country and seeing the extensive, beautiful Indian railway network. This article on The Indian Railways will help you unwind from your busy day and read about the top 10 most beautiful Indian railway stations.
The Indian Railway stations are some of the most beautiful and well-known in the country. These places have evolved over time to become hubs for people from diverse walks of life. They serve as unforgettable destinations for tourists, students travelling from nearby cities, and people carrying on their regular daily lives.
New Delhi Railway Station
New Delhi Railway Station is one of the busiest stations in India. It serves over 50,000 trains and 1 billion people every day. In 2017, New Delhi Railway Station was awarded the prestigious UNESCO Asia Prize for its architecture. New Delhi Railway Station is the largest railway station in India. It became operational on Jan 1, 1853 and was built by William Bentinck, Queen Victoria’s Governor of Bengal. The station also has a full-length underground foot tunnel connecting it to Connaught Place which is one of the busiest commercial hubs in New Delhi.
Howrah Junction Railway Station
Howrah Junction Railway Station is the main railway station in Howrah, West Bengal, India. It is a terminus for most of the rail lines in Eastern India and the busiest railway station in Eastern India by passenger traffic. Howrah Junction is the largest railway station in Howrah and is located in the city of Kolkata. The station serves as a major rail terminus for the eastern Indian states of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa. It also serves as a destination for trains to Kolkata from Bangladesh and Nepal.
Panvel Railway Station
Panvel Railway Station is the second most busiest station at Mumbai. The station has a total of 5 platforms, halting trains and daily rush hour traffic. It is one of the major railway stations that connect the city to other cities in India, including Delhi and Chennai.
Mumbai Central Railway Station
Mumbai Central Railway Station is not just a railway station. It is also called CST or Churchgate. Many of the most famous destinations in Mumbai are connected from this station. This station has been named as the best train station among stations outside Delhi.
Surat railway station
Surat railway station is the largest station in Gujarat. This station has a station master and one ticket counter. Surat Railway Station is a station on the Western line of the Indian Railways. It is one of the most important railway stations in Gujarat, India. The station handles over 1.5 lakh passengers daily and is served by trains originating from Mumbai, Delhi and Vadodara.
Ratlam Junction railway station
Ratlam Junction railway station is one of the top 10 busiest railway stations in India. It connects Ratlam to Jabalpur. The main source of income for this station is the Ratlam-Jabalpur passenger traffic.
Vadodara railway station
Vadodara railway station is the headquarters of Vadodara district in Gujarat. It has been operational since 1902. Vadodara railway station is India’s 6th largest railway station in terms of passenger movement. It is located in Vadodara, Gujarat on the Mumbai- Howrah line. The British built this station and it was inaugurated by George Fernandes in 1987.
Lucknow City Centre North Railway Station
Lucknow City Centre North Railway Station is one of the 9 railway stations under Lucknow Junction Railway Station that falls under Lucknow Division. It is located on the Delhi-Chennai line and has been proposed for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST).
Gorakhpur Junction railway station
Gorakhpur Junction is an Indian railway station in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the oldest railway stations of India and is situated about 3 km from Gorakhnath Temple.
Jaipur City Junction Railway Station
Jaipur City Junction Railway Station is an important railway station located in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. The station is a very large one and operated by Indian Railways. It is located in the heart of Jaipur and has been constructed as one of the largest stations by Indian railways.