Mumbai’s Iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus or CST – formerly Victoria Terminus is one of the country’s oldest Victorian-Italianate-Gothic style architectural buildings.

Designed by Frederick William Stevens, it was built in 1887 in the Bori Bunder area of Mumbai.

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The European Side Of Mumbai

This was my third trip to Mumbai but first as a tourist. Earlier, I visited the financial capital of India due to some official work. I was quite excited to visit Mumbai once again but honestly speaking I wasn’t expecting any big surprises.

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But Mumbai proved me wrong.  I wasn’t just surprised but astonished by the historic British era buildings of south Mumbai.

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Simple architecture yet very attractive. These buildings, some colorful and some grey, took me to the bygone era.

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These beauteous buildings will literally make you feel that you are in an European country. At least I felt so.

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Being a huge admirer of India’s history, I was glad to discover a different part of Mumbai.
And If you are a history buff, then it is a must visit place for you. Meandering through the narrow lanes  and eating in small eateries, my trip became more than wonderful.

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And if you plan to travel on Sunday then there are many organisations which conduct heritage walk.

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