Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is a historic terminal train station and UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The terminus was designed by British born architectural engineer Frederick William Stevens from an initial design by Axel Haig, in an exuberant Italian Gothic style. Shivaji’s name is often preceded by “Chhatrapati”, a title with literal meaning, “a king dignified by the emblem of a parasol; a great king.”
The terminus is the headquarters of India’s Central Railway. It is one of the busiest railway stations in India, serving as a terminal for both long-distance- and suburban trains. This famous landmark which has become a symbol of the city, was built as the headquarters of the Great Indian Peninsular Railway.