About: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) – World Heritage Monument

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) - A World Heritage Monument (Mumbai, India)

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus building has been inscribed upon the world heritage list of the convention concerning the protection of the world culture and natural heritage inscription on this list confirms the exceptional universal value of a cultural or natural site which deserves protection for the benefit of all humanity.

The construction of this building, owned by the Great Indian Peninsula Railway, began in May 1878 and was completed in May 1888. Wilson Bell was the Chief Engineer and Fredric William Stevens was the Consulting Architect. The building was given the name of Victoria Terminus in 1887 during Queen’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations. Later, it was renamed as Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in March 1996 in memory of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the great Maratha Warrior King. In June 2017 it was renamed again as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus.

Today this grand building stands out majestically and is an important hub of activities, catering to the needs of millions of commuters in the metropolis.

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Kunt Bhayo Lake – The Biggest Pond in Rewalsar

Kunt Bhayo Lake – Rewalsar are seven ponds called “Sar” and the biggest has been named as “Kunt Bhayo.” Legend prevails that Pandwas during their sojourn in the Himalayas shot an arrow into the earth and water ponds appeared to quench the thirst of their mother ‘Kunti’.

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