Images of India : India’s Heritage Railway Stations…

lucknowcRlyStnWhile train journeys in India are always a pleasing experience for travellers, there are certain railway stations across the country that can be easily included in the list of tourist destinations. Some of these stations hold heritage value, some display amazing architectural styles, and some are simply located in picturesque locations. The Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station is one such. It is an architectural masterpiece. It looks more like a monument than a railway station. Built in the early 20th century during the British Raj, the station was designed by J.H. Hornimen and cost Rs. 7 million at that time. Domes and minars of Saracan design were used for the construction of the station, so that its architectural style is in harmony with Lucknow’s heritage buildings that date back to the days of the Nawabs.