November 11, 2010

A Heritage Railway Station

Chennai, the gateway to South India, the capital city of Tamil Nadu state of India, has two main railway stations that connect to all major parts of India. One is Central Railway Station. The second important railway station of Chennai city (the erstwhile Madras) is Egmore Railway Station.

Egmore Railway Station
Egmore is an anglicized form of Ezhumbur. Ezhumbur was a small village, which was acquired by British and made as a part of Madras city. The British East India company built many landmarks in Egmore area such as Egmore Railway Station, Egmore Museum, etc. Egmore Railway station was built and inaugurated in the year of 1908 AD. Egmore Railway Station is still the second important railway station of Chennai and remains as one of the main landmarks of the city. Egmore Railway Station is also a heritage building, which serves as a fine example for the architecture of British period in India.

Happy travelling.

Egmore Railway Station
Fast Facts:
Site Name: Egmore Railway Station 
Site Type: Heritage Building, Railway Station
Location: Chennai city, Tamil Nadu state, India 
Highlights: 
1) A heritage railway station of British period
2) The second important railway station of Chennai city
Nearest Railway Station: Chennai - well connected from the cities/towns all over India
Nearest Airport: Chennai has both national and international airports
How to reach: Easily reachable by road, train, and flight
Hotel: Many star hotels, luxury hotels/resorts, and budget hotels are available in Chennai
Restaurants: All options - vegetarian, non-vegetarian, Chinese, South Indian, Gujarati, North Indian, Punjabi,....- you can find everything in Chennai city


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