Mumbai darshan: places to visit for free

Updated: Jan 18, 2014 18:01 IST

The second most photographed building in India (after the Taj Mahal), CST is emblematic of Bombay’s commercial success of the 19th century. Look for the lion on the left pillar of the entrance gate, which represents Britain; the tiger, on the right, represents India. The female figure on top of the central dome, holding a torch in her right hand and a spoked wheel in her left, symbolises progress. There’s also a peacock with outspread plumage on the façade, and the old ticket booking office is called the Star Chamber, because of the design on the ceiling.
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The second most photographed building in India (after the Taj Mahal), CST is emblematic of Bombay’s commercial success of the 19th century. Look for the lion on the left pillar of the entrance gate, which represents Britain; the tiger, on the right, represents India. The female figure on top of the central dome, holding a torch in her right hand and a spoked wheel in her left, symbolises progress. There’s also a peacock with outspread plumage on the façade, and the old ticket booking office is called the Star Chamber, because of the design on the ceiling.

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