Chennai Central Railway Station, Chennai (Madras)

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Architectural Building Landmark
See almost century and a half old building, Chennai Central Railway Station, a railway station serving as the main hub of South India transportation and one of the most renowned landmarks of Chennai. Designed by George Harding and built in the Gothic Revival style, the station contains four platforms and a capacity for 12 coach trains. Explore the complex with its many bookshops, restaurants, and accommodation facilities with 350,000 passengers using the terminus daily. Enjoy the commodities of Wi-Fi, AC resting rooms, and parking areas, with police and first aid available. There are no staircases which eases movement through the complex. With our online itinerary creator, Chennai (Madras) attractions like Chennai Central Railway Station can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Even though the place is nasty, not neat, ambience not good, locality not good, stinky, but something great about this place.. maybe the building speaks, the color the history... whatever it is.. it i...  more »
  • oldest,big and proud of Chennai.Chennai station has been well maintained and supervised.Huge crowd but all accessible easily.From here walkable to park station and others  more »
  • Chennai Central Railway Station is the landmark of Singara Chennai and the Railway station welcomes tourists from all parts of India. You will be surprised to note the following facilities inside the ...  more »
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  • It's a mid size car paining area around 50-70 car can be parked, parking for a hour the charges are fine. If planning to park your vehicle for a couple of days then it's going to cost you more. So be prepared for that...
  • Great parking place. Easily accessible but fare is too high
  • Heavily mismanaged parking system. If you are availing can services, you are better off to go to the main road as the traffic causes costs you severe delays in making the cab get in and get out.
  • Parking is good also premium parking is available for new and high end model cars.
  • Parking facilities have to be improved ! Good old building which saves the old age architecture​ of Madras !!

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