India | Maharashtra | Churchgate


Churchgate, a suburb and major business area in downtown Mumbai, derives its name from the famous Churchgate Railway Station. The 'church' refers to the 18th century St Thomas Church, which is about half a kilometer from the station, and the gate was a 16th century gate, which was on the site where the Flora Fountain now stands.

The main attractions of the place are Bhika Behram Well and Churchgate Train Terminus, a charming Victorian building with elaborate Indian influences. The headquarters of Western Railways is situated at Churchgate. Nariman Point, another suburb, is a kilometer south and the Marine Drive is west of Churchgate.

Government College of Law and SNDT University are the main educational institutions. Wankhede Cricket Stadium, Hockey Stadium, Brabourne Stadium and Oval Maidan are the main sporting establishments near Churchgate.

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is around 25 km north. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is around 2 km north.

Churchgate Railway Station is the terminus for the western line of Mumbai's suburban railways.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Greater Mumbai
Location: Churchgate

Bus Stations (1) Historical Monuments (1) Trains and Railway Stations (1)

Copyright 2014 by Online Highways LLC. Enjoy some India trivia. Send Us Your Comments

privacy policy