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CSMT/Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (18 PFs)
छत्रपती शिवाजी महाराज टर्मिनस     छत्रपति शिवाजी महाराज टर्मिनस
[Victoria Terminus (VT), Bombay , Mumbai]

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Opp. BMC Building, Dr. Dadabhai Naoroji Road, Fort/ P D'Mello Road (PF-18), Mumbai- 400001
State: Maharashtra

Zone: CR/Central   Division: Mumbai CSM Terminus

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Feb 27 2020 (22:46)   CSMT/Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (18 PFs)
Guest: 3b20373c   show all posts
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If you want to see Mumbai at your own pace and not hurriedly by those Mumbai Darshan tours, then here's the way. (I have taken CST as base).
Day 1. South mumbai (Gateway of India, Marine drive, Musuem, Elephanta caves)
Just outside CST, there is BEST (mumbai transport service) bus stand. From there:
Bus no. 111 - For gateway of India (last stop),
available every 5-10 mins. Fare - Rs 5.
From Gateway, you will get ferry for elephanta caves whose cost is around 150-200 (round trip) depending on the type of boat/deck you choose. There is ferry services for Alibaug too.
After exploring these, exit gateway from where you entered. Move straight. You will reach SP mukherjee chowk. Cross over to other side and you are in front of Chhatrapati Shahu ji maharaj museum. (worth seeing).
Then take any bus (prefer 108, 111) to CST.
In evening, take Bus no. 108 for Kamla nehru park (fare - rs 15). See hanging gardens and then again take the same bus for chowpatty & Marine drive. Enjoy the evening and move back to CST by bus no. 108 or to hotel by whatever you prefer.
DAY 2 (siddhivinayak, bandra)
Prefer early morning darshan to avoid long queue. I usually do darshan by 6AM.
Take a local from CST and get down at Dadar. Take FOB and exit towards Dadar west. From Flower market (just as you step down from FOB) you will get shared cabs for siddhivinayak (fare rs. 10).
If you go early morning, then come back to your hotel after darshan & wait for your clock to tick 10:30-11 AM (to avoid peak hours). At 11 AM take a local (preferably Bandra Terminating local) from CST and after arrival at Bandra, again exit towards west. You will get shared autos as well as Bus no. 211 (last stop is bandra fort/father agnel ashram, take ticket till there, fare - Rs 5) . Go to band stand, bandra fort, see the sea link, film stars bunglows/flats. Come back to CST and rest. In the evening can go to Marine drive to see the sunset or shop in south bombay (your choice).
Day 3 (Juhu beach, film city, Haji Ali)
Take bus no. 28 from CST (outside the bus stand), will drop you at Juhu beach. Enjoy the morning (you may get to see some film stars too). Take a local for Goregaon from Vile parle station and then take an auto for filmcity. There is 2 hr guided tour (rs 600) which will take you to famous spots. Come back to Goregaon and take CST local.
In the evening, you can take bus no. 28 and go to Haji ali dargah and if you have time, then you can take the same bus first to Cumbala hill post office bus stop (for national museum of indian cinema) and see the dargah in return.
These are the major places I have covered. There are more places which are very much accessible by the public transport system of mumbai.

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Sep 12 2019 (10:02)   22221/Mumbai CSMT - Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express | CSMT/Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (18 PFs)
Raj N   18 blog posts
Entry# 4425244            Tags   Past Edits
Seats are very comfortable in this train.....Excellent condition of coaches and brilliant maintenance of rake
May 03 2018 (19:52)   CSMT/Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (18 PFs)
12801 RF Ankit Khare 12391
purubaba.ankit~   2668 blog posts
Entry# 3376126            Tags   Past Edits
Commencement of Battery Operated Cars (BOC) at Mumbai CSMT
Battery Operated Car (BOC) service on paid basis has been started at Chhatrapati Shivaji
Terminus/Mumbai (CSMT) station, Central Railway. Passenger may contact on
mobile number
(9152156194) for BOC booking.
Feb 16 2018 (13:48)   CSMT/Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (18 PFs)
Guest: 7fe2aaac   show all posts
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The irctc canteen is situated on 2nd floor of mainline building which provides veg thaali at rs 35 only. Seating arrangement are there. Consists of 6 puri/2 paratha, rice, daal, 2 sabzi, pickle, curd. Taste is OK for the price and quantity is such that one person can eat his food satisfactorily. Hygiene is also good. The server has his head and hands covered. This is self service type arrangement. Take the coupon and go to the window and take you thali to the tables.

Feb 16 2018 (13:51)
Guest: 7fe2aaac   show all posts
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Apart from IRCTC canteen, there is Neelam on ground floor which serves thali in range of 150-250. Ofcourse taste is different from irctc but if you want to hav economical food then IRCTC is better. In IRCTC Janta Khana is also available consisting of 7 puri/sabzi/pickle.
Feb 16 2018 (20:47)   CSMT/Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (18 PFs)
Guest: 7fe2c074   show all posts
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"NEELAM" situated on ground floor on mainline side is awesome man. Though 5 times costlier than IRCTC canteen ( it doesn't keep non veg items and egg items are also rare ) on 2nd floor but value for money. I just had a non - veg thaali consisting of:-
Chicken masala ( 2 big and 1 small chunk of chicken)
5 butter roti ( good enough in size)

Mix veg
Paneer masala
Gulab Jamun
& a complimentary ice cream ( the menu said 2 scoops) cup which is available in non - veg, delux and neelam special thaali. Taste was also good of all the items.
Cost of the non veg thaali - 230 ( incl of GST)

Feb 16 2018 (22:28)
Swaroop Mukherjee
DrSwaroopMukher^~   75252 blog posts
Re# 3112929-1            Tags   Past Edits
Useful but 200+ for a thali is a way too costlier

Feb 16 2018 (22:31)
Saurabhdubey_86^~   26368 blog posts
Re# 3112929-2            Tags   Past Edits
Item bhi to kaafi hai menu me. Good for great apetite people

Feb 16 2018 (22:31)
Guest: 7fe2c074   show all posts
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Bhai jo taste aur quantity thha aur bahar restaurants mein jo mil raha usse compare kare to value for money hai. Bahar sirf utna chicken masala ka 200 le lete. Aur economical option hai na 2nd floor IRCTC canteen. 35 rs veg thaali with sufficient quantity but compromise on taste, though not bad, their taste is also OK but not good.

Feb 16 2018 (22:36)
Guest: 7fe2c074   show all posts
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Bhai ice cream phekte huye bada dukh hua. Pet ekdum bhar chuka thha. Ice cream ke jagah gulab jamun alag se rehta to main dormitory mein laake baad mein khaa leta. Lekin ice cream kaise laata?? Khair taste kiya thha ice cream bhi, acchi thhi.

Feb 16 2018 (22:43)
Saurabhdubey_86^~   26368 blog posts
Re# 3112929-5            Tags   Past Edits
Is tip me add kar do ki agar neelam me paisa vasool khana hai to ek time pehle bhookhe rahiye ya fir do ghante pehle hajmola ya soup /appetizers le leejiye.

Feb 16 2018 (22:48)
Swaroop Mukherjee
DrSwaroopMukher^~   75252 blog posts
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Mai usme half bhi kha nahi sakta, anyways I'm pure vegetarian, so I have to search for another option.

Feb 16 2018 (22:51)
Guest: 7fe2c074   show all posts
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Sach mein agar maine dopahar ka khaana khaa liya hota to shayad thaali ka khaana bach jaata. Subah 1 chai, dopahar mein thoda time mila to 2 samosa, phir kaam niptate - niptate 4 baj gaye to juhu se lautte time ek wada - pav khaya aur uske baad raat 8 baje ye. Agar aap railway ke khane se pet bhar sakte hain to ye thhali easily 2 logon ke saath share kar sakte hain, basharte aapko ek extra gulab jamun aur icecream lena hoga.

Feb 16 2018 (22:51)
Swaroop Mukherjee
DrSwaroopMukher^~   75252 blog posts
Re# 3112929-8            Tags   Past Edits
Any options for vegetarian people like me😅. Id like to try some vegetarian meal , next time I'm to Mumbai.

Feb 16 2018 (22:53)
Guest: 7fe2c074   show all posts
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Veg option was also there. This thaali - chicken. Wo veg thaali banaate hai aur phir andar se alag package mein chicken dete hain. Veg was of 2 types - 160 and 200 one. In 160, they dont give complimentary icecream.

Feb 16 2018 (22:53)
Saurabhdubey_86^~   26368 blog posts
Re# 3112929-10            Tags   Past Edits
Wo shayad allow nahi karte hain ki ek thali 2 log waha baith ke share karein . Ya fir pack karwa ke room la sakte hain tab ho sakta hai

Feb 16 2018 (22:55)
Swaroop Mukherjee
DrSwaroopMukher^~   75252 blog posts
Re# 3112929-11            Tags   Past Edits
1 compliments
Definitely yess
So it's better paying 200 here for a veg thali , rather than paying 250+ for a veg meal at MC Donald's.

Feb 16 2018 (22:55)
Guest: 7fe2c074   show all posts
Re# 3112929-12            Tags   Past Edits
When you go to the counter you will see different types of thaalis kept there. Choose one and ask for the token. Hand over the token to the server and he will prepare another chosen thaali by you. Tomorrow i will post all thaali's menu of Neelam.

Feb 16 2018 (22:57)
Guest: 7fe2c074   show all posts
Re# 3112929-13            Tags   Past Edits
There's no sitting arrangement. Apna thaali uthaaiye aur table par rakh kar khade khade shuru ho jaiye. Share kar sakte hai, serve karne ke baad use koi matlab nahi. Wo sirf poochta hai ki parcel karna hai ya yahi khana hai ?
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