Charni Road is amongst the Most visited station by Tourist. Many Tourist places can be accessed Through Charni Road station including Marine Drive and Hanging Garden.
Here are Some Unknown things about Charni Road.
1. Charni Road (Old spellings: Churney Road and Charney Road) is a railway station on the Western Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. It was established in 1867.
2. The station derives its name from the fact that grazing lands for cattle and horses were located nearby in earlier days (Charne in Marathi means to graze).
3. Girgaon Chowpatty can be easily accessed through Charni Road Station, which is just 5 minutes walk from the station. The beach is noted for its Ganesh Visarjan celebrations when thousands of people from all over Mumbai and Pune come to immerse the idols of Lord Ganesh in the Arabian Sea.
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4. Hanging Garden in Malabar Hill can also be easily visited from the station, It was established in the year 1881.
5. When a railway station on the BB&CI railway was constructed there it was called Charni Road. The BB&CI line from Back Bay to Virar opened in 1867.
6. The starting point of 3 km long Marine drive is also from Charni Road which is extended to Nariman point Churchgate. There is also Taraporewala Fish Aquarium which can be visited from Charni Road or also Marine lines.
7. In 1884, Sir Adamji Peerbhoy (1845–1913), a well-known philanthropist from Mumbai, India, built several properties (a Bohra kabrastan (cemetery/burial ground)), masjid, Sanatorium, and Amanbai Charitable Hospital later known as Saifee Hospital on opposite of the railway station.
8. On the road running along the beach, the lone surviving terrorist of the 26/11 attacks, Ajmal Kasab, was caught and arrested. A bronze statue of Tukaram Omble, the policeman who helped arrest Kasab, was erected on 26 November 2009.
9. Today Charni road is well known for its old charm Chawls, wholesale markets of diamonds (Opera House), garments, Irani cafés traditional Maharashtrian culture (Girgaon) and also tall skyscrapers.