Great Indian Railway Journeys

Season 6

Season 6, Episode 4 - Jodhpur To New Delhi

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Michael embarks on a stunning rail journey from the Thar Desert in Rajasthan to the Indian capital, taking in desert landscapes and dazzling historic palaces. From Jodhpur, Michael strikes out into the desert, taking a camel ride to a village where life has changed little in centuries, before embarking on the Jaipur-Agra-D...

Season 6, Episode 3 - Lucknow To Kolkata

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On an epic railway journey from Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh to Kolkata in West Bengal, Michael Portillo uses his Bradshaw's 1913 Handbook of Indian, Foreign and Colonial Travel, published when the British Raj was fifty-five years old, to chart a course through India's history from the days of The East India Company to the daw...

Season 6, Episode 2 - Mysuru To Chennai

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Michael Portillo’s Bradshaw’s 1913 Handbook of Indian, Foreign and Colonial Travel leads him on railway journey through the modern south Indian states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, from the former princely state of Mysore, to the first stronghold of the East India Company in Chennai, formerly Madras.

Season 6, Episode 1 - Amritsar To Shimla

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Michael Portillo embarks on a classic rail journey from Amritsar to Shimla. Along the way he helps feed the thousands at the world’s largest free kitchen and travels the railway routes used by millions of migrants during Partition. He gives his trademark colourful wardrobe an Indian twist, and reaches the foothills of the ...