Great Indian Railway Journeys
Great Indian Railway Journeys is a BBC documentary series presented by Michael Portillo, traveling across India guided by his Bradshaw's 1913 Handbook of Indian, Foreign and Colonial Travel. Beginning in the Sikh holy city, Michael is dazzled by the beauty of the Golden Temple and awed by the scale of its langar - the world's largest free kitchen. Michael continues his stunning railway journey from the Thar Desert in Rajasthan to the Indian capital, Delhi, taking in desert landscapes and dazzling historic palaces. Then Michael travels 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. Finally, he embarks on an epic railway journey from Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh to Kolkata in West Bengal.
|Episode 1 - Amritsar to Shimla|
Episode 1 - Amritsar to Shimla
Michael Portillo embarks on a classic rail journey from Amritsar to Shimla. Along the way he helps to feed the thousands at the world's largest free kitchen and travels the railway routes used by millions of migrants during Partition.
Episode 2 - Jodhpur to Delhi
Michael embarks on a stunning railway journey from the Thar Desert in Rajasthan to the Indian capital, taking in desert landscapes and dazzling historic palaces.
Episode 3 - Mysuru to Chennai
Michael embarks on a 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.
Episode 4 - Lucknow to Kolkata
In Lucknow, Michael tastes the famous local kebabs before seeking the truth about 1857 Siege of Lucknow, a key moment in the rebellion which precipitated the end of the East India Company's grip on India and the start of direct British rule.
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