Great Indian Railway Journeys

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Great Indian Railway Journeys
GenreTravel documentary
Presented byMichael Portillo
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes4
Executive producer(s)John Comerford
  • Alison Kreps
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)
Original network
Picture format1080i
Original release20 March 2018 – present
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Great Indian Railway Journeys is a British television documentary series presented by Michael Portillo,[1] in which he travels on the railway networks of India, referring to a 1913 copy of Bradshaw’s Handbook Of Indian, Foreign And Colonial Travel, as he visits various destinations throughout India.


Series 1 (2018)[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air dateProd.
UK viewers
1"Amritsar to Shimla"20 March 2018 (2018-03-20)1.01N/A
The route starts at Amritsar, passing through Ludhiana, Ambala, Chandigarh, Kalka, finishing at Shimla.
2"Jodhpur to Delhi"27 March 2018 (2018-03-27)1.02N/A

Forming a bond with elephants

After a visit to Amer Fort, where concerns about cruelty have inspired new ways of connecting with elephants, Michael visits a sanctuary to learn about human-elephant interaction.

The route starts at Jodhpur, passing through Osiyan, Jaipur, Bandikui Junction, Agra, finishing at Delhi.
3"Mysuru to Chennai"3 April 2018 (2018-04-03)1.03N/A
The route starts at Mysuru, passing through Bengaluru, Bangarapet, finishing at Chennai.
4"Lucknow to Kolkata"10 April 2018 (2018-04-10)1.04N/A


  1. ^ "Michael Portillo embarks on a new adventure in brand new BBC Two series". 20 June 2017.

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