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Trevor McDonald’s Indian Train Adventure

  • Episode:

    2 of 2

  • Transmission (TX):

    Sun 30 Jun 2019

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    8.00pm - 9.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 27 2019 : Sat 29 Jun - Fri 05 Jul

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  • Published:

    Wed 19 Jun 2019

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Trevor McDonald’s Indian Train Adventure


Episode 2


The veteran newsman boards the Maharajas Express – an extraordinary train that recreates the heritage of India’s richest kings – for an eight day tour of India, taking in its most wondrous sights.


Thirty years after he last visited as a foreign  correspondent, he sees how India is rapidly transforming itself into an economic superpower, complete with high-tech factories, five-star hotels and the most expensive home on the planet. 


In the second part of his eight-day journey on the Maharajas Express, Sir Trevor sees how the former jewel of the Empire is now overtaking Britain as an economic superpower.


Along the way he visits an unusual temple where the locals worship rats; visits the Taj Mahal, and reveals the shocking extent of pollution that threatens the future of the monument.


He concludes his journey at the very spot where Mahatma Gandhi – the man who lead India to its independence - was assassinated.