Portillo getting the train in India
Former Cabinet minister Michael Portillo is embarking on a journey around India in his latest television series about railways.
The 64-year-old politician turned presenter has already enjoyed success with Great British Railway Journeys, Great Continental Railway Journeys and Great American Railroad Journeys. His latest adventure will see him travelling through India’s mountains and deserts, visiting temples and meeting maharajas, while armed with a 1913 copy of Bradshaw’s Handbook Of Indian, Foreign And Colonial Travel.
Journeys included in the four hour-long episodes include Amritsar to Shimla, Lucknow to Kolkata, Mysuru to Chennai and Jodhpur to Delhi. 0 Michael Portillo is off on a new journey