Michael Portillo's Great Railway journey across India starts on
Tuesday 20th March 2018 at 8pm in Amritsar and travelling to
Shimla, then the week after travelling from Jodhpur to Delhi.
From the ancient kingdoms of old India, to the architecture of
the British Raj, right through to the colourful Indian streets that
buzz with life, sounds, and scents today. Iconic Indian trains are
spread across the country, connecting the majestic cities.
The Shatabdi Express boasts of some of the fastest trains in
India. Reaching speeds of up to 80mph (130km/h), sail through the
majestic countryside of India in air-conditioned coaches.
The Gatimaan Express is similar in speed and stature, and has
been taking travellers about this colourful subcontinent since
Smaller trains, such as the 'Shivalik Express', affectionately
referred to as the 'Toy Train', runs between Kalka and