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Each episode of the series Luxury Train Journeys in India takes the viewer on a journey to exotic locales on a luxury train that makes this experience a unique one.
The opening montage introduces the concept through an animation of a train leaving a station. The camera then moves in to explore the interiors of the train before settling at a window from where one can see monuments and destinations that the series would travel to.
Each train discovers a different part of the country and the episode would follow the train journey chronologically. The narrative would also introduce the journey through a map so that the viewer is able to appreciate the journey better.
The anchor, Luke Kenny helps the viewer savour experiences of each journey. His style would be “spontaneous” and he would share his”experiences” on the journey. While the series Luxury Train Journeys in India aims to be informative, it would also focus on the anchor’s experiences, leaving the viewer mesmerized at the end of each episode.
Channel – Travel Channel (UK)
Episodes - 5 episodes X 1 hour
Format – HD CAM
Language – English
The first episode has the anchor Luke Kenny travel to Bangalore on a train journey through the heart of Karnataka in South India. In this episode luke travels to various destinations – Mysore, Bandipur Narional Park, Shravanabelagola, Hampi and Badami. The viewer gets to see each destination as Luke uses various modes of local transport to reach there from the stations where the train stops. The train ends at Goa. As Luke sits on the beach and reflects on the journey, we listen to the experiences of the tourists on the train.
The second episode has the anchor Luke Kenny travel to Southern India, from Bangalore on a train journey through the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerela. In this episode Luke travels to various destinations such as Mahaballipuram know for its shore temple, Pondicherry – the French Riviera of the East, Thrichy and Thanjavour for art and culture, Madhurai- the temple town, Kanykaumari – the southernmost tip of India, Kovalam known for its beaches, Allepey known for its backwaters and Kochi known for its Chinese fishing nets. The journey ends in Allepey and Kochi where the guests enjoy a boat ride in the backwaters of Kerela and then head to Kochi to experience the flavour of the city. Luke sits back in the train and reflects upon his trip into Kerela and Tamil Nadu.
The third episode has the anchor Luke Kenny travel through Rajasthan move onto Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh on a train journey. In this episode Luke travels to various destinations such as Jodhpur - The Blue City, Udaipur – The City of Lakes, Chittaurgarh, Swai Madhopur, Jaipur – The Pink City, moving on to Khajuraho known for its exotic temples, Varanasi and finally ending in Agra known for Taj Mahal. The journey ends at one of the Seven Wonders of the World, The Taj Mahal. With Taj in the backdrop, Luke reflects back on his journey through Rajasthan on the train.
In this episode the anchor Luke Kenny travels on a luxury train which commences in Maharashtra and covers the royal state of Rajasthan finally ending the journey in the heart of India, Delhi. In this episode Luke visits various destinations such as the trade capital of India Mumbai, the ancient caves of Ajanta and Ellora, the city of lakes Udiapur, the natural and wild Ranthambore National Park, the royal city of Jaipur, the magnificent Agra and Fatehpur Sikri. The journey ends in Delhi. As Luke reflects on the journey, we listen to the experiences of the tourists on the train.
In this episode the anchor Luke Kenny travels on a luxury train which commences in Mumbai and onto the state of Maharajas’ Rajasthan rounding off in Delhi. In this episode Luke visits various destinations starting with Mumbai, the royal city of Gaekwads Vadodara, moving towards the desert city of Rajasthan firstly reaching Udaipur, Jodhpur, the camel country Bikaner, the Pink city Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, heading to the medieval city of Agra and finally disembarking in Delhi. The journey ends in Delhi. As Luke reflects upon the journey, we listen to the experiences of the tourists on the train.