Joanna Lumley's India

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  • 2017
  • 1 Season
  • 7.8  (207)

Joanna Lumley's India is a travelogue miniseries starring Joanna Lumley as she explores the magnificent country of India, uncovering the diverse culture, architecture, and landscapes of this enchanting nation. The show was released in 2017 and is available on BBC Select.

Joanna Lumley is an experienced globetrotter and travel enthusiast, and her passion for India leads her on an incredible journey through this vast and mystical land. The show is divided into three episodes, each focusing on a different region of India.

In the first episode, Joanna travels to the south of India, where she visits the state of Kerala. She takes a leisurely boat ride along the picturesque backwaters, enjoys a traditional Ayurvedic massage, and attends a Kathakali dance performance. She also meets the women of the Kudumbashree movement, a community-based initiative empowering rural women through self-help groups.

The second episode takes us to the west of India, into the Thar Desert of Rajasthan. Joanna experiences the vibrant festivals and customs of Rajasthan's cities and towns, such as the famous Pushkar Camel fair and the colorful Holi festivities. She also spends time with the Bishnoi tribe, who live in harmony with nature and follow strict conservation principles to protect the environment.

The final episode focuses on the northeast of India, which is often overlooked by tourists but is home to some of the most extraordinary landscapes and cultures in the country. Joanna explores the state of Assam, which is known for its tea plantations, and the Kaziranga National Park, home to the one-horned Indian rhinoceros. She also spends time with the Khasi people, one of the minority tribes of Meghalaya, and learns about their unique way of life in the living root bridges.

Throughout the series, Joanna provides valuable insights into the country's rich history, its spirituality, and its traditions, as she meets with locals and experts to explore various aspects of India's culture. She takes us on a journey that reveals the diversity and beauty of India, from the bustling cities to the peaceful countryside, and from the majestic mountains to the fertile plains.

Joanna's warm and enthusiastic personality makes the show engaging and informative. She brings a personal touch to every encounter, whether it's participating in a village wedding ceremony or sharing a cup of chai with a local family. Her love and respect for India shine through in every scene, making this a heartfelt tribute to a country that has captured the hearts of travelers for centuries.

Overall, Joanna Lumley's India is an excellent travelogue series that captures the essence of India and its people. It's a must-watch for anyone who loves travel, culture, and adventure. With stunning cinematography, fascinating insights, and Joanna's irresistible charm, this show is a wonderful tribute to the magic of India.

Joanna Lumley's India is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (3 episodes). The series first aired on July 4, 2017.

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Episode 3
3. Episode 3
July 18, 2017
Joanna finally decides to go wild in India as she gets up close and personal with tigers at a National Park before having a flashback to her modeling days as she drops into a magazine photoshoot. She helps out at a Delhi call center and tries to support the city's homeless population. She makes her way to Kashmir, her birthplace, then meets and has a surprisingly open chat with the Dalai Lama.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
July 11, 2017
Determined to get under the skin of India, Joanna encounters the highs and lows of the country. The highs come in Mumbai with a visit to one of the world's tallest residential buildings. While the lows include a shocking murder involving India's 'untouchable' community. On the way she gets a taste for camel's milk, takes a ride with an all-female taxi company and unearths more family history.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
July 4, 2017
Joanna is determined to explore every inch of India as she ventures from the south to the heights of the Himalayas. She encounters a dazzling, multicolored temple which comes alive at night with wild celebration, experiences a deeply personal revelation when visiting where her mother lived as a child before traveling to Calcutta where she's moved by the plight of the many people on its streets.
Where to Watch Joanna Lumley's India
Joanna Lumley's India is available for streaming on the BBC Select website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Joanna Lumley's India on demand at Apple TV Channels and Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    July 4, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (207)