Caroline Quentin is not the seasoned traveller of many TV travelogues. Unused to life on the road, to sleeping in a different bed every night and being thousands of miles from her family, her journey across India is an eye-opening adventure full of surprises.
Starting in the far north, and working her way over 3500 miles to India’s southernmost tip, Caroline plunges headlong into Indian society; staying with families, learning Indian traditions, meeting locals – on and off the tourist trail and travelling on all manner of transport, from sleeper train to the world’s cheapest car.
Taking in breathtaking landscapes such as Kanha National Park or enduring the dense, humid metropolises of Kolcutta and Mumbai, Caroline proves the ideal travel companion; laughing her way along, charming her hosts, whether Bollywood film stars or elephant handlers and gamely trying anything from an opium tea party to camel riding.
Caroline begins her epic adventure in begins in the busy city of Varanasi where she takes a boat ride on the River Ganges. She later takes the sleeper train to Jodhpur where she gets the chance to take a look around the Taj Mahal in Agra, before visiting an infertility clinic in the small Gujarat town of Anan.
Caroline makes her way by camel to the `Golden City' of Jaisalmer, where she talks to Princes Shakti and Vikram Singh. She then returns to Gurjarat and attends an Indian festival at Ahmedabad. She then makes her way to the city of Mumbai.
Caroline makes her way through Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu to before visiting the `City of Palaces' Mysore, where she she is shown around by a snake guru. She then makes her way into the Malnad region to talk to a healer who claims he can cure cancers. Her adventure finishes with a dip in the holy waters of Kanyakumari.