Hidden India is a stunning series celebrating the diversity and flavours of the Indian subcontinent, traveling from the roof of the world in the north to the great rivers and deserts at its heart and the rainforests of the south. This is a land where the natural world has been woven into people's lives. A place where you can see animals that exist nowhere else and where wilderness still holds strong.
From the Valley of the Flowers nestled in West Himalaya and young turtles hatching on the east coast to India’s one-horned rhinos and the lions of the Gir forest, the sights and sounds of India are unique. Together in Hidden India they provide an unrivalled wildlife experience.
India is a vast land of seasonal extremes. Monsoon rains flood the land and make it green but once they are gone, heat and drought builds. It is a challenge for the animals but it also fosters an amazing variety of landscapes filled with diverse life. From semi-aquatic rhinos to desert lions, India’s dynamic lands are full of surprises. It also attracts spectacular visitors from afar like the huge flocks of demoiselle cranes.
In the second episode; India is a subcontinent surrounded by mountains. We explore the little-known Western Ghats at the edge India’s south. Here are Monsoon hills covered in lush forests and tea gardens which shelter some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. But far to the north lies the mighty Himalayas – so vast they drive the climate by capturing the monsoon winds and protect India from the northern chill. It’s a unique world full of life.
In the final episode of “Hidden India, the Ganges is central. This mighty river flows through the heart of the nation, from deep in the Himalayas to the widespread delta mangrove forests and behind the wide blue ocean. She carries valuable nutrients, and irrigates the fertile soil of Asia. Moreover, there is in the wilder parts – far beyond the cities – to discover many hidden nature. Hidden beaches are a haven for tens of thousands of young turtles in mysterious swamps houses playful mudskippers and otter families enjoy themselves in the flowing water.