BBC World News announces Travel India presented by Harsha Bhogle

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Mumbai, Oct 4 (UNI) BBC World News has announced that popular cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle will present its travel programme, Travel India, a six-part series of journeys to India's spiritual sites, places of scenic beauty, urban business centres and underdeveloped rural areas.

Bhogle will start his journey from the desolate Rann of Kutch in Gujarat and then make his way to the Rajasthan city of Bikaner.

Moving on, he will reache the Golden Temple in Amritsar before travelling to Kashmir, where he will visit Wagah.

He will then travel to Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, where he visits the holy city of Benares, a BBC release said here yesterday.

Harsha's journey will then continue to Bihar and West Bengal to meet the tribes of Sunderbans. Then onto the new world IT hub of Hyderabad, before travelling to Kanyakumari.

After his journey of the south, he will head to Nashik for wine tasting along with a crash course in wine-making. He will then travel back to Mumbai to wrap up his adventure, a trip that takes a full circle back to the point of origin.

Paul Gibbs, the new Head of Programmes of BBC World News, said, ''The Travel India series uncovers the diverse and unexplored facets of India as it stands today. It's an exciting discovery of the unexpected, which gives a unique and intriguing insight into amazing India.'' The series will be aired on BBC World News every Saturday at 1900 hrs, the release added.

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