Famend explorer Levison Wooden embarks on a first-of-its-kind journey alongside the India and Pakistan border for discovery+’s upcoming collection ‘Expedition

Famend explorer Levison Wooden embarks on a first-of-its-kind journey alongside the India and Pakistan border for discovery+’s upcoming collection ‘ExpeditionThe docu-series ‘Expedition Borderlands with Levison Wooden and Ash Bhardwaj’ premieres on eighth September solely on the invention+ app

  • British explorer Levison Wooden groups up along with his pricey pal Ash Bhardwaj to journey throughout 2500kms alongside the India-Pakistan border, visiting risky areas full of a lifetime of expertise

MUMBAI, SEPTEMBER 02, 2022 (GPN): What binds the 2 most talked about nations – India and Pakistan collectively? What makes their relationship distinctive? How have the lives of the individuals modified because the India-Pakistan partition? discovery+ India Originals- Expedition Borderlands with Levison Wooden and Ash Bhardwaj, an upcoming journey solutions these and lots of different questions. This one in every of its form four-part docu-series premiering on September 08 on discovery+, options internationally acclaimed explorer and host Levison Wooden who’s on a  quest to discover the lives of these dwelling alongside the risky borders of India and Pakistan. Previously, we now have seen Levison Wooden journey by means of treacherous terrains in ‘Strolling The Himalayas’, ‘Arabia with Levison Wooden’ and lots of different documentaries. This time his pal and journey author Ash Bhardwaj joins him on this journey, navigating the borderlands whereas unraveling the cultural nuances of the India-Pakistan border.

This distinctive docu-series will take viewers by means of an expedition of a 2500-km journey that Lev and Ash embark on. Navigating throughout a route that has by no means been captured earlier than on digicam, the duo immerses themselves in individuals’s on a regular basis lives whereas touring to some distant and off-beat places like Tyakshi, Turtuk, Nubra valley, Dras, Kargil, Teetwal, Gurez in India and Lahore, Peshawar, Khyber Move, Nowshera, Taxila, Skardu, Khaplu in Pakistan to achieve an genuine understanding of the native tradition and custom. Because the journey progresses, Bhardwaj discovers his roots and the wealthy connection he shares with the tradition and traditions of the land, from each India and Pakistan. 

Speaking in regards to the docu-series, Levison Wooden stated, “Ash and I had been fortunate sufficient to expertise the unimaginable meals, tradition  and listen to loads of fascinating tales in each India and Pakistan. I couldn’t consider anybody I might reasonably have carried out this journey with than Ash. It was attention-grabbing to see the international locations from his perspective – and we had a whole lot of laughs alongside the way in which! The most effective a part of this journey was seeing what unites the 2 international locations on this border area. Our journey helped us to try to  perceive the individuals who have a lot in widespread but are so divided. This journey was unforgettable. The border areas are dwelling to resilient and affectionate civilians who welcomed us into their properties and lives. This journey was a real journey. We ended up in some tough conditions, realized lots about these fascinating international locations and had many heartfelt  moments alongside the way in which.

Avid explorer and journey author Ash Bhardwaj expressed his views and stated, Lev and I’ve been travelling collectively for over a decade, however this journey was notably particular. With the ability to stroll within the footsteps of my ancestors made me really feel vividly related to my heritage – not simply in Punjab, however on the Pakistani facet of the border, too. The geography alongside the border is actually outstanding, however what actually captured my coronary heart was the individuals we met alongside the way in which. In addition to the superb sights, sounds and meals of the journey, we met some unimaginable characters – principally by means of participating in sudden actions. Lev and I every carry a unique perspective to our travels, which makes it extra rewarding for every of us – and it’s a actual privilege to share our experiences with the invention + viewers.

“Together with the wealthy content material that pulls upon the historical past and variety of two international locations, the format’s authenticity and this distinctive route is what makes this expedition so fascinating. We’re thrilled to collaborate with famend explorer Lev and his pal Ash whose unimaginable experiences on this distinctive journey are certain to seize the viewers’s consideration”, stated Sai Abishek, Head of Factual & Life-style Cluster- South Asia, Warner Bros. Discovery. He added, “We at Warner Bros. Discovery are recognized for our impactful storytelling, high-definition content material the place journey style is what we’re recognized for and are completely happy to carry that experience and expertise to our viewers in India and world wide.”

Within the collection, Lev and Ash trek by means of the snow-capped mountains of the Gurez valley in Kashmir to witness the majestic great thing about the borderlands. The duo interact in native sports activities like Horse Polo on either side of the border, a fast recreation of cricket at Teetwal, and numerous extra in the middle of their journey. They immerse themselves in an genuine cultural journey and take pleasure in tune and dance together with Dashungs, a neighborhood Ladakhi band. In Amritsar, they provide their prayers and providers on the Golden Temple with the Langar Seva. On the opposite facet of the border, they relish native meals delicacies like offal (goat’s testicles, mind, coronary heart) in Lahore, and attend a neighborhood Qawwali efficiency. Amidst gallivanting escapades, they traverse rocky terrains to see the gleaming Indus River and catch a glimpse of the illustrious sundown in Gilgit amidst breathtaking views of the Himalayas.

Get able to catch Levison Wooden and Ash Bhardwaj on their quest to discover the lives of individuals dwelling alongside the borders of India and Pakistan solely on discovery+ from 8th  September onwards.Ends

About Levison Wooden

Levison Wooden is a world-renowned explorer, photographer and creator. His thirst for journey began in his early twenties with a 5 month hitchhike from the UK to India after ending college. He has since walked the size of the river Nile, over the Himalayas, Central America, crossed the Caucasuscircumnavigated the Arabian Peninsula and adopted the migration and conservation of elephants in Botswana. His critically acclaimed tv collection have been broadcast world wide, together with ‘Strolling the Himalayas’ with Discovery channel. He has written ten best-selling books. Wooden has lengthy been fascinated with India and Pakistan and now needs to grasp what binds them collectively however makes every of them distinctive.

About Ashwin Bhardwaj

Ash Bhardwaj is an award-winning travel-writer, film-maker and broadcaster. His love of journey started with a rugby tour to New Zealand, ski-instructing in Switzerland, backpacking round India, and being a cowboy in Australia. Ash then turned a journey journalist, and he now writes for all the main British newspapers, reviews for worldwide broadcasters, and lectures in Journalism at Metropolis, College of London. Ash has travelled to each setting on the planet, and walked over 3000km with Levison, filming his journeys in Uganda, Sudan, India, Honduras, Georgia, Oman, Israel and Palestine. Ash not too long ago completed an 8500km overland journey from the Norwegian Arctic to Ukraine, exploring the legacy of Russian occupation, and he co-presents the journey podcast The First Mile. Ash is half-Indian and half-British, and he loves nothing greater than immersing himself in his heritage. This journey is an opportunity to discover his household’s previous in locations that he by no means thought he may go to.

About discovery+

‘discovery+’, an thrilling D2C streaming app is launched to satiate the unmet want of a differentiated product, providing premium real-life leisure. Priced competitively at INR 399 each year, the app is developed and curated particularly for India. Discovery+ provides hundreds of hours of unique content material throughout 55+ genres, together with Science, Journey, Meals and Life-style, in 7 languages together with Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Bengali. The premium subscribers have entry to a pool collection of never-seen-before Premium Discovery titles, must-watch documentaries, India originals and unique acquisitions. Free customers of the app have entry to all-time favourites from the Discovery library.


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