Around the World in 80 Gardens Episode 3: India

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Around the World in 80 Gardens Episode 3: India

Monty sets off on a technicolour tour of India, taking in some of the most opulent and heavenly gardens in human history, including perhaps the most famous architectural garden in the world, the Taj Mahal. As he travels through the spectacular landscapes of tea country, arid plains and urban mayhem, Monty's quest to gain insight into India's own epic cultural journey leads him from the majestic tomb gardens of the Mughal emperors and the pleasure gardens of the Hindu Maharajahs, to the quaintly nostalgic heritage of the British tea planters and a unique rock and sculpture garden little known in the west. Gardens: 16. Taj Mahal and the Mehtab Bagh, Agra 17. Akbar's Tomb, Sikandra 18. The Monsoon Palace Gardens, Deeg 19. Jal Mahal, Jaipur 20. Hindu Temple Shrine Garden, Jaipur 21. Mr Abraham's Spice Garden, Thekkady, Kerala 22. The Old Railway Garden, Munnar, Kerala 23. The Rock Garden, Chandigarh

Around the World in 80 Gardens is a television series of 10 episodes in which British gardener and broadcaster Monty Don visited 80 of the world's most celebrated gardens. The series was filmed over a period of 18 months and was first broadcast on BBC Two.
A book based on the series was also published.

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