OTT show Expedition Borderlands to explore India-Pak border townstext_fields
Explorer Levison Wood is all set to visit border towns of India and Pakistan for his upcoming docuseries Expedition Borderlands. He will be travelling with travel writer Ash Bhardwaj.
The show will stream on the OTT platform Discovery+.
'Expedition Borderlands with Levison Wood and Ash Bhardwaj' will focus on the cultural nuances of these towns hung between two nations that used to be one. The duo will go on a 2,500 km journey and record unseen regions.
The duo recorded the everyday lives of people living in off-beat locations like Tyakshi, Turtuk, Nubra valley, Dras, Kargil, Teetwal, and Gurez in India. On the other side of the town, they spent time in Lahore, Peshawar, Khyber Pass, Nowshera, Taxila, Skardu, and Khaplu.
Wood said that the border towns of India and Pakistan are home to resilient and affectionate civilians. Ash in agreement said what truly captured his heart was the people they met along the journey.
Levison Wood said they were lucky to experience the incredible food and culture while listening to plenty of fascinating stories about India and Pakistan. He added that it was interesting to see these towns from the perspective of Ash and could not think of anyone else to go on this journey with.
"The best part of this trip was seeing what unites the two countries in this border region," said the former British Army officer. The journey helped them understand people who are divided but have so much in common.
Ash Bhardwaj said he has been travelling with Wood for over a decade but this particular journey was special. "Being able to walk in the footsteps of my ancestors made me feel vividly connected to my heritage - not just in Punjab, but on the Pakistani side of the border, too." He added that the geography along the border is truly remarkable.
He added that Wood and he bring different perspectives to their travels which makes the experience more rewarding.