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Things You Need To Know

Everynight 8 PM on Why, How & What on Earth

Design-driven in style, the series dives straight into the subjects we would all love to know more about, asking and answering a series of fun science questions like 'How big was the Big Bang?', 'Is there life on Mars?' and 'When will we be able to travel in time?'

Weird Wonders Of The World

Mon-Fri 9 PM on Wild Wild Earth

Uncover real, fascinating, strange and unbelievable stories from across the world.

EXTREME WEATHER: THE SURVIVORS

Mon - Fri 10 PM on Earth Explorers

This fast-paced series tells the dramatic real-life stories of people caught up in extreme and life-threatening weather events across the globe. This compelling series shows how, against all odds, these people survived their encounters with extreme weather.

Hidden India

Sat, 22nd Apr, 9 PM on Earth Specials

A stunning series celebrating the diversity and flavours of the Indian subcontinent, travelling from the roof of the world in the north to the great rivers and deserts at its heart and the rainforests of the south.

Sony BBC Earth

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#Repost @ankionthemove with @repostapp ・・・ India's Adorable Train Station : Barog Am I waiting for my next train or Am I just enjoying the pretty sight? Barog to us was a serendipity. We were on our car from Kasauli to Barog from where we were catching the toy train to Kalka. We were excited about our journey in the Kalka Shimla toy train. As we hiked down from the highway, the first glimpse of picturesque and beautiful hues of color at Barog Station took us by surprise. Before that we haven’t seen such a cute and quaint train station. Amidst the lush green forests, pomegranate trees, wild flowers and pine trees and thin stream flowing, Barog is known for the straightest tunnel in the world. This tunnel is the longest of the 103 operational tunnels on the route of the Shimla-Kalka Railway, which is 1143.61m long. Barog station is immediately after the tunnel.It takes a little bit of a downward hike from the highway to reach Barog or else one can also enjoy Barog as a stop enroute Shimla Kalka train. Trains take about 2.5 minutes to cross this tunnel, running at 25 kilometres per hour. Barog also has a story to tell. Barog, an Engineer was responsible for designing the tunnel near the railway station(Kalka – Shimla Railway track) in 1903. While designing the tunnel, Barog committed some mistakes in his calculation and it was found that the two ends of the tunnel do not meet. Barog was levied a fine of Rs 1/- by the British Government. Barog could not withstand the humiliation and committed suicide. He was buried near the incomplete tunnel. The area was named Barog after him. Choor Chandni Peak which is also near to Barog is also great for adventure lovers. Let’s just say even though we came here by accident, Barog is always a good idea. You would love the fresh air and the beauty of the station. Have you come across any hidden gem of India like I did ? Tag @sonybbcearth Today they premiered a show which shows some beautiful hidden locations of India #hiddengemofindia #sony #bbc #sonybbcearth #india #incredibleindia #railway #tunnel #barog #himachal .

Sony BBC Earth

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#Repost @shivya with @repostapp ・・・ It never occurred to me when I started out from Goat Village that morning, that I'll be hiking all by myself to Jhandi Peak, above Nag Tibba, the highest peak in the lesser Himalayan region of Uttarakhand at an elevation of 10,000+ feet. Through dense old oak forests, alive with the barking of deer, the chirping of birds and carpets of red flowers under rhododendron trees. Past huge meadows where local shepherds come in the summer to graze their goats and horses 🌿 . . As the sun rose above the Garhwal Himalayas and the wind rustled through the forest, it never occurred to me that I'll be hiking all by myself to Jhandi. I crossed only one local going downhill, and was happy to verify I was on the right track. Other than that, no guide, no odd camper, no odd shepherd, not another soul. I trudged up in the shy company of langurs and birds. Felt a chill run down my spine when I saw a deer suddenly run, wondering what if it was being followed by a predator. My feet didn't complain until Nag Tibba, and because they didn't, the hike didn't feel satisfying enough. So I trudged up the hill, into another forest, till I reached the meadow 10,000+ feet high and some flags proclaimed Jhandi! . . And as I walked, half ran, elated to see a panorama of the snowclad Bandarpoonch Range from Jhandi, it didn't occur to me that I had hiked up here all by myself. In its backdrop, I chatted with myself, ate my packed Himalayan red rice paranthas, and lay in the grass a while. The warm spring sun in the cool breeze a balm for my tired feet ⛅️ . . It never occurred to me that I just did my first real solo trek, because I never felt alone. The mountains gazed over me, the meadows beckoned me, the wind whispered in my ear, the call of the animals kept me company, my own thoughts never deserted me 👣 . . So when @sonybbcearth asked me to share a #hiddengemofindia, I had to share this... Just 3 hours from Dehradun, yet that blissful end of the world feeling 🌏 . . And you, come across a hidden gem in India? Tag Sony BBC Earth and let them know, as they premier a new show today showcasing pristine locales around the country 😇

Sony BBC Earth

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#Repost @ankionthemove with @repostapp ・・・ India's Adorable Train Station : Barog Am I waiting for my next train or Am I just enjoying the pretty sight? Barog to us was a serendipity. We were on our car from Kasauli to Barog from where we were catching the toy train to Kalka. We were excited about our journey in the Kalka Shimla toy train. As we hiked down from the highway, the first glimpse of picturesque and beautiful hues of color at Barog Station took us by surprise. Before that we haven’t seen such a cute and quaint train station. Amidst the lush green forests, pomegranate trees, wild flowers and pine trees and thin stream flowing, Barog is known for the straightest tunnel in the world. This tunnel is the longest of the 103 operational tunnels on the route of the Shimla-Kalka Railway, which is 1143.61m long. Barog station is immediately after the tunnel.It takes a little bit of a downward hike from the highway to reach Barog or else one can also enjoy Barog as a stop enroute Shimla Kalka train. Trains take about 2.5 minutes to cross this tunnel, running at 25 kilometres per hour. Barog also has a story to tell. Barog, an Engineer was responsible for designing the tunnel near the railway station(Kalka – Shimla Railway track) in 1903. While designing the tunnel, Barog committed some mistakes in his calculation and it was found that the two ends of the tunnel do not meet. Barog was levied a fine of Rs 1/- by the British Government. Barog could not withstand the humiliation and committed suicide. He was buried near the incomplete tunnel. The area was named Barog after him. Choor Chandni Peak which is also near to Barog is also great for adventure lovers. Let’s just say even though we came here by accident, Barog is always a good idea. You would love the fresh air and the beauty of the station. Have you come across any hidden gem of India like I did ? Tag @sonybbcearth Today they premiered a show which shows some beautiful hidden locations of India #hiddengemofindia #sony #bbc #sonybbcearth #india #incredibleindia #railway #tunnel #barog #himachal .

Sony BBC Earth

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#Repost @shivya with @repostapp ・・・ It never occurred to me when I started out from Goat Village that morning, that I'll be hiking all by myself to Jhandi Peak, above Nag Tibba, the highest peak in the lesser Himalayan region of Uttarakhand at an elevation of 10,000+ feet. Through dense old oak forests, alive with the barking of deer, the chirping of birds and carpets of red flowers under rhododendron trees. Past huge meadows where local shepherds come in the summer to graze their goats and horses 🌿 . . As the sun rose above the Garhwal Himalayas and the wind rustled through the forest, it never occurred to me that I'll be hiking all by myself to Jhandi. I crossed only one local going downhill, and was happy to verify I was on the right track. Other than that, no guide, no odd camper, no odd shepherd, not another soul. I trudged up in the shy company of langurs and birds. Felt a chill run down my spine when I saw a deer suddenly run, wondering what if it was being followed by a predator. My feet didn't complain until Nag Tibba, and because they didn't, the hike didn't feel satisfying enough. So I trudged up the hill, into another forest, till I reached the meadow 10,000+ feet high and some flags proclaimed Jhandi! . . And as I walked, half ran, elated to see a panorama of the snowclad Bandarpoonch Range from Jhandi, it didn't occur to me that I had hiked up here all by myself. In its backdrop, I chatted with myself, ate my packed Himalayan red rice paranthas, and lay in the grass a while. The warm spring sun in the cool breeze a balm for my tired feet ⛅️ . . It never occurred to me that I just did my first real solo trek, because I never felt alone. The mountains gazed over me, the meadows beckoned me, the wind whispered in my ear, the call of the animals kept me company, my own thoughts never deserted me 👣 . . So when @sonybbcearth asked me to share a #hiddengemofindia, I had to share this... Just 3 hours from Dehradun, yet that blissful end of the world feeling 🌏 . . And you, come across a hidden gem in India? Tag Sony BBC Earth and let them know, as they premier a new show today showcasing pristine locales around the country 😇