From the golden sparrow of old to one of the fastest growing tourism hot-spots, India as a destination is on a rise. On the occasion of National Tourism Day on 25 January, EPIC Channel has announced an exclusive programming line-up. The specially curated programming line-up will showcase India’s natural beauty, exotic cuisine, unending history, and vibrant culture.

The day-long programming will air on 25 January from 1 pm onwards and will feature six episodes from the popular show Ekaant, which explores abandoned monuments and cities of India that are fast fading from memory. The episodes will take the viewers to the mesmerising Hampi, and Ross Island (recently renamed Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Dweep), the magnificent Raigad Fort – home to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, and the 9-storey high Leh Palace, which stands testament to Ladakh’s proud history.

Also featuring in the line-up is Sanrachana, a show that discovers India’s architectural marvels and the science behind what makes them unique. The episodes in Sanrachna outline the Buland Darwaza in Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, the Charminar and Golconda Fort in Hyderabad, and the Gol Gumbaz of Bijapur, each of which are keepers of unique architectural innovations.

Adding variety to the line-up, there will be Kahi Suni, in which anchor Sara Khan explores the story of the separation of Krishna and Radha from modern-day Vrindavan; ‘Jewels Of The Sea’, a feature on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands presented by Tom Alter; ‘Hornbill Festival’ visits the cultural extravaganza of Nagaland, and Curry Pow, India’s first homegrown feature on the fast-growing skiing culture.

Talking about the inspiration behind the show, Akul Tripathi, Content and Programming Head of EPIC Channel said, “National Tourism Day is a great effort at focusing energy in showcasing India to tourists both domestic and international. At EPIC, we celebrate India everyday, and we are glad to be a part of this movement that encourages travel and understanding of Incredible India.”