The hallowed Shaolin Temple and the Kung fu that originated there have been linked to two Indian monks. Fact or fiction? Journey back 1,500 years to find out more...
Often overshadowed by the Great Silk Road, the lesser known ‘Southern Silk Road’ or the ‘Tea-Horse Road’, was the economic lifeline of the Himalayan kingdoms.
Widely considered to be the first Chinese to settle in India, there is a whole town still named after Tong Atchew in West Bengal. Hundreds of Chinese pilgrims visit Achi’s tomb each year.
We trace the journey of this delicate woven silk, which came all the way from China to Banaras -taking the longest possible route, to get there!