Before leaving Delhi this mornig we visited a craft warehouse where they sold items made by Kashmiris. We were treated to a demonstration of silk carpet knotting.
The carpets were beautiful and I showed an interest in one which I thought would go rather nicely at my bedside. The hard sell which followed was so determined that I had to be rescued by one of my travelling companions. The price dropped from £2300 to £1700 and could probably have dropped much further. A rather costly souvenir no matter how far it could have dropped.
After the demonstration we flew to Udaipur. During the drive from the airport I realised that our introduction to India has been quite gentle. New Delhi was a European city, old Delhi was a taste of India in the raw. Udaipur is the real thing. More rural, more Indian! Cows, elephants and goats in the streets. Crowds of people everywhere,, this is a seriously overpopulated country. Scrawny dogs scavenging everywhere.
An early start tomorrow, there is lots to see and do!