Just a little addendum to the Delhi leg of the trip. I forgot to mention that we visited a traditional carpet factory. Due to ongoing unrest in the Kashmir region of India, many craft shops have set up in the capital, selling handcrafts to sustain the families living back home. We visited Village Arts in Lado Sarai: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
We were treated to a display of how traditional rugs are made. It was then explained to us how you can tell whether a rug is handmade or machine made. There's a magic trick. If it's handmade, the rug changes colour from light to dark as you rotate it.