Veena Makers, Tanjore

Like the harp of Orpheus, the veena is a significant facet of Hindu mythology and emits the sweetest sounds you’ve ever heard. In one of the last places on Earth where you can catch the making of this instrument, you can converse with the dying breed of veena makers. Later you can hop over to the artists who make exquisite paintings studded with stones and gilded with foil for a truly ostentatious souvenir.