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Away from Jaipur's forts and fussiness, a hidden gem

Amid an industrial area is a chic, private museum that houses one man's eclectic, remarkable collection of Asian artefacts

The capital of India's fairytale state of Rajasthan, Jaipur, is a riot of colour and bustle but even for those who love it, the sensory overload can be a bit much.

Instead of escaping to a hotel room, visitors can now go one better by retreating into the cool, grey, calm, soothing interiors of the city's new landmark - the Gyan Museum - to feast their eyes on a collection that emerged from one man's obsession with beauty.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 13, 2018, with the headline 'Away from Jaipur's forts and fussiness, a hidden gem '. Print Edition | Subscribe