Walking in the footsteps of Kota’s ‘Wonders of the World’, Delhi now has its own Wonder of World Park, which houses replicas of the world’s seven wonders, built entirely of waste, further popularizing the concept of ‘waste-to-art’. Here is everything you should know about this leisure spot:
Which all ‘wonders’ can one see here?
The park boasts of replicas of all the seven wonders of the world viz. The Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, The Statue of Liberty, The Great Pyramid of Giza, The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Christ the Redeemer of Rio de Janeiro and Rome’s Colosseum.
What materials are these replicas built-up of?
All 7 structures have been built of waste car parts and other waste industrial materials.
What is the height of these structures?
Reportedly, each replica is at least 10 meters in height. In order to provide a brief history of these wonders, stone plinths have been laid in front of each waste-to-art structure.
Other Details about the Park
A visit to this park should be a treat for selfie-lovers as the park has dedicated ‘selfie areas’ alongside each replica. Furthermore, the park is equipped with solar panels, ‘green areas’ with different themes, jaw-dropping lights, a 200 meter ‘jungle walk’, special playing area for kids, cafeterias, and a platform where various ambitious projects by the horticulture department will be showcased.
Location & Entry Fee
Wonders of the World park is spread across 6 acres at Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Van, near the Sarai Kale Khan Interstate Bus Terminus in South Delhi.
Expecting heavy footfall, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has set a tentative fee at INR 20 per person. The corporation says that it will be difficult to maintain the park if the entry is kept free.
The entire cost of the project has been estimated to be at INR 5 crore. However, we, at VeryShortNews, couldn’t verify this figure.
The South Delhi MC commissioner Puneet Kumar Goel said that the idea for making such a park struck him when he saw Kota’s (Rajasthan) Wonders of the World Park in the Varun Dhawan – Alia Bhatt starrer Badrinath ki Dulhania (2017).
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