Delhi, the capital city of India is home to a number of tourist places. From its monuments depicting the stories of victory, battles, love, and belief to museums, art galleries, and whatnot, one can never get bored here. Within this cosmopolitan city is the Waste to Wonder Park.
Yes, you read it right. The Waste to Wonder Park or the Seven Wonder Park is located in close proximity to the Nizamuddin metro station. It is one of its kind park that has structures of the Seven Wonders of the World. All these structures have been built using scrap.
Can’t believe it? Well, hop on with us as we are going to provide you with some interesting deets about the seven wonders park which has opened in Delhi.
About the park:
After picking up the Seven Wonders of the ancient, medieval, and modern world, a place close to Nizamuddin Metro Station was chosen to accommodate them in Delhi. The monuments include – the Taj Mahal, Great Pyramid of Giza, Eiffel Tower, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Christ the Redeemer of Brazil, Rome’s Colosseum, and the Statue of Liberty. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) took the responsibility of building the replicas of the Seven Wonders with industrial scrap including drums, pipes, old iron benches, and automobile parts. Additional material used in building these monuments is sourced from the scrap yards of the MCD. The timings of the park are 11.00 am to 11.00 pm. The park remains closed on Mondays.
Specialties of the Park
As per sources, nearly 110 tonnes of waste was procured from 24 municipal corporation yards in order to make the final interpretation of the monuments. The estimated cost of seven monuments combined is said to be 7.5 crore rupees. Each monument will also have a stone plinth to provide information about the object in view and also the history. The park will not only harbour seven wonders but will also showcase the projects undertaken by the horticulture department.
The park is a Clean India Project which is a part of SDMC’s waste to art initiative. It is a completely eco-friendly park that will be lit only by using renewable sources of energy like solar power and wind energy. The SDMC is also planning to install a wind turbine once the park becomes open to the public. Currently, three solar trees are set up at the park which will be generating up to six kilowatts of power. It is said that the idea of building the park is derived from that of a similar park made in Kota. A landfill site has been reconstructed into a park to host the replicas of these iconic edifices. Nearly 18 sun-tracking panels have been installed to generate electricity in the illuminated replicas. Another nifty feature of this park is that solar trees installed in the park will also be using the mist cooling technique which will allow the water to pass through tiny nozzles. The water droplets will absorb the heat from the environment and will be evaporated which will ultimately help in counteracting the pollution in the city.
A sneak peek into the deets of the monuments:
Before going into the details, let us tell you that all the replicas will have designated selfie spots for visitors. Also, all the replicas will have the details of the material used for crafting and the background of the original monument.
1. Eiffel Tower: This is the only monument in the park which is nearly 60 feet high. A whopping amount of 94 lakhs has been spent on making this replica.
2. The Pyramid of Giza: The replica of the Great Pyramid of Giza has greener surroundings here than in Egypt where there are desserts. The Pyramid stands at a height of 18 feet.
3. Christ the Redeemer: Christ the Redeemer of Brazil is a 25 feet tall statue that has its arms outstretched.
4. Leaning Tower of Pisa: The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Delhi is eight times smaller than the original one in Italy. It is 57 metres in height.
5. The Roman Colosseum: The work is still reported under construction so the details are awaited.
6. Statue of Liberty: The Statue of Liberty situated in the park is 30ft tall. There are green lawns around it to enhance the beauty of the sculpture.
7. Taj Mahal: Built at a cost of nearly Rs. 1.16 crore, the Taj Mahal is the costliest replica in the park. Plants are also installed around the Taj Mahal similar to that of the Mughal Gardens in order to provide a better look to the structure.
How to reach the Seven Wonders Park?
Nearest Metro Station:
Sarai Kale Khan Hazrat Nizamuddin (Pink Line)
Nearest Railway Station:
Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station
Tickets Price (Per head):
11.00 am to 11.00 pm (Monday closed)