Parks & Gardens

Delhi now has all 7 Wonders from Across the World

The ‘Waste to Wonder’ theme park at the Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Van in Delhi, gives the national capital one each of its own seven wonders of the world, whats more this new eco-friendly park 'Waste To Wonder' located near Sarai Kale Khan Bus Terminal has been made using 150 tonnes of scrap.

Built at a cost of Rs 7.5 crores, the park features replicas of the seven wonders of the world, each replica is made completely out of scrap material check out the Taj Mahal, statue of Liberty, the Colosseum from Rome, the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Rio’s Christ the Redeemer, take a closer look and you’ll see old automobile parts, waste metal, sections of old sewer lines and discarded appliances.

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Looking for something to do in Delhi walk across a path that takes you to Giza, Pisa, Paris, Rome, Agra, Rio and New York, all from one small park right here in city. Crafted over the course of 180 days, the Waste to Wonder Park consists of seven beautiful attractions – the wonders of the world built out of waste products.

Firstly, we have the Great Pyramid of Giza, also known as the Pyramid of Khufu and the Pyramid of Cheops, built with 10.5 tonnes of waste and standing tall at 18 feet in the park. Of course, it's miniscule compared to the original, located in Egypt, whose calculated volume is 2,583,283 cubic metres. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact.

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Next, we have a more sustainable take on the Romanesque structure, the Leaning Tower of Pisa from Italy, a short and tilted structure, built with only 10.5 tonnes of old parts bringing it up to the mere height of ten feet. The original bell tower, completed in 1372 is 183.3 feet tall and consists of marble and stone. Subsequently, there's the Eiffel Tower, from Paris, France which was built with 40 tonnes of waste products. This mimicked copy of one of the Wonder's of the World is most like its original, which was forged entirely from wrought-iron.

We then move on to Rome's Colosseum that used 11 tones of spare automobile parts. Also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, the original monument is an oval gallery in the centre of Italy's Rome. Built of traverine, tuff and concrete, it is famous for being the largest amphitheatre to ever have been constructed.

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From India itself, The Taj Mahal, originally from Agra has been built using 30 tonnnes. The park holds a carefully constructed and beautiful version of the ivory-white marble mausoleum which sits on the South bank of the river Yamuna. The architects have tried their best to make this copy as much like its original and have placed miniature fountains and fake grass in the sectioned off area around this version of the Taj Mahal that is closed off to the public.

Right before the end, the Statue Of Christ The Redeemer from Brazil of Rio De Janeiro. This structure is 25 feet tall, 100 feet lesser than the original, and was put together with 14-15 tonnes of disposed metal. The original structure is sculpted completely out of soapstone unlike the one here in Dehi, built of metal sheets, pipes and other indsutrial waste.

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Last but not least is the seventh wonder of the world, The Statue Of Liberty from New York City, The United States Of America. Standing at 30 feet tall, it was crafted together with 7-8 tonnes of discarded metal. Lady Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture, originally on Liberty Island. The copper structure was a gift from the people of France to the citizens of the United States. Keeping its history in mind, the architects of the park have brought these replicas of all seven Wonders Of The World to your home town through the Waste To Wonder Park which is now open from 11AM to 11PM each day of the week.

The best time to visit the park is at night because all the structures have been beautifully lit up by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation using solar and wind energy. The SDMC is the governing body behind the behind the construction of this park, which is also one of the newest waste to art projects in town. To make the park, 150 tonnes of scrap, 5 artists, 7 supporting artists, 70 welders and helpers, 180 days, 3 windmills of 1kW each and 10kW of Rooftop Solar Panels have been used. The park took 6 months to complete.

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The South Delhi Municipal Corporation is the governing body behind the behind the construction of this park. It has been inaugrated in the Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Van by our home minister, Shri Rajnath Singh with Shri Anil Baijlal, the Lietenant Governor of Delhi. The SDMC has harnessed wind and solar power to light up the 'Wonders Of The World Park', which is a waste to art project.

True to its theme, with Solar panels, Solar trees and a windmill, the park is completely self-sustainable, in fact the surplus power is being sold to the power distribution companies in order to earn reverence.

The park aims to inspire people on the theme of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' while giving the people of Delhi its own seven wonders. The park is closed on Monday and on other days is open from 11 am to 11 pm, the best time to visit the park is after dark as it is beautifully lit up.

Ticket Price Under 3 or Above 65 : Free

4 to 12 is Rs 25

13 to 64 is Rs 50

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