Waste to Wonder Park in Delhi:
Can one imagine scrap to do wonders? That’s what Delhi, the bustling capital has done. Recently, the Seven Wonders of the world park, better known as Waste to Wonder park is all open for the public now. A park with Seven Wonders of the ancient, medieval and the modern world, might not sound quite unique.
But what makes this unique is the fact that all these wonders have been made completely out of Industrial Scrap. Delhi is aptly quoted as the most vibrant hub, right from Fashion to food, and now it also has some of the finest and creative places to boast off.
This weekend, we hopped to explore this newly opened park with kids, at Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Van, quite close to Nizamuddin Metro Station.
Monuments at Seven Wonder Waste to Wonder Park in Delhi :
This park features the bright and finished replica’s of :
1. Eiffel Tower:
How about a selfie with 60 feet high Eiffel Tower? Quite lit up in the night, as the moon comes out, this highest monument of the park looks stunningly serene. You’ll see ample crowd thronging the base with all too curious to capture themselves below this “Lovers Paradise”.
2. The Pyramid of Giza:
Standing at a height of 28 feet, this Pyramid is Giza, all made up of metal sheet from trucks and pipes, is quite illuminating and amidst a beautiful setting.
3. Leaning Tower of Pisa:
So here too, this 10 feet tall tower of Pisa is leaning with 86 degree’s tilt! With 9 tonnes of scrap used, Leaning Tower of Pisa took around 100 days to be constructed from cable wires, automobile parts and more. The difference is just that, while the original tower allows one to have a look from the top of the tower, here, it is not available:)
Watching the Colosseum(which is an amphitheater) in Rome, gave me a feeling of magnificence. And this small replica left me with praises for the artists. If you wish to read all about our Rome exploration, click here.
5. Taj Mahal:
You’ll be spellbound, I bet! This replica of Taj Mahal, is as stunning, as the original one. It took 16 tonnes of scrap and 130 days to be constructed. The nakkashi has been laser cut and the shimmering night lights make this statue of love, all the more magnificent.
6. Christ the Redeemer:
This 25ft tall Replica, is sure to leave you amazed. Surrounded by a beautiful floral garden, and benches, this spot asks you to sit, gaze and praise the hard and creative work of artists.
7. Statue of Liberty:
While the original Statue of Liberty was a gift from the people of France to the United States of America, as a token of Friendship, this replica is a gift to the people of Delhi. This replica stands at 30 feet high and is the last monument of this park.
What makes the Waste to Wonder park so unique?
We’ve already talked about the exquisiteness of this park.
- Industrial Scrap like pipes, old benches, automobile parts, Iron rods, Cycle Rings, Nuts and Bolts, Old Utensils and similar things have been used to construct the bright and fresh wonders. SDMC (South Delhi Municipal Corporation) has acclaimed that around 150 tonnes of scrap have been used to build these structures.
- It is also an eco-friendly park, as it is said to be lit only by using Solar and wind energy. Few Solar trees have already been set up in the park and numerous solar panels are there to generate the electricity used to lit it up.
- Every monument has a stone plinth with the information, history about the monument and also how these replicas have been created.
- 5 Artists, 7 supporting artists, and lots of helpers were involved in completing this park. This beautiful park is soon to showcase various horticultural projects undertaken.
Why should kids visit Waste to Wonder Park of Delhi?
This park not just poses as a beautiful setting for kids to run, ad play, but it also poses as a wonderful place for educational purposes. While kids can learn about these wonders of the world and their uniqueness, they also get to understand how innovatively scrap can be used into something more adorable.
This will in turn help kids to soar up their imaginations and work much beyond the bookish know how. Do take your kids to this park and help them understand every small aspect. The settings also showcase a small fountain, and a stream flowing amidst the man-made rocks below the bridge. A place for some Instagram shots:)
How to reach Waste to Wonder Park :
The nearest metro station is Hazrat Nizamuddin. Nearest Bus stand is Sarai Kale Khan bus terminal
Timings and Fees: Waste to Wonder Delhi park is open From Tuesday to Sunday, from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. Closed on Monday. For Entry Fees, refer to the image below. Online booking is not available yet, so standing in queue’s might be little concerning.
The time required to explore this park with kids is around 1-2 hours.
- You should visit it as the evening falls, it looks beautiful when its all lit up in the night.
- Visit during weekdays, as weekends can be a lot grueling due to enormous crowds thronging.
- Parking is available
- RO Drinking water is available
This park is definitely one of the Must Visit places of Delhi. Have you visited the Waste to Wonder, aka Seven Wonders park in Delhi yet? Share your views on this beautiful work of artists.