If you don’t have the bandwidth to actually go around the world and explore its seven wonders, fret not because they’re coming to Delhi – the capital of India. From Taj Mahal in Agra, the Great Wall of China, Roman Colosseum, Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro, Machu Picchu in Peru to Chichen Itza in Mexico and Petra in Jordan – you will be able to see it all at Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Van near South Delhi’s Sarai Kale Khan Bus Terminal.
Set to open in February, the Seven Wonders Park will additionally also have replicas of great attractions such as the Great Pyramid of Giza, Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty. The clones of these monuments will be made using eco-friendly material (from industrial scrap) and renewable energy such as wind and solar energy will be used to light them up at night.
Naturally, this will be a great addition to the sightseeing spots in Delhi. The capital is dotted with grand tombs and sprawling parks, as well as surreal mosques and buzzing forts. If you’re in Delhi, make sure to visit Humayun’s Tomb, Lodhi Garden, Red Fort and Jama Masjid along with the newest addition which is the Seven Wonders Park.
Interestingly, the park will have three solar plants in order to track sunlight, and solar trees will be put up to release water droplets in the air. Which means, you can explore the place even during peak summers without worrying bout the heat because the heat will evaporate the water droplets cooling the environment in the process.
All the replicas of the monuments will have designated selfie spots so you get the best of pictures, and stone plinths informing about the background of the original monument and the materials used for crafting it. The replicated monuments will all be as tall as 25 to 30 feet, except the Eiffel Tower which will be 70 feet high. The park has been inspired by a similar existing park in Kota city of Rajasthan.