Find The Eiffel Tower & 6 More Wonders Of The World Right HERE In Delhi, Folks!
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The lockdown has put a dent in all our travel plans. Whether you were off to Rome or Agra, all your trips must have been postponed indefinitely and the only solace any of us really had was scrolling through travel pages on Insta. But if you’re tired of reposting all your travel pictures and are in need of feeling ‘out of this world’ again, why not wear your fanciest dress, gather your friends and pose away against the backdrop of exotic monuments as if you’re on that backpacking trip you were planning? Read on to know all the wonders of the world you can find at Delhi’s very own Waste to Wonders Park and do send us pictures when you manage to make a day of it!
1. The Statue Of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty at the Waste To Wonders Park is 32 feet tall and is made up of angles from rickshaws, slides from children’s parks, benches and electric metal wires. The torch is made out of a bike rim, metal sheets and cycle chains, the book is made out of park benches and metal sheets and the hair of the statue is, again, made out of cycle chains. An approx. 4 tonnes of scrap was used to make the statue and it took 90 days to complete it! The artists involved in the making of the structure are Mrunal Kahar and Zakir Khan.
2. The Taj Mahal
The magnificent Taj Mahal replica here is made out of 1,600 cycle rings, electric pole pipes, park benches, children’s swings, old utensils, nuts and bolts, truck & cupboard sheets. The 4 minaret tops are made out of cooking kadhais and - get this - the jaalis for doors and windows were taken out of benches! The amount of scrap used in the making of this monument is approx. 16 tonnes and it took 130 days to complete the sculpture. The artists involved in the making are Rakesh Rana, Pijush Kanti Patra and Sandip Pisalkar.
3. The Eiffel Tower
You’ll certainly get mesmerised with the life-like Eiffel Tower here! This replica is 70 feet tall and it’s the only structure which you can enter and enjoy the central view from the inside. The material used in the making of the sculpture includes petrol tanks from trucks, automobile parts and clutch plates. It took 130 days to complete and approx. 15 tonnes of scrap was used in its making. The artists involved are Sandip Pisalkar and Prem Kumar Vaishya.
4. The Leaning Tower Of Pisa
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 39 feet tall and made out of cable wire wheels, automobile parts, metal sheets from trucks, and clutch plates. A total of 182 columns were used and the bell is made out of pipes. Just like the original, the sculpture has ground + 7 floors and an 86 degree tilt! It took 100 days to complete the sculpture and approx. 9 tonnes of scrap was used in the making. The artists involved were Ram Kumar and Prem Kumar Vaishya.
5. The Great Pyramid Of Giza
The mysterious pyramids of Egypt can now be visited right here in the capital! The sculpture is a framework made of pipes and comprises 110 layers of angles. The top part is made of scrap metal sheets from trucks and the sculpture’s height is 23 feet. It took 80 days to complete the project and approx 12 tonnes of scrap was used in the making by Pijush Kanti Patra and Prashant Pramanik.
6. Christ The Redeemer
The majestic Christ The Redeemer is made out of electric pipes, automobile scrap and bike chains. Metal cast and moulds were used to give proper shape to the sculpture and then each detail was added using various scrap parts on the mould. The hair on the statue is made out of springs and cycle chains and the height of the sculpture is 25 feet. The artists involved in the making of the sculpture are Sandip Pisalkar, Shubham Pal and Rudra Thakar and it took 130 days to complete this masterpiece.
7. The Colosseum
Rome was not built in a day and neither was this Colosseum! It took 100 days to erect it in the Waste To Wonders Park and approx. 11 tonnes of scrap was used. This sculpture has 162 pillars made out of slides, swings and seesaws & 410 car wheels were used to make the arch in each pillar. Also, gears, angles, electric poles and metal railings were used in the making of this project. The artists involved are Pijush Kanti Patra and Prashant Pramanik.
The entry ticket is priced at Rs 25 for children between the age group of 3-12 years and for adults, the entry fee is Rs 50. Entry is free for kids below the age of 3 years and for senior citizens above the age of 65.
Whether you’re a fashion enthusiast looking for a fancy backdrop for your next post, or a bored office worker in need of travel, or just an art lover, the Waste to Wonders Park can be an interesting respite for the now-cooler evenings, especially in the absence of all our regular haunts like the cinema, the eateries etc. So head on over ASAP and visit the seven wonders of the world right here in the city!
Where | Waste To Wonders Park - Near Nizamuddin MS, Block A, Ganga Vihar, Sarai Kale Khan
Timings | 11 AM - 11 PM (Closed on Mondays)
Entry | Rs 50 (For Adults), Rs 25 (For Kids Aged Between 3-12 Years) & Free Entry (For Kids Under 3 and Adults Over 65)