Replicas of India’s iconic monuments to come up at Bharat Darshan Park in Delhi
The park will be eco-friendly, self sustainable with its own solar and wind power generation
New Delhi’s Punjabi Bagh area will soon have a mega park displaying India’s iconic monuments and that too built from scrap material. The mega park namely Bharat Darshan Park will be developed on a six acre plot on the concept of waste-to-wealth. The theme decided for the upcoming mega park will be ‘Unity in Diversity’. The various iconic monuments in the country that will displayed in this mega park include Chaminar, Gateway of India, Konark Temple, Nalanda ruins, Mysore Palace, Golden Temple, Meenakshi Temple, Hawa Mahal, Hampi ruins, Victoria Memorial, Sanchi Stupa, Gol Gumbaz, Ajanta Ellora Caves and Junagarh Fort.
On 3rd January, 2020, Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri laid the foundation stone for the park which will prove to be a major attraction for travellers across the world. The major highlight of this mega park will be the replicas of the monuments from all the states of India which will be built using scrap waste such as vehicles, fans, rods, iron sheets, nut-bolts etc gathering dust in municipal stores. The park will be eco-friendly, self sustainable with its own solar and wind power generation. ‘The entire project is estimated to cost around INR 18- 20 crore,’ stated South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) official in a statement. Apart from other features, the Bharat Darshan Park will have landscape designs like waterfalls, fountains, ponds, amphitheatres for cultural events, a food court offering major cuisines of india, audio tours and cultural showcase and photography stalls. A similar park namely Waste-to-Wonder Park has been already developed in New Delhi’s Sarai Kale Khan Area which houses replicas of the Seven Wonders of the World made from metal and other industrial scrap.