Delhiites, we have some exciting news for you! While COVID-19 may have dampened our travel plans for 2020, we can still look forward to seeing a lot of iconic Indian monuments next year without having to leave Delhi. And, it’s all thanks to the brand-new Bharat Darshan Park. Read on to know more. By Amitha Ameen

 

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Delhi’s Punjabi Bagh area will soon see a sprawling new park spread over 8.5 acres called Bharat Darshan Park. The park that cost around INR 14 crores to build will house intriguing and beautiful recreations of iconic Indian monuments that include Hyderabad’s Charminar, Khajuraho Temples of Madhya Pradesh, and the beautiful Mysore Palace.

The best part about the park is that all of the 17 monuments that will be featured here will be recreated using only scrap materials, throwing much-needed light on sustainability, and the importance of recycling. The park will be open to visitors from 2021 onwards despite the park’s allocated funds having been distributed for COVID-19 crisis management.

 

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The replicas at Bharat Darshan Park will feature parts of vehicles, metal scraps, iron sheets, nuts and bolts, and rods. All of the scrap materials were sourced from municipal stores.

In addition to the replicas of the monuments, the park will also feature a 1.5-kilometre long walking path, a children’s play area, landscaped waterfalls, ponds, and fountains, and an amphitheatre to host cultural events. A food court will be available were visitors can spend some time relishing dishes from an array of Indian cuisines.

 

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The Bharat Darshan Park was inspired by another similar park created by the municipal authorities in Sarai Kale Khan region of Delhi called ‘Waste to Wonder’ park, which earned the municipality INR 8 crores in tickets alone within a year of its launch.

Related: 7 Things You Should Know About The ‘Waste To Wonder’ Park In Delhi