The Bharat Vandana Park, also hailed as 'Mini India' is slated to open in March 2024 after a lot of delays. The park will feature replicas of the famous Indian monuments created out of same construction materials as the originals. A report by SURFACES REPORTER.
Being constructed in Dwarka Sector 20, spanning an area of about 220 acres, the park will be a new landmark for the Delhi- NCR residents. The park is being developed by the Landscape and Environmental Planning Department of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) with NBCC as the consultant.
Park in the shape of India's map
One of the prime features of the 'Bharat Vandana Park' is that it is in the shape of the country's map, featuring the replicas of the notable monuments from varied states. The site is divided into different leaves of the lotus plant each having its own function and special elements.
The park will boast a total of 36 replicas from different states of the country including, the Sun Temple, Odisha, Charminar (Hyderabad), Telangana, Kashi Vishwanath temple and the ghats of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, caves of Ajanta and Ellora, Maharashtra, Viceregal Lodge, Himachal Pradesh, Victoria Memorial, West Bengal, Golghar, Bihar and Hawa Mahal (Jaipur) from Rajasthan.
During a press briefing, Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena praised the development of the park and commented, “It is coming up beautifully and some of the key structures are nearly complete. The portion that has replicas of monuments from all states is a personal favourite. The beauty is that they are using the same construction material for the replicas that has been used to actually build these monuments. So, if a monument is built of sandstone, the replica here has been made using the same material.”
Gate Plaza Courtyard
From Eco-sensitive Zone to Rain water Harvesting
The upcoming park will be a environmentally responsible self-containing and self-sustaining structure with many features including rain water harvesting, solar power generation, recharging of landscaped area, zero net discharge etc.
According to the plan, it will be divided into 10 zones of 10-12 acres each including congregational, cultural, Pushpa Kriti Sarovar, eco-sensitive, meditation garden, fun park, adventure park, lake view restaurant, ‘Mini India’ and Vandana Sarovar. Different binding elements such as sky bridges, walk along the wall and water canals add a unique feel to the park. The vandana sarovar in the centre acts as a focal point to the site and shall also help in creating micro climate within the premises.
Pylon with bridge
Being built at a cost of Rs 524 Cr, the park is slated to open in March next year.