Delhi’s Shaheedi Park, a groundbreaking outdoor museum, transforms scrap into history-inspired art, honouring heroes and heritage.
India’s first-ever outdoor museum, Shaheedi Park, has recently been inaugurated in Delhi. This has been set up by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) over 4.5 acres of land. The artefacts that dot this place will offer you a glimpse of ancient, mediaeval, and modern Indian history.
If reports are to go by, the park has been prepared by 10 artists, along with 700 artisans over six months under the Waste to Art theme. Reports add that around 250 tonnes of scrap has been used for setting up the park.
This park is dedicated to the national heroes of India, and features famous personalities who laid down their lives for the independence and sovereignty of the country in different periods.
Spread across an area of 4.5 acres, this park also has a wide variety of attractions that showcase the country’s rich historical and cultural heritage. There are also beautiful motifs, installations, and monuments in the park that commemorate important events, and historical periods that shaped our country.
The park will serve as an iconic recreational space for visitors here, where they can take a peek into the past, through figures and sculptures that narrate the time spans in India’s history, as also various cultures and the heroes.
It has been developed in the ITO area, under the Waste to Art initiative of the MCD.
Things like electric poles, old trucks, cars, angle iron and rickshaws have been made out of scrap. The glorious history of India has been depicted through these installations in this park.
Another highlight of this park is its grand plan, which includes elements of unity, diversity and struggle of our nation. To beautify the park, nearly 56,000 trees and shrubs like champa, ficus, kachnar, and syngonium, among others have been planted.
As per the reports, the park has been developed at a cost of nearly INR 15 crore.
There is also a food kiosk and souvenir shop to offer better recreational avenues to visitors. 3 galleries and 9 sets have been developed including 93 2-D sculptures and 20 3-D sculptures.
What are the ticket prices?
The entry ticket for the park has been set at INR 100 for adults and INR 50 for children. You can also book the tickets online too. The entry to the park will be from Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, where visitors can park their vehicles at the facility earmarked on the road facing Kotla Fort.
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