Always wanted to travel and see the world’s greatest wonders? You can do it right here in Kolkata at Eco Park. For just INR 30, you get to see the whole world quite literally. After much discussion, and a lot of rejection, the seven chosen monuments you get to take pictures with are the Taj Mahal, the Pyramids of Giza, The Great Wall Of China, Petra, Christ the Redeemer, the Colosseum and the Moai statues.
Cutting across almost all continents, the replicas will save you the hassle of getting visas and spending a mountain of money just to get good Insta pictures. The most familiar beauty is the replica of the Taj Mahal. Made of fibre glass, the replica is about one-eighth of the original in Agra. Although not completely white like the stunner in Agra, the use of marble indoors lends to the authenticity. They’ve even created a water body in front of the replica so it reflects in the water (as it does so famously with the original).
Another popular one is the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx replica. The pyramids stand at just forty feet and the inside walls are lined with Egyptian paintings to give it a more authentic feel. There’s even a stream running along the front to replicate the Nile. A mini-version of the Great Wall of China runs 100m and is made of yellow sandstone. About 600 eager Calcuttans can walk on the wall at any given point.