7 Wonders of the World

Seven wonders of the world have been included in the list of wonders due to their rich history, excellent architecture and continuous test of time.

By the way, this list of the wonders of the world is also of many kinds like the seven wonders of the ancient and modern world or the wonders of the natural world.

Of the seven oldest wonders of the world, only one remains, which is the huge pyramid of Giza in Egypt.

Therefore, after the destruction of old wonders, new wonders were sought for today’s world and after voting, this list is now in front of the world.

Today in this conversation we will know that –

  • What are the seven wonders of the world?
  • What is the procedure for their election?
  • What is the information required for the Seven Wonders Tour?

Then let’s go with us on this unique journey.

What are the seven wonders of the world?

The names of the seven wonders of the modern world are: –

Seven Wonders of the World Where are located
Taj Mahal Agra, India
Christ the Redeemer Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Machu Picchu Cuzco, Peru
Chichen Itza Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Roman colosseum Rome, Italy
Petra Wadi Musa, Jordan
Great Wall of China (China Wall) China

How are the seven wonders of the world chosen?

The seven wonders we know today are new, but do you know what the ancient 7 wonders were?

There were (are) seven wonders of the ancient world: –

  1. The Great Pyramid of Giza (Egypt)
  2. Pillar of Light from Alexandria (Egypt)
  3. Babylon’s swinging garden (Iraq)
  4. Statue of Jesus in Olympia (Greece)
  5. Tomb of Halicarnassus (Turkey)
  6. Artemis Temple (Turkey)
  7. Statue of Colossus of Rhodes (Greece)

Today, except for the pyramids of Giza, all of them have been destroyed.

Therefore, after the destruction of these magnificent ancient artifacts, new wonders were thought of.

In 2000, a campaign called ‘New Seven Wonders of the World‘ was started in which seven out of 200 existing monuments were selected.

The campaign was led by Mr. Bernard Weber, organized by the New 7 Wonders Foundation located in Zurich, Switzerland.

This organization organized a global poll on the Internet in which more than one million people took part and gave their valuable votes.

Winner results were announced on 7 July 2007 in Lisbon, which are now known as the Seven Wonders of the New World.

This list may change in the coming times, but you will keep getting completely updated information here.

Seven Wonders of the World | Complete information including name and photo

Let us know what are the 7 wonders of the world, what is their history and how can they travel?

1. Tajmahal

The Taj Mahal, located in Agra, India, one of the seven wonders of the world, is an excellent piece of architecture that is completely made of marble.

The Taj Mahal is composed primarily of Persian, Central Asian and Islamic architecture.

The Taj Mahal was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (1628–1658) in memory of his queen Arjumand Banu Begum i.e. Mumtaz Mahal.

This building was named Taj Mahal after Mumtaz Mahal itself and it took almost 22 years to build it.

The construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631 and 22,000 laborers and 1,000 elephants were used to transport its construction materials.

Important information for the visit of Taj Mahal

Nearest Railway Station Agra Cantt (6 km)
Nearest Airport New Delhi (230 km)
Best season to go November to February
Best time to visit Taj Mahal early morning
Time to see Taj Mahal Open 30 minutes before sunrise and close 30 minutes before sunset during normal operating days
Day off Friday
Taj Mahal ticket price Rs 50 – Indian 1100 – Foreign nationals

Indian tourists buying tickets online will get a discount of Rs 5 per ticket and foreign tourists Rs 50 per ticket.

No entry fee for children under 15 (both domestic and foreign).

If someone wants to visit the main mausoleum, then an additional fee of 200 rupees has to be paid.

Online ticket booking to see Taj Mahal Book tickets online
Other features Electric bus and golf cart facility from parking to main gate.
Don’t forget to watch The Taj Museum which is within the premises and has free entry

2. Christ the Redeemer

The 130-foot-tall statue of Christ the Redeemer (Christ the Redeemer), built atop the Corcovado Mount in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is one of the world’s largest sculptures.

Made of reinforced concrete and stone between 1922 and 1931, this statue has a height of 30 meters (excluding the pedestal of 8 meters) and its arms span 28 meters.

The Christ the Redeemer statue was designed by French sculptor Paul Landowski and Heiter da Silva Costa of Brazil.

If you go on a trip to Brazil, then Christ the Redeemer must be on your bucket list, which is considered the icon of Rio de Janeiro.

This idol coming in the seven wonders of the world is extraordinary in itself, as well as the panoramic view of the city of Rio and its extraordinary beaches.

To reach this idol, there is a very beautiful rail route where the train slowly passes through the Atlantic Jungle Bay Beach and reaches the Corcovado Mountains.

Important information for the journey of Christ the Redeemer

How to get to Rio de Janeiro There is no direct flight from India to Rio de Janeiro. You must take a stopover in Paris, London, Abu Dhabi or Amsterdam.
Rio de Janeiro fare from India Rs 45000 – 70000 per person
Best season to go December to March (New Year and February-March are very crowded during Carnival).
Best time to see the idol During the week before 8:30 am or after 3:30 pm
A great option to visit Christ the Redeemer statue To reach here, choose the best Corcovado train which runs every day from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. The entry fee of the idol is included in the train fare itself and it travels for 20 minutes.
Ticket Price (Train + Entrance) Adults – about Rs Children (5-11 years) – about Rs 335
Online ticket booking Book tickets online
Viewing time 2 – 3 hours
Other ways to reach the Christ the Redeemer statue By city, van Hiking through the Atlantic forests
Don’t forget to watch Corcovado Mountains Pedestal church

3. Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu literally means ‘old peak’ which is about 80 km northwest of Cuzco city in Peru (South America). Is located at a distance of.

It is said that the city was inhabited by the Inca civilization during the 15th century, located 2430 meters above sea level.

According to archaeologists, this area was built around 1450 by the Inca Emperor Pachakuti but it was abandoned for centuries after the Spanish attack.

In 1911, the American historian discovered the Hiram Bingham salt and in 1983, UNESCO declared Machu Picchu as the world’s heritage.

The architecture of Machu Picchu is very natural and climbing, which was made by cutting stones and rocks and it is the finest of the seven wonders of the world.

Machu Picchu was divided into agricultural and urban areas with temples, palaces, godowns, workshops, ladders, cables and water fountains that can still be seen today.

They were constructed according to its natural surroundings and hence climbing and slope are used in them.

Only foot, train or helicopter can be used to reach this place but most tourists come by train from nearby Cuzco.

The thing to note is that only 2,500 people are allowed to go here every day.

Important information for the visit of Machu Picchu

How to get to Machu Picchu from India There is no direct flight from India to Machu Picchu. You have to travel from Lima to Cuzco in a local airline by giving a Lima stopover.

Air France and British Air are great, but to keep costs down, choose flights with stopovers instead of directly.

Cuzco fare from India 125000 – 150000 per person
Best season to go May to October
opening time 6:00 AM to 5:30 PM
A great option to visit the Machu Picchu site The best option to reach the Machu Pichu site from Cuzco is a rail which is a very beautiful trip of 3.5 hours. You can choose any of the Inca Rail, Peru Rail and Belmond Hiram Bingham train companies.

Hiram Bingham is a luxurious rail that looks gleaming with brass and polished wood. In this, food is also served to you during the journey.

Although it is much more expensive than the Inca or Peru rail you will enjoy comfortable travel in both the other trains.

Ticket price Train: Around 7500 -8500 round trip Site Entry: About Rs
Online ticket booking Inca RailPeru Rail

Belmond Hiram Bingham Rail

Machu Picchu Site

Site visit time 3 – 4 hours
pay attention Forget to book advance
Don’t forget to watch Huayna Picchu who is near

4. Chichen Itza

Chichen, one of the seven wonders of the world, was a city inhabited by Itza Maya civilization and where Itza was a Maya tribe.

Chichen Itza is located in the Yucatán state of Mexico and this archaeological site is one of the most important parts of the Mayan culture, covering an area of ​​about six square miles.

In the center of the city, you can see the temple of Kukulakan which is in the shape of a pyramid which is 79 feet in height.

There are a total of 91 steps in four directions around this pyramid, where each stair symbolizes one day of the year.

To show the 365th day there is a platform which is built on the top.

There are different types of wells here and that is why Chichen Itza is also called “the mouth of Itja’s well”.

The urban ruins are divided into two parts, in which the first was built between the 7th and 10th centuries BC and the city was a major center at that time.

The second part was built from the 10th century to the 13th century which includes the sacred well and many fine creations.

Information required for visit to Chichen Itza

How to get to Chichen Itza from India There is no direct flight from India to Chichen Itza. You will have to travel to Cancun by giving a stopover to London or Newark.

From Cancun, you can go to the Chichen Itza bus.

Cancun fare from India 65000 – Rs 85000 per capita
Best season to go November to April
opening time 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
A great option to go from Cancun to the Chichen Itza site ADO to go from Cancun to the Chichen Itza site Is just a great option. This bus leaves Cancun every day at 8:45 am and travels for about 3 hours.

To get back to Cancun from Chichen Itza site, you have to take this bus which leaves at 4.30 pm.

You can also choose the option of Rent a car because the roads here are very good.

Ticket price Ado Bus: Around Rs 1800 round trip Site Entry: About Rs
Online ticket booking Ado enoughChichen Itza Site
Site visit time 3 – 4 hours
pay attention Forget to book advance Have a guide
Don’t forget to watch Great Children’s Court, Temple of Warriors, Cenote (well), Light and Sound Show

5. Roman Colosseum

The Colosseum in the heart of the city of Rome in Italy is an egg-shaped amphitheater (amphitheater) which is the largest in the world.

The work of this arena made of sand and concrete was started by Emperor Vespasian in 72 AD, which was completed by his son Titus in 80 CE.

Here, 50 to 80 thousand people could sit together and watch the gladiator competition, besides the battles with wild animals, many other bloody competitions.

Even today, due to its art and grandeur, it is a popular tourist destination as well as one of the seven wonders of the world.

Since this place is very popular, you are advised to book online before coming here.

Information required for the visit to the Colosseum

How to get to Rome from India There is a direct flight from India to Rome which takes around 9 hours. There are many ways to get to the Colosseum from anywhere in Rome such as bus, taxi or metro.
Rome to India fare Rs 25000 – 35000 per capita
Best season to go April to May, September to November
opening time 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
A great option to reach the Colosseum Metro or city bus is the best option to reach the Colosseum. For this, you can take a 24-hour pass which will be available for only Rs 600 and with the help of this you can travel in a metro or bus for 24 hours.
Ticket price Site Entry: Around 1500 – 3500 (Ordinary to Full Experience Ticket)
Online ticket booking Colosseum
Site visit time 3 – 4 hours
pay attention Forget to book advance have a guide

Roma passes are available at an affordable rate for many famous sightseeing tours in Rome.

Don’t forget to watch Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Gladiator Arena and Underground Chamber

6. Petra

Petra is a Greek word meaning rock and indeed it is an incredible city where the best architecture was made by cutting rocks.

Petra is located in South Jordan and is believed to have been built during the Neolithic period, which was occupied by the Edomites around 1200 BC.

Centuries later, the Nabataeans (who were the heads of an Arab tribe) captured it and made it the capital of their kingdom and promoted it as a trading center.

At this time the population of Petra city was believed to be between 10,000 and 30,000.

Around 106 BCE, the Romans took control of this city, but after an earthquake in 551, the city suffered a lot of damage, which left the people living here.

Johann Ludwig Burckhardt rediscovered it in 1812 until it was completely unknown to the world.

Today, this city is included among the seven wonders of the world due to its unique carved artifacts and it is also known as Rose City due to its color.

There are more than 800 monuments in Petra of which the high temples are the center of attraction as well as you can see the ponds, canals, buildings, graves, stadiums, roads etc. here.

It becomes spectacular in the early hours of the morning and the last hours of the evening when the sunlight falls on these stones.

Important information for Petra’s visit

How to reach Petra from India To go to Petra from India, you have to go to Amman but there is no direct flight to here. You will have to travel to Amman by giving a Saudi or Dubai stopover.

Petra is about 235 km from Amman where you can go by bus or taxi.

Amman fare from India Rs 18000 – 35000 per capita
Best season to go March to May, September to November
opening time 6 am to 6 pm during summer and 6 am to 4 pm in winter.
Best option to go from Amman to Petra The JETT bus leaves from Abdali station in Amman at 6.30 am and reaches Petra around 10.30 am. Returns return the same day at 05:00 (in summer) and 04:00 (in winter) on the same day. Public minibusses from Amman’s southern station run from 9.00 am to 04:00 pm for Petra and 6.00 am to 01:00 pm from Petra to Amman.

If you want to come to Petra directly from the airport, then you can also choose a taxi, which will take about three hours.

Ticket price Site Entry: Approximately Rs. 5500 – 11000 (all day tour), Rs. 1800 extra for a night tour
Online ticket booking JTT Bus Petra site
Site visit time 1 – 2 days
pay attention Enjoy the Petra Night Tour which runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Have a guide

There is a great view before sunrise and at sunset.

Close to the Petra site is a place called Wadi Musa where you can stay.

Don’t forget to watch Sik, palace, tomb, theater, treasury, dam

7. Great wall of china

As you must understand from the name itself, the Great Wall located in North China is the longest wall in the world and that is why it is one of the 7 wonders of the world.

The Great Wall of China is actually a series of walls that were constructed between the 7th century BC and the 16th century.

It is popular about the Great Wall of China that it can be seen from space but it is wrong, you can get more information about it from here.

This giant wall is about 8,850 km. (21,200 km according to China) is long and was built to protect against Mongol invaders.

20-35 feet high and 4-5 meters wide, this wall was built by citizens, peasants and prisoners mainly consisting of three dynasties: Qin, Han and Ming.

The Great Wall of China extends from the northwest to the north-east and Beijing is the first choice to see it because the most famous section is where you will see it.

The most popular sections to see for the first time are Badaling, Matianu, Ginsling and Xiankou which are 1.5 to 3 hours by road from Beijing.

Important information for visit to Great Wall of China

How to get from India to Beijing There is a direct flight service from India to Beijing. You can take a connecting flight for cheap air tickets.
Beijing fare from India 20000 – 50000 per person
Best season to go March to October
opening time 6.30 am to 7 pm during summer and 7 am to 6 pm in winter.
Best option to go from Beijing to China wall Badling, Matianu, Ginsling are famous places to see which are 70, 95 and 140 kilometers away from Beijing. Matianu section is good for children and older people.

You can book a bus, train or private taxi to get here from Beijing.

Ticket price Site Entry: Around 675 rupees including bus tour.If you want to avail the facility of round trip cable car then you have to pay additional 1200 rupees.
Online ticket booking Great Wall of China online booking
Site visit time 6 – 12 hours
pay attention There is a completely wild environment in many sections, so take the help of a guide There is a great view before sunrise and at sunset.

Many sections of the wall are broken and their repairs keep going, so stay alert.

Nothing is found here, so carry food, water, camera, phone, battery bank, napkin, and other personal necessities in your bag pack.

Don’t forget to watch Ming’s Tomb, Bird’s Nest

And finally…

You know that there are seven wonders or seven wonders of the world of the present world: –

  • Taj Mahal
  • Colosseum
  • Chichen Itza
  • Machu Picchu
  • Christ the Redeemer
  • Petra
  • And The Great Wall of China

These are some such 7 wonders of the world which are included in the list of these seven wonders due to their architecture, distinctive construction style and popularity.

By the way, this list of 7 wonders changes from time to time and here you will get updated information all the time.

If you want to travel to these specific places, then this quick guide will be of great use to you because here is all the important information that will make your trip successful.

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