The Great Wall of Shimla

An initiative taken by Orchid Hotel Shimla, The Great Wall of Shimla is the latest addition to the tourist places in Shimla. It is a 275 feet long and 15 feet high mural wall depicting the culture of the region.

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The Great Wall of Shimla is a ‘waste-to-wealth’ initiative by Orchid Shimla that is made entirely out of waste bottle caps and carbon-free recycled plastic. It is India’s largest enviroscape mural put together by residents of Shimla including children from various schools, children with mental health issues and senior citizens. It is curated by 5 lakh waste bottle caps, approximately. It is a creative expression of the hotel’s “Green Shimla, Clean Shimla” initiative.

Brand Orchid is Asia’s pioneering chain of Ecotel Hotels and has been at the helm of promoting conservationist hospitality through their creations of eco-friendly hotels and resorts across India. This is the vision and the aim of the hotel’s founder and guardian, Dr Vithal Venkatesh Kamat. Dr. Kamat has been advocating green living not merely through speech but through result-inducing actions and initiatives. His quest to turn waste into wealth has inspired every member of Team Orchid to think outside the box and create visible examples that will motivate our future generations to be respectful of our planet. One such initiative was the ‘Great Wall of Shimla’ at the Queen of Hill Stations.

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“The Great Wall of Shimla” symbolises Orchid’s respect towards Mother Earth and their commitment to making it a better and greener place. The mural is another attraction to the many sightseeing spots in Shimla and an excellent spot for photo-ops as well.

Media Coverage

"The Great Wall of Shimla, largest enviroscope Mural about 275 feet long and 15 feet height created by using approximately 5 lakh waste bottle caps and carbon free recycled plastic. " -  The News Himachal
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"Guv unveils largest mural 'Great Wall' at Shimla" -  UNI India
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" Orchid has made a new beginning in the direction of environmental protection and through The Great Wall of Shimla" -   Information & Public Relations, Govt of Himachal Pradesh.
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"Himachal Governor inaugurates ‘Great Wall of Shimla" -  Tribune News Service
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