Famous For: Jamshedpur is popular for the industrialist Jamshetji Tata and is home to such industrial giants as Tata Steel and Tata Motors. Jamshedpur is one of the ‘Industrial Cities’ of India, being known by many simply as “The Steel City”. It’s a wonderful tourist destination also. Here’s some tourist places to visit below:Dimna Lake, Hudco Lake, Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, Jubilee Park, Tata Steel Zoological Park, Russi Modi Centre Of Excellence, Rivers Meet, Bhatia Park, Jayanti Sarovar, Sir Dorabji Tata Park, Golpahari Temple, Bhuvaneswari Temple, Keenan Stadium, Tribal Culture Centre, Sakchi Masjid (Mosque), St Mary’s Church etc.Major Attractions: Dimna Lake, Jubilee Park, Russi Modi Centre Of Excellence, Tata Steel Zoological Park, Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhatia Park, Rivers Meet, Hudco Lake.Ideal Visit Time: The best time to visit Jamshedpur is from the months of October to February. During this time, the weather is pleasant and the city attracts a large number of tourists. The temperature varies from 22°C to 16°C but may reach as low as 1°C. So, make sure you pack a jacket or two. This season is ideal for sightseeing and outdoor activities.
Carpets of lush green roll out onto well-laid out perpendicular roads in this planned urban city of Jharkhand. Located in a plateau, Jamshedpur is surrounded by hills and is bordered by two rivers, giving it a far more picturesque setting than many believe. Founded by Jamshetji Tata, it is India’s first industrially planned city and is perhaps one of the country’s most important ones. With a number of major factory plants here, the city sees an inflow of immigrants from all over the country. It is also known to be one of the fastest growing cities in India, and definitely one of its cleanest.
Jamshedpur is a big city with people of small town hearts. It’s also known as Steel City, Tatanagar or simply as Tata. The warm, hospitable folks here will go out of their way to make sure that you are well fed, well cared for and get a glimpse of every corner of the city before you leave. Take a tour of all the factories, especially the abundant steel and cement plants, located in the city, as these not only give you a peek into the country’s economy, but also tell stories of the past.
There are also a number of attractions that were established for the purpose of leisure and recreation, which are described below:
Dimna Lake in Jamshedpur is a popular man-made lake. It is quite an ideal and pleasant place to spend a quiet day with your loved ones or friends a little away from the noise of the city. It is located just 13 km from Jamshedpur city area. It is located near the Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary. This artificial lake in Jamshedpur Steel City is surrounded by Dalma Mountains and is famous for its serenity and lush greenery. The lake is pretty well-known as a picnic spot with its clear water and scenic surroundings, creating scope for mini treks into the hills and water activities such as boating, rowing and jet skiing among many others. A gorgeous view of the sunrise coming up from behind the hills, with splendid greenery and melodious chirping of birds is what sets this artificial lake apart. It is a popular weekend getaway for the locals or as a recreational outing for tourists on an extended tour. Even the road to Dimna Lake with its undulations and greenery presents a spectacular drive.
Notably, the lake is one of the most important structures in the region, in stark contrast to the industrial surroundings. Because it is used as a water reservoir for steel plants and serves as the primary source of water for the city. Over the years the need for a dam to hold water in the reservoir was felt, so that it could be used properly and when needed. Built under Tata Steel, the dam is built on the Kharkai River under the administration of Mirzadih Panchayat in Jamshedpur.
The Jubilee Park is located in the steel city, Jamshedpur. It is a popular destination for all those who wish to have an outdoor picnic, enjoy some outdoor activities and games or even just to have a relaxing day out with friends and family. Popular amongst joggers and cyclists, it is a gigantic park, spanning about 225 acres of land in the center of the city. Within, it has a lake, amusement park, recreation center, fountains and a zoo, amongst other attractions, making it a great place for some fun for people of all ages. This local attraction is a must visit on all tourists lists. It was opened to the public in 1958, on the occasion of the city’s golden jubilee, the 50th anniversary of establishment and that’s why it’s named “Jubilee Park”. This park was originally a gift to the town of Tatanagar from the TATA Steel Company.
This park also shows off a statue of Mr. Tata and is also known as the “Mughal Gardens of Jamshedpur”. The presence of the zoological park, Foliage Par, and Rose Garden is part of the reason why this park is such a famous one.
Russi Modi Centre Of Excellence
Located just outside of the Jubilee Park, the Russi Modi Centre for Excellence houses various professional organizations in Jamshedpur. The building was designed by Hafeez Contractor and is considered to be one of the most beautiful buildings in Jamshedpur. The building was formerly designed as the Jubilee Park. It houses archives of Tata Steel, a brilliant representation of its journey to being one of the biggest and most successful industries in the world.
Tata Steel Zoological Park
Located inside Jubilee Park, Tata Steel Zoological Park is an unpublished zoo that gives wildlife the gift of a natural habitat. The park gives you a break from the hustle and bustle of city life and gives you a unique experience of enjoying its nature and wildlife. The zoo has a safari park, where tourists can walk through the zoo and observe the wildlife in their natural habitat. Nearby is the Jayanti Sarobvar, which offers boat rides and various water-sports activities for tourists.
Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary
Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the tourist attractions that is famous for forest travel. But to the locals it is better known because of the wild elephants. It was established in 1975 and was inaugurated by Sanjay Gandhi. The Dalma forest is home to many wild animals, birds and various species of trees. ‘Dalma Haathi’ or the ‘Elephants of Dalma’ is a known and quite fearful term in the Jamshedpur-Puruliya region. Overlooking the shimmering Subarnarekha River, the Dalma hills nestle the dense green forests like an offspring. This ambience of the forest and the odd chance of having a glimpse at the wild animals is what makes Dalma so special among those who love to travel around jungles.
It is large enough to be a paradise for all the native Indian flora and fauna you can think of. Many elephants migrate to this forest every year adding to the crowd and sometimes they come out into the local villages and suburbs. If you want to explore one of the most authentic pieces of this forest in India, you can do so by car. You can also spend a night in the rest houses and bamboo huts offered by the forest department. There can be nothing better for a nature lover to enjoy the call of crickets at night, the solitary screams of wild animals floating in the distance and the otherwise irresistible silence.
Situated on the banks of Subarnekha River, Bhatia Park is a beautiful park with extremely wide space and lush greenery. It is highly maintained with well-laid out grass and flower beds and is the perfect place for weekend getaways and evening rejuvenation. Generally, it’s situated nearby is a Chandi Baba Mandir which can be visited during evenings.
The confluence of the rivers Subarnekha and Domohani serves as a perfect picnic spot in the city of Jamshedpur. The place is surrounded by tall eucalyptus trees and verdant greenery which gives it an imposing serenity and calmness. Sunsets at this place create an extremely relaxing ambience and hence should not be missed. It’s a place of love for the couples and also for photographers.
Hudco Lake was constructed artificially in the beautiful surroundings of the TELCO Colony. It is situated near a park which also houses an artificial waterfall that uses the water of the lake. The lake and park complex are located on a beautiful hillock and it provides a panoramic view of the entire city. This is an ideal spot for picnics and evening amusements. If you make a trip plan to Jamshedpur, you should select this place on your list and hope you’ll enjoy it so much with your friends and family.
How To Reach
By Road: Jamshedpur is well-connected with many other major cities of India. Several national and state highways connect this city to other areas in the state and also to the neighbouring states. Several private and public bus operators ply frequent buses from Jamshedpur to cities in Jharkhand as well as those in Bihar, Bengal and Orissa. You can avail regular buses, Volvo buses, sleeper buses, A/C buses, etc. Jharkhand State Road Transport Corporation (JSRTC) is the main public sector transport corporation in the state. Cities and towns outside the state also have regular buses to and from Jamshedpur.
By Train: Tatanagar Railway Station is the main railway station serving the city of Jamshedpur. It is an important junction on the Howrah—Mumbai route. It comes under the South Eastern Railway division. It is well-connected to various cities across India such as Mumbai, Delhi, Amritsar, Jammu, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, etc. Some of the trains passing through the station are Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express, Tata Jammu Tawi Express, Jalianwala Bagh Express, Jnaneshwari Super Deluxe Express, Howrah-Pune Azad Hind Express and Howrah Ahmedabad Express.
By Air: The closest airport to Jamshedpur with commercial flights is the Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi. It is 130 Km away from the city. The public airport of Jamshedpur is called Sonari Airport. As of now, the only flights available are unscheduled chartered flights from Kolkata. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, which is 292 km away. Ranchi’s airport has domestic flights to and from Delhi, Bangalore, Patna, Kolkata and Mumbai, via Air India, GoAir and IndiGo. Kolkata’s airport is an international airport and is connected to cities and towns across India as well as the world. Tourists can reach Jamshedpur from these airports via cabs, buses or trains.