Jamshedpur, a major industrial centre of India, is known as the steel city of India. Set in picturesque surroundings, Jamshedpur has a chain of multiple industries. Also known as Tatanagar after the industrial conglomerate of the Tatas, it is a well-planned model township. A popular haunt is the Jubilee Park in the heart of the city, modelled on the lines of the Vrindavan Gardens in Mysore.
EXCURSION: Jaduquora: Located on Hata-Musabani road and is about 40 kms from Jamshedpur.
Musabani: 40 kms from Jamshedpur, Copper Mines are located.
Noamundi: 64 kms South West of Chaibasa. It is mining centre for Iron ores.
Ghatshila: 23 miles east of Jamshedpur, Ghatshila is the birth-place of late Bibhuti Bhushan Bandyapadhaya, a famous writer. Timber industries are situated here.
Jubilee Park: This is 200 Acre Park with a mini golf course and a lake.
Dimna Lake: 8 miles from Jamshedpur nestling at the foot of Dalma hills.
Rivers M eet: The confluence of rivers Kharkai and Suberurekha is located.
Dalma Hills: North of S ubarurenkha river it stretches from east to west by about 16 kms. It is accessible by Jeepable road.
Dimna Lake, Jamshedpur
Attractions and Places to Visit in Jamshedpur
Jubilee Park: Built in the lines of Brindavan Gardens of Bangalore, Jubilee Park is situated in the heart of city. Dotted with flowerbeds and illuminated fountains, this park is spread in some 225 acres. The park was presented by the Tata Steel Company to the citizens of Jamshedpur, in its Golden Jubilee Year. To commemmorate the birth anniversary of the founder of the huge Tata empire, on the 3rd of March every year, the resplendent fountains are illuminated that attract tourists from all over the world. Initially, the fountains were lit up every weekend.
Sir Dorabji Tata Park : Manicured lawns and flowerbeds and brilliantly lit fountains give a delightful dash of colour to the park.
Hudco Lake : Snuggled in the picturesque and hilly terrain of Telco Colony, the lake is an enchanting treat for those desirous of being in nature's- lap, within the city precincts.
Keenan Stadium : This cricket stadium has been acknowledged by many visiting cricket teams as one of the finest in the country.
Tata Football Academy : India's first football academy has an ultra modern gymnasium and imparts training based on international techniques to budding young footballers. The hostel in the sports complex can accommodate some 500 persons.
J.R.D. Tata Sports Complex : This magnificent complex has an international size football ground with an eight-lane monosynthetic track. This is one of the best sports complex in India. Facilities for handball, volleyball, hockey and table tennis and a modern gymnasium are available at the complex. Based here, are the Tata Chess Centre and the Tata Archery Academy.
How to Reach Jamshedpur
By Air: Tatanagar is connected with Calcutta by Vayudoot Flights which in turn is connected to major cities in India.
By Rail: Tatanagar (Jamshedpur) is an important railway junction station on the South Eastern Railway and is connected directly to all the major cities of India, viz. Calcutta, Bombay, Patna, Ranchi, Puri etc.
By Road: Jamshedpur is connected by road with most of the major cities in India. Regular bus services are available from Jamshedpur to Ranchi 131 kms, Patna, Gaya, Calcutta 252 kms, Hazaribagh etc.