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Location : Jharkhand
Languages : Hindi, Bihari, English
Climate : Tropical
Temperature : As high as 48 degrees and as low as 7 degree Celsius
Major Attractions : Tata Steel, Jubilee Park
Best Visiting Time : Winter Season
Jamshedpur, a well-planned commercial city of Jharkhand, is named after the steel tycoon Jamshedji who laid down the foundation of Tata Steel. The city is, in fact, the largest agglomeration of the state and is commonly referred to by several names like Tata Nagar, Steel city and many more. Situated on Chhotanagpur Plateau, the city surprises you by the simultaneous presence of verdant nature and well-developed industries. Inspite of being a major industrial hub, the city is considered as one of the cleanest ones that exist in India.
Jamshedji Tata wanted to realize his dream of establishing a steel city and with the advice of Charles Page, a geologist; he started his search for a site profuse with coal, water, and iron deposits. It took about three years of punctilious efforts to explore the rugged terrains of Madhya Pradesh. This ended with the search of Sakchi village, located on the banks of Kharkai and Subarnarekha. The actual construction began in 1908. Jamshedji's contemplation of a city with all comforts and leisure places came into reality soon after.
Steel Industries : The city's iron & steel company is the main center of attraction here. The areas flanking it are abundant in natural resources like coal, iron ore, lime, and manganese bauxite. A plethora of other industries that dot the city belong to tinplate, truck-manufacture, cement etc. The oldest as well as the largest iron and steel plant, namely Tata Steel, is responsible for the production of about seven million tones on an annual basis. The heavy vehicle giant Tata Motors is another prominent industry that is present in Jamshedpur.
Jubilee Park : This attraction located centrally occupies a wide area of about 240 acres. Dotted with greenery, flowerbeds, and fantastic fountains, the Park is a paradisiacal place for nature-enthusiasts. The exceedingly beautiful Mughal Garden, constructed on the lines of Vrindavan gardens of Mysore, is the highlight of the park. Another captivating place that you will love to throng is Rose Garden. Here, you will find more than 1000 species of rose. At horticulture garden, research activities are carried out. There are several opportunities for kids also; a Children's Park along with Amusement Park allows children to enjoy to the fullest. On special occasions, the park premises are lit up which along with sparkling fountains impart a resplendent look to the entire area.
Zoological Park : Inhabited by abundant flora as well as fauna, the zoological park Named Tata Steel allows the visitors to have watch glories of nature to the fullest. The place is frequented by flocks of birds every year. The presence of a boat house and an enchanting lake make the place even more attractive.
Sir Dorabji Tata Park : Known for its beautified lawns and awesome fountains, Tata Park of Jamshedpur is situated near Keenan Stadium.
Domohani : Another enchantingly beautiful place that adores the precincts of Jamshedpur is Domohani. Located where waters of Subarnarekha and Kharkai intermingle, this picture-perfect place is nice for picnicking. Watching sunset here can be a pleasant experience here.
Center for Excellence : Standing near Jubilee Park, CE is home to many professional associations. A plenty of archives related Tata Steel have also been placed inside.
Gol Pahari : This temple is located outside the city's precincts. The deity worshipped within the premises of the shrine is known by the name of Pahari Ma. Situated atop a hill, the temple organizes a festival on an annual basis.
Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary : Sitting on a height of three thousand feet, Dalma Sanctuary covers an area of about 193 square kilometers and gives shelter to wild animals like sloth beer, tigers, elephants, and leopards. You can watch wild life from proximity at hideouts opened at several places throughout jungle. Trekking can be done on steep slopes. The place is like a whiff of fresh air to the inhabitants who, otherwise, have to live upon polluted air of steel industries. At the top of the mountain, a temple is a dedication to Lord Shiva.
Hudco Lake : A lovely retreat for nature lovers, Hudco Lake sits nicely among the hilly terrains. A park named Sumant Mulgaonkar is a tranquil location and a complete delight to the onlookers. From the top of the hill that carries the park over its head is nice for watching panoramic views; from here, you can view Tata Steel, Tata Engineering, Tata Powers, and many other major industries.
Dimna Lake : At the foothills of Dalma mountain ranges, a lovely lake is present and its salubrious climatic conditions make it a fantastic picnicking destination. Arrive here in the month of December /January and enjoy the weather. The lake water serves as a source to Steel Plant.
A few names that offer decent services to their guests are The Boulevard, Fortune Hotel Center Point, Ganga Regency, Ginger Jamshedpur, Hotel Darshan, Ganga International, Hotel Siddhartha, The Regent, and The Sonnet.
The simultaneous presence of nature and industries at Jamshedpur make it unique tourit attraction.