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The steel city of Jamshedpur offers numerous picturesque locations for tourists to enjoy. While they can learn about the history and culture of the city by visiting the Russi Modi Centre of Excellence, for spending a beautiful day they can opt out to visit numerous parks located within the radius of the city. The city houses numerous beautiful gardens and parks such as Bhatia park, Jubilee Park, Sir Dorabji Tata Park etc.
The city with Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary and Tata Steel Zoological Park serves as a perfect place for wild life enthusiast’s where they can found different species of many wild animals and birds. A strong bearer of Indian culture and religion, the city is also home to the famous Bhuvaneshwari Temple. With wide variety of options available to explore, the city of Jamshedpur is a tourist’s delight.
Jamshedpur Tourist Office
Tourist Zone, No 8, Near Bhatia Basti, Ramkrishna Path, Kadma, Jamshedpur – 831005 0657-2306591, 0657-9334816685
Best time to visit Jamshedpur
Jamshedpur has generally a clear sky throughout the year. It has a
tropical wet and dry climate and the average temperature is
approximately 27°C. The Winters (November – Mid March) are not very cold
in Jamshedpur. Many tourist activities can be carried out easily in
this season. The Summers (mid-March to June) are very hot with maximum
temperature reaching about 45°C. The city is not that much comfortable
in the summer season. The city of Jamshedpur receives heavy rainfall in
Monsoons (July to September).
The best time to visit the city is
between October to March. The weather is pleasant in October which
makes it ideal for sightseeing. The scenic beauty of the place gets
highlighted the maximum in the Monsoons. While traveling in summer days,
it is advisable to wear loose cotton clothes and carry sun protective
items and water bottles.
Famous Tourist Destinations in Jamshedpur
Russi Modi Centre of Excellence
Constructed under the leadership of renowned architect Hafeez Contractor, this architectural beauty is located near the Jubilee Park in Jamshedpur. It was primarily designed to serve as an entrance to the Jubilee Park. However, today it houses many professional organizations of Jamshedpur. The most distinctive characteristic of this beautiful complex is the Archives of Tata Steel. This unique collection speaks about the origin and evolution of the one of the largest industries in the world, the Tata Steel. The center plays a vital role in enabling the management students to understand the management practices, the use of which can facilitate the creation and growth of an internationally acclaimed industry like the Tata Steel.
Bhatia Park in Jamshedpur
Located at the banks of the Subernareka River, this park is an enchanting option, if one is seeking some time away from the humdrums of the busy city life. It is a favorite among the local people for weekend getaways. The park is a nature lover’s delight due to the numerous shady trees and beautiful flowers present in the garden. The well-maintained park serves as a perfect venue for enjoying a day out with family and friends. The children can play their favorite sports on the vast expanse of green lawns and have a great time. The park is an ideal venue for relaxed moments.
Jubilee Park in Jamshedpur
This beautiful nature park is being operational since 1956 and is a favorite among the locals as well as tourists. An attractive part of the park is the Jayanti Sarovar. Due to the popularity of the ‘sarovar’, Jubilee Park is also known as the Jayanti Sarovar. With a huge coverage of about 237.75 acres of land, this famous park of Jamshedpur boasts of lush green vegetation, impressive illuminated fountains and a wide variety of beautiful flowers.
The Moghul Garden is a fascinating part of the park that allows people to spend quality time with the Mother Nature. Another attractive feature of the park is the beautiful Rose Garden which includes more than 1000 varieties of different colored roses. No words can describe the beauty of this garden. It also includes a magnificent horticulture garden containing hybrid plant flora. The park provides unlimited options to enjoy and relax. Along with the lush greenery, it also encloses an amusement park and a children’s park for the entertainment of children. These parks include swings, see saws, windmill, skating rings and many other rides. With these facilities, the Jubilee Park becomes a favorite destination for a fun-filled outing with family and friends.
Rivers Meet in Jamshedpur
The place where the two most important rivers of Jamshedpur, the Subarnarekha river and the Kharkai river meet is a popular picnic spot in Jamshedpur. It is known as Rivers Meet or Domohani. It is located at the North West region of Jamshedpur. This place is a beautiful spot which lot of scenic surroundings. There are many tall Eucalyptus trees and fascinating greeneries and flowers on the banks of the River’s meet. The spot provides a breathtaking view of the sunset. The cool environment of the River’s meet makes it a favorite destination among tourists in summer. It is a lovely destination for weekend getaways to feel rejuvenated in the cold, fresh air.
Sir Dorabji Tata Park
Named after the eldest son of Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata, Shri Dorabji, this park is located close to the Keenan Stadium in Jamshedpur city. The features which make the park a favorite place among the tourists include lot of greenery, impeccable maintenance, mesmerizing flowers and illuminated fountains. The annual flower show which takes place in the city makes it popular among tourists. The show attracts thousands of local people and tourists from other states. The park offers a cool and calm getaway for the visitors.
Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary in Jamshedpur
Established in 1975 the Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary wildlife sanctuary is located at an altitude of 3000 feet. The coverage area is more than 193 sq km and this beautiful forest area is home to wild animals and bird fauna. Elephants, tigers, leopards, barking deer, porcupines, sambar and sloth bears are the animals which are usually spotted in this forest reserve. It is an amazing experience to see the wild life in its natural habitat. Many invaluable woody trees and plants are also found in the forest. The vast forest land is ideal for trekking expeditions. There is also a local Shiva temple inside the forest. This adds to the beauty of the forest.
Tata Steel Zoological Park in Jamshedpur
Located in the Jubilee Park in Jamshedpur, the Tata Steel Zoological Park is a prime attraction of the city. The zoo includes a good collection of wild animals and birds. It is a well-designed zoo which also has a safari park. It is an amazing experience to watch the animals in their natural habitats. The amazing splendor of the woody forests makes the zoo a unique place for nature lovers. Being close by to the Jayanti Sarovar it also offers pleasant options of boating and water sports activities.
Bhuvaneshwari Temple in Jamshedpur
The famous Bhuvaneshwari Temple of Jamshedpur is an excellent place to visit if someone is looking for spiritual concentration, meditation and rejuvenation. Situated at about 500 ft high in Jamshedpur, at a pristine location in the backdrop of a meandering stream, this temple appears to be a perfect abode of Maa Bhuvaneshwari, a form of Goddess Devi. The everyday prayers are enchanting and bring the listeners closer to god. Also known as TELCO Bhuvaneshwari Temple, the temple offers a panoramic view of the industrial city, TELCO factory and the surrounding villages.
Lakes in Jamshedpur
Dimna Lake in Jamshedpur
Situated at the foot hills of Dalma ranges, the Dimna Lake is an artificial lake constructed by Tata steel. This lake not only serves as the main source of drinking water in the city, but also as a water reservoir for the steel plant. The lake is a favorite among the tourists and locals who love to indulge water sports activities like jet skiing and rowing. Families love to do boating in the serene lake. The enchanting surroundings and the lush green trees provide shade make the place perfect for picnics. Location of some gardens nearby make the visit to the lake all the more exciting for adults as well as children.
Hudco Lake in Jamshedpur
Another beautiful lake in the city of Jamshedpur which significantly add to the beauty of the city is the Hudco Lake. It is an artificial lake located at the TELCO colony. Being located in a beautiful hilly landscape and close to Sumant Mulgaonkar, a fascinating garden in the hilly terrains, HUDCO Lake is a popular picnic destination among locals and tourists. The Sumant Mulgaonkar park also has an artificial waterfall that uses the water from the HUDCO Lake. The lush greenery around the lakes makes the whole area nature friendly and an ideal place for evening enjoyments and weekend vacations.
Where to Stay in Jamshedpur ?
When it comes to spending some time in the steel city, every traveler has a plenty cater to all requirements. Whether a tourist is looking for a budget hotel, a deluxe hotel or a luxury hotel, the city has numerous options. The cost of staying in hotel varies from Rs. 600 to Rs. 1,500 to Rs 6,000 per night. Most of the hotels are equipped with modern facilities of internet connectivity, satellite phone communication, cable TV, round the clock room service, swimming pools, gyms etc. and offer a pleasurable stay.Some of the popular hotels in Jamshedpur include the following:
Address: Inner Circle Road, Contractors Area, Bistupur, Jamshedpur 831001, India Phone: 91-33-66339000
The city of Jamshedpur offers traditional cuisine along with contemporary food items. A perfect place for food lovers, the city has some great restaurants and a tourist’s trip to the steel city is incomplete without tasting scrumptious dishes in these eating destinations.
Address: The Regent Hotel, Inner Circle Road, Bistupur, Jamshedpur- 831001 Phone: (0657) 2226932
Address: Regal Mansion, Bistupur, Jamshedpur - 831001 Near Gopal Maidan, Kharkai Link Rd, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand 831001 Phone:093 08 791020
Shopping is an inevitable part of traveling. Jamshedpur with a wide range of big and small markets in it repertoire is a pleasure for shoppers who are looking for the best products and best deals. The major markets in the city of Jamshedpur are the following:
Bistupur Main Market
The Bistupur Main market includes shops dealing in almost everything from jewellery, cars to electronic goods and garments. It also includes some eating joints like Quality, Mid-Town, etc.
The Kamani Center is a shopping center situated in the biggest market of Jamshedpur. With hundred shops in four floors, the center mainly caters to clothing requirements of tourists.
This shopping complex consists of about two hundred and fifty shops dealing with wide variety of consumer goods. From branded apparels to electronic items you can buy all and more in this part of Jamshedpur.
This one is a favorite among the lower middle class segment of the society. It includes shops dealing with almost every possible consumer products at reasonable prices.
This is wholesale buying market of Jamshedpur. Everything from household goods to other articles can be bought in bulk.
This important market also provides the consumers a wide variety of choice in basic and luxurious products.
How To Reach Jamshedpur ?
Jamshedpur has a small airport called the Sonari Airport where smaller size aircrafts can land. Since August 2010, Deccan Charters has been running three daily flights to Kolkata from the airport. The airport also includes a flight training school and simulator center for commercial pilots called Alchemist Aviation, previously known as Tatanagar Aviation.
Tata Steel and TRIL have entered into a joint venture to set up a
600-acre (2.4 km2) Greenfield airport on the outskirts of Jamshedpur in
Adityapur-Seraikela region. The new airport is expected to be of
international standard with a 10,000 ft runway and it is going to have
the capacity to allow commercial airliners such as the Airbus A320 to
land and take off. 90% of the airport’s land is government owned and the
rest 10% is under private ownership. The project is facing opposition
from the local villagers.
Not very far from the city are two main
airports; Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Domestic & International
Airport at Kolkata (260 km) and Birsa Munda Airport at Ranchi (130 km).
The main railway station of Jamshedpur is named after the most prominent industry of the city, The Tata Group and called the ‘Tatanagar Junction’. The railway junction is situated on the Chakradharpur division, of the South Eastern Railway. It is one of the most important stations of the state of Jharkhand and runs trains to all the major cities of India, viz., Dhanbad, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Alappuzha, Mumbai, Amritsar, Vishakapatnam, Delhi, AJabalpur, Patna, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Kanpur, Ranchi, Pune, Jammu, Guwahati, Bhubaneshwar etc.
Address: Station road, Jugsalai, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand Phone :0657-2423026 The city of Jamshedpur also has railway stations at Adityapur, Salgajhari, Gamharia, Kandra, Birajpur and Govindpur.
National Highways 2, 6, 32, 33 passes through Jamshedpur connecting it to various other parts of the country including Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai. 4 lane Expressway is often preferred by those opting to travel distant locations via roadways. There is regular bus services from Jamshedpur to Ranchi, Kolkata, Bihar, Orissa, Dhanbad, Bokaro and other places.
Local transport in Jamshedpur
The local people use buses and auto-rickshaws to move around the city. The city bus services are facilitated under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) scheme which was launched in March 2009. The city has two bus depots at Agrico and Baridih. The buses under JNNURM are equipped with modern equipment like GPS, electronic sign boards and computerized vending machines. The state government has also introduced around 50 LFB buses under the scheme. There are also about 250 private mini buses operating in the city.
Last but not the least, the people of Jamshedpur are loving and
helpful. The government is trying its best to curb Maoist menace in the
state so that safe tourism can be encouraged in the state of Jharkhand.