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Steel City Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur has a rich culture and cuisine. It is also abundant in mineral and forest resources, enjoying a moderate climate throughout the year: all that any tourist would vouch for. Explore the steel city before you reach out for your traveling bags! 


Jamshedpur is the first planned city of India. It was founded by late Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata. Every year the city celebrates Founder's Day on 3rd March. The city is decorated with coloured lights in honour of the founder. Jamshedpur is also known as ''Tatanagar'', ''Steel city'' or ''Pittsburg of India''.

The Founder of Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur has a rich culture, multiregional cuisine just as it is rich in minerals. Iron ore, lime, Bauxite, Coal, Manganese and so on are found in abundance. This is why it is an industrial hub with Tata Steel as the largest and oldest factory here. Other industrial enterprises here include TCS,TRF, Tinplate,Timkin, Lafarge Cement, Tata Power, Tata Motors, Usha Martin, Telco etc. Adityapur Industrial area is one of the largest industrial area in India (second to NOIDA) and houses around 1,200 small and medium industries.

                                                           Map of Jamshedpur, Tata
Summer season starts around mid-March. It is extremely hot during May and June. Temperature varies between 35°C and 49°C. The winter temperature can fall to 10°C. The months of July to September are months when Jamshedpur experiences heavy rainfall (1200 mm annually).

Important tourist destinations in Jamshedpur include River's meet, Russy  Modi Centre of Excellence (CE), Sir Dorabji Tata Park, Jubilee Park,Tata Steel Zoological Park, Chandil dam, Hudco Lake, Bhuvneswari temple, Sai Temple, Kali Bari temple and so on. Bordered by Subarnarekha and Kharkai rivers, 33% of the total area in Jamshedpur is covered by forests. Dimna lake, an artificial reservoir, caters to drinking water needs of people of this cosmopolitan city.

In 1919, Lord Chelmsford named this city, earlier known as ''Sakchi'', to ''Jamshedpur'' in honour of its founder late Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata. JUSCO (Jamshedpur Utilities and Services Company), a subsidiary company of Tata Steel, oversees urban infrastructure services in most parts of the city. Jamshedpur has earned the coveted distinction of getting selected for Global Compact Cities Pilot Programme by United Nations. It is the only city to be selected from South Asia and India.

Fast Facts:

Telephone code: 0657
Languages spoken: Bengali,Hindi,Santhali,Urdu and English
Vehicle registration: JH 05

The Railway Station is called ''Tata'' or ''Tatanagar Junction'' and comes under South Eastern Railways. The Sonari airport is spread over 25 acres and is used for chartered planes of Tata Group. Few small planes also take commercial trips to Patna, Ranchi and Kolkata. Intra city commuting includes autos and mini  buses.

Premier institutions in Jamshedpur are XLRI (Xavier Labour Relations Institute),MGM (Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College), NML (The National Metallurgical Laboratory), SNTI (Shavak Nanavati Technical Institute: first labour training institute of India) and NIT (National Institute of Technology).

The love for sports can be gauged from the fact that people residing here have access to a number of state of the art stadiums and sports academies for training: JRD Tata Sports Complex, Keenan stadium, Tata Football Academy (TFA) and Tata Archery Academy (TAA), to name a few. Two golf courses in Jamshedpur are Beldih Golf Course and  Golmuri Golf Course.

All India Radio in Jamshedpur is located in Adityapur and comes under district Seraikela-Kharsawan. It entertains the public from its FM Stations such as Big FM 92.7, Red FM 93.5, Radio Dhoom 104.8 FM and Vividh Bharati (All India Radio) which is broadcast on 100.8 FM. Regional Channels include ETV Bihar and Jharkhand, Sahara Samay, Mahua News etc.

Jamshedpur is known for some famous names in the field of entertainment and sports. Actor Madhvan, actresses Priyanka Chopra and Tanushree Dutta, film director Imtiyaz Ali, cricketer Saurabh Tiwary and Varun Aaron hail from Jamshedpur. The shooting for films ''Udaan'' and ''Bubble Gum'' was done in Jamshedpur! Ace mountaineer Premlata Agarwal too has made this steel city proud by her commendable achievement. 

A trip to steel city will leave a sweet fragrance behind in your heart for years to come!

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