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The city of Jamshedpur is the most urban and populous city in the state of Jharkhand. It is known as the industrial city of India because of being home to the world’s tenth-largest steel company, Tata Steel. The idea of making a steel factory on such a large scale came in the 19th century to Jamshedji Tata who came with the idea after he met steel makers in Pittsburg. The industry saw massive growth and the city got the name of its maker. Jamshedpur known as Tatanagar is a very famous city in the state. People sometimes even recognize Jharkhand with the name of Jamshedpur. One can easily reach the city through railways via Tatanagar junction. There is just a small airport in Sonari which is used to bring chartered planes of Tata group presently but there are still cities nearby with airports to reach Jamshedpur.

History of Jamshedpur

The Jamshetji Tata from Tata Industry has a big role in the formation of Jamshedpur. Around the beginning of the 20th century, Jamshetji Tata met steel makers in Pittsburgh in California to get advanced technology for the steel plant. It is also said that the Jamshetji Tata got the inspiration of steel plantation while he was listening to the lectures of Thomas Carlyle. Then, Jamsetji Tata asked geologist Charles Page Perin to find an ideal place in India for steel plantation. The place should be rich in coal, iron, water and limestone. With the continuation of the project, Maharaja of Mayurbhanj appointed a geologist named Pramatha Nath Bose for the same. This was the time when P.N. Bose was working on the lands of Sakchi. On the request of Maharaja, he surveyed Gorumahisani hills of Babonghati region in Mayurbhanj wherein he found Hematite stone which came under Sakchi. Then, the Bose had insisted the Jamshetji Tata choose Sankchi for his steel plantation.  

The visionary Jamshetji Tata not only founded his steel plantation in the Sakchi village of the Jamshedpur but also got the blueprint to develop a city which is now known as Jamshedpur. It is his vision to form a proper city instead of just occupying some places for workers. With his continuous effort, the place has emerged as a well-developed city which had proper roads, Public leisure parks, temples, Mosques, Churches and many more. It is the only city in India which does not come under the municipality administration. It still runs under the administration of Tatas.

Places to visit in Jamshedpur

Dimna Lake. It is one of the most ideal picnic spots which is particularly situated 13 km from the city of Jamshedpur. This is an artificial lake in Mirzadeh Panchayat of Patamda Block. Moreover, what is quite interesting to know is that this is an artificial lake. It is surrounded by an amazing variety of flora and fauna which you will be finding quite intriguing.

Jubilee Park. Jubilee Park is one of the biggest parks situated in the country. It is spread over a huge campus of 237.75 acres. Inaugurated in the year of 1956 this park contains the lush green landscape along with an amusement park as well. The park is located in Sakchi of Jamshedpur.

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Hudco Lake. Constructed quite beautifully in the surroundings of TELCO Colony this phenomenal wonder of nature is situated near a park also has an artificial waterfall. Thus, it is the right place to visit especially with your children. 

Things to do in Jamshedpur

Learn Climbing At Climbing India Adventure. If you are passionate about climbing then you can fulfil your desires by going to learn climbing at Jamshedpur. And getting to interact with the kind of people who share your passion is altogether a different experience.

Dhaulagiri Falls. The Dhaulagiri falls is also quite an amazing option to travel with your loved ones. This place offers cinematic beauty of nature to its tourists and is quite an enthralling place to visit with your loved ones.

Ghatshila. The Ghatshila is a town based on the Subarnarekha River which is in the east Indian state of Jharkhand. This place is quite set among the forested hills. It is home to the Ghatshila Rankini Mandir which has been dedicated to the goddess Kali.

Events and Festivals in and Around Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur Carnival. The Jamshedpur Carnival is known as the Jamshedpur Winter Fest. This was commenced in the year of 2013 and was seen as an opportunity to bring diverse communities of the city into a festive celebration marking a prosperous beginning of each year.

Durga Pooja. The time of Durga Pooja is the time when you can see the whole city as an assorted pandal. This festival is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm in Jamshedpur. Read More

Chhath Puja. The Chhath Puja is an ancient Vedic festival celebrated in the Hindu community. This festival is particularly celebrated by the people to give respect to the Sun god for providing our planet with so many interesting heaps of bounties. Read More

Best time to Visit Jamshedpur

If you are planning to visit Jamshedpur with your family and friends then the months from November to February would suit you best. As during this time of the year, the overall weather is quite favourable.

How to Reach Jamshedpur

By Air. Jamshedpur doesn’t have its own airport. The nearest airport is Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi, Jharkhand. It is approximately134 kilometres away from Jamshedpur. The airport serves with renowned airline services such as Air India, Indigo, Go Air availing regular flights among the major cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru.

By Road. This place is quite very well-connected by road with other neighbouring cities. The city enjoys regular Volvo bus service from Kolkata. 

By Train. Tatanagar Railway Station(named after great industrialist Jamshetji Tata) is the nearest railway station. The station is approximately 11 kilometres away from Jamshedpur. It serves excellent connectivity with cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru.

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