Also known as Tata Nagar, Jamshedpur is the ‘Steel City of India’ and the most urban as well as populous city in the state of Jharkhand. It is also known as the ‘Industrial city of India’ because it is home to the world’s tenth-largest steel company, Tata Steel. A quick respite from hustle and bustle, this largest city of Jharkhand has everything from peaceful ambiance to urban lifestyle. Also known for its exceptional infrastructure and incredible landscape that includes shimmering rivers, rolling hills, verdant forests, cascading waterfalls, Jamshedpur has gained popularity as a must-visit travel destination in India. 

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. During this time of the year, the overall weather is quite favourable and you can explore the city even in the daytime.

History Of Jamshedpur

The erstwhile city of Sakchi was named Jamshedpur in 1919 by Lord Chelmsford. The city was named after its founder, Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata who played a major role in the formation of Jamshedpur. Around the beginning of the 20th century, Jamshetji Tata met steel makers in Pittsburgh, California to get advanced technology for the steel plant. It is also said that Jamshedji Tata got the inspiration of steel plantation while he was listening to the lectures of Thomas Carlyle.

He then asked geologist Charles Page Perin to find an ideal place in India for a steel plantation. His conditions were that the place be rich in coal, iron, water and limestone. With the continuation of the project, the 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.  

The visionary Jamshetji Tata not only founded his steel plantation in the Sakchi village of Jamshedpur but also got the blueprint to develop a city which is now known as Jamshedpur. With his continuous effort, the place emerged as a well-developed city that boasts a great infrastructure. It is the only city in India that does not come under the municipality administration. It still runs under the administration of Tatas.

Major Attractions In And Around Jamshedpur

The city of Jamshedpur is known for its breathtaking locales that are mostly endowment of Tata Steel to their township. Here is a list of some beautiful tourist places in Jamshedpur that are worth visiting. 

1. Dimna Lake

It is one of the most ideal picnic spots which is located at a distance of 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 manmade. It is surrounded by some exotic species of flora and fauna that are quite intriguing.

2. 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 has a lush green landscape along with an amusement park. The park is located in Sakchi, Jamshedpur.

3. Hudco Lake

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

4. Climbing India Adventure

If you are passionate about climbing then you can fulfil your desire by learning all its nuances at Jamshedpur. You will also get a chance to interact with the kind of people who share your passion which altogether is an enriching experience.

5. Dhaulagiri Falls

Dhaulagiri Falls is also quite an amazing option as this place offers cinematic beauty of nature. It's a perfect picnic spot in Jamshedpur where you can get your dose of nature’s bliss.

How To Reach Jamshedpur

You can easily reach Jamshedpur as it is well connected through railways and road. Here are the details on how you can easily reach Jamshedpur by the following means of public transport.  

  • Nearest Major City. Ranchi
  • Nearest Airbase. Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi
  • Nearest Railhead. Tatanagar Junction
  • Distance from Ranchi. 150 km

By Air

Jamshedpur doesn’t have its own airport. The nearest airport is Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi, Jharkhand situated approximately 134 kilometres away. The airport receives direct and connecting flights from many prominent airlines which makes it accessible from all major Indian cities and nearby regions. Once you deboard at the airport, book a taxi to reach your respective destination.

  • Distance from Birsa Munda Airport. 134 km

Here is a list of Indian cities from where flights are available to Jamshedpur

By Train

Tatanagar Railway Station (named after great industrialist Jamshetji Tata) is the nearest railway station situated about 11 km away from Jamshedpur. Trains from the nearby and faraway cities arrive here at a good frequency. From the station, you will need to continue your journey by some means of public transportation. 

  • Distance from Tatanagar Junction. 11 km

By Road

This place in Jharkhand is well-connected by road to all neighbouring cities. The city enjoys regular interstate bus services from other cities and towns. As the roads are easily motorable and well-maintained you can also consider booking a private cab or driving down to this place. 

  • Distance from Raipur. 668 km via NH53
  • Distance from Kolkata. 287 km via NH16 or NH18
  • Distance from Dhanbad. 139 km via Purulia-Dhanbad Road
  • Distance from Delhi. 1,378 km
  • Distance from Mumbai. 1,791 km
  • Distance from Bangalore. 1,788 km

Frequently Asked Questions Related to Jamshedpur

Q. Why is Jamshedpur famous?
Jamshedpur is famous for being a steel hub in the country. It is also the largest and most urban city in Jharkhand state. 

Q. Is Jamshedpur a beautiful city?
Basking in the legacy of Tata Steel, Jamshedpur is their dream township that is bestowed with natural beauty as well as man made wonders. It is definitely a beautiful city as it offers incredible views to the travelers.

Q. Is Jamshedpur rich?
Jamshedpur is reckoned as one of the top ranking richest cities in India as it is home to the tenth-largest steel company in the world. 

Q. Which place was renamed as Jamshedpur?
Village Sakchi in Jharkhand was renamed as Jamshedpur by Lord Chelmsford in 1919.

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