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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, also known as Tatanagar, is a very famous city in the state. People sometimes even recognize Jharkhand with the name of 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.

Also Read: From a rich and leisure metropolitan lifestyle to a pinch of natural beauty, this city is known for steel industries, temples, and national parks

History of Jamshedpur

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 Jamshetji 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 steel plantation. His conditions were that the place 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.  

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 with great infrastructure in place. It is the only city in India which does not come under the municipality administration. It still runs under the administration of Tatas.

Major Attractions in and Around Jamshedpur

1. 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.

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 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.

5. Dhaulagiri Falls. The 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.

How to Reach Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur is situated at a distance of about 1,378, 1,791, 287, 1,788 km from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru respectively. Here are the details on how you can easily reach Jamshedpur by the following means of public transport.  

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 such as Air India, Indigo, Go Air connecting major Indian cities to Jamshedpur and also catering to other nearby regions. Once you deboard at the airport, book a taxi to reach your respective destination.

  • From Ahmedabad - Board IndiGo, GoAir, AirAsia flights from Ahmedabad Airport. The airfares start from INR 3,000-4,000
  • From Kanpur - Board Spicejet, IndiGo flights from Kanpur Airport. The airfares start from INR 6,000-7,000
  • From Prayagraj - Board IndiGo flights from Prayagraj Airport. The airfares start from INR 7,000-8,000

By Train. Tatanagar Railway Station (named after great industrialist Jamshetji Tata) is the nearest railway station situated about 5-11 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. 

By Road. This place is quite well-connected by road with other 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 take your own vehicle to this place. 

  • From Raipur - 668 km via NH53
  • From Kolkata - 287 km via NH16 or NH18
  • From Dhanbad - 139 km via Purulia-Dhanbad Road

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