: Near Ranchi, Jharkhand.
: Jubilee Park.
: October to March.
: Bihari, Hindi, Bengali, English.
Set amidst picturesque surroundings, Jamshedpur or Tatanagar called so after the name of its industrialist- founder Dorabji Jamsedji Tata, is situated in Singhum district of Bihar, at the junction of Subarnarekha and Kharkai rivers. Well known as the steel city of India, it is the second largest town in the state and a major rail and road junction.
A model town, it is one of India's earliest planned cities and is, to this day beautifully maintained and managed, in spite of being an industrial township. It was Jamshetji Tata's vision that saw Bihar in the steel map of the world. Industrial giants like
TISCO, TELCO are situated here, because of the abundance of iron ore in Jamshedpur.
Surrounded by the Dolma hills, it has retained its hill station atmosphere. The town is not just an important industrial centre with a chain of multiple industries but also has a number of tourist attractions.
Built in the lines of Brindavan Gardens of Bangalore, Jubilee Park is situated in the heart of city. Dotted with flowerbeds and illuminated fountains, this park is spread in some 225 acres. The park was presented by the Tata Steel Company to the citizens of Jamshedpur, in its Golden Jubilee Year. To commemmorate the birth anniversary of the founder of the huge Tata empire, on the 3rd of March every year, the resplendent fountains are illuminated that attract tourists from all over the world. Initially, the fountains were lit up every weekend.
Sir Dorabji Tata
Manicured lawns and flowerbeds and brilliantly lit fountains give a delightful dash of colour to the park.
Snuggled in the picturesque and hilly terrain of Telco Colony, the lake is an enchanting treat for those desirous of being in nature's- lap, within the city precincts.
This cricket stadium has been acknowledged by many visiting cricket
teams as one of the finest in the country.
Tata Football Academy
India's first football academy has an ultra
modern gymnasium and imparts training based on international techniques
to budding young footballers. The hostel in the sports complex can
accommodate some 500 persons.
J.R.D. Tata Sports
This magnificent complex has an international size football ground with an eight-lane monosynthetic track. This is one of the best sports complex in India. Facilities for handball, volleyball, hockey and table tennis and a modern gymnasium are available at the complex. Based here, are the Tata Chess Centre and the Tata Archery Academy.
Gliding And Flying
Offering wide scope for 'extra terrestrial' sporting activities, such as gliding and flying, The Jamshedpur Gliding Club, the Jamshedpur Co-operative Flying Club Ltd. and the Tatanagar Aviation Pvt. Ltd. are bound to enliven the spirits of the adventure enthusiasts. Jamshedpur has facilites for gliding and flying at the Sonari airport.
Tata Steel Adventure
The Foundation provides scope for a wide variety of adventure sports, such as rock climbing, river rafting, para sailing, etc. The 40-old adventure club has kept itself abreast with popular activities for outdoor enthusiasts. There are a number of other private clubs offering a variety of sporting activities such as golf, tennis, squash, billiards, horse riding etc.
Tribal Culture Centre
The Centre showcases the ethos of our indigenous peoples. Besides
imparting vocational training, it also organises tribal festivals and cultural programmes. The other sites that attract the tourists are Tata Steel Zoological Park, the confluence point of the Kharkai and Subarnarekha rivers.
Surrounded by flora the Dimna lake is 13 kms from Jamshedpur. This is situated at the foot of Dalma Hills. It is an ideal picnic site.
Dalma Wild Life Sanctuary
The best habitat for the elephants with thick forests spread in some 195 sq. kms. the Dalma Wild Life Sactuary where one can find elephants, barking deers, sloth bears, porcupines, leopards, tigers etc. The steep slopes of Dalma offers excellent trekking opportunities.
Located on Hata-Musabani road and is about 40 kms from Jamshedpur.
40 kms from Jamshedpur. Here, Copper Mines are located.
64 kms South West of Chaibasa. It is mining centre for Iron ores.
23 miles east of Jamshedpur, Ghatshila is the birth-place of late Bibhuti Bhushan Bandyapadhaya, a famous writer. Timber industries are also situated here.
How To Get There
: The Sonari airport of Jamshedpur does not offer regular commercial flights as of now. Some years back there were regular flights between Jamshedpur and Calcutta and Ranchi.
Rail : Jamshedpur is close to Calcutta and Ranchi. The railway station is called Tatanagar and is on the main Calcutta-Mumbai rail route. Tatanagar also comes in between the train links of Delhi and Puri. It is also on the rail line connecting Ranchi to Calcutta. All this makes Jamshedpur very well connected to all areas by trains.
The city is on the National Highway No.33 and connected to main cities of Bihar, Bengal and Orissa. All this makes accessibility to Jamshedpur very easy.