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Jamshedpur Tourism

The largest city in Jharkhand, Jamshedpur is an appealing destination with its aesthetically planned infrastructure and landscape.

Jamshedpur is the quintessential example of the boon of industrialization in a developing nation. It is the largest city in Jharkhand and is majorly maintained by the Tata Industries. The prosperity of the city and its people is clearly reflected in the sparkle of industry and infrastructure.

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Industrial City

Nurtured under the hands of Tatas, Jamshedpur has contributed greatly to the financial strength and development of the country. With its industrial growth, the city has made its place in the map of world business. Jamshedpur has also played a very important role in industrialising India.

History of Jamshedpur

Discovered by Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata (J.R.D. Tata) and thus named after him, Jamshedpur is considered to be the first planned industrial city of India. This city was initially known as ‘Sakchi’. J.R. D. Tata was inspired by Thomas Carlyle who said, "The nation which gains control of iron soon acquires the control of gold." Thus, he believed that a strong base in steel production would affect the economy of India mainly and it will progress. He got in touch with geologists and with their help he located the most suitable in India to set up an industry. In April 1904, a site rich in iron, coal, limestone and water was discovered by Dorabji Tata and his companions Shapurji Saklatvala and C.M. Weld. They found all of these in a village called Sakchi on the Chhota Nagpur Plateau. The construction of the steel plant began in the year 1908 and completed on 16 February 1912.

Restaurants and Local Food in Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur might not have unique and traditional cuisines in its menu or a vibrant and significant food culture, but it does have numerous options in form of a number of different kinds of restaurants. Only when you visit the city, will one come to know that there is more to Jamshedpur than just the silhouettes of the huge Tata Steel plant. One will have a number of options from typical Indian cuisine, vegetarian bits of Italian cuisine, Mughlai food, South Indian snacks to a delicious street food and a variety of sweets.

One can find tastiest chanachurs or ‘mixture’ in Jamshedpur and it is considered to be the signature food of the city. Fakira Chanacur near Kamani centre is said to be the best place to pamper your taste buds. One can also find multiple street vendors selling tasty preparations like chicken chaanp, dough patties with spiced sattu, different kinds of chaats and golgappas. Some of the most famous places to eat street food are Hari’s Golgappa in Telco Colony, Lakhi’s Egg rolls and Bauwwa Ji’s chai.  There are also numerous sweet shops in Jamshedpur for sweet lovers. Laddu, malpua, rabri and rasmalai are few of the various types of sweets available everywhere in Jamshedpur.
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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1- Arrive at Jamshedpur, check-in and rest. Then visit Jayanti Sarovar, Sir Dorabji Tata Park and JRD Tata Sports Complex.
Day 2- Visit Jubilee Park, Tata Steel Zoo and Keenan Stadium.
Day 3- Visit Russi Modi Centre of Excellence, Bhauvaneshwari Temple, Jubilee Lake.
Day 4- Begin day at Dimna Lake, then visit Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary and end the day at Hudco Lake.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

Brilliant infrastructure. Scenic beauty.

What's Not So Great?

Not many places to visit.

For Whom?

Jamshedpur is a refreshing weekend getaway for residents in Jharkhand, West Bengal and Chhatisgarh.

How To Reach Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur has its own railway station known as Tatanagar, which is connected to the major cities of the country. Regular bus services are also available from Patna, Kolkatta, Gaya, Ranchi and Hazaribagh. The nearest airport is at Ranchi which is about 150 km from here. You can take a taxi or a bus from Ranchi to reach Jamshedpur.

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Tanvi Akhauri 11 months ago
I hail from Jamshedpur, and so this town will always be to me the most beautiful place in the world. Ranked among the cleanest places in India, Jamshedpur is a small, yet homely settlement. The JRD Tata Sports Complex, situated in the backyard of my school, is till date one of the best stadiums I have ever seen. The available facilities cater to almost all fields of sports. Jubilee Park is one of the most beloved spots where people of the town conglomerate. If you are in Jamshedpur on Founders Day, i.e. March 3, make sure to visit Jubilee Park which is adorned with a brilliant display of lights. I have frequented Dimna Lake during my childhood, and would highly advise those looking for solitude to visit here. Nobody is a stranger in Jamshedpur. Everybody knows everybody. Locals are extremely amiable, so do not hesitate to knock on anyone's door for help.
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