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Jamshedpur Tourism

The largest city in Jharkhand, Jamshedpur is an aesthetically planned township with an appealing infrastructure and landscape. Juxtaposed against the beautiful Dalma Hills, Jamshedpur is the world's eighth-largest steel manufacturing company, along with being India's first planned city.

The town of Jamshedpur was named after Jamshetiji Tata in 1919, the founder of the Tata industries that maintain public services and infrastructure of most parts of the city. Known as the 'Steel City', Jamshedpur is the quintessential example of the boon of industrialisation in a developing nation. Being the largest city in Jharkhand, the main attractions in Jamshedpur are the vast, tree-lined Jubilee Park (housing Tata Zoological Park with species like tigers and leopards), the hill-top Bhuvaneshwari Temple, and the Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary (home to resident elephants).

With its industrial growth, Jamshedpur has made its place in the map of world business along with playing a very important role in industrialising India. The founders day of Jamshedpur is celebrated on October 3 every year at Jubilee Park, which is decked up with lights and colours for the occasion.

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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 1 year 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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