|Best Season :
||October to March.
||Bihari, Hindi, Bengali, and English.
THE STEEL CITY: 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.
Jubilee Park: 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 Tata Steel Company presented the park to the citizens of Jamshedpur, in its Golden Jubilee Year. To commemorate 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 Park: Manicured lawns and flowerbeds and brilliantly lit fountains give a delightful dash of colour to the park.
Hudco Lake: 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.
Keenan Stadium: many visiting cricket teams as one of the finest in the country have acknowledged this cricket stadium.
Tata Football Academy: India's first football academy has an ultra modern gymnasium and imparts training based on international techniques to budding young footballs. The hostel in the sports complex can accommodate some 500 persons.
J.R.D. Tata Sports Complex: 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 Clubs: 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. is bound to enliven the spirits of the adventure enthusiasts. Jamshedpur has facilities for gliding and flying at the Sonari airport.
Tata Steel Adventure Foundation: 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 it 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 Center: The Center showcases the ethos of our indigenous peoples. Besides imparting vocational training, it also organizes tribal festivals and cultural programs. The other sites that attract
the tourists are Tata Steel Zoological Park, the confluence point of the Kharkai and Subarnarekha rivers.
Dimna Lake: 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 Sanctuary where one can find elephants, barking deers, sloth bears, porcupines, leopards, tigers etc. The steep slopes of Dalma offer excellent trekking opportunities.
Jaduquora: Located on Hata-Musabani road and is about 40 kms from
Musabani: 40 kms from Jamshedpur. Here, Copper Mines are located.
Noamundi: 64 kms South West of Chaibasa. It is mining centre for Iron ores.
Ghatshila: 23 miles east of Jamshedpur, Ghatshila is the birthplace of late Bibhuti Bhushan Bandyapadhaya, a famous writer. Timber industries are also situated here.
HOW TO GET THERE
Air: Tatanagar is connected with Calcutta by Vayudoot Flights, which in turn is connected to major cities in India.
Rail: There is Tatanagar Railway Station located on Howrah-Mumbai line, in Jamshedpur.
Road: Jamshedpur is well connected by road with all the major towns of Bihar.
Local Transport: Mini Buses, Taxies, Auto Rickshaws and Cycle Rickshaws are available in all parts of the town.
Temperature: Max: 46.7 C Min: 6.1 C.
Winter: Light Woollen.