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Travel to the Steel City of India, Jamshedpur

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Jamshedpur is among the famous industrial cities in India and was founded by the late Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata. The city is known for its various steel plants and is also called Tatanagar. The city that is popular for commercial reasons also has a few attractions to offer travellers.

The city is located close to the hills and forests of the surrounding regions. Tourists, wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers come here to explore these hills and forests. You can also travel to the city and visit the parks here. Here is a look at the places you can visit in Jamshedpur.

Dimna Lake

Dimna Lake

A tourist place in Jamshedpur is the Dimna Lake, located at the foothill of Dalma Hills. This picturesque place is an ideal picnic spot, and you can also go boating and swimming in its waters. Tourists coming here can enjoy the scenic view of the lake and the surrounding hills. This unique lake also shoulders the responsibility of supplying drinking water to the city.


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Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary

Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary

One of the places to visit in Jamshedpur is the Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, located in Dalma Mountain Range that is at an altitude of 914.4 mt above sea level. It houses many animals like elephants, barking deer, sloth beer, porcupines, leopard and tigers to name a few. It is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts who come here to capture a glimpse of these animals.

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Jubilee Park

Jubilee Park

Another tourist place to visit in Jamshedpur is the Jubilee Park, a vast garden with many flower beds and illuminated fountains. This park was established by the Tata Steel Company to commemorate its Golden Jubilee. Tourists coming here can walk through the park and enjoy the illuminated fountain show in the evening. It is a perfect place to go with your family in the evening.

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Tata Steel Zoological Park

Tata Steel Zoological Park

Another place to visit in Jamshedpur is the Tata Steel Zoological Park, established at the confluence of Kharkai river and Suvarnarekha river. Tourists coming here can view various species of animals and birds and also have a picnic in the natural surroundings. You can also go on a boat ride across the river. The zoo is visited by many migratory birds during the winter and attracts bird lovers.

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Sir Dorabji Tata Park

Sir Dorabji Tata Park

Sir Doarbji Tata Park is a well-maintained garden built in memory of Jamshedji Tata's eldest son. The park has many varieties of flowers that are grown here. It is known to host a flower show every year. Tourists come from far and wide to be a part of the flower show that renders vivid hues to the entire place.

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How to Reach Jamshedpur

How to Reach Jamshedpur

By Air: Jamshedpur has a small airport called the Sonari Airport and is primarily used for bringing in chartered aircrafts of the Tata Group. The nearest domestic airport is Ranchi (128 km) and for international flights; Kolkata (286 km).

By Train: Jamshedpur Railway Station, also known as Tatanagar Railway Station is the most important junction of the state and is the second busiest station of South Eastern Railway after Howrah. The city is well-connected to all the major cities of India like Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Nagpur, Bhubaneshwar and Pune.

By Road: Jamshedpur is connected to other parts of India by national and state highways. The major highways are NH-33 that connects to Mumbai and Delhi. The NH-6 connects to Kharagpur and Kolkata. For local transport, commuters have the options of bus and auto rikshaw.

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