ABOUT JAMSHEDPUR (TATANAGAR):
- Major industrial centre surrounded by delightful Dolma hills is India’s earliest planned city and the industrial house of the Tata’s.
- Idea of this ‘Steel’ city was conceived by Jamshetji Nusserwanji Tata in 1907 and the work started in 1909.
- City also has prestigious institutes like XLRI (Institute for Business Management and Labour Studies) and Regional Institute for Technology.
- Heavy industrial town is equally noted for its sprawling lawns and gardens, tree-lined avenues, airy and spacious homes, playgrounds, places of worship and number of lakes and rivers.
- City has also bagged the prestigious “ISO 14001” certification for environment maintenance.
MODE OF COMMUNICATION:
- Airport: Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi (IXR), 125 kms away from Jamshedpur city centre. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata (CCU), 250 kms away from Jamshedpur city centre.
- Rail: Tatanagar Railway Station, Tatanagar, 6.5 kms away from Jamshedpur city centre.
- Road: Well connected by road.
SIGHTSEEING AT A GLANCE
Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary
PARK & GARDENS
Jubilee Park Tata Steel Zoological Park
ATTRACTIONS OF JAMSHEDPUR (TATANAGAR)
- Jubilee Park:
- Well laid out park sprawls over an area of 225 acres.
- It has been developed like the famous Vrindavan Gardens of Mysore.
- Tata Steel Zoological Park:
- Park is home to rich variety of animals which are kept in conditions close to their natural habits.
- Jayanti Sarovar Lake located nearby, provides boating facilities.
ATTRACTIONS AROUND JAMSHEDPUR (TATANAGAR)
- Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary:
- 10 kms away from Jamshedpur city centre.
- Sanctuary sprawls over lush wooded hill, which is inhabited by elephant, bear, mouse deer, barking deer, porcupine, leopard, tigers etc.
- In the foot hills of the Dalma range about 16 kms from Jamshedpur lies Chakulya, the Santhal tribal village.
- Steep slopes of Dalma are considered ideal for trekking.
- Dimna Lake:
- 13 kms away from Jamshedpur city centre.
- Beautiful lake set in the foot hills of the Dalma Range is the principal source for water supply to Jamshedpur.
- A popular picnic spot and attracts a large number of tourist.
- Water sports facilities are available here.
- 35 kms away from Jamshedpur city centre.
- Birth place of Bibhuti Bhushan Bandyapadhaya, a famous writer is also noted for the timber industry.