Jharkhand: Jamshedpur

 

Jamshedpur or Tata nagar, situated at a distance of 251 km from Kolkata, was a small village earlier and the residents of Jamshedpur belonged to the backward communities. The earlier name of Jamshedpur was Sakohi. In 1908, the first steel company of India was built by TATA group. Today TATA IRON AND STEEL Company is a big success. TISCO, built by the Persian industrialist, is one of the most prominent and famous steel companies of the world. The picture perfect city, Jamshedpur, celebrates the birthday of Jamshedji Tata on 3rd March. 


Jubilee Park, spreading over a rambling area of 225 acres of lands, is the imperative and prime attraction of the city.  The dancing fountains positioned in the Jubilee Park look really pretty and attractive, especially in the evening. You can also see black prince or black rose in the park.  Don’t forget to see the adjoining Tata sports complex and Kinan stadium at Bishtupur. The city is surrounded by Dalma hill, Dimna Lake, Subarnarekha and Kharkai River all around. The well planned city has lot to offer to the people of Jamshedpur. Children’s park, Amusement park, Rose garden, Lake, Plant nursery and open air zoo are the imperative attractions which propel Tourists. Dimna lake, excavated by Tata, has a depth of 60-70 feet and the lake is casing an area of 7*2 km. Boating in the lake is also a pleasing experience.


Dimna Lake house, adjacent to the Lake, is a nice rest house to stay overnight in the middle of the natural environs.


Enjoy the sunset from Domohani, by the lines of Shal trees, situated at a distance of 10 km from Sakchi (Jamshedpur). Domohini is the place where the Rivers Subarnarekha and Kharkai confluence. The place is truly very peaceful and suitable for a nice picnic and jaunt. Interested people can also visit Hudko dam, about 10 km away from the city.


Dalma pahar or Dalma hill, about 9 km higher up from the plains, at an elevation of 3060 feet, has Katasani hill at one side and Chandra hill at the other side of dalma pahar. Dalma pahar is in news regularly due to the elephants flocking into the localities due to the scarcity of foods.


The dark and opaque forest, covering an area of 193 square km, is full of different species of fruits and flowers. The rich forest has many types of fauna and flora like Mahua, Palash, Kusum, Simul, Kurchi, Banchameli, and Karanja.


The Shiva temple is situated in a dark and quiet cave of the hill. Apart from the splendor of the Shiva temple, the Hanumanji temple is also very popular. The backward communities are the residents of the forest. The forest has different kinds of wild denizens as well. The splendors of the rich woods along with the inhabitants of the forest attract a large number of tourists here.


Dalma pahar also houses a lot of caves like Barkabandh, Mejkabandh, Chotkabandh, Bijlighanti, Saltlick, and water whole in the forest area.


In the summer hefted flock of elephants grazes the common land of Jamshedpur. These elephants mainly come from Ayodha pahar (hill). Different native and migratory birds are the specialty of the woodlands of Jamshedpur.


 


Dalma sanctuary, spreading over an extensive area of 195 square km, was built in 1976. Rocks climbing coaching camps are also organized on the hilly paths inside the lash green forest. Don’t forget to visit the nature interpretation centre and deer breeding centre which is situated at the opposite side of interpretation centre. To enjoy the gracefulness of the traditional and dandified dance called chou you need to visit seraikela, about 39 km away from Jamshedpur.


How to reach: A lot of trains are available from Kolkata to Tatanagar. You can take train either from Sealdah or Howrah railway station, Kolkata. The main city is just 3 km away from the rail station.


Kolkata- Ranchi buses are also touching Tatanagar/Jamshedpur on its way.


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