Carpets of lush green roll out onto well-laid out perpendicular roads in this planned urban city of Jharkhand. Located in a plateau, Jamshedpur is surrounded by hills and is bordered by two rivers, giving it a far more picturesque setting than many believe
Founded by Jamshetji Tata, it is India’s first industrially planned city and is perhaps one of the country’s most important ones. With a number of major factory plants here, the city sees an inflow of immigrants from all over the country. It is also known to be one of the fastest growing cities in India, and definitely one of its cleanest.Also known as Steel City, Tatanagar or simply as Tata, Jamshedpur is a big city with people of small town hearts. The warm, hospitable folks here will go out of their way to make sure that you are well fed, well cared for, and get a glimpse of every corner of the city before you leave.Nature has been kind to Jamshedpur and thankfully, those who built the city, were respectful of her. The city is blessed with plenty of greenery, lakes, dams, mountains and a delicious nip in the air during the monsoons. Pack a picnic and head out with your friends and family to discover nature’s verdant best. Take a tour of all the factories, especially the abundant steel and cement plants, located in the city, as these not only give you a peek into the country’s economy, but also tell stories of the past. There are also a number of attractions that were established for the purpose of leisure and recreation, such as Jubilee Park, certain places of worship, as well as sports grounds and stadia. Visit the artificial reservoir Dimna Lake, which offers splendid views of the city. You can even go jet-skiing, water scooting, or rowing here. If you can befriend a local or are in the city as a guest, ask your hosts to take you to one of the many old-school clubs from the British era, ones that are especially for the intellectual gentry of the city.The most common way of getting around Jamshedpur is by bus and auto-rickshaw. The bus service is facilitated under the JNNURM scheme, and runs through a number of routes, with fairly fixed schedules. You can simply hop on a bus and also ask the conductors for help getting to your destination. Auto-rickshaws are also frequently available, but it’s best to fix the fare before getting into one. Rickshaw drivers know their way around the city and will be able to get you to all of the tourist spots, but it isn’t easy finding a rickshaw driver you can trust. You can also consider hiring a car to take you around.Avoid roaming around the city alone, especially after dark. Women should generally venture out in groups.Certain areas in the city may be out of bounds for tourists. Adhere to these restrictions as they are for your own safety
Jamshedpur is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Ranchi at a distance of 105kms.
Airports: Birsa Munda Airport
You can easily get regular trains to Jamshedpur from other major cities of the country..
Railway Station(s): Tatanagar Jn