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Location: Jharkhand, India
420C (Maximum), 300C (Minimum)
Winters: 250C (Maximum), 80C (Minimum)
Best Time to Visit: October to March
Nearest Airport: Sonari Airport
Nearest Railhead: Tatanagar Junction
Must Visits: Jubilee Park, Tata Steel Zoological Park, Sir Dorabji Tata Park, Hudco Lake, Rivers Meet, Rankini Mandir
Language Spoken: Hindi, English
STD Code: 0657

Jamshedpur, aka Tatanagar is a city located in the state of Jharkhand, India. Sometimes even referred to as the Steel City of India, Jamshedpur is a major industrial hub of East India with industries like iron and steel, tinplate production, truck manufacturing, cement production, small and medium scale enterprises occupying the major chunk; and companies like Tata Steel, Tata Power, Tata Motors, Lafarge Cement, Telco etc leading the bandwagon. Spread over an area of 149 square kilometers and located in a hilly region (average elevation of 135 meters), Jamshedpur takes up about a little more than 2% area of Jharkhand. In a survey taken by Government of India in 2010, it was declared the 7th cleanest city of India and the 7th richest city in India in the year 2007. It has also been predicted to become the 84th fastest growing city in the world by the year 2020.

Jamshedpur gets its name from its founder, Late Sri Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata. It all started when in the year 1904, when Jamshedji Tata had a vision of building India’s first steel plant. And he envisioned for a city that could provide for all the comforts and conveniences to the workers of the steel plant as well as other residents. His search for an appropriate site, rich in iron, steel, coal, and limestone eventually took him to the village of Sakchi. Development work was handed over to Durell and Company, and Jamshedji Tata made sure that wide streets with shady trees of various kinds were being planted and had plenty of space for lawns and gardens. He paid respect to each religious community by having temples, mosques, and churches being carefully laid out in the city. In the year 1919, Lord Chelmsford named it Jamshedpur, in honor of its founder. The Jamshedpur of today still stands as the testimony Jamshedji Tata’s visionary plans. as it’s the only city in India without a municipality.

However, this industrial hub of a city is not without its fare share of tourist attractions. Attractions like Jubilee Park which was inaugurated by Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, Tata Steel Zoological Park where animals roam free allows its visitors to explore the wildlife via road or a boat ride, Sir Dorabji Tata Park which hosts neatly manicured lawns and flower beds and gorgeously lit fountains, Hudco Lake which is a manmade lake but with a scenic view of the hills around and an artificial waterfall, Rivers’ Meet where two rivers (Kharkai and Subarnarekha) meet each other, Rankini Mandir which is one of the oldest Kali Temple, attracts devotees daily, and many other places like Dimna Lake, Dalma Hills, and Jubilee Nicco Amusement Park. It is well connected by roads through National Highway 33 that connects it to Mumbai, which further joins the National Highway 32 that connects it to Delhi and Kolkata. And Tatanagar junction railway station and the Sonari Airport that connect it to all major cities of India. Best time to visit this interesting city is between October and March.

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