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Jamshedpur – Pittsburg Of India

Covering around 3533 square kilometers area at an elevation of 159 meters, Jamshedpur- “the most populous Urban Agglomeration in the Indian state of Jharkhand was the dream of Late Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata.

Jamshedpur – Pittsburg of India

 In the late 19th-century, Jamshedji Tata took the endeavor to visit the prolific steel plant experts at Pittsburg to understand the technology before creating his own steel plant in India.

C. M. Weld, Dorabji Tata, and Shapurji Saklatvala are the pillars behind tracing out the location at Sakchi village to create the largest steel plant in India in the surrounds of River Subarnalekha and Khaki.  The village was located, enriched with iron, coal, limestone and water—the primary requirements to feed a steel plant. Later on in 1919, Lord Chelmsford named the city after Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata and to honor the founder of Jamshedpur every year on March 3rd they observe the foundation day of Jamshedpur on his birthday.

Jamshedpur Attractions

Jamshedpur is not only famous for steel plant; in fact, it is one of the most planned cities in the country. The city is surrounded by natural lakes, riversides, manmade parks, hills, temples, and dams. Let’s take a quick look at the finest attractions of Jamshedpur that allure vacationers.

Jubilee Park

Covering the total area of 237.75 acres, the Jubilee Park of Tata Nagar is built in the model of the magnanimous Brindavan Garden of Mysore. Famous architects Mr. B.S. Nirody and Mr. G. H. Krumbiegel have designed the whole park.

The Mogul Gardens here displays a wide array of rarest roses in various shapes and colors. The colorful fountains of the gardens are the greatest attractions. The first timers are recommended to enjoy the light and sound program. Other interesting attractions of the park are – Jayanti Sarovar, Tata Steel Zoological Park, Foliage Park, and Smriti Udyan. The place is specially decorated on the birthday of the founder of Tata Nagar Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata.

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Tata Steel Zoological Park

This place is something more than just a zoo. In fact, this better known as a Safari Park where visitors can travel through the woods by jeeps to take a glimpse of the wild animals roaming inside freely.  The Nature Education Centre offers reliable information on the animals. People can enjoy the boat ride in the Jubilee Lake and walk by the trail there.

Hudco Lake, Dimna Lake

The Hudco Lake is situated in the middle of the enchanting landscape of the Telco colony. This is an ideal picnic spot for the locals and also vacationers.  Boating on the crystal clear waters can be a memorable experience here.

Situated at the foot of the Dalma Mountains, the artificial Dimna Lake is 13 km from the main city center. This is the main water reservoir for the plant as well as the drinking water source in Tatanagar. Far from the maddening crowd—this locale ensures tranquility.

 Apart from the lakes and gardens- Jamshedpur’s Bhubaneshwari temple, Sai Baba Temple, Rankini Temple and Gol Pahar temple, Kalibari Temple, Sakchi Masjid, Mt. Mary’s church and more attract tourists.

Featured Photo of Jamshedpur’s Marine Drive by soham_pablo


A dreamer, a go-getter & a strong personality. Sharmistha enjoys traveling, photography and writing her experiences of meeting new people and about the places she has explored. It is her secret desire to travel around the world and see the most amazing yet less trodden places across the globe which she has just seen on the magazine covers or websites.

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