Russi Modi Centre of Excellence
Parsee Fire Temple
Sai Baba Temple
Tata Steel Zoological Park
Welcome to Jamshedpur,
Jamshedpur is the most populous urban agglomeration in the Indian state of Jharkhand. Jamshedpur is the headquarters of the East Singhbhum district. It is located on the Chota Nagpur plateau and is surrounded by the picturesque Dalma Hills.
Famously referred to as 'The Steel City', Jamshedpur is considered one of the best planned industrial cities in the country. One of the major tourist attractions of the city are Jubilee park which was a gift by Tata Steel to the citizens of Jamshedpur on the completion of its 50 years. Dimna Lake is an artificial reservoir and one of the main sources for the city's drinking water. Dalma Hills are north of the Subarnarenkha river, they stretch 16 km from east to west.
The other important ones are Tata Steel Zoological Park, Chandil Dam, Rivers Meet, Hudco Lake, Centre for Excellence (CE), Sir Dorabji Tata Park, Moolgaokar Park, Bhuvneswari Temple and others.
Bhatia Park is situated on the banks of River Subarnarekha. The colorful flowerbeds and the rich lawns make the place serene. It is a nice place to spend a relaxed couple of hours amidst lush greenery. The play area in the park keeps the children engaged while elders unwind to enjoy fresh air.
Bhuvaneshwari Temple is popularly known as Telco Bhuvaneshwari Temple due to its location on Telco hill top. The temple name can be spilt into two, Bhuvanam meaning the universe and Easwari depicting the ruler. Thus, Goddess Bhuvaneshwari is called as the ruler of the universe. There is a famous Guruvayur Temple inside the Bhuvaneshwari Temple complex.
This Bhuvaneshwari Temple is situated on a mountain at about 500 ft. The location at the backdrop of a meandering river gives a panoramic view of the city including the TELCO factory. The officials of the temple have also launched a Vedic learning project which includes informal classes.
During the times of the early Gurus, Sikh places of worship were referred to as dharamshalas. They were a place where Sikhs could gather to hear the Guru speak or sing hymns. As the Sikh population continued to grow Guru Hargobind introduced the word Gurdwara, meaning the gateway through which the Guru could be reached. Thereafter all Sikh places of worship came to be known as Gurdwaras. Though there is no historical gurudwara in Jamshedpur, yet their beautifully laid out structure attracts a large number of people of all communities.
At an altitude of 3000 ft above sea level and just 13 km from Jamshedpur, Dalma Hills is one of the most frequented tourist destinations in the land. The views from the hills are spectacular. The dense forests, wildlife sanctuary and Lord Shiva temple attract tourists in great numbers. The serenity of the hills makes it a perfect place for unwinding. Adventure seekers are not disappointed as well. Since there is scope for trekking and mount climbing, the more adventurous minds do not allow themselves to be tied down by its stunning beauty.
To spot some of the rare species and endangered animals, you need to be at Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary established in the year 1976 covers an area of 193 square kilometers. Some of the wild animals found here include elephants, tigers, leopards, sloth beers, gaurs, chital, barking deer and elephants. Elephants are star attraction here as they migrate in great numbers to this sanctuary from various places during summer. The sanctuary is also home to a wide range of flora. Trekkers love this sanctuary as the steep slopes are challenging.
Dimna Lake is located in a picturesque setting at the foot of the famous Dalma Hills and near Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary. The lake was constructed by Tata Steel as a water reservoir to serve the needs of its industry as well as the city. The lake looks stunning with the shadows of the majestic hills and the dense trees around. An ideal place for a morning walk and you may be inspired by those who perform various yoga poses here under the shadows of the trees. Sunrise and sunset views are amazing.
Situated just outside the city, Gol Pahari is famous for the Pahari Temple, where Pahari Maa is the reigning deity. The temple is built on a hill near the Tatanagar Railway Station. An annual festival is organised at the Railway Loco Colony to worship Pahari Maa.
Situated in the midst of enchanting landscape of Telco Colony, Hudco Lake is one of the prominent Jamshedpur tourist attractions. Easily accessible from all parts of the city, Hudco Lake draws several tourists who are enthralled by the captivating sight of the place. The Hudco Lake is an ideal place to spend some time with family and friends. The beautiful Hudco Lake and the Sumant Mulgaonkar Park is a perfect place for nature lovers. The tourists can explore the natural scenic beauty of the place by boating in the crystal clear water of the Hudco Lake. The luxuriant garden of the Sumant Mulgaonkar Park is an ideal place for organizing picnics.
JRD Tata Sports Complex has an international standard multi-use stadium and an eight-lane monosynthetic track. It is primarily used for football and athletics but it has facilities for various other sports including archery, basketball, field hockey, swimming, table tennis, tennis, volleyball as well as a modern gymnasium, are available at the complex. The stadium hosted the women football competition and archery event of the 34th National Games in 2011.
Jayanti Sarovar is situated inside Jubilee Park, which was inaugurated in 1956. The park is home to an impressive variety of roses. Children can have a great time here as there are swings, skating rides, see saws and windmills. The illuminated fountains add charm to the scenic park.
Jubilee Lake is situated inside Jubilee Park. It covers an area of 40 acres. The zoo surrounding the lake offers visitors a sight of a wide range of birds and animals. Boat riding facility is available here.
Gifted by Tata Steel, Jubilee Park covers an area of 225 acres. It was inaugurated in the year 1956. Jubilee Park delights the visitors with its stunning landscape. The three colored fountains look stunning in the evening when illuminated. Well maintained trees and flowerbeds make this place exceedingly beautiful. Some of the sections in the park include Rose Garden, Smriti Udyan, Tata Steel Zoological Park and Foliage Park. The Jubilee Park wears a decorative look on the birth anniversary of the founder of Jamshedpur, Shri Jamshedji Tata.The famous architects, Mr. B.S. Nirody and Mr. G. H. Krumbiegel, had designed the Jubilee Park of Jamshedpur.
The temple of Kalibari was established way back in 1932 on December 2nd by a priest named Jaga Basishta Dev. This temple was established just when the Steel Plant was being constructed in the dense forests of Sakchi.This temple is said to be one of the holiest shrines at Jamshedpur and people throng to pay their respects to the Goddess Kali for every auspicious occasion. Kali puja in the temple has been organized for the past 27 years. It is believed that Subhas Chandra Bose s mother was the first non-Brahmin to perform a yagna at the temple in the early 1940s. Located near the Loyola School, just opposite Beldih Club the temple has attracted many devotees all over the world.
Keenan Stadium has a backdrop of the Dalma Hills, providing a picturesque setting for cricket. The stadium is named after John Lawrence Keenan, a former general manager at Tata Steel. Many International matches have been played here.
Parsee Fire Temple is situated inside the Jubilee Park. This is a holy place of worship for Parsees as the holy fire is burns here. The holy fire has an interesting past. The fire has been burning since 1790 in Cursetjee Manockjee Shroff Agiary in Bombay. When the circumstances were tough for the trustee in agiary to maintain the fire, Jamshedpur Parsees were approached to help maintain the fire. This resulted in the setting up of agiary in Jamshedpur.
The temple is located in the Kadma area. Rankini Temple is an old Hindu temple in the dedicated to the Goddess Rankini. Though located amidst the busy Sakchi-Kadma road this temple is a sacred pilgrimage spot and one of the popular tourist destinations in the city.
Domohani or River's Meet in Jamshedpur offers the nature lovers with a unique opportunity to experience the convergence of two swift flowing rivers of Subarnarekha and Kharkhai.Situated at the north western corner of Jamshedpur, Domohani or River's Meet draws numerous tourists from far and wide who are enthralled and enchanted with the bewitching natural scenic beauty of the place. Encircled by luxuriant green fields, the tall trees of Eucalyptus add to the charm of the beautiful place of Domohani.
The place provides the tourists with a unique scope to experience the sunrise on the river side of Domohani. A delight for the nature lovers, the place of River's Meet rejuvenates the mind, body and soul of the visitors with a fresh bout of renewed energy and vigor. River's Meet is flocked by local tourists during weekends. The place is ideal for spending some time with family and friends in the midst of nature.
Russi Modi Centre of Excellence is situated near Jubilee Park. The construction is awe-inspiring and is a reflection of the dedication of Tata group towards excellence. The Centre offers facilities for various organizations to create ideas and work to accomplish excellence in their chosen fields. This is the right place to know about the history of Jamshedpur and the founder of Tata Steel. It also has an impressive collection of paintings.
The Sri Sai Baba Temple, built on 0.75 acre at a cost of around Rs 3 crore, is meant for all devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba, the legendary saint held as the incarnation of Krishna by some and a pir by others.A multi-religion 13-member managing committee ' Shirdi Sai Baba has always attracted devotees of all affiliations ' is looking after the centre.
On Friday, the 41-day purification rituals were still underway. Architecturally, the centre is soothing to the eyes. Designed by acclaimed New Delhi architect Chandrashekhar for free and built by Tarapore and Co for three years, it uses space and natural light effectively.The design of the main building has 60ft arches. The roof above Sai Baba's idol is of glass to let in sunlight. There is a meditating hub, lecture halls, administrative blocks, landscaped garden and parking area.
Sakchi Gurudwara is a place of worship for Sikhs. Viewing the pure white structure makes the mind relaxed. The growing population of Sikhs in Jamshedpur visits the Gurudwara to offer worship. The beautiful construction not only invites Sikhs but attracts all visitors.
Among all the mosques of Jamshedpur, the most magnificent is the Sakchi Masjid. The dominating white stone building talks a length about the grandeurs of the mighty Mughal. The multi-domed structure with sky kissing minarets is free for visitors apart from prayer times.
Dedicated to the memory of Shri Dorabji Tata, pioneer of Tata Iron and Steel Company, Sir Dorabji Tata Park offers visitors a pleasant and serene atmosphere. The landscape is spectacular with lush greenery wherever you view. Colorful flowers and artificial fountains make the place picture perfect. The park is also famous for the annual flower show held here in December.
St. Mary Church located in the heart of Bistupur is one of the most visited churches of Jamshedpur. It is the oldest church in Jamshedpur. Hundreds of devotees visit the shrine. Though simple in structure, the interior of the Church has some exquisite art adorations.
Archery is a sport indigenous to the tribal people of Chhotanagpur and Santhal Pargana. Tata Steel has pursued and nurtured the local tribals and provided them with facilities and training to bring them up to international competition standards in archery. Its students have attributed a lot of fame to the institute by bringing in many medals in National and International competitions.
Tata Football Academy (TFA) was started in 1987 to nurture budding Indian footballers and raise the standard of Indian football. TFA is a football club in Jamshedpur, sponsored by Tata Steel. Today, Tata Football Academy is one of the premier football breeding grounds in India.
Tata Steel Zoological Park situated inside the Jubilee Park is home to a wide range of flora and fauna. This zoo is known for its 'Safari Park', which enables tourists to drive through the wooden area, where animals roam freely. Bird watchers love this place as migratory birds are viewed here in winters. Tourists can also visit the Nature Education Centre in the zoo, which gives information about the zoo animals.
Tribal Culture Center offers platform to the natives of the land to exhibit their skills. The idea behind establishing the center is to give space to natives to host cultural programs. Tribal Culture Center is a boon to the land with a rich culture with the natives keen to preserve their tradition. Vocational training to create self employment is given at the center.
- Amadubi Rural Tourism Centre, Rock Garden, Ram Mandir, Beldih Golf Course, Golmuri Golf Course etc.