This major industrial center surrounded by delightful Dolma hills is India’s earliest planned city and the industrial house of the Tata’s. The idea of this Steel city was conceived by Jamshetji Nusserwanji Tata in 1907 and the work started in 1909. The city also has prestigious institutes like XLRI (Institute for Business Management and Labour Studies) and Regional Institute for Technology. This heavy industrial town is equally noted for its sprawling lawns and gardens, tree-lined avenues, airy and spacious homes, playgrounds, places of worship, and several lakes and rivers. The city has also bagged the prestigious “ISO 14001” certification for environment maintenance.
Jubilee Park: The well laid out park sprawls over an area of 225 acres and has been developed like the famous Vrindavan Gardens of Mysore.
Tata Steel Zoological Park: The park is home to a rich variety of animals which are kept in conditions close to their natural habitats. The Jayanti Sarovar lake located nearby provides boating facilities. Other attractions are Sir Dorabji Tata Park, Rivers’ Meet, Hudco Lake, Tagore Society, Jamshedpur School of Art, Nritya Kala Kendra, Tribal Culture Centre, Centre for Excellence, Keenan Stadium, and JRD Tata sports complex.
Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary (10 kms.)
The sanctuary sprawls over a lush wooded hill, which is inhabited by elephant, bear, mouse deer, barking deer, porcupine, leopard, tigers, etc. In the foothills of the Dalma range, about 16 kms. from Jamshedpur lies Chakulya, the Santhal tribal village. The steep slopes of Dalma are considered ideal for trekking.
Dimna Lake (13 kms.)
The beautiful lake set in the foothills of the Dalma Range is the principal source of water supply to Jamshedpur. It is a popular picnic spot and attracts a large number of tourists. Water sports facilities are available here.
Ghatshila (35 kms.)
This birthplace ofBibhuti Bhushan Bandyapadhaya, a famous writer is also noted for the timber industry.