Jamshedpur Travel Guide
* Bistupur - best markets,fashion stores, car showrooms,and the best hotels and restaurants.
* Sakchi Bazaar - the "centre" of the city.
* Kharangajhar - lying at the outskirts of Telco Colony, this is the most important market for the employees of Tata Motors .
* Sector Market, in Telco colony - Internet cafe,beauty parlor for both men and women,medical store and other stores.
* Golmuri - the largest wholesale market for grains and foodstuff.
* Birsanagar Market – better known as the Sunday vegetable market.
* Amar Market, in Bistupur - the latest in youth fashion and footwear.
* Jawahar Market, in Bistupur - electronics, CDs, video games and fashion.
Places to visit
places to visit
* Jubilee Park - this park was a gift by Tata Steel to the citizens of Jamshedpur on the completion of its 50 years. This 200 acre park, with a rose garden and a lake, now has a zoo and an amusement park. A favourite with joggers, cyclists and anglers. The recently introduced Laser show and the musical fountains is an excellent centre of attraction for the visitors.
* Rivers Meet - the confluence of rivers Kharkai and Subarnarekha. Situated at the extreme north-west point of the city. A popular picnic spot.
* Hudco Lake - in Telco Colony, a beautiful park and picnic spot with an artificial waterfall and lake.
* Sir Dorabji Tata Park - near Keenan Stadium. Hosts Jamshedpur's annual flower show in December.
* Bhatia Park - situated at Shastri Nagar along the banks of the Kharkhai river.
* Keenan Stadium - this well known stadium has hosted several One Day International cricket matches.
* Russi Mody Centre of Excellence - a unique structure, just outside the Jubilee Park, designed by the famous architect, Hafeez Contractor, is home to the many professional associations of Jamshedpur. It also houses the Tata Steel Archives, where one can see documents relating to the history of the Steel Company and the city.
* Bhuvaneshwari temple- Located in Telco, atop a small hill. Offers a panoramic view of the city, and the scenic surroundings (breathtaking view of a meandering river.) The temple premises add a serene and spiritual touch to the surroundings.
* Tata Zoological Park-Located in Sakchi, one of the favourite tourism place in Jamshedpur.
Jamshedpur is the largest city in the state of Jharkhand. It was named after the industrialist Jamshetji Tata and is home to such industrial giants as Tata Steel and Tata Motors. Jamshedpur is one of the 'Industrial Cities' of India, being known by many simply as "The Steel City". Jamshedpur is completely maintained by Tata Steel for the most part. Tata Steel is responsible for the infrastructure as well the public services offered in most parts of the city.
get there and around
get there and around
The railway station is known as Tatanagar which is an important railway junction on the south eastern railway network and is connected to Ranchi and Barkakhana, Asansol on the Howrah-Delhi line via Purulia and Adra, and Gua via Noamundi and Barajamda. There are direct trains from/to all the major cities of India, viz., Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Ranchi, Patna etc. Kolkata and Patna are linked with super fast trains. You may also take a train to Dhanbad or Ranchi and then a taxi to Jamshedpur. It may take around four hours from Dhanbad to Jamshedpur and two and a half to three from Ranchi.
Regular bus services are available from Jamshedpur to Ranchi (140 km), Patna, Gaya, Kolkata (270 km), Hazaribag etc.
Jamshedpur is connected by road with most of the major cities in India. NH 32 connects Jamshedpur to Govindpur on NH 2 (Kolkata-Delhi) via Chandil, Chas and Dhanbad. NH 33 connects Chandil to Barhi on NH 2 (Kolkata-Delhi) via Bundu, Ranchi, Ramgarh and Hazaribagh and also in the opposite direction to Baharagora on NH 6 (Kolkata-Western India) via Mahulia. Kolkata is 270 km from Jamshedpur via Baharagora and Kharagpur. Ranchi is 140 km from Jamshedpur. The highyway from Ranchi is doubled laned but without a divider. Chandil is about 35 km from Jamshedpur.
Jamshedpur airport can be used for bringing in chartered planes but night landing facility is not available. Commercial flights have also started operating from Kolkata, Ranchi, Patna and New Delhi.
* Kingfisher Red operates two daily flights from Jamshedpur.
* Recently,Gurgaon based MDLR Airlines commenced its service connecting
Jamshedpur with New Delhi and Chandigarh.
* Few other domestic airlines like SpiceJet and Jetlite are eager to add Jamshedpur to their route map and declared the commencement of services very soon.
Hired cars, minibuses and auto rickshaws are available in all parts of the town. Auto Rickshaws are available 24*7 at Jamshedpur railway station. However there is no pre paid booth. Be prepared to bargain hard.