Jamshedpur, the acknowledged 'Steel City of India' is also the Country's first planned industrial township that benchmarks many other industrial townships that came up later on. Today, it is not only on of the most prosperous commercial hubs that we have but also a favourite tourist destination owing to its beautiful locale and a host of other attractions that are of interest to the visitors. So here is a checklist of things you need to remember if you are planning to make a trip to Tata Steel’s hometown.
Best time to visit :
October to March. Although the city is expected to be reasonably pleasant owing to its topography, summer temperatures at times can be very extreme.
Best mode of transport :
Railways and roadways. Tatanagar Junction is an important station in this route and thus a halt for all trains that are passing through it. If you are traveling from a nearby town, you can also avail the regular bus service or take a private vehicle. Jharkhand State Road Transport Corporation buses ply regularly to Jamshedpur, Patna and Kolkata.
Sakchi Bus Stand
Railway Enquiry Service, Jamshedpur
Phone: +(91)-(657)-2290112, 2290104, 131, 139
South Eastern Railway,Jamshedpur
Phone: +(91)-(657)-2270718, 6645268
Sightseeing tips :
Make sure about opening and closing timings of parks and other tourist attractions. Tourists should always take care of flora and fauna when they visit the parks. Flowers or plants should not be damaged in any way.
Jamshedpur is a clean city. Please ensure that it is kept that way. Do not throw any trash or garbage as they are harmful for environment.
Traveling inside the City :
Hired cars, minibuses and auto rickshaws are available in all parts of the town. Auto-rickshaws are available round-the-clock at Jamshedpur railway station. However, be prepared to bargain hard as there are no fixed fares.
Jamshedpur is a safe city and traveling around the city is not fraught with much difficulties. However in situations of emergency, if you need any form of assistance from the administrative quarters, there here is a list of some of the numbers.
For those who are new in the city, it is important to have a list of help-line numbers that might be needed during an urgent need. Below is a list of some of those numbers.
Nildih Enclave,Golmuri Phone: 0657-2268307
Dignity Foundation, Bistupur
Dignity Foundation, Sonari
Phone: 9431345697, 9798325007
Jamshedpur Citizen Forum
Phone: 0657-2317032, 9431300710
Marwari Yuva Manch,Sakchi