Jamshedpur might be known as the First Planned Industrial City of India but there’s more to this eastern city than just industries. Here is our guide to the best things to do in Jamshedpur that will ensure you have plenty of fun activities.
1. Stroll Around Jubilee Park
Jubilee Park is the charm of the city. The park was a gift to the residents of Jamshedpur by Tata Steel Ltd on the golden jubilee of the city. Located in the center of the city, Jubilee Park is a perfect place to spend time with family and friends. The park is divided into various parts such as Mughal Garden, Rose Garden, Zoo, Children’s corner, Amusement Park, etc.
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2. Experience The Wildlife At Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary
Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary is the kingdom of giant Indian Elephants. Sporting an elephant in Dalma is not something rare. It is the first sanctuary in India to permit on a foot safari. Dalma was established on 19th Dec 1976 and was inaugurated by Sanjay Gandhi, the former Indian Politician of the Indian National Congress. Go trekking in Dalma and enjoy the wild by staying in the Bamboo huts.
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3. A Visit To The Russi Modi Center For Excellence
Russi Modi Center for Excellence is the repository of objects having scientific and historic value. The Center of Excellence was established under the visionary of Sir Rustomji Homusji Mody also known as Sir Russi Mody, former Chairman and Managing Director of Tata Steel and a leading member of the Tata Group and was built by Mr. Hafeez Contractor, a highly renowned architect of India. The building has a unique contemporary architecture that resembles a pyramid, makes it the most beautiful building in the city. Visit the galleries inside the center which speaks about the evolution of the city and the Tata groups.
4. Picnic At Dimna Lake
Dimna Lake is a famous picnic corner of the city. The lake is operated and managed by Tata Steel Ltd. It is located at the foothills of Dalma and is surrounded by greenery which makes the place a beautiful art of nature. Dimna Lake is a favorite weekend gateway of not only the people of Jamshedpur but also of the people of West Bengal. The lake is flooded with thousands of picnickers during the winter months each year.
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5. Spend A Day At Tata Zoological Park
Tata zoological Park is located within the campus of Jubilee Park and is rich in flora and fauna. The zoological park offers safari which is the main attraction. Black Buck, Bengal Tiger, Bengal Tiger (White), Leopard, African Lion, Grants Zebra, Chital, Sloth Bear, Indian Hog deer, etc are some of the mammals found in the zoo. Also, the zoo has a butterfly park with different varieties and colors of butterflies.
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6. Hang out At P&M Hi-Tech City Centre Mall
P&M Hi-Tech City Center Mall is the recent add-on to the city. The Hi-Tech mall is the hub of the young crowd of Jamshedpur. The mall has all the top clothing brands, open roof restaurant and lounge, multiplex, food court and whatnot which makes it a perfect place to hang out and for shopping.
7. Shop Till You Drop At Sakchi
Sakchi market is the biggest market in the city and one needs an entire day to explore the market. It is the perfect place for all the shopaholics out there. The market has both brands and nonbrand outlets one after the other and also has a flee market. On Tuesdays, a special street market is organized where one can get clothes at a very cheap price. Not only clothes, but the market also has a huge collection of bags, shoes, cosmetics, home decor, kitchenware, and everything and anything. It is a one-stop place for all your needs.
8. Enjoy The Evening Watching Laser Show And Musical Fountain
Laser show and the musical fountain is something you don’t wanna miss. The dancing lasers and fountains on the beats of famous songs are a treat to the eyes. Also, a short story about the history of Jamshedpur and how a forest land turned into an industrial hub is narrated during the show.
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9. Watch A Movie In Opera Box Seat In Payal Cinema
Yes, you read it right! Payal cinema still has the opera boxes or box seats which we mostly have seen in classical Hollywood movies. Payal cinema is one of the oldest cinemas in the city and is one of the biggest movie screens in India. Book a box seat and enjoy a romantic movie date at Payal.
10. Adventure Ride At Nicco Jubilee Park and Splash Zone
Nicco Jubilee Park has countless dry rides and also has a separate kids zone. The splash zone of the park is the largest waterpark in the state of Jharkhand. The park is located inside the campus of Jubilee Park and is operated and managed by Tata Steel Ltd.
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11. Celebrate Founder’s Day With The City
Every year, the city celebrates the birth anniversary of Sir Jamshetji Nusserwanji Tata, the founder of Jamshedpur on the 3rd March. The entire city gets dolled up on this day. Jubilee Park is beautifully decorated with bright and colorful lights. Some of the illuminations show stories related to JRD Tata and Jamshedpur. People from the nearby cities of West Bengal, Orissa, and Bihar visit the city to witness the celebration. The decorations are retained for 4 days from 2nd March to 5th March for public viewing.
12. Get To Know The Tribes Of Jharkhand At Tribal Culture Centre
Tribal Culture Center is a museum displaying the culture and tradition of different tribes prevailing in Jharkhand. The tribal center was established by Tata Steel Ltd in the year 1990 with the motive to make the tribal culture known to all. Due to industrialization in the city, a lot of tribal people have migrated into different areas, leaving behind their enrich values and culture. Therefore, it was very important to preserve the ancient tradition of the state.
13. Meet The Rivers At Domuhani – River Meet
Away from the chaos of the city, admire the two rivers, Kharkai and Subarnarekha meet, creating a wonder-struck confluence. Not to forget, it is one of the best place to witness the mesmerising sunrise and sunset in the city.
14. Be A Part Of Jam Street
Turn the boring Sunday into a fun day by being a part of the Jam street. People from all age groups in the city comes out in the street to dance, sing, paint, play and eat together. The event organised by Tata Steel Ltd and Jamshedpur Utilities and Services Company (JUSCO) along with Singhbhum Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SSCI), Jamshedpur Hoteliers Association, National Association of Street Vendors in India (NAVSI) and other social organisations is the joyous event of the city.
The event host various fun activities such as roller staking, badminton, football, adventure games, rock band, selfie corner, dandiya, street panting, face painting etc and food stalls.
15. Enjoy The Carnival By ISCKON On Jagannath Rath Yatra
A carnival is arranged by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISCKON) with various social organisations in Jamshedpur every year on the day of Jagannath Rath Yatra. The yatra starts from Bistupur Ram Mandir and ends in the Dhalbhum club, Sakchi.
Thousands of devotees gather in the Bistupur main road to witness the greatest carnival of the city. The three raths of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balarama and Goddess Subhadra, is followed by Bhajnas, kirtans, dance performances, people dressed in different colourful costumes, hari lut, Kichdi distributions and much more.
16. Go Crazy At Disneyland
Disneyland is the biggest and the longest fair of the city starting in the month of April every year and extending till the month of May. The fair is conducted every year in Netaji Subhas Maidan (formerly, Aam Bagan) and is known to have some of the best rides for both adults and children.
Not only for rides but it is the best place to shop for home decors, fashion jewelry, clothes, shoes, bags, kitchen wares, and most importantly different varieties of pickles at a reasonable price.
17. Attend the Flower Show and Horticulture Expo at Sir Dorabji Tata Park
Flower show and Horticulture expo is an annual affair in the city. Each year in the month of December, the show is conducted by the Horticultural Society of Jamshedpur in association with Tata Steel and JUSCO. Visit the flower show to find some of the rare variety of flowers, medicinal and aromatically plants and vegetables. Also, Retailers, Importers, and Exporters from all over the country takes part in the Horticulture Expo to make a great deal on herbal medicinal plants, seeds, fertilisers, pesticides, garden tools, spraying equipment, pumps, farm machinery, etc.
18. Gulp At Bistupur Food Street
Khao Gali in Bistupur is a heaven for food lovers with small ‘Thelas’ lining up the street, selling different delicacies. The food street comes into life during the evening hours and is a perfect place to go on a gulp spree. From golgappa, chow mein, egg rolls, dosas, pav bhajis to ice cream, masala cold drinks, Bistupur Khao Gali has it all.
19. Watch Football In JRD Tata Sports Complex
Watch an amazing football match in the JRD Tata Sports Complex, the home stadium of Jamshedpur FC. JRD Tata sports complex is the largest sports complex in the city and has the capacity to hold 24,424 spectators. The football pitch of the stadium is of international standard, surrounded by eight-lane mono-synthetic running track. Some of the other sport activities that take place in the sport complex are archery, basketball, field hockey, football, handball, table tennis, tennis, swimming, volleyball, relay, badminton and many more.
20. Get The Best Deal At International Trade fair
Trade fair takes place every year in the city for twelve days in the Gopal maidan. Visit the fair and crack some great deal as traders and manufacturers from automobile, handicraft, hand-looms and other sectors from different parts of India and also from different countries such as Afghanistan, Thailand, Bangladesh and Nepal comes up with attractive offers.
21. Find Some Amazing Collection Of Books At Muslim Library
Muslim library founded in the year 1932 is the oldest library in the city, with an amazing collection of 25,850 books. The books are generally in Hindi and Urdu language. The place also has a great collection of journals and also provides monthly magazines and daily newspapers. It is a great place to sit and spend the entire day reading.
22. Relax At The Luxury Resorts In NH 33
Spend a weekend relaxing at any of the luxury resorts located at the foothills of Dalma in NH 33. Hold that glass of wine and watch the moon embracing the hills from the lavish garden of the resorts.
23. Book Fair At Tagore Academy
Book fair is organised in the city every year at Tagore Academy in the month of November. It bring the litterateurs, writers, publishers and book lovers from different cities of Jharkhand and from various other cities in India such as Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna together. The fair is usually over flooded with books in English, Bengali, Urdu, Gurumukhi and also with books in local languages of Jharkhand such as Santhali, Ho, Kurmali etc. The publishers showcase some of the latest books as well as the old classics during the book fair.
24. Pandal Hopping In Durga Puja
Durga Puja is one of the biggest festival celebrated in the city with the large number of people residing from the Bengali community. The city goes all crazy, hopping the thousands of pandals that are decorated for Durga Puja. The seven days is all about flaunting new dresses, eating to one’s heart’s content, visiting each and every pandals, meeting family and friends and ofcouse dancing to the beats of drums.
25. Shop Winter Wear At Tibet Market
Tibet market is set up every year in the Golmuri Circus Maidan by the sellers coming all the way from Tibet. It is the biggest winter wear fair in the city selling some of the latest collection at a reasonable price. The market brings a huge collections of leather jackets, blazers, hoodies, sweatshirts, shawls, scarves, caps and every possible winter wear.
26. Weekend Trip To Burudi Dam
Burudi Dam located in Ghatshila at a distance of 52 km from the city of Jamshedpur is a perfect place for a weekend gateway. The dam, surrounded by hillocks and greenery was constructed by the Britishers. It is a famous picnic spot for the people of Jharkhand and West Bengal.
27. A Day At Amadubi-Panijiya Rural Tourism Centre
Amadubi-Panijiya Rural Tourism Centre also known as Amadubi Kalagram is an art village located at a distance of 65 km fromJamshedpur. It was inaugurated on World Tourism Day in 2013 to spread the tribal and folk culture and tradition of Jharkhand by the Jharkhand Tourism department in association with Village Tourism Development Committee (VTDC) and NGO Kalamandir-The Celluloid Chapter Art Foundation.
Ambagudi is famous for Payatkar paintings, a painting form in which craftsmen paint on scrolls made from leaves and barks of trees applying vermilion and natural colours with needles or hair of goats. It is also famous for Dhokra crafts, a non–ferrous metal casting using the lost-wax casting technique. Visit the tourism centre to know more about the art and culture of Jharkhand, nature’s hidden jewel. Also, you can buy the amazing tribal paintings, crafts, tribal jewellery etc from the tribal centre.
28. Be A Part Of Tusu Celebration
Tusu is the harvest festival celebrated by the tribal people in the month of January. Tusu Mahotsav, a colorful event is organized by the Jharkhand Sanskritik Kala Kendra, a social organization at Domuhani every year. Tribal people gather together on the day to worship goddess Tusu to thank her for the harvest. A fair is also organized at the bank of the river to portray the tradition of Jharkhand.
29. Explore Coins In Coin Museum
Jamshedpur Coin museum is one of the best museums in the state. It was opened to the public on the 29th of March in the year 2009. Built by Tata Steel Ltd, the design of the museum building is inspired by Ancient and Roman Architecture.
It is home to numerous Indian coins as well as foreign currencies such as Pound, Dollar, Ruble, Yen, and some of the most prized possessions of the country and the world. Also, historic coins of ancient India and the ancient world are displayed in this museum.
30. Play Golf At Golmuri Golf Course
Built-in 2012, Golmuri is an 18-hole golf course. Here you will have an exceptional experience, especially set for non-golfers who are looking to spend some leisure time playing the sport. The course is surrounded by greenery which makes it a fun place for the golfers. So, head out to this beautiful golf course whenever you are in town.
31. Buy Art And Craft At Swadeshi Mela
Swadeshi Mela is an annual fair which is organized at Gopal Maidan by the Centre for Bharatiya Marketing Development (CBMD), a wing of Swadeshi Jagaran Manch, in the month of October. Artisans from different parts of India such as Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Chhatisgarh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, and Madhya Pradesh also government agencies such as District Rural Development Authority and NABARD will put up their stalls. It is one of the best fairs in the city to buy some authentic and cheap handicrafts.