3rd March is the 183rd birth anniversary of the Founder of TATA Group, Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata. He is the pioneer and great industrialist who founded the majestic TATA GROUP empire in India. The conglomerate of companies are operating in full swing and spread across various product lines, following his guided footsteps. He had also founded the city of Jamshedpur, erstwhile in the state of Bihar but now in the state of Jharkhand in the eastern part of India. Today I want to share the grand celebrations at Jamshedpur and the best places to visit in Jamshedpur.
Celebrations at Jamshedpur
The celebrations at Jamshedpur had commenced following all the COVID-19 protocols and measures. The day is popularly known as the “Founder's Day” to honor Jamsetji Tata. Mr. N Chandrasekharan, the Tata Sons chairman, is currently in the city to attend the functions and events. The key attraction of this year's celebration is the bright illumination of about 30 landmark points in the city. The spots include religious places of worship, heritage buildings, and other popular places in the city.
Few sports have also been planned at the JRD Sports Complex with a restricted number of participants and audience. The statue pf Jamsetji Tata inside Jubilee Park have been specially illuminated. The surrounding areas of the park are also glowing brightly. Traffic movements have been stopped within the park premises.
Places to visit in Jamshedpur
Jubilee Park is one of the happening places to visit in Jamshedpur. Spread across an area of about 225 acres of land, it is a huge area filled with lush greenery, fountains, a zoological park, amusement park, rides, and many more. There are walking trails, cyclists' track, and joggers track to avail throughout the day. A laser show and musical fountain show are organized every evening inside the park. The show talks about the TATAs, the TATA group, and the city of Jamshedpur. The fountains are the major attraction of the park with colorful lights, different types of water springs dancing with the rhythmic beats of the music.
Dimna Lake is one of the serene and beautiful places to visit in Jamshedpur. The lake is vast, sparkling with its crystal clear waters, and surrounded by greenery and tranquility. Many come to visit the lake for a picnic or a weekend trip. You will love to walk around the lake and soothe your ears with the chirping sound of the birds. If you love adventure, then you can go hiking near the woods close to the lake. If you are an early riser and can travel before sunrise to the lake, then you will love to watch the beauty of the sun rising from the horizon and spreading a golden hue around.
Golpahari temple is one of the most divine places to visit in Jamshedpur. It is dedicated to the Goddess of Mountains known as Pahari Ma by the locals. A flight of 100 steps leads towards the temple. As you reach the top, you will love to watch the astonishing view of the city and the surrounding landscape. The place is visited often by the locals to offer pujas to the Goddess and seek Her blessings.
Domohani is the meeting point or the confluence of the rivers Subarnarekha and Kharkai. The place is quite a favorite among the locals. You can find them spending a quiet evening soaking into the peace and calmness of the surroundings. It is amazing to watch the waters of the rivers converging here; the color difference in the waters is observed significantly. People even spend a day at the banks of the meeting point for a picnic. There are few open spaces near the riverbeds which serve as an ideal spot for sitting and relaxing while watching the setting sun spread a golden hue across the sky.
Hudco Lake is one of the charming places to visit in Jamshedpur. It is an artificial lake present within the city, a place for spending a quiet time in the evenings or during the weekend. The location of the lake is excellent, at the top of a hillock from where you can sit and watch the entire city. Many go for a picnic near the lake. There is a park near the lake with a waterfall to sit beside and enjoy.
Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary
The sanctuary is one of the thrilling places to visit in Jamshedpur. It is especially famous because of the elephants that reside in the forest. In addition, there are innumerable species of animals and birds dwelling inside the sanctuary. The flora and fauna are equally mesmerizing. There are sal, gamhar, mahua, semgal, Jamun, Dhaura, and Kendu trees and plants spread across the forest. Animals like leopards, barking deer, porcupines, wild boars, giant squirrels, mongooses and sloth bears can also be spotted in the forest. You must visit the shrine of the Goddess of the Dalma forest, popularly known as Dalma Mai by the locals. As you walk up the mountains, you will find the temples of Lord Shiva and Hanuman.
The city is well maintained and TATAs have an immense contribution towards its development.
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