It is situated at the heart of the city. Tata Steel presented this park to the citizens of Jamshedpur in its Golden Jubilee Year in 1958.
The lush green park is spread over an area of 237.75 acres and is dotted with flowerbeds and illuminated fountains. The park has been designed around a central axis running from the founder’s statue at its highest point. The focal point of the park is the breathtakingly beautiful Moghul Garden, which is inspired by the Brindaban Gardens at Mysore. Any ardent lover of roses will love the captivating Rose Garden, which houses over 1000 varieties of roses. The park’s horticulture garden is renowned for its hybrids it has developed. The three coloured fountains at the center of the park attract evening visitors by hundreds and are illuminated every Tuesday and Saturday. Kids can have a ball of time at the newly opened Jubilee Amusement (Nicco) Park and Children’s Park provided with swings, seesaw, skating rink, windmill etc. The latest addition to the park is “Upvan”, a specially made picnic spot. Foliage Park, Smriti Udyan, Jayanti Sarovar and Tata Steel Zoological Park are some other notable sections of the park.
Every year on 3rd March the entire park is lit up with lights and the resplendent fountains are specially illuminated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Mr. Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata, founder of the Tata Empire. Tourists from all over the world come to have a glimpse of the park on this notable day.
Keenan Stadium, J R D Tata Sports Complex, Center for Excellence are in vicinity of the park.
Tata Steel Zoological Park
A variety of flora and fauna exists in condition close to their natural habitat at the zoological park. Situated besides the Jubilee Park, it is a treat for all the nature lovers. Any one can closely observe the flourishing nature here without a microscope. Migratory Birds visiting every year during winters is equally enchanting for all the bird lovers. The park also has a beautiful lake, a boathouse and “Machaan Restaurant”.
Earlier known as Jubilee Lake is spread over an area of 40 acres. The sarovar was specially dredged and deepened for boating. There is an island at the center of the lake, which adds immense beauty to the lake.
Sir Dorabji Tata Park
Manicured Lawns and flowerbeds and brilliantly lit fountains provide a delightful touch of color to the park, named in the memory of eldest son of J N Tata. The park is situated in the center of the city close to the Keenan Stadium.
Popularly known as “Domohani” is the scenic confluence of the Kharkai and Subarnarekha rivers. Watching the glorious brazen sunset by the “sangam” of two rivers amidst the tall Eucalyptus trees is extremely enchanting. It is located at the northwest tip of the city. It was because of the unfailing water supply of these two rivers that Sakchi was chosen over Sini as the site for Tata Steel Plant.
Nestled in the picturesque and hilly terrain of Telco Colony, the lake is a delightful retreat for those desirous of being in-nature within the city precincts. A wild hill besides the lake has been specially renovated into a scenic park known as Sumant Mulgaonkar Park. One can feast his eyes with the panoramic view of Steel Industry and equally appealing sight of Tata Engineering, Lafarge Cement and Tata Powers from the hilltop. A look from the top says the complete story on why Jamshedpur is called the “Green City” first and then the “Steel City”. A must see for everyone visiting Jamshedpur.
Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary
Dalma Mountain Range is at an altitude of 3000 feet. Lurking in the thick cover of its jungle (193 sq. km.) are elephants, barking deer, sloth beer, porcupines, leopard, tigers etc. The steep slope of Dalma are a trekker’s delight. Small hideouts have been made at several places in the sanctuary where one can see wilds animals in their natural habitat. A look from the mountaintop at the city is so visually appealing at the night that it looks as if millions stars twinkling. Dalma provides natural air condition to the fuming steel city and is an important source of fresh oxygen to the citizens. Late Sanjay Gandhi inaugurated the sanctuary in 1975. On the mountaintop are the guesthouse of Tata Steel and Forest Department. There is also a temple of Hindu diety Shiva on the mountaintop and the devotees throng to it during “Shivaratri”.
Located at a distance of 13 km from the city limits, at the foot of Dalma Hills, its salubrious surrounding is ideal for outing. People from all across the region come here during December-January for picnic. Tata Steel has constructed this lake as a water reservoir for its plant and the city.