Ghatshila

Located at a distance of 60 km from Jamshedpur, the scenic little town of Ghatshila is blessed with picturesque hills, serene lakes and pristine waterfalls. The main attraction is the Phuldungri Hills, located on the outskirts of the city. A delight for trekkers and nature lovers, this series of hillocks offers splendid views of Ghatshila. Another must-visit tourist attraction in the city is the Burudih Lake, situated at a distance of 5 km from the city centre. Surrounded by dense forests and verdant hills, the artificial lake is a famous picnic spot among locals. Ghatshila is also known for the gorgeous Dharagiri Falls, which fall from a height of 25 ft. The best time to visit the falls is during monsoon when they flow in all their glory. Ghatshila also holds a special connection with world-renowned filmmaker Satyajit Ray. The Oscar winning director penned most of his novels, including his Apu trilogy  Pather Panchali, Aparajita and Apur Sansar in Ghatshila.

Ghatshila

Burudih Lake

The picturesque town of Ghatshila, located about 60 km from Jamshedpur, is home to the pristine Burudih Lake, which makes for a great picnic spot. Surrounded by dense forests and verdant hills, this artificial lake offers tourists a chance to indulge in various water sports and recreational activities like motor and pedal boating, water surfing and banana boat rides. The hillocks surrounding the Burudih Lake are a part of one of the oldest rock sites in the world. The dense forests covering the low hills are a part of the elephant corridor from the Dalma range to Midnapur in West-Bengal. If you are fortunate, you can also spot elephants tromping along the hills. Burudih Lake is situated at a distance of 5 km from Ghatshila's city centre.

Burudih Lake

Dalma Hills

Located on the outskirts of the city of Jamshedpur, at a height of 3,000 ft above sea level, Dalma Hills are surrounded by dense forests and the pristine Subarnarekha river. Offering commanding views of the nearby areas, the hills are ideal for indulging in adventure-sports like rock climbing and trekking. The main attraction is the Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to fauna like leopards, elephants, tigers, barking deer, sloth bears and porcupines. The forest department has also set up a rest house and bamboo huts, where tourists can spend a night, which makes for a truly intriguing experience. Tourists can also visit a temple of Lord Shiva, lying atop a hill, which draws scores of devotees on different festive occasions.

Dalma Hills

Musabani

Nestled in the lap of Singhbhum Shear Zone, geologically one of the richest sites in the Indian subcontinent, Musabani is famous for its copper mines. The major tourist attraction around Musabani is the famous Rankini Temple, surrounded by verdant Dhanjouri Hills, in Jadugora. Dedicated to Goddess Rankini, it draws large number of devotees from nearby areas, especially during festivals. Musabani lies at a distance of 40 km from Jamshedpur.

 

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Musabani

Jadugora

Located on the outskirts of Jamshedpur, the quaint town of Jadugora is renowned as a home to the country's first uranium mine. The most popular tourist attraction in Jadugora is the Rankini Temple, dedicated to Goddess Rankini. It sees huge footfalls throughout the year. Legend has it that a local once spotted a tribal girl transforming to kill a demon. The girl disappeared when the local tried to follow her. The same night, Goddess Rankini appeared in his dreams and asked him to construct a temple for her. Tourists can also visit the Galudi Bridge, which is the largest bridge on the gushing Subarnarekha river. The name Jadugora has been drawn from the word Jadagoda, which translates into land of elephants.

Jadugora

Tata Steel Zoological Park

A treat for nature-lovers, Tata Steel Zoological Park is situated besides the famous Jubilee Park. The most popular activity for tourists in the park is taking a safari ride through the Safari Park, where they can drive through the wooded area and spot animals in their natural habitat. The park is home to a wide variety of species of mammals, reptiles and birds. Common sightings include jungle cats, jackal, Bengal mongoose, fruit bats, common rat and three-striped squirrel. The zoological park is also home to around 36 different species of birds, including red vented bulbul, purple sunbird, little cormorant, common coot, kingfisher and magpie robin. Visitors can also come across a number of reptiles like python, king cobra, krait and garden lizards. Tourists can visit the Nature Education Centre to get information about the animals residing in the zoological park or enjoy a boat ride in the beautiful Jubilee Lake. Winter months are the best time to visit the park as a large number of migratory birds arrive here.

Tata Steel Zoological Park