Location : Jharkhand
Attractions : Bokaro Steel Plant, Garga Dam.
Best Season : September to February.
Languages : Hindi, Bengali, English.
Lying along the Damodar River, just west of one of India's largest iron and steel plants,along the Dhanbad Ranchi highway is India’s biggest steel complex. The Plant was conceived as the country’s first Swadeshi Steel Plant to be built with maximum indigenisation going into the equipments, materials and know-how. Thus, this project has been a radical shift from the earlier dependence on foreign sources for know-how and consultancy, design and equipment, supervision, erection, etc. to almost a full measure of self-reliance and confidence.
Situated in the ChotaNagpur Plateau, the vast rolling topography of the city is typical, strewn by graded valleys and winding streams. In this setting, within a short period of two decades, a new city with a strong multi-dimensional economic base, has blossomed intoa regional urban centre of around 8.0 lakh people drawn from different parts of the country, giving the city the character of Mini India.
Bokaro Steel City:
As the fourth integrated steel plant in the Public Sector, Bokaro Steel City was conceived in 1959. Bokaro Steel Plant actually started taking shape in 1965 with the collaboration of the then United Sovereign Of Soviet Republic. Major coalfields are located nearby. Bokaro City was built to provide housing and other community facilities for the plant's employees.
Garga Dam And Parasnath Hills:
Bokaro City is located in picturesque surroundings on the southern bank of river Damodar with Garga, one of its tributaries meandering along the southern and eastern outskirts of the city. On the north, the city is flanked by the high ranges of the Parasnath Hills and on the south just beyond the river Garga, it is enveloped by the Satanpur hillocks.
Bokaro Ispat Pustakalaya:
Located near Bokaro Niwas, it has a collection of over 40,000 books that meets the reading requirements of the people in the township.
Bokaro has a well-maintained City Park with an artificial lake. Recently three artificial islands have also been created.
Jawaharlal Nehru Biological Park:
A Biological Park named after Jawaharlal Nehru with a variety of animals and birds and a modern aquarium is another attraction located in sector 5.
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How to get there
There is no direct air connection but SAIL is having a private air belt at Bokaro.
Bokaro is near Dhanbad, which is on the main Delhi-Howrah railway line.
Well connected with all the major cities by good motor able roads.
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