Bokaro Tourism

Bokaro Tourism

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  • State: Jharkhand
  • Famous for/as: Waterfront
Bokaro Steel City is situated in the state of Jharkhand in eastern India. Bokaro Steel City is an industrial city that abodes the largest steel complex in India. Bokaro is also the headquarters of the Bokaro district of Jharkhand.

Bokaro Steel City was once a remote area. It was the vision and subsequent planning of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru that paved way for the transformation of this place. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru with the help of Soviets planned to build the first Swadeshi steel plant of India. Bokaro Steel Plant was conceived in 1959 and it flourished in 1965.

With the Bokaro Steel Company, the area was gradually converted in to a township within a span of three decades. Bokaro Steel City has a strong multi-dimensional economic base that attracted people from all over India. Today, Bokaro Steel City has become the educational hub of Eastern India.  

Bokaro Steel City is located at a distance of 47 km from Dhanhad, on the southern bank of the River Damodar, along the Dhanbad-Ranchi Highway. Hindi, Bengali, English are the major languages used in this region. There has been a rise in tourism at Bokaro Steel City which gave a boom to the hospitality industry as well.  

Bokaro Steel City is located on the Chhota Nagpur Plateau which has picturesque valleys and streams. Garga Dam and Parasnath Hills, located near Bokaro Steel City, have become major picnic spots, owing to their natural beauty.

The Bokaro Steel Plant is the chief attraction of Bokaro. Tourists often come to Bokaro Steel City to visit the steel plant and to see the process of steel making. Bokaro Steel City also has various religious centres. Some of the major religious spots in Bokaro are Buddha Vihar, Gayatri Mandir, Aaiyappa Mandir, Ram Mandir, Jagannath Temple, Kali Mandir, Sai Baba Sansthan, Pupunki Ashram, etc.  

Bokaro City Park, which has an artificial lake and three Japanese styled artificial islands, is the main shopping area of Bokaro Steel City. Other places of tourist attraction at Bokaro Steel City are Jawaharlal Nehru Biological Park, Chas, Tenughat, Pindrajora, Siwandih, Rajrappa, etc. Today, Bokaro Steel City has become a popular holiday destination. With its unique cosmopolitan culture, Bokaro Steel City gives an impression of a Mini India.

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Bokaro Traveller Reviews

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Kala Bhusand

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  • Kala Bhusand
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 1 Review
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  886 readers

"A peaceful place"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Dec 24, 2014
Bokaro is the most peaceful place of Jharkhand. Its a nice place to visit. It has lots of interesting places like live city center, chas, kali mandir, jawahar lal nehru park and city park.
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Anand gopal Mukherjee

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  • Anand gopal Mukherjee
  • Lives in Bokaro Steel City
  • 6 Reviews
  •  35 helpful votes
  •  5747 readers

"An awesome city"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Oct 29, 2014
Overall experience at Bokaro Steel City was awesome :) Truly it is having lots of Tourist spots, from Temples to Parks, Zoos, Restaurants etc. City Center, Sector 4 which is the heart of the city and boasts of all convenient means of transport. Also its bit cheapest place to visit :)
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Harsh Shekhar

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  •  1280 readers

"A well planned city"

  • 3/7
  • Posted Sep 8, 2014
This is one place in east India which has. It may not be wrong to call it a planned city and we all know it's a steel city. Train is the best way to get to this place. Bokaro lies in between Ranchi and Dhanbad. If you coming from Dhanbad you will be able to see the Bokaro steel plant. Sector 4 is the heart of Bokaro. Filled mainly with students, it has a big mall(almost made) just by the road which divides sector 4 and 3. Staying in Bokaro you will not want to miss out on city park, Jagarnath temple, and Nehru zoological park. For cheap shopping you can not leave out chas, which is situated 7 km from sector 4.
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"Official trip"

  • Posted May 9, 2011
Bokaro is steel city

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Nice food

Activities & things to do: Ram temple

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Bokaro is conected by road and Rail
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Dinesh Kumar

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  • Dinesh Kumar
  • Lives in Bokaro
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"Bokaro is just cool"

  • Posted Jun 23, 2010
Bokaro is such a nice place,that can't be explained by little words.its full of life.....

B-best in world
O-only lovable
K-kind hearted people lives here
A-always rocking
R-rising and everyday rising
O-only enjoyable

Its well planed and full of lush and green which really makes attraction to the tourist,apart from lakes,park,sites..its should visit this city.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: sector -4 city center,khatta mitha,aarya bawan,saari sangam.mayur

Activities & things to do: absolutly marvelous

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: good
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Prashant K

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  • Prashant K
  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Bokaro - Serenity at its best"

  • Posted May 6, 2009
Bokaro - a well planned, lush green city which is aboded by one of the most warm and gentle people in India. The city known for its world class education (credentialised by the number of IITians, Medical professionals, best-in-breed professionals in every part of the profession), tightly knit neighbourhood (people really know about their neighbour even at 500 mtrs from their home) and cleanliness. The city has an aura of freshness and energy which will rejuvenate your body and soul anytime of the year. You are in stoic mood, philosophical mood or are really aggravated for anything....there is one place to really CHILLAX yourself....and that's me

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Daffodils food (City Park) - a restaurant on the lake side where food is served with warmth wrapped in lake side view. Rainbow Restaurant, Shane-e-Punjab and how can you miss out Coffee House in Sector 1 - Ram Mandir Market

Activities & things to do: Chill, sleep, eat, roam around, get lost of lots of natural beauti in and around the city like Jonha Falls, Rajrappa Temple, Garga Dam.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Flight to Ranchi or Kolkata .... City well connected to these destinations via road and train routes. Direct trains from major cities in India (no train crosses the city without stopping to this great Indian destination),
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Amit Kumar

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  • Amit Kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • Posted May 6, 2007
I think Bokaro is a great city where you stay not only a day but complete holiday- it's weather, roads and people really very good.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: In Bokaro My favourite restaurant is Bokaro restaurant; also city park restaurant - it's non - veg woooow I have no word to explain you...

Activities & things to do: city centre, sec 1 market , ram mandir and jagannath temple

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: From Delhi direct train like jharkhand exp, Rajdhani and purshottam exp.
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Ajoy Kumar

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"a very good, clean and fresh city"

  • Posted Apr 24, 2007
Bokaro steel city is a well planned city with wide roads and Greenery side by side of road; we will definitely enjoy Lake Road to city park and ram mandir. During December and January you should go on picnic at City Park in Bokaro or near by places like mathon dam, Parsnath, rajrappa.
An evening in the simple market i.e city center with egg roll and other food is enjoyable for a salary earner and clean hearted people of Bokaro.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Take a dinner at Rainbow restaurant, Dosa at Khatta Mittha and some sweets at Natkhat.
Egg Rolls, Pani puri and samosa chat at Theli.
Jaggannath mandir, Ram mandir, City Park, JN Park is worth seeing.

Activities & things to do: Go to Bokaro on the Occasion of Durga Pooja, Chhat Pooja with Dipawali.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: You can reach easily by train by all routs in India. By Rajdhani exp from Delhi, or By shatabdi from Kolkata or Ranchi. Nearest airport is Ranchi about 120-130kms.
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Pawan kumar Jha

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  • Pawan kumar Jha
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"Place for Stress Releasing"

  • Posted Mar 27, 2007
Bokaro is basically a place, which actually unlike other cities do not have commercial areas, rather it's a township (though big one) . Its a very clean, well planned, and maintained sectoral based set up, shift pattern of working can be seen in almost every house. Ideally, in Jharkhand amongst the four major cities (Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, and Bokaro) this is the only place where you can leave peacefully, the climate from July to March is like very mild and you can enjoy it. Roads are clean, electricity in not a problem.
Overall, Yes, people used to for Disco's, Pub's, night life, theatres, crowded markets and Malls etc - Beware this is not a correct choice for you

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: For foods, you have good and cheap restaurants, where you get everything anything, but be precise for timings (only till 9pm). Sight seeing in city are: you have couple of good temples, there is a botanical garden, a lake, and two big markets. Shopping can be done at Sector 4 market or the sector 1 market which are the biggest and crowd pulling markets. CHAS is a place around 5 kms from here where you can find anything and everything.

Activities & things to do: Activity wise this city is not a happening place. Yes, on festivals, esp Durga Puja and Diwali, you should try at least once to visit.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: By Train - Well connected with Ranchi, Calcutta, Delhi, Kanpur, Jaipur, Guwahati, Bhubaneshwar, Vizag, Madras, Bangalore, Kerala, and Mumbai

By Road - All major cities of India is connected to Bokaro by various N.Highways

By Air - You don't have an airport here but the nearest airport (Ranchi) is well connected to Delhi, Calcutta, Madras, Mumbai.

Travel Tips: you should have a four wheeler for this city, as nothing general is found here like the local public transport. Book all your tickets in advance, avoid late night hunting without a car. Be aware of touts at the Rly Station.
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Gautam Kumar

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  • Gautam Kumar
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  •  9 helpful votes
  •  4452 readers

"Wonderful place"

  • Posted Feb 10, 2007
A small clean township maintained by Bokaro Steel Plant which was developed with the help of Russia. Wide roads, serene environment, hassle free life and friendly people. Currently famous for producing IITians.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: City park and Nehru Zoological garden are the favs to see. For shopping , City Center market and Ram mandir market are the best. 3 theatres at the heart of the city offer to break your monotony.

Activities & things to do: People enjoy all the festivals here, particularly Durga Puja, Deepawali and Holi. Burning of the effigy of Ravana is a special attraction in Dussehra.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Bokaro can be reached from Delhi in 14 hours by Rajdhani and 18 hours by other trains like Purushottam and Jharkhand exp. Shatabdi joins Bokaro to Howrah/Kolkata and can be reached in 5 hours. Nearest airport is Ranchi, 3 hours by train from Bokaro. NO WARNINGS.
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