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.