1. Bokaro Steel Plant
Being the oldest and the biggest steel plant of the nation, Bokaro steel plant was established by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Bokaro Steel plant fulfils about half of the country’s steel requirement with a total output capacity of about 5 million tonnes per year which will be doubled in a couple of years as the development of the plant is taking place exponentially. The plant is a joint venture of SAIL and DVC. The Bokaro plant is an aspiration of all the engineers across the continent and also, some tourists flock here to have a look at the intense plant. With quite some blast furnaces that operate simultaneously to meet the steel needs of the country, Bokaro is recently getting identified for its production of flat products in India.
2. Garga Dam
Meeting the water supply of the steel plant and also of the residents of the city, Garga dam lies about 12 km from the city centre. The dam is constructed on the Garga River and hence derives its name. Surrounded by lush greenery, the dam is an engineering marvel. Being famous for school excursions, the dam is also famous amongst the tourists. One can even witness some high avifauna in the periphery of the dam.
3. Parasnath Hills
Being a pilgrim spot for the Jain devotees, Parasnath Hills are also known as the Shri Sammet Shikhar Teerth by the Jains. With its highest peak, Sikharji is located at an altitude of 1350 meters; it is believed that Parshvanath, the 23rd Jain Tirthankar attained salvation here and hence making it a pilgrim destination for the Jains. Many other temples lay on the Parasnath hills and hence making it a sacred spot. Also, the beauty that the place compasses makes it calm and serene and is another reason that draws the tourists to enjoy the panorama of the area.
4. City Park
With a Japanese architectural style, The City Park is one of the most happening places of the town. The park has an artificial lake and also has three artificial islands. The park used to be a home to several animals initially which are now shifted to the Jawaharlal Botanical Park. There is a small garden that has been opened here recently and enhances the beauty of the City Park. A toy train also runs through the park and is a major attraction. The park also hosts Basant Mela or the Spring Fiesta every year in February and also Chhath Ka Mela in October-November. These fairs draw a lot of tourists to the place.
5. Ram Mandir
Being one of the oldest and most famous temples, Ram Mandir is dedicated to Lord Rama. Situated in the heart of the city, there is a major market that surrounds the temple. The main temple has gone a considerable amount of renovation in past couple of years but yet the charm of the temple is kept intact. The main temple is surrounded by several other temples dedicated to other Gods and Goddesses.