Bokaro is the fourth largest city in Jharkhand and is a major industrial centre, most famous for its steel plant. In fact it is often referred to as 'Bokaro Steel City' of India. What Bokaro lacked in history, it made up with rapid modernisation and urbanisation. The Bokaro City that we see today was developed during a short period of 10 years during the post-independence era of Indian industrialisation. If you think that one should only visit Bokaro to see the steel plant, you are wrong. Although Bokaro is heavily industrialised, it is also famous for its abundant natural beauty. The scenic beauty of the Parasnath hillocks that surround Bokaro, the splashing blue streams of Garga River and the various species of animals in the Jawaharlal Nehru Biological Park are some of the major tourist attractions that add to the beauty of this highly urbanised city. The man-made Garga and Tenughat dams, along with the sacred Jagannath Temple, Kali Bari, Rajrappa, and Aaiyyapa Temples perfectly depict the mesh of traditional and modern civilisation of Bokaro Steel City. Whether you are a technology enthusiast or a nature lover, this city is a perfect vacation spot to relax your body and mind.
Best Time to Visit Bokaro
If you are planning to visit Bokaro, you should do so during the winters. But because the festive celebration season lasts through September to October, this also make these months a good time to visit Bokaro. As the monsoon retreats from this area in October, the overall greenery and natural beauty add to the prevalent festive mood. The clear skies and the cool weather in Bokaro makes this the most enjoyable time of the year, but the weather can turn notoriously cold too so make sure you carry some thick woollen clothes with you.
Weather Of Bokaro
The Bokaro City has volatile weather conditions throughout the year. The temperature can drop to as low as 5 degree Celsius in winters and can rise to as high as 41 degree Celsius. The summers in Bokaro are very dry and hot and tourists should carry, light cotton clothes and sunscreen to stay protected from the heat. Monsoons begin in the middle of June and last until October. The rainfalls enhance the natural beauty of Bokaro City. Bokaro experiences winters between October and February when the temperature gets extremely cold and sometimes even reaches freezing point.
How to Reach Bokaro?
By Air : The nearest airport is in Ranchi, the Birsa Munda Airport. It is located at a distance of 113 km from Bokaro.
By Rail : Bokaro steel city is well connected to most parts of India such as Hyderabad, Patna, Amritsar, Bhubaneshwar, Coimbatore, etc. through railways. Two superfast Rajdhani Express trains connect the city to Delhi while Bokaro is connected to the capitals of other states -like Ranchi, Kolkata, etc.
By Road : The main bus station of Bokaro is the Naya More bus terminal. This bus stand has multiple platforms for private and Government buses. Bokaro steel city lies on the junction of NH-32 and NH-23. NH-23 passes through the main city. Regular Volvo busses are available from the main bus station and the city's centre. These volvo buses connect Bokaro to Dhanbad.