My final tryst with Jamshedpur was once I was at XLRI. It’s been greater than a decade ever since. And as soon as I left, I by no means had the chance to return to the place I had spent an excellent three years of my grownup life and I at all times puzzled how that metropolis would have formed up over time. A number of months in the past, once I was visiting my household in Kolkata, a visit to Jamshedpur obtained deliberate, out of the blue. I spotted that it will in all probability be my solely probability to revisit the town that had contributed rather a lot to my profession. So, off we went, my mother and father, siblings and I, for a protracted street journey. We managed to book a cab with an experienced driver from Kolkata to Jamshedpur.
It’s roughly 300 KM to Jamshedpur and was going to be a drive of about seven hours, give or take. However when you’re touring with household, you’ll discover a bit of or cease for meals, which is able to add as much as the journey time. We took the route by way of NH 16 & SH 5 by means of Kolkata ->Kharagpur ->Jhargram -> Jamshedpur
There are two extra routes, however this was the most effective for us, for 2 causes. One- this route handed alongside the Chhotanagpur Plateau and proper by means of the Dalma forests, making it a scenic route. And second, my mom was eager on making a cease at Jhargram, certainly one of her favourite getaways from Kolkata. Additionally, this route was shorter than the opposite two, though, it takes an hour or so extra.
With spring within the air, it felt like the proper time to be on the street, particularly on this a part of the state. In any other case, summers are so harsh, that one shouldn’t even consider venturing out, not not less than throughout the day time.
After a quick tea and breakfast break at Kharagpur, we continued on our journey by means of the freeway, which might quickly taper into nation roads. The solar had simply appeared on the horizon and was nonetheless working…