Chaibasa is the administrative headquarters of West Singhbhum District
and is 140 km south-east of Ranchi
Bindrai Institute for Research Study and Action (BIRSA) has its headquarters in this town. Noamundi, 64 km south-west of Chaibasa, is an important mining center. Chaibasa Forest and Hirni Falls are the nearby attractions.
Ranchi Airport is the nearest airport. Chaibasa Railway Station is on the Padapahar-Rajkharsawanadaphar line of South Eastern Railways.