Jharia, a town situated on the outskirts of Dhanbad
, is a rich colliery center with extensive commercial activity. Situated at the heart of the Damodar river valley, Jharia has India's richest coal fields and is about 250 km north-west of Kolkata
and about 1150 km south-east of Delhi
Dhanbad, internationally well-known for its rich coal fields, is situated about 170 km from Jamshedpur. Dhanbad Junction Railway Station is the nearest railway station.