Giridih, the administrative headquarters of Giridih District
, is a beautiful town amid hills and hillocks in Jharkhand
. It is a major center for agriculture and mineral produce in the district. Giridih is 60 km north-west of Bokaro
Places of tourist interest in and around the town include Parasnath, Baidadih, Khandoli and Usri falls (13 km).
Ranchi, the state capital, is around 150 km south-west. Giridih Railway Station is managed by the Eastern Railways.