Jhumri Tilaiya is located in the north-western region of Kodarma District
. It is about 87 km from Bokaro
and about 122 km from Ranchi
. The nearest main town is Tilaiya which is around 2 km east. Gujhandi (8 km north) and Jhalpo (1.5 km south) are other nearby towns. Jhumri Tilaiya is near Tilaiya Dam
, which is across the Barakar River
in Kodarma District.
is the nearest airport and Kodarma Railway Station
is the closest railhead, which is 20 km from Tilaiya Dam.