Korba, the administrative headquarters of Korba District
, is an industrial town situated at the confluence of the rivers Hasdeo
and Ahiran in Chhattisgarh
. It is located 100 km north-east of Bilaspur
and the original inhabitants of this place are the Korwa scheduled tribe.
From a quaint village in the middle of dense forests in the late 1950s, the town had transformed to become a power hub of the state and is trading its way up the industrial ladder in terms of both small and large scale industries. Korba has surplus of power and Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board (CSEB) is one of the few profit making State Electricity Boards in the country. The surrounding area is rich in mineral deposits and coal and hence promises further cheap power generation opportunities. The place is also rich in forest wealth and wild animals.
Pali (58 km), Lafagarh, Kudurmal (15 km), Kendai falls (67 km), Kanki (20 km) and Bango Dam makes excellent excursions outside the city. The Korba Mahotsav, held in the month of May, is a major draw.
Nearest airport is at Raipur (200 km). Nearest major railhead is at Champa.
Korba Railway Station is on the Chamba-Gevra Road line.