Chaibasa is one of the tribal cities and a municipality in West Singhbhum District, in the state of Jharkhand. The city also serves as the district headquarters of West Singhbhum District. The destination is situated at an average elevation of 222 metres above sea level.
The city houses many popular water streams, among which Koel, Karo-Koina, Kharkai, Sanjai, Raro, Deo and Baitarini are prominent. It is an old city and archaeologists have found sites that date back to the Stone Age.
Possessing historical and religious significance, the city is known for its temples, mountain slopes, gardens, dams, hills and water springs. Chaliyama Dam, Rungta Garden, Lutheran Jheel and Shahid Park are some of the popular sightseeing attractions.
Dotted with hills and steep cliffs, the destination is frequented for its natural beauty and tribal background. The prime attraction of the site is the tribal festivals, which are accompanied with music and various forms of dance.
Paika, Jhumar, Natua, Chau, Agni, Ghatwari, Santhal, Matha and Sohrai are some of the popular tribal dance forms performed here during festivals and celebrations. Apart from this, handicrafts and souvenirs crafted by the tribal population exhibit the art and culture of the region.
The population residing in the region mainly comprises tribes, which includes Asur, Binhia, Chik, Kharwar, Mahli, Korwa and Santhal. Baiga, Banjara, Bathudi, Bedia, Gorait, Kumali, Kisen, Chero and Sawar are some of the other tribes in Chaibasa. Apart from Bhojpuri, Hindi, Urdu and Bengali, Korku, Santhali, Mundari, Bhumij, Paharia and Ho are the common languages spoken.
Sonari Airport at Jamshedpur is the nearest airport to Chaibasa. Located at a distance of around 66 km from the destination, it is a domestic airport. Birsa Munda Airport at Ranchi is another major airport in the region, which is situated at a distance of around 161 km from Chaibasa. The destination has a railway station of its own and is located at a distance of 2 km from the city centre.
The best time to visit Chaibasa is during the months of October to March, when the weather is pleasant.