Situated at the confluence of the Hasdeo and Ahiran rivers, Korba is a center of production of Kosa , a lightweight fabric with a sheen that makes it a favourtie for making casual garments as well as club wear. Most of the region is a plateau of the Maikal ranges of the Satpura hills.
The nearest airport is at state capital Raipur, about 200 km away.
The nearest railway junction is at Champa, on the Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line, South Eastern Railway Zone.
The Katghora-Pali-Ratanpur line connects Korba to Bilaspur.