Adra is an census town and a railroad settlement which was initially known for its 90% of Anglo Indian populace in Purulia area in the Indian province of West Bengal. The zone shapes the most minimal advance of the Chota Nagpur Plateau. The scene is undulating land with scattered slopes. Adra is the divisional central command of the Adra division of South Eastern Railway. The economy of the town is driven by the nearness of the railroads there. It is one of the three vital coal stacking divisions the other two being Bilaspur and Chakradharpur which supply coal to control plants crosswise over India.
An essential railroad intersection, Adra rail line station associates with Asansol on the Howrah-Delhi Main Line, Tatanagar on the Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line, Kharagpur on the Kolkata-Chennai and Kolkata-Mumbai lines, and Gomoh on the Kolkata-Delhi line. The present station building was worked in 1903. Spots of traveler intrigue are Joychandi Pahar, which is 4 km north from the town. There is additionally a nature park called "satabdi park" with a characteristic water repository called "shaheb bandh" and a timberland called "monpura save woods" is likewise arranged here. Adra is known for Sacred Heart Church, which is one of the most established places of worship worked by the British in 1819.