Beas is centered (approx.) at . It located on the National Highway no. 1 (from Kolkata to Afghanistan), in the Amritsar district in Indian Punjab. The nearest city is Kapurthala (24 km or 15 mi) to the southwest. The holy as well as historical city of the Amritsar (41 km or 25 mi) lies to its northwest and Jalandhar (38 km) to its southeast.
It is the headquarters of Radha Soami Satsang Beas. The town known as Dera Baba Jaimal Singh is located in the east. Every year, millions of Radha Soami followers travel to Beas to attend satsangs (discourses) often held at the Dera for weeks at a time.
There is the Maharaj Sawan Singh Charitable Hospital also, which was constructed in the 1980s by the Radhasoami Society. Since its inauguration, it has served countless patients. Annual optometry clinics are held at the hospital, where hundreds of patients with eye-related problems, especially those suffering from cataracts, are treated.