is city of Tamil Nadu famous for its Steel and Textile industries. The city surrounded by hills and forests that make it wonderful destination for those who love nature and like to spend some time in cool and calm environment. It is located almost center of the Tamil Nadu that provide easy access to other place of the State. Salem also have several Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Mariamman
. There is Mariamman festival celebrated in Salem for 15 days in July month that attracts lot of tourists. Salem is also a base city for the Yercaud
, a beautiful and calm hill station having coffee plantations on its slopes. There are various tourists attraction nearby Salem that can be explored.
Tourists attraction nearby Salem
Yercaud – located around 22 km from Salem is well known hill stations in the Eastern Ghats of Tamil Nadu, average elevation of the place is around 1500 meters. you can enjoy the view of coffee plantation. On the hill top, there is Servarayan Temple that give name to hill of Shevaroy Hills. There are some good tracking routes, which offers you natures best walk.
Kiliyur Fall- a big fall of height around 100 feet, situated 3 km from the city. At the base of fall you can enjoy swimming and boating.
Kottai Mariamman Temple is one of the oldest religious destination of the city lies on the banks of Tirumanimuthar River. There is a week long Mariamman Temple Car Festival held every year in the city.
Sugavaneshwarar Temple- a centuries old temple built by Mamannan Sundara Pondiyan. The interiors of this temple contain several historical monuments and a statuette of its main deity.
Arulmigi Alagirinathar Temple- is another ancient temple lie in the City. There are numbers of festival celebrated here throughout the year among which Vaikunta Ekadasi attract maximum no. of devotees.
Ellai Pedari Amman Temple- A week long festival organised every year in the month of March and April in which you can see people walking on fine according to their custom.
Kandhasramam : these are newly build temples in this complex , lies on the banks Kannimar Odai stream. Mainly God Murugan, Lakshmi and Parvati worshipped here.
1008 Lingam Temple- It is believed that there are 1008 Shiva Lingams in this temple.
Jama Masjid- A famous mosque believed to be constructed by Tipu Sultan, situated on the banks of Thirumanimuthu River.
Ayodhyapattanam town is 10 km away from Salem. This town got its name from Ayodhya( Uttar Pradesh), land of Lord Rama. It is believed that Lord Rama spend some time here, when he was going to Sri Lanka in search of his wife Sita.
How to reach salem:
Train: Salem is well connected to other important towns of Tamil Nadu and other India cities. There are many regular train services from Salem to Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi etc.