Salem Places to Visit
Also known as Sailam or Cheralam, Salem is a small district in the state of Tamil Nadu that beautifully blends cultural heritage and nature’s delights. Here are some of the best places to visit in Salem, make sure you do not miss out on its major attractions.
What makes Salem Beautiful?
When you are in Salem, there is no way you can miss out on the popular places of interest that add to its charm. Enjoy a spiritual tour to famous religious sites such as Kottai Mariamman Temple, Arulmigi Alagirinathar Temple, Jama Masjid, Salem Sugavaneswarar Temple, Tharamangalam Temple, EllaiPedari Amman Temple, Kandaswamy Temple and 1008 Siva Temple to name a few. Though the temples are located a little away from the main town, they are worth a visit.
If you are keen on witnessing the interesting process of silk textile production, then you must visit the Silk Farm in Yercaud (about 30 km from Salem), Salem district. Get an insight into silk worm rearing, their cultivation on mulberry leaves and how they are used in the production of gorgeous silk textiles. Apart from this, nature-lovers can also get a dose of natural beauty by exploring some of the top places to visit in Salem. Jarugumalai Reserved Forest, Yercaud Hills, Mettur Dam, Kiliyur Falls, Hogenakkal Falls, Kurumpapatti Zoological Park, Poiman Karadu and Sankakiri Fort are some of them.
Best Places to Visit in Salem
Delicious food to satiate your taste buds!
Nothing compares to the feeling of mouthwatering delicacies melting in your mouth while on a travel spree. Roadside eateries and famous restaurants are amongst the other places to visit in Salem. Attracting large crowds of tourists and locals alike, the roadside eateries on Meyyanur main road, Tiruvakavundanur by-pass, New and Old Bus Stand, Omalur main road and Agraharam streets open at around 7 PM. Not only do they serve delicious dosas, idlis, chutneys, paniyarams, chapattis, pongal, parothas and rice dishes in the fastest time, but also give them away at a very low price! Furthermore, non-vegetarian food lovers can have their fill at the popular restaurants such as Hotel Junior Kuppanna, Selvi Mess, Tandooriwala Salem, Mangala Vilas and Hotel Sri Parasakthi Restaurant.
Having said that, vegetarians and vegans too have a wide variety of dining options to choose from – Saravana Bhavan, Adyar Ananda Bhavan, Hotel Sree Ananda Bhavan, Hotel Sri Krishna and Cascade Restaurant Salem are a few of them.
Take delight in some shopping!
Salem is popular for the production of silver products and silk textiles. Indulge in shopping gorgeous varieties of silk textiles, cotton clothing, silver jewelry and souvenirs from roadside shops and shopping malls. RBT Mall, Reliance Mega Mall, M S Mahalakshmi Mall, GK Crystal Towers and Nirmal Skywin Mall are some of the popular shopping sites.
Make the most of your vacation with this list of Salem's places to visit.