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Places to Visit in salem

Salem, meaning area surrounded by mountains, is a small city in South India famous for its picturesque mountain views, waterfalls, and its stainless steel, magnesite and handloom textiles. The main attractions are Tharamangalam, 1008 Lingam Temple, and Mettur Dam. In Salem, you can find many local restaurants serving authentic South Indian dishes.

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  • Theme of Salem [Heritage, Nature]
  • You'll love Salem for [Monuments, Resorts]
  • Watchout for [Congested traffic, Narrow roads]
  • Best Time To Visit
    October - February
  • Altitude 912 ft. above sea level
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Attractions in salem

Mettur Dam

Mettur Dam

Landmark

Spend approx 2 hours

Mettur Dam is an important dam in India. It was built in the year...
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Sugavaneswarar Temple

Sugavaneswarar Temple

Religious

Spend approx 2 hours

The Sugavaneshwarar Temple in Salem is constructed in devotion to...
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ISKCON Salem

ISKCON Salem

Religious

Spend approx 2 hours

The ISKCON Salem, Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda Temple in Salem is co...
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Ellai Pedari Amman Temple

Ellai Pedari Amman Temple

Religious

Spend approx 3 hours

The EllaiPedari Amman Temple in Salem is quite popular as a relig...
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Places to eat in salem

Tandooriwala

Tandooriwala

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 900

Tandooriwala is a chic restaurant in Salem with authentic North I...
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Saravana Bhavan

Saravana Bhavan

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 750

To taste the most heavenly South Indian food that just melts in y...
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Adayar Ananda Bhavan

Adayar Ananda Bhavan

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 750

Adayar Ananda Bhavan is a delightful place where you can sinfully...
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Selvi Mess

Selvi Mess

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 1000

Selvi Mess is a place where the food is prepared in a hygienic ma...
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Nightlife in salem

Tasmac Bar

Tasmac Bar

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 1500

Tasmac Bar is one of the few places in Salem where you can get a ...
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Hideout Bar

Hideout Bar

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 1500

Hideout Bar in Salem is one happening place where the locals can ...
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Places to stay in salem

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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.
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