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A city that blends nature and cultural heritage is Salem, a district in Tamil Nadu, South India. It is also known by various names such as Cheralam, Sailam, and Shalya. Salem is a major textile center with more than 125 spinning mills, weaving and garment units. Private handloom weaving began to surge after the 1960s while the 1980s saw the textile industry expand with major spinning mills and dying units being established.\r\n\r\nThere are several attractions in and around Salem. Yercaud is a hill station situated in the Shervoroy Hills among coffee plantations and thickly forested slopes. Pyramid Point has cairns of stones and was once a Stone Age shrine before the new temple was built. Hogenakkal’s main attraction is its waterfall. Mettur boasts one of the largest dams of its kind in the world i.e. the Mettur Dam, not forgetting its park and hydroelectric power station. Kamalalayam is a prominent historical site. Sankagiri Fort is a historical fort built in the 15th century by the Vijayanagar Empire. Salem has a number of Hindu temples such as Kottai Mariamman Temple, Kottai Perumal, Skandhashram, et al. Jama Masjid is Salem's oldest mosque. Churches which dot the city include Christ Church, Lechler Memorial Church, Infant Jesus Church near Four Roads, the Calvary Assembly of God Church and Reformed Baptist Church.

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  • Best time to visit salem The best time to visit Salem is from October to February. During these months, the temperature ranges between ...Read More
  • How to reach salem As there are no direct flights to Salem, one can fly to nearby airports which are Chennai (24 km), Tiruchirapp...Read More
  • Transport In salem Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation Limited (TNSTC) is a public transport bus operator and has TNSTC-Salem ...Read More
  • People of salem As per the religious census of 2011 in Salem, Hindus were at 89.79%, Muslims at 7.48%, Christians at 2.36%, Si...Read More
  • Languages of salem Tamil is the lingua franca of Salem, but English is also spoken.Read More
  • History of salem Local tradition claims Salem as the birthplace of the Tamil Avvaiyar poets. It was part of the Chera dynasty a...Read More
  • Culture of salem Pongal, Navarathri and Deepavali are customary festivals in Salem. Pongal dish is a delectable favourite. Sout...Read More
  • Weather of salem The climate is dry, except during the monsoon season. The dry summer begins in March, with the year's hig...Read More
  • Map of salem Salem is located 340 kms southwest of the state capital Chennai, at an elevation of 278 m (912 ft.) above sea ...Read More

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Ellai Pedari Amman Temple

Ellai Pedari Amman Temple

Religious

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The EllaiPedari Amman Temple in Salem is quite popular as a relig...
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Nature Tour at Kurumpapatti Zoological Park

Nature Tour at Kurumpapatti Zoological Park

Zoo-Wildlife

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The Kurumpapatti Zoological Park in Salem is a relatively small z...
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Ayodhyapattanam

Ayodhyapattanam

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The Ayodhyapattanam in Salem is a popular suburban area in Salem ...
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Sathyanarayana Siddhar Peedam

Sathyanarayana Siddhar Peedam

Religious

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The Sathya Narayana Sithar Beedam in Salem is a very popular reli...
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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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Tandooriwala

Tandooriwala

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 900

Tandooriwala is a chic restaurant in Salem with authentic North I...
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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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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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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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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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A Temple Guide To Salem That Will Give You Insights Into Its Rich Heritage And Culture!

A Temple Guide To Salem That Will Give You Insights Into Its Rich Heritage And Culture!

Synopsis: Salem’s Heritage and Architecture- decoded!

27 Aug 2018  | 2-minute read
5 Natural Settings In Salem Perfectly Suited For Your Next Picnic

5 Natural Settings In Salem Perfectly Suited For Your Next Picnic

Most popular places in Salem for your next picnic!

22 Aug 2018  | 3-minute read
Festivals And Events Of Salem Guaranteed To Entice You

Festivals And Events Of Salem Guaranteed To Entice You

A list of the most popular festivals and events in Salem which will engulf you in the cultural charm of the city.

01 Aug 2018  | 3- minute-read

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