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History of salem

Local tradition claims Salem as the birthplace of the Tamil Avvaiyar poets. It was part of the Chera dynasty and was ruled by kings known as Kurunila Mannargal. Salem found itself under the rule of the Gatti Mudalis and the Poligars who built many temples and forts. The Chera ruled most of Tamil Nadu till the 18th century. During the early 18th century, after the Mysore-Madurai war, the region was ruled by Hyder Ali. Salem was captured from Hyder Ali by Colonel Wood at the beginning of 1768 and recaptured by Ali in the latter part of 1772. \n\nDuring British rule, Salem was headed by various governors and colonels till it came under Lord Clive who turned it into a military station and it remained so till 1861 when the troops were withdrawn. Salem and Sankagiri were battlefields between the Kongu Nadu soldiers led by Dheeran Chinnamalai and the British. Chinnamalai was hanged in the Sankagiri fort, which later became the British Army headquarters. According to Edgar Thurston, the Chola Nadu region was ruled by many kings before being conquered by the Cholas of Tanjore. In the early 19th century Salem came under the town corporation and became a municipal corporation in 1994.

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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
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  • Altitude 912 ft. above sea level

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