For its coffee plantations, orange groves and orchidarium, Salem is very popular. Yercaud, followed by Mettur Dam, is one of the most notable tourist attractions in Salem. Yercaud, located at an altitude of 1515 metres above sea level, is the most visited location in the Salem district.
Here is a list of all the places you can know and visit in Tamil Nadu during your trip to Salem. In your itinerary, read on and include them all.
Due to the presence of dense forests surrounding Yercaud Lake, the natural beauty of the area is further enhanced. In the thick forests of Yercaud, travellers can opt either for boating in the lake or hitch-hiking. Tourists can visit a range of attractions in Salem other than Yercaud, including the Mettur Dam, Sankagiri Fort and a number of religious shrines, including the Kottai Mariamman Temple, Siddhar Temple and the famous ISKCON Temple.
Admire the natural beauty of Yercaud's hills and green valleys or give prayers at the numerous temples scattered all over the place where a Salem trip is bound to make you feel more rejuvenated. Our travel guide to Salem offers an extensive insight into the different points of interest that can be visited by travellers. The guide also offers an idea of all the possible things to do in Salem, as well as the best time to visit and means of transport.
The district is dotted with temples, perhaps the best time for pilgrims to explore the same thing. The must-visit locations in Salem, however, range from temples to hills and even forts. Situated almost at the foot of the Yercaud Hills, Salem is Tamil Nadu's main commercial centre. Over time, Salem has become one of the most popular districts in Tamil Nadu and has become a popular tourist destination in South India.
It is possible to date the existence of human civilisation in Salem back to the Stone Age. Dung ash heap touches found attest to the presence of the district since the Paleolithic Period.
Salem's weather, unlike most of its southern counterparts, can be characterised as relatively safe during the peak summer months with undercurrents of warmth. Despite all this, it can be said that the best time to visit Salem is from November to February, during the winter months. Some adventurous travellers, however, visit Salem both in the summer months and during the monsoons.
Interesting Spots in Salem
OOTHUMALAI HILLS:A cluster of Hindu temples consists of the Oothumalai Hill. The quiet, friendly atmosphere makes it popular. The different temples on this hill amplify this tourist attraction's religious significance. It is known that Oothumalai Hill attracts devotees and tourists in large numbers.
One of the significant temples situated on Oothumalai Hill is Sri Balasubramanian Temple. It is dedicated to Lord Murugan and is well known for the Lord's distinctive depiction. The Shiva Temple with intricate engravings of Gods and Goddesses on the rocks, the Vishnu temple that is also known as the Sathyanarayana Temple, are among the other major attractions on this hill - it is of great importance as it is one of the few Vishnu temples in this area.
Government of museum:The Museum of Salem is an important historical attraction and was founded in 1979. A rare collection of different sculptures and complex objects is housed in this museum. In its full bloom, it exhibits the glory of the Salem region. In memory of the kings of previous centuries are the gracefully carved stone sculptures. A must-visit destination for those who are interested in history and anthropology is the Government Museum of Salem.
In addition, there are, among others, archaeological, numismatic, zoological and geological artefacts. For educational purposes, the Museum is also used and is an exciting place to take children. At regular intervals, it holds educational movies and lectures. It is also possible to seek the services of a pet tourist guide.
PARAVASA ULAGAM:Paravasa Ulagam is a water theme park situated 16 km away from Salem on National Highway It is nestled on all sides amid a cold, hilly area surrounded by lush green trees. Paravasa Ulagam offers a wide range of activities including water sports, video games, wave pool, go-karting, science park and waterfalls, curating an exciting water experience for all its guests.
On a mere 6 acres of land, Paravasa Ulagam was started and was opened to the public in 2004. It has increased in capacity over the years, and has added several attractions. With hopes for potential extensions, it is now spread over 15 acres of land. As the water park provides a respite from the scorching city heat and allows one to relax, it is a must-visit.
KALANGI SIDDHARTHA TEMPLE :One of them is Kalangi Siddhartha Temple. This temple is not only sacred, but it's also very beautiful. Around the temple are tiny streams and water bodies. These contribute to the temple's elegance and charm. It is believed that there are curative forces in the water of these streams and if you take a dip into it, then it might cure your various problems. Daily pujas are accessible here and you can visit the place anytime you want to become a part of it.
Best Places to visit in Salem
KURUMBAPATTI ZOOLOGICAL PARK:The Kurumbapatti Zoological Park is packed with numerous animal species, but is most notable for its various species of birds, such as the white peacock and multicoloured cranes. To this enclosure, new species are continuously being introduced. Spread over 11.5 hectares of reserve forest land, the Kurumbapatti Zoological Park is situated at the foot of the Shervaroyan Hills of the Eastern Ghats.
Built into a forest environment, Kurumbapatti Zoological Park has many natural enclosures for wildlife. There are very spacious unique regions that enclose the spotted deer and antelope. Some watering holes are still enclosed in the zoo. The entire enclosure gives us the experience of seeing in their natural environment the animals and birds.
1008 LINGAM TEMPLE:1008 Lingam, located in Ariyanoor, about 14 km from Salem, is one of the city's most prominent temples. Devoted to Lord Shiva, the temple has arranged 1008 Lingams in a way that the main one is surrounded by 1007 Lingams. The 1008th Lingam is the one set in front of the statue of Nandi (a holy cow). The temple was established in 2010, and is operated under the Vinayaka Mission by a private department.
KALANGI SIDDHAR TEMPLE:One of the 18 Tamil Siddha temples is the Kalangi Siddhar Temple of Salem. The medicinal herbs that are believed to heal a wide variety of ailments are well-known. Pilgrims frequently visit the temple to attend the various pujas and also to take a dip in the nearby holy streams. The Kalangi Siddhar temple is surrounded by many perennial wells, small reservoirs and tiny waterfalls. It is believed that the water which flows from these locations has curative powers.
KALLI KANDASAMY TEMPLE:A Murugan temple is the Kandaswamy Temple, which is also referred to as Kalipatti. In the Salem district, it is one of the wealthiest temples. Established in the 18th century, the temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan. Kalipatti Kandaswamy Temple was built by Pazhani Kavundar. It was designed by Katteri Lakshmana Kavundar in the 18th century.
'Karun Sambal' comes from the venom of a snake and is used to treat the devotees who visit the temple as an antidote. The temple of Kandaswamy is ornamented with chariots known as Chithra Ther and Vinayaka Ther. The chariots are pushed round the temple in the case of festivals. A cattle fair is being held at the temple during the Thaipusam Festival in January. This is considered the country's most popular cattle fair.
MOOKANERI LAKE:Mookaneri's picturesque lake is spread over 58 acres. It is an important body of water in Salem City and a popular tourist attraction as well. The Lake has amenities that have enhanced its position as a tourist attraction, such as a park and seating arrangements. The Mookaneri Lake by the Department of Public Works was originally a 39-acre water body. The Salem People Forum was revived in 2010, using 87 lakhs under public initiative.
It is also the home of a number of bird species and flora. There are also other services, such as a park, visitor seating arrangements, a vehicle parking lot, among other items. In the morning and evening hours, families visit the lake to pleasantly spend their time without burning a hole in their wallet. There's a N here. The abundance of water boosted the groundwater levels of the surrounding areas, with local fishermen and enthusiasts trying their hand at fishing.
Pick up From Theni/Dindigul.
Then Proceed towards Salem.
Hotel Check in.
Then proceed to visit Salem Sightseeing such as Kiliyur WaterFalls, Anna park and Pagoda Point.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
After Refreshment and Breakfast.
Then proceed to visit Salem Sightseeing such as Shevaroy hills, Paravasa Ulagam and Sankakiri fort.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
After Refreshment and Breakfast.
Check out the hotel.
Then proceed to visit Salem Sightseeing such as Ayodhyapattanam, Kurumpapatti Zoological park, Government Museum and Mookaneri Temple.
Then Starting Our Journey Towards Theni/Dindigul with Sweet Memories of Salem.
What 's Included
We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3*, 5*, 7* )
2.Double sharing Rooms
5.Royal Suite Rooms
( as per requirement )
From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care
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