Salem District

Salem District

A Geologist’s Paradise
Salem city is the headquarters of Salem District in Tamilnadu. Dharmapuri district was separated from Salem district in 1965. Salem is famous for Mango and also called as Mango City in Tamilnadu.
The famous Tamil Poet Avvaiyar was born in this area only. Yercaud hills are the famous tourist destination place situated near Salem. Also, Salem is famous for Traditional silver Anklets, Textile Industries, Automobile, Poultry and Sago Industries. Dalmia and TANMAG are the big industries located here, due to large deposits of Magnesite in this district.

Salem History
Salem was ruled by Madurai Nayaks for many years. After that, it came under the control of Hyder Ali. Lot of Famous persons like Salem Ramasamy Mudailar, C. Vijayaraghavachariar, Pagadala Narasimhalu, C. Rajagopalachari and Dr. P. Subbarayan are belonging to this Salem District.

Salem Details

  • Total Area :  5245 sq.km.
  • Total Population :  30, 16,346
  • Rainfall    :     1028.2 mm
  • Climate Condition   :   Max.39.1*c and Min.19.7*c
  • STD Code    :   0427
  • Pin Code    :    636 ***
  • Railway Station : Salem Junction, Suramangalam
  • Bus Stand :  MGR Central Bus Terminus (New Bus Stand) and Town Bus Stand (Old Bus Stand)
  • Airport : Nearest Air Port – Trichy Air Port (135 km) and Coimbatore Air Port (159 km)

Places of Interest
Famous Tourist and Important Places, you can find around Salem are

  • Ayodhyapattanam
  • Jama Masjid
  • Kailasanathar Koil
  • Kandhasramam, Udaiyapatti
  • Kottai Mariamman Temple
  • Kandhasamy Kovil
  • Kurumpapatti Zoological Park
  • Lingam (1008) Temple
  • Mettur Dam
  • Utthama Chozhapuram
  • Paravasa Ulagam
  • Oothumalai Sathya Narayana Sithar Beedam
  • Sankakiri Fort
  • Siddhar Temple
  • Glory of Magic Inscription
  • Kottai Perumal or Arulmigi Alagirinathar Temple
  • Sri Sugavaneshwara Temple
  • Kodumanal
  • Thanthondreeswarar Temple, Belur
  • Aragalur

Yercaud
Yercaud is a hill station 36 kms from Salem Junction.

  • Anna Park
  • Arthur Seat
  • Bear’s Cave
  • Bears Hill
  • Botanical Survey of India
  • Horticulture Farm
  • Killiyur Falls
  • Kottachedu Teak Forest
  • Lady’s Seat, Gent’s Seat and Children’s Seat
  • Monfort School
  • Pagoda Point
  • Retreat
  • The Big Lake (Boating)
  • Shervarayan Temple
  • Silk Farm and Rose Garden
  • Tipperary View Point
  • Sri Raja Rajeswari Temple
  • The Grange
  • White Elephant Tooth