Salem District, Tamil Nadu

Salem is a district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The district headquarters is located in the city of Salem. The district is bordered by Dharmapuri district to the north, Krishnagiri district to the northeast, Namakkal district to the east, Erode district to the south, Trichy district to the west.

Salem is a major industrial and commercial center in Tamil Nadu. The district is home to a number of manufacturing industries, including textiles, engineering, and chemicals. Salem is also a major agricultural center, with the main crops being rice, sugarcane, and cotton.

Location: Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
Weather: Generally hot and dry, with monsoon rains from October to December.
Pincode: Various pin codes in the district.
Telephone Code: +91-427

Taluk List follows.

  • Salem
  • Salem West
  • Salem South
  • Yercaud
  • Gangavalli
  • Attur
  • Pethanaickenpalayam
  • Valapady
  • Sankari
  • Edapadi
  • Mettur
  • Omalur
  • Kadayampatti
  • Thalaivasal

Foods: Famous for delicious Chettinad cuisine, try biryani, dosa, idli, and filter coffee.

Tourist Places:

  1. Yercaud – Best time to visit: October to June. Boating on Yercaud Lake, visit Pagoda Point for stunning views.
  2. Kottai Mariamman Temple – Visit this ancient temple in Salem city to experience spiritual tranquility.
  3. Mettur Dam – Best time to visit: August to January. Enjoy boating and scenic views of the dam and reservoir.
  4. Sugavaneswarar Temple – Historical temple known for its beautiful architecture and religious significance.
  5. Kurumbapatti Zoological Park – A fun family spot with diverse flora and fauna.
  6. Siddhar Temple Kanjamalai – A sacred site with a breathtaking view of Salem city.
  7. Poiman Karadu – Ideal for trekking and exploring nature’s beauty. Best time: November to March.
  8. Tharamangalam – Visit the ancient Kailasanathar Temple and immerse in the rich heritage.
  9. 1008 Lingam Temple – Pilgrimage site with 1008 lingams carved on a single rock.
  10. Paravasa Ulagam Water Theme Park – Enjoy water slides and fun activities during hot days.

Best Time to Visit Salem: November to February offers pleasant weather for exploration.

Things to Do:

  1. Shopping at famous markets like the Fairlands Market and the Two Road Market.
  2. Explore history at the Government Museum with art and archaeological exhibits.
  3. Take a leisurely walk through the botanical garden in Yercaud.
  4. Attend traditional festivals like Pongal and Mariamman festival.
  5. Trek through the Servarayan Hills in Yercaud for breathtaking vistas.

Salem TNSTC Bus Timings :


Salem – Kaniyapuram KSRTC bus timings


Salem to Chennai central train timings