A town and a Municipality in Theni district of Tamil Nadu, Periyakulam lies at the foothills of the Western Ghats bordering on Kerala. The town is also known as the ‘Mango City’ as a major share of the mangoes produced in the state comes from this town. Located on the 'Varaha' river, Periyakulam is sometimes called ‘pi City’ forit’s famous sweet pi. The town gets its sweet water from the Berijam Lake in Kodaikanal.
Budget Hotels in Periyakulam
There are many hotels in Periyakulam. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Hotel Rajendra, MSP Lodge, Sri Siva Lodge and Sri Rajaram Lodgethat offers rooms from Rs.500 onwards.
Events in Periyakulam
Annual festivals like Pongal, Dussehra, Ramzan, Christmas and Diwali are celebrated here.
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Places to See in Periyakulam
Balasubramanian Temple (2kms), VaradharajaPerumal Temple (.5kms), Sothuparai Dam (9 km), Kumbakarai Falls (8 km), TheerthaThotti (2 km), Vaigai Dam (15 km) and Manjalar Dam (18 km)are some of the places to visit in this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Madurai
The nearestrailway station is at Theni
Periyakulam bus stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like Joy Travels, SRM Transports, Sri Bhagyalakshmi Travels and JR Travels run regular buses to and from the town. While booking your tickets online, look out for bus booking offer that many bus booking portals provide.
Salem is a city and a municipal council located in the Salem district of Tamil Nadu. It is situated about 160 km away from Coimbatore. In terms of population, Salem is the fifth largest city in the state. The Thirumanimuthar River flows through the Salem city. It is surrounded by hills on all sides namely Jarugumalai in the south, Godumalai to the east, Nagaramalai in the north and Kanjamalai in the west. It shares its border with Dharmapuri towards the north, Erode towards the west, Namakkal towards the south and Villupuram towards the east.
Budget Hotels in Salem
There are plenty of budget hotels for travellers in Salem. Some of them include Ganesh Mahaal Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700 onwards), City View Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600 onwards), Hotel Selvam (Tariff – Rs. 550 onwards), and Hotel New Tamil Nadu (Tariff – Rs. 800 onwards).
Tamil is the local language spoken here. English, Hindi are also known by the people.
Events in Salem
An annual festival is celebrated in the Kottai Mariamman Temple for 15 days during the month of July.
Places to See in Salem
Yercaud Hills (22 km), Kiliyur Falls (3 km), Namagiripettai (28 km), Kurumbapatti Zoological Park (6 km), Tharamangalam (22 km), Poiman Karadu (9 km), Poolampatty water place (40 km) and Rasipuram (27 km) are some of the best tourist destinations around Salem.
How to Get There
Salem Airport is located 2 km away from the town.
Salem Town railway station is the nearest rail head located 1 km away.
Salem has good road connectivity to all major cities like Sankari and Tharamangalam. NH7 (Varanasi- Kanyakumari), NH 68 (Salem-Ulundurpet) and NH 47 (Salem- Kanyakumari via Coimbatore) passes through Salem. There are several buses plying to Bangalore, Hyderabad and Tirupati. Airking Travels & Tours, Roshan Travels, KPN Travels are some of the private travel operators that provide convenient buses to Salem. Utilise the discounts and offers when you are booking a bus ticket online.