Known as the Steel City of South India, Salem is located at the base of the beautiful Yercaud hills. The place derived its name from the word Sailam meaning a place bound by mountains. Salem has captured a huge market for the manufacture of stainless steel and handlooms.
Place to Stay
There are several good budget hotels that are easy on your pocket. Some of good hotels are— Sri Durga Residency (Tariff –Rs 1,900), Park Plaza Hotel (Tariff –Rs.1000), Hotel Silver Palace (Tariff –Rs.1000 to 2000) and Hotel Hema Internationals (Tariff –Rs 500 to 1000).
Mariamman festival is celebrated during the month of july. This famous festival is celebrated for 15 days
Every festival in Salem is celebrated with vigor and enthusiasm.
Tamil is the main language spoken in the region.
Places to Visit
1008 Lingam Temple (10 kms from Salem), Poiman Karadu (9 km from Salem), Siddhar Temple (22 kms from Salem), Sugavaneshwarar Temple ( 1km from old bus stand)and Kurumpapatti Zoological Park (6km from Salem).
How to Get There
The airport is situated about 20kms away from the city. Salem Airport is positioned at Kaamalapuram. This airport which is constructed at the cost of 6 crore provides flight services for some districts of Tamil Nadu
Salem Junction railway station is located about 5 km from Salem. This is considered to be an important railway junction in the southern railway. Many direct trains halt and depart from Salem station.
Salem has two bus terminus called MGR central bus terminus and Town bus stand. MGR central bus terminus connects to all the states in Tamil Nadu. Meanwhile the Town bus stand only serves for the local city. Bus operators that offer daily scheduled traveling services at lowest price include Hosanna Tours And Travels Pvt Ltd, S M S Travels and Tharai Travels and Parcels. There are several bus operators that have made booking bus tickets easier through their websites.
Devipattinam is a village in the Ramanathapuram district of the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Places of Stay
Hotel Siva Murugan AC Lodge, Hotel Harish or Hotel Sunrise View as these are the hotels closest to the bus stand
Places of Interest
Ullagamai Nayaki Amman Temple, Vinayagar Temple : The 'Arudhra festival' which is held in the month of December is the most important festival of this temple, Kirubasanam Church of Christ: On 2nd October 2013, a youth festival will be held in this church
How to Get There
The Madurai airport is the nearest airport to this place. However there are no direct trains to this village
Ramnathapuram railway station connects Devipattinam to major cities in South India.
Online Bus Ticket Booking can be done by tourists through Online Bus Booking websites like TicketGoose.com to have a comfortable journey to Devipattinam. Ticketgoose.com’s online bus ticket booking facility is fast, safe and reliable.