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.
Located on the banks of River Amaravathi, Karur is well known for, power loom textile products, hand loom , paper and bus body works. This place has all one of the finest educational institutions. ITH is place known for its rich and diverse cultural heritage was ruled by the famous empires like Chera, Vijayanagar Empire, Madurai Nayaks, Hyder Ali, Carnatic kingdom, and lastly by British.
Budget Hotels in Karur
There are good budget hotels in Karur . Some of them are KVR Hotels (Tariff – Rs.500), Aarthi Hotels (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Hotel Valluvar (Tariff – Rs.1000) and Hotel Perrys (Tariff – Rs.1000).
The official language of is Tamil. The other languages spoken include English
Events in Karur
One of the famous festivals and events in Karur include Ekadasi Festival.
Places to See in Karur
There are several places of tourist attraction in Karur . Some of the places include Kalyana Venkataramasami Temple, Karur (5 kms from Karur) Pasupatheeswarar Temple Karur (75 kms from Trichy) Mayanur (21 kms from Karur ).
How to Get There
The only airport that is closer to this place is the Tiruchirapalli International Airport,. It is located about 75 kms away from Karur.
Karur junction is said to be the most important railway station that comes under the wing of Salem division of the Indian Railways network. There are regular trains to Mysore, Tuticorin, Mangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore.
Karur bus stand is located at the heart of the town. SETC operates major buses to different parts of the districts in Tamil Nadu . Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Vetri Travels, Vivegam Travels and Parveen Travels Pvt Ltd. Book your tickets online through several bus booking sites like Ticketgoose.com.