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.
A town in the Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu, Sattur is located between two rivers Vaippar and Uppodai.river. This place also referred as Sathanur is popular for Ayyanar Temple or Sathurappan Koil. Even tourist visit this place for Lord Shiva and Vishnu temples. This town is also famous for Cottage Industry, Printing press, Fireworks and Match box industries. Sattur is also known for fountain pen nib manufacturing.
Budget Hotels in Sattur
There are good budget hotels in Sattur . Some of them are Burma Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1000), Hotel New Kamaliya (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Rayas Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1000) and Arul Abirami Hotel (Tariff – Rs.500).
The official language of Sattur is Tamil The other languages spoken include English.
Events in Sattur
Some of the famous festivals and events in Sattur include Maravar festival ( June)
Places to See in Sattur
There are several places of tourist attraction in Sattur. Some of the places include Irukankudi Marriamman Temple ( 6 kms from bus stand) and Siva Temple ( 7kms from Sattur).
How to Get There
The nearest airport from Sattur is the Madurai Airport. It is located about 77 kms away from the town.
There are direct trains connecting to Chennai, Coimbatore and Bangalore. The town is well connected through railway line and road.
Government operated transport and private bus services are available in this town. Moreover the bus services that connects villages and towns closer by. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Royal Travels , Blue Wings Travels and Kesineni Travels. Avail of bus booking offer when you book your tickets through TicketGoose’s mobile apps.