Tourist Places in Salem

Places to Visit in Salem

Salem - #26 of 75 in Tamil Nadu |
Salem Average Rating - 5.1/7 1 based on 459 Ratings

Salem is mostly preferred by travellers from Chennai, Bangalore. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Salem is, however, mostly preferred by Couple, Single. The best season or months to visit places in Salem are February, March, October, November, December. There are 21 tourist places in Salem, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Salem can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Salem for 2 days to 3 days.
Travellers can also download HolidayIQ.com's Salem Travel Guide to learn about places to visit in Salem, browse through photos & pictures, explore Salem using a map, and read sightseeing reviews. Recently reviewed tourist attractions in Salem, which are great places to visit, are Kiliyur Falls, Sugavaneshwarar Temple, 1008 Lingam Temple, Yercaud Hills. Salem can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.
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Salem Tourist Places



Yercaud Hills, Salem
  • Type: Hill
Yercaud Hills, Salem
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Ranked 1 of 21
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Yercaud is one of the most well known hill stations of Tamil Nadu, at a distance of 22 km from the city of Salem. These hills form a part of the Servarayan Range in the Eastern Ghats and are situated at an altitude of 1515 m above sea level. The area of these hills is also... Read More »
"Relaxing Place"Sep 27, 2013 "Poor peoples ooty"Sep 25, 2013
  • Type: Water Fall
Kiliyur Falls, Salem
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The Kiliyur Falls is another popular attraction of Salem, situated 3 km away from the city. These falls drop from a height of 300 ft and are famous for its activities like boating and swimming. Read More »
  • Type: Temple
1008 Lingam Temple, Salem
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1008 Lingam Temple is another popular temple of Salem. This temple is located in Ariyanoor and is under the control of a private department of the Vinayaga Mission. The main feature of this temple is the presence of 1008 Shiva Lingams, with Nandi in the... Read More »
"Amazing"Sep 25, 2013
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  • Type: Temple
  • Entry: Paid
Sugavaneshwarar Temple, Salem
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The Sugavaneshwarar Temple, situated near the old bus stand of Salem, is one of the important pilgrimage sites of Salem. It was constructed during the 13th century AD, by Mamannan Sundara Pondiyan. According to a legend, Sage Sugha Brahmarishi worshipped and performed penance... Read More »
"Biggest, oldest Temple"Sep 25, 2013
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  • Type: Mosque
Jama Masjid, Salem
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Ranked 5 of 21
Places to Visit in Salem
Jama Masjid is the oldest mosque of Salem, situated on the southern banks of River Thirumanimuthu. This mosque is said to have been built by the Mysore ruler, Tipu Sultan, who is also considered to have offered prayers at this mosque. This mosque was also given Masjid Inam by... Read More »
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  • Type: Dam
Mettur Dam, Salem
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Ranked 6 of 21
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  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Ayodhyapattanam, Salem
Rank 7
Ranked 7 of 21
Places to Visit in Salem
The Ayodhyapattanam is a suburban town, situated at a distance of 10 km from the city of Salem. The name of the town is derived from Ayodhya, which was the birthplace of Lord Rama. Lord Rama is said to have stayed here on his journey to Sri Lanka, at the end of his war with... Read More »
  • Type: Temple
Kottai Mariamman Temple, Salem
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Ranked 8 of 21
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The Kottai Mariamman Temple is one of the oldest pilgrimage centres of Salem City and is situated in the heart of the city and on the banks of River Tirumanimuthar. The presiding deity of his temple is Goddess Kottai Mariamman. The most popular feature of this temple is its... Read More »
  • Type: Temple
Kailasanathar Temple, Salem
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Ranked 9 of 21
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  • Type: Temple
ISKCON Salem, Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda Temple, Salem
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Ranked 10 of 21
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  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Poiman Karadu, Salem
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Ranked 11 of 21
Places to Visit in Salem
Poiman Karadu is situated on the Salem- Namakkal National Highway, 9 km away from the city of Salem. The main feature of this place is that, from a particular spot, specifically a cave between rocks on the nearby hills, this place is visible like a deer with two horns. Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
Siddhar Temple, Salem
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Ranked 12 of 21
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Kalangi Siddhar Temple is one of the 18 Tamil Siddha temples and is situated at the foot of Kanja Malai. Several perennial wells, small reservoirs and waterfalls are present around this temple; and it is said that the water of these wells have curative powers. On new moon and... Read More »
  • Type: Theme Park
  • Entry: Paid
Paravasa Ulagam Water Theme Park, Salem
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Ranked 13 of 21
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The Paravasa Ulagam Water Theme Park is situated at 16 km from the city of Salem, near Mallur on the National Highway 7. This water park comprises a green and calm environment, complimented by water games, go-karting, biking, a wave pool, video games, a science park and water... Read More »
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  • Type: Fort
  • Entry: Paid
Sankakiri Fort, Salem
Rank 14
Ranked 14 of 21
Places to Visit in Salem
The Sankakiri Fort is one of the historical attractions of Salem, situated 30 km away from the city. This fort is located on the Sankakiri Hills, at a height of 40 ft. This fort has 10 compound walls, 5 temples, 2 mosques and 6 platforms. The significant items present at this... Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
Tharamangalam Temples, Salem
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Ranked 15 of 21
Places to Visit in Salem
The town of Tharamangalam is situated at a distance of 27 km from the city of Salem. The main feature of this town is the Kailasanath Temple, which is known for its architectural beauty that consists of very detailed statues and stone carvings, along with a rotating lotus... Read More »
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  • Type: Place of Worship
Kandhasramam, Salem
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Ranked 16 of 21
Places to Visit in Salem
Kandhasramam is a temple complex situated at a distance of 5 km from the city of Salem. It lies in the extreme northern end of the Jarugu Malai Mountain, on the banks of a stream called Kannimar Odai. This complex was constructed between the years 1970 and 1971, by... Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
Kandhaswamy Kovil, Salem
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Ranked 17 of 21
Places to Visit in Salem
The Kandhaswamy Kovil Temple, also known as Kalipatti, is a Murugan Temple and one of the richest temples in the Salem District. This temple was founded by Pazhani Kavundar and built by Katteri Lakshmana Kavundar, in the 18th century. Devotees that come to the place are cured... Read More »
  • Type: Temple
Arulmigi Alagirinathar Temple, Salem
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Ranked 18 of 21
Places to Visit in Salem
The Arulmigi Alagirinathar Temple, also known as Thirukoil Kottai Perumal or Kottai Perumal Koil, is situated in the heart of Salem City. This temple was constructed many centuries ago and its main features are its ancient sculptures. Vaikunta Ekadasi is the main festival... Read More »
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  • Type: Zoo
  • Entry: Paid
Kurumpapatti Zoological Park, Salem
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Ranked 19 of 21
Places to Visit in Salem
Kurumpapatti Zoological Park is a small zoological park situated at a distance of 6 km from the city of Salem. This park is mainly known for its bird species, like the white peacock and small multicolour cranes. Read More »
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  • Type: Place of Worship
Sathya Narayana Sithar Beedam, Salem
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Ranked 20 of 21
Places to Visit in Salem
Sri Sathya Narayana Temple is situated 6 km from the city of Salem, at the hilltop of Oothumalai Hill. This temple shares its features with the Swami Muruga Temple. Read More »
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