2,234
trips planned today
4.6
out of 5
Trustscore rating
©

Salem trip planner

Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free

Itinerary planner

+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner Asia  /  India  /  Tamil Nadu  /  Salem District  /  Salem

Salem

4
Sacred & Religious Sites · Dams · Architectural Buildings
Salem is a city in Salem district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located about 160km northeast of Coimbatore, 186km southeast of Bangalore and about 340km southwest of the state capital, Chennai. Salem is the fifth largest city in Tamil Nadu by population and covers 91.34km2.HistoryThe town and the surrounding hilly regions were part of the Chera dynasty and was part of the trade route with the Roman empire. It was later governed by Poligars, who built temples and forts in and around the city. It was part of the Vijayanagara empire before being captured by Hyder Ali during the early 18th century, after the Mysore-Madurai war. It was ceded to the British in 1768 and the area became part of the struggle between Kongu Nadu led by Dheeran Chinnamalai and the British. Salem became part of Salem district since independence in 1947.Geography and climateSalem is located at, at an average elevation of 278 m . The city is surrounded by hills: Nagaramalai on the north, Jarugumalai on the south, Kanjamalai on the west, Godumalai on the east and the Shevaroy Hills on the northeast. Kariyaperumal Hill is in southwestern Salem. The Thirumanimutharu River flows through the city, dividing it in two. The fort area is the oldest part of Salem.
Whether you only want to go to Salem, or have a whole adventure planned, Inspirock has you covered with our user-friendly India holiday planning site.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Salem

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Salem

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
20 million rooms are at your fingertips!
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Places to visit with Salem

MaduraiTrip planner BEST FOR: Religious Site, Architectural Building, Specialty Museum MahabalipuramTrip planner BEST FOR: Religious Site, Ruin, Landmark ChennaiTrip planner BEST FOR: Religious Site, Beach, Movie Theater Ooty (Udhagamandalam)Trip planner BEST FOR: Water Body, Mountain, Garden KodaikanalTrip planner BEST FOR: Water Body, Scenic Walking Area, Forest