Salem is the birth place of famous Tamil Poet Avviyar. Located at the central part of Tamil Nadu the city is popular for the industry of stainless steel. It is the fourth largest one in Tamil Nadu. Salem is the nice place with its calm and cool atmosphere.
Surrounded by hills the place is at the base of the popular tourist destinations of Yercaud hills, which offers breathtaking views both along the ride up the hill and from the peak. The city is surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of hills formed by the Nagaramalai to the north, the Jeragamalai to the south, the Kanjanamalai to the west, and Godumalai to the east.
During the month of July, Mariamman festival is augurated and held in Salem for 15 days. During festial Mariamman (Hindu Goddess) temples are decorated nicely. This is the best period to visit here.
The amusement Park - Anna Park is the favorite place for many kids. Yercaud hills are near to Salem. The thick forest slopes are good for trekking. You can feel the smell of coffee and orange in the hills.