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Things to do in Salem

Going through our daily monotonous lives often leaves us exhausted and urging for a vacation or a holiday. India is home to several such holiday and getaway spots and one of the most beautiful location out of this list is the city of Salem in Tamil Nadu. Salem offers its visitors such breathtaking and enrapturing beauty that leaves every tired soul completely refreshed and rejuvenated.

Things to do in Salem District

However, Salem is still an unexplored destination and therefore not much is known about the various fun activities that this place has to offer to its guests. This articles, therefore, gives a description about the plethora of activities to do in Salem which will make your vacations to this city a completely unforgettable experience.

Fun Activities to Do in Salem:

Salem is not only famous for its pilgrimage but also for other fun activities like Trekking and Boating. Lets read further and explore more.


Things to do in SalemIf exploring the unexplored terrains of nature and  adventure activities excites you and you love to have the first hand experience of pure natural serenity, then Salem will unquestionably be an ideal choice for you. With the picturesque Yercaud Hills and also relatively newly discovered Koli hills standing majestically, Salem looks like a place created by god with his own hands .

With grand hills all around it, the site itself is sure to leave you spellbound and speechless. For trekkers, it is nothing less than a absolute heaven,  with the three beautiful ranges-majestic Nagarmalai Hills in the north, the beautiful Jeragamalai Hills in the south, the serene Kanjanamalai Hills on the west and the enthralling Godumalai Hills on the eastern side. Trekkers are definitely going  to experience a once in a lifetime trekking experience. While the mountainous trails are itself both challenging and interesting, the serenity and unprecedented beauty of the locales makes it all the more refreshing experience.


However,for those of people not very fond of adventure and rather looking out for some calm activity where they can spend some quiet moments with their loved ones or all by themselves, Salem doesn’t disappoint them either.For urban population tired of handling the relentless routines of their city life, Salem would be nothing less than a paradise on earth with not just its calm and beautiful ambience but also because of beautiful lakes present in the city.

The stunning lakes exacerbates  the beauty of the place which will surely make you jealous of the generosity nature has showered on this place!The serenity of the place is sure to take your hearts away and leave you completely refreshed yet asking for more. To add to the near perfect experience of place is the opportunity for tourist to indulge in the most relaxing activity that is boating. The very thought of enjoying boating with your partner and witnessing the sunset is surely going to want you to run away to this place right away!

The Yercaud Lake and Kiliyur Falls are present in the city to make your wish of spending some quiet moments come true. Both the places possess a serene beauty coupled with rustic ambience.


Things to do in Salem CitySalem is a great place for people who are religiously inclined and also or those who are fond of getting a taste of history as Salem has many ancient temples with unbelievable stories attached to them. The place houses several temples of goddess Mariamman.Believed to be an incarnation of Shakti, Mariamman is a highly revered Hindu Goddess in this part of the country.

Every year during the famous and much awaited Mariamman festival and also Mariamman Car festival, people indulge in a lot of celebrations and festivity and merrymaking. During this festival, devotees are found walking on fire and chanting their prayers to show their complete obeisance to their lords.

Apart from this, there is also a beautiful Kandashramam temple, a small hill temple built in memory of  Muruga, a famous deity down south, located about12 kms away from Salem City.

There is also a place called Sithar Koil temple, which is the heritage temple of Sithar Koil, located about 10 km from the city.

So undertake any of the above mentioned activity and make your holidays in Salem a truly memorable one.

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