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The name Salem is derived from word ‘SAILAM” meaning an area surrounded by Mountains. If you are interested to spend your vacation with family in a calm and cool place, you can come to Salem. Famous for its khadi and other handloom products, Salem can be a perfect destination for one to shop for cotton sarees. There are many other places of interest in the vicinity of the city. Kiliyur Falls, Hogenakkal Falls and Mettur Dam are some popular picnic and vacation spots of the locals as well as tourists. A beautiful park opposite the dam with lawns, children's play area and play equipments are an added attraction.

Yercaud, also known as Tamil Nadu’s Ooty is one of the most well known hill stations of Tamil Nadu, and is at a distance of 22 km from Salem. The hills is popular for coffee plantations and orange groves, along with an orchidarium, which is run by the Botanical Survey of India. There is a lake nearby, which is a famous boating site. The best time to visit Salem is the month of July, when a famous Mariamman festival is celebrated in Salem for 15 days. A lot of Mariamman (Hindu Goddess) temples attracts large number of tourists.

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Karthi Raj
Karthi Raj
Good place to live
Jun 18 2014
Below are few tourist attractions Yercaud, Mettur, Kolli Hills and Hogenakal
Seema Talyan
Seema Talyan
Mar 28 2014
famous for khadi and other cotton cloths,towels and other local food items