Salem District Complete History of Tourist places, Hotels and Colleges


Salem District tourist places and history with total list of schools and colleges.This article also says about the Engineering colleges, Arts and science colleges in Salem District. As the District includes many tourist places and hill stations I have given the best tourist spots in it. Some of the best tourist places in Salem District are yercaud, Kolli hills, mettur dams and the great Kodaikanal. some of the hotels and Lodges with contact numbers are provided in this article.

Salem District Complete History of Tourist places, Hotels and Colleges


Salem district is located in the centre part of Tamilnadu. The district has got the name as “Salem” because of its location. The word “Salem” is derived from the route word “sailam” which means surrounded by hills. The previously it was called as “Kongu Nadu”. When we remember Salem we always remember Salem mangos. As Salem district is surrounded by hills many natural resources are available in Salem District. There are few Hill stations in Salem District which are famous worldwide. Yercaud hills in Salem is such one. The cool climate prevailing there attracts the tourist and it is one of summer tourism part in Salem. The “Kurinchi” flower which flowers once in twelve years are seen in this places. There are also many educational institutions in Salem District. The district also includes some major factories like Steel Plant in Salem is one of the biggest steel factory in South India. The Factory uses the locally available raw materials and makes different types of irons. This has the great market all over India. There are many such a things in Salem. In this article I have given in brief about each of them.

Salem district – Total list of Educational Institutions


In Salem District There are few universities and fourteen arts and Science colleges. Apart from these there are three engineering colleges in Salem District and four law colleges. Coming to the schools, a total of 227 pre-primary schools, and 1223 primary schools, 279 middle schools, 112 high schools and 132 Higher Secondary Schools. There are also 10 Teacher Training institutions in the district.

Arts & Science Colleges in Salem District


  1. A.E.T. Arts and Science College (Salem)
  2. A.V.S. College of Arts and Science (Salem)
  3. Bharathiyar Arts and Science College for Women (Salem)
  4. Govt. Arts College for Women (Salem)
  5. Govt. Arts College (Salem)
  6. Jai Ram Arts and Science College (Salem)
  7. Gem Gates Arts amd Science College (Attur)
  8. Paaventhar Arts and Science college (Salem)
  9. Pathmavani Arts and Science college Women (Omalur)
  10. Sri Ganesh Arts & Science College (Salem)

Salem District – List of Engineering Colleges


  1. A.V.S. Engineering College (Salem)
  2. Bharathiyar Engineering college for Women (Attur)
  3. Maha Engineering College (Valapadi)
  4. Rabidhranath Tagore Institute of Engineering for Women (Sanka giri)
  5. Salem College of Engineering and Technology (Salem)
  6. Salem Government Engineering College (Salem)
  7. Sona Institute of Engineering & Technology (Salem)
  8. Tagore college of Engineering and Technology (Attur)

Salem district – Best Tourist places


Salem district is surrounded by hills and hence it has many hills stations and tourist places. The natural resource is comparatively high in this district. It contains many famous tourist places which are often visited by the people of other countries. There are many temple also in Salem district. Some of the temples are Lord Shiva temple, Mariyamman Temple and a missionary society started by British people are available in this district.

Mettur Dam in Salem district


When you say “Mettur” we remember the Dam and the Hydro Electric Station only. Most of us will be knowing Mettur as “Mettur Dam” only. Mettur Dam in Tamilnadu is one of the largest dam in India. It gives two main benefits for the country by giving water to the paddy fields and other lands of three districts namely Trichy, Thanjur and Salem. The height of the Dam is 176 feet and it has the length of 1700 m. With its large water body it can contain an amount above 93,500 million cubic feet water .. !!. Secondly the Dam acts as a source for the production of electricity. The Hydro Electrical project provides electricity for Tamil nadu. The longest Dam water view and well maintained gardens, giant power plant along with the hills surroundings Mettur remains as the best tourist spot in Salem, Tamil Nadu.

Best Hill station in Salem - Kolli Hills


Kolli hills in Salem district is located in a distance of 100 km from Salem and 40 km from Namakkal district. As usual to the hill staions the Kolli hills also have the natural scenery, waterfalls and many more exciting entertainments in it. This Kolli hills have been rated as the second famous hill station in Salem district. The hill top is situated to a about 1190 meters height from the sea level. The Agaya kangai waterfall will surely attract all the visitors with its beauty. The natural scene from the hill top – a greenery view will give the peace and joy to the heart and make our tough feelings light or no more. So it is necessary that you visit at least one hill station and live your life fruitfully. A person who visits Kolli Hills will realize how much he has missed in his life.

Salelm’s Cool Yercaud


Yercaud is one of the coolest place through out the year and one of the best place for the summer vacation. Yercaud hill station is not only known for its beauty and hill station, it is the place where more fruits and others vegetables like carrot grow. The Jack fruit from this Yercaud hill has its market all over Tamil Nadu. Yercaud also is best provider of other fruits such as “Kamala, Orange, grape and Pine Apple. Honey taking is another important job of the locals of Yercaud.

The Servaroyan Temple in Salem


The Servaroyan Temple in Salem District is also another tourist spot. Number of people visits this spot every year. The Bear cave near to this temple is also visited often by the tourists. It is situated at the top of the Servaroyan hills. The annual festivals of this temple is celebrated in a grand manner by the tribals of this place.

Hogenakkal in Salem district


Hogenakkal is at the edge of Salem District and very closer to Karnataka. The Hogenakkal is the place through which the famous Tamil Nadu river Caurey flows. Here the other two rivers namely Sanatha and Kumara Nadhi meets together. The water fall is the attracting point of everyone. The water falls from a height of 250 meters and makes a thundering sound. The name Hogenakkal was given to this place because of this water fall. Hogenakkal means (in Kanada ) “Smocking rock”. Hogenakkal which lies at a distance over 100 kilo meters is well connected with roads. It is possible to travel through bus and self driving.

Salem District – Hotels, Resorts and Restaurants with Contacts


Tamilnadu Hotel & Negra Lake Resorts: Ondikadai, Salem – 636602
Krishna Paradise: 3rd Cross, Ondikadai, Salem – 636602
Sterling Holiday Resorts: Lady's seat, Yercaud, Salem.
Hotel Lama: Dadubaikuttai, Salem
Hotel Maruti: East Pulikuthi St, Gugai, Salem - 636 006


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