The city was a part of the Chera dynasty, later it was ruled by Poligars, who built forts and temples around the city. The word 'Salem' derived from Sela or Shalya which refers to the country around the hills. Salem is also known for its production of Steel, Agro, Limestone, Electric, and Mango which gives a definition for the name ‘SALEM. Yercaud, Hogenakkal, Mettur Dam and Namakkal are some of the major attractions.
Flying to Salem: Salem Airport (21.6 km away) offers domestic flights from Chennai.
Driving to Salem:
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