History of Salem, Tamil Nadu

by Anita Sharma on April 13, 2014

Indian culture and heritage is something that is a pride to each and every citizen of India. Both North and South India have equal weight in posing their history and culture. There have been so many famous kings and their kingdoms that have ruled South India. They have built so many temples and historically important monuments. These monuments speak for itself the prosperity and the richness of the respective kingdoms.

avvaiyarSince it’s the focus is about the history of South India with a special focus on Salem, we have to remember that there have been many districts that were once together and have been divided and named differently in the present. When it is about the kings of south India there are three very famous kings whose name will always be mentioned, the Chera, the Cholas and the Pandiyas.

The Chera ruled most part of Tamilnadu till 18th century. Salem, an important district in Tamilnadu, South India also was under the rule of the Chera.

These kings, of ancient Tamilnadu, were called as the Kurunila Mannargal. In the ancient inscriptions Salem was referred to by many names like cheralam (the Chera rule), sailam and shalya.

The city was surrounded by hills on all the sides, Nagarmalai to its north, Godumalai to its east, kanajanamalai to its west and Jeragamalai to its south. The kings who ruled Salem built many temples and great forts. The Salem district proudly calls itself the birthplace of poem and writing as it is the birth place of the very well known and renowned poetess Avvaiyar.

She was a very famous poetess and her songs are still fresh and very devotional. She was a staunch devotee of lord Shiva and lord Muruga and has written many songs on different deities. This is a very big credit to the history of Salem. [click to continue…]


Top 5 Hotels in Salem, Tamil Nadu

by Anita Sharma on April 7, 2014

South India has got a lot of vibrant and busy states. One such welcoming state is Tamil Nadu. Many important districts come under this state like Coimbatore, Tirupur, Salem etc., out of which Salem is one of the very important districts. It has some other major towns like Athur, Omalur and Mettur under it.

Not very big or posh, Salem is in itself a very busy town. With so many attributes to its credit, Salem is one of the most upcoming educational towns as it has so many renowned educational institutions in and around it. A very important credit to Salem is its mangoes, and it is pertinent to mention that the ‘Salem mangoes’ a kind of variety are famous worldwide.

It has other highlights like the steel plant, textiles and sago cultivation. Salem houses very old and historically important mosque and also has a lot of churches and the famous mariamman temple. The climate mostly varies from moderate to dry weather and is very hot during summer. There are amusement parks in the district that is a major tourist attraction. Another feather to its cap is the hill station Yercaud. It is one of the favorite hill stations in south India.

Salem being one of the upcoming Cosmopolitan cities in Tamil Nadu, is also a very friendly place and is a home away from home. Since the advent of many educational institutions, there have been people from all over India and abroad coming over for good educational foundation.  The city has various luxury and very nominal hotel to accommodate various visitors from all over the country. Salem district, being situated in the middle of the state it is a very good transit for people travelling to Chennai, Bangalore or Coimbatore.

1. Hotel Park Plaza

It is one of the famous hotels in Salem, which tops the list of hotels in demand. It is situated very near to the airport and just 15 minutes from the bus stand. Park plaza offers lots of amenities to their visitors at a very nominal rate. They also host a Travel Assistances Desk especially for tourists, which is a very big added advantage to the hotel. Major amenities include spa, play area for children, gym and fitness and swimming pool. Park plaza offers a very satisfactory range of cuisines for their tourists and hosts two restaurants. The Tangerine that offers continental and Chinese cuisine and The Coral restaurant that is a barbecue corner. With its ambience and location park plaza offers a very comfortable stay for its visitors. [click to continue…]