Salem district has many features that make it a geologist’s paradise. The district has developed a great deal in its educational fulfillment. Education means the overall development of a child and not just the academics. Salem has lots of very well reputed colleges and schools. There are good matriculation schools that lay a good foundation in a child’s life. The facilities are at par with any other central board schools and the faculties and administration strive to give the best results.
Now follows a list of the most popular and standard matriculation schools in Salem.
1. SRV higher secondary school for Boys and Girls
This school is one of the most highly acclaimed schools in the whole of south India. Situated at a place called Rasipuram near Salem, this school is supposed to give almost 100% results in the secondary and higher secondary board exams. This is possible due to the dedicated faculty and rigorous training given to the students.
2. St John’s Matriculation higher secondary school
Located near New Fairlands, this school is also a very accommodating and has very good administrators and faculties, thriving hard to create educated individuals. [click to continue…]
The members of Salem Citizen’s Forum have joined hands to renovate the Kumaragiri lake at Ammapet, Salem. This lake is one of the important lakes of Salem which was neglected for several years. Illegal dumping of wastes, encroachment, blockage of streams that send water to the lake has taken a toll on the lake’s ecosystem and the lake started dying.
The Salem Citizen’s Forum headed by Piyush Manush have already renovated Kannankuruchi lake (aka Mookaneri) which is in the foot hills of Yercaud. It is a great success story of what citizens can do without the help of the government.
SCF has spent around Rs.5 Lakh on the renovation of the Kumaragiri lake. The silt is being removed, walking path is getting ready and birds are already calling this lake their home. The following video shows the work that is in progress. [click to continue…]
I noticed that many people are looking for the route from Salem Railway Station to Salem Bus-Stand. This route is the same for Salem bus stand to Salem Railway Junction as well. The distance between them is 3.3 KMs which is just a 7 minute drive. Here’s the map for the same:
From Salem Railway junction to Salem bus stand you can go through 2 different routes. One is through the AVR circle and another one through Thiruvagoundanoor by pass. The same holds true for the reverse route. There are many buses available or you can take an auto rickshaw.
Salem is a great place to live. With abundant water supply from mettur dam, good climate and good people, it is one of the best places to live in. It is not too large of a city and at the same time it is not too small. Salem has all the facilities like 5 star hotels, famous schools, good universities, proper roads, reputed hospitals and so on.
Residential Areas and their Names in Salem
There are many good residential areas in Salem. Some of the popular ones are:
Fairlands: A well established layout in Salem. Perhaps the most premium area. This is located between the road that leads to the bus stand and saradha college road. Has good connectivity to all parts of Salem city. This area is in the heart of the city.
Alagapuram: Alagapuram is the old name for Fairlands. It was established even before fairlands. It is on the left side of Saradha college road on the route to Yercaud.
Hasthampatti: This residential area is situated to the north and north-eastern part of Salem city. This is close to Yercaud road.
Seelanaikenpatti: This area is situated in the south of Salem. It has many residential layouts connected with good roads. Recently there has been a lot of development in this area with flyovers, branded shops and chain stores being opened.
Gorimedu: This is located in the foothills of Yercaud. This is not the most premium area but recently it has witnessed a lot of development.
Salem is the preferred location for many people because it a beautiful city covered by hills and the pollution levels are quite low. There are many good lakes in Salem as well which are being renovated by the Salem Citizen’s Forum which has more than 18,000 members.