Salem is a city and a district located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. In the foregone times, this region used to be the part of the Vijayanagar Empire and also served as the route for the Indo-Roman trade. The British powers annexed it from the Hindu rulers and it was merged into the Indian union only after the independence.
With an elevation of 912 feet above the sea level, the land of Salem sprawls across 90 sq. km. This city shares its boundaries with Dharmapuri in North, Namakkal in South, Villupuram in West, and Erode in East. The murky hills of Godumalai, Nagaramalai, Kanjamalai, and Jarugumalai shroud the city of Salem. Such geography defines its climate as the tropical monsoon in nature. It encounters humid summers with the median temperature of 39°C. During the winter season, median mercury levels rest between 13°C-17°C. Salem receives a heavy rainfall during monsoons with an annual average of 4000 mm.
One can see amazing tourist spots that are located in Salem. It houses a huge number of Hindu shrines like Kottai Mariamman Temple, Perumal Temple, the sacred hill of Panduranga, ISKCON temple, and the astir markets that are a must-visit place.