Salem (Tamil Nadu)
Salem is a town and a Municipal Corporation in Salem district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Salem is located in the north central part of the state, about 340 kilometres southwest of state capital, Chennai. It is the fifth Municipal Corporation and Urban agglomeration in Tamil Nadu after Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai and Tiruchirappalli.
Salem is a part of the Kongu Nadu, an ancient division of coimbatore Tamilakam comprising the western part of Tamil Nadu and is at the base of the popular tourist destination of Yercaud hills. There are also remote sites of beauty such as Kiliyur falls and Kavery peak.