Travel & Accommodation

 
 
Salem is a city and a corporation in Salem district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located in the north central part of the southernmost state of India, it is the fifth-largest city of Tamil Nadu, after Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore and Trichy. Almost completely surrounded by hills, Salem is also a part of the Kongu Nadu (Coimbatore and Erode) region Salem is at the base of the renowned tourist destination of Yercaud hills, which offers breathtaking views both along the ride up the hill and from the peak. There are also remote sites of beauty such as Kiliyur Falls. Yercaud is at an altitude of 1600 m above mean sea level. The city is surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of hills formed by the Nagaramalai to the north, the Jeragamalai to the south, the Kanjanamalai to the west, and Godumalai to the east. It is divided by the Thirumanimuthar in the main division. The fort is the oldest building in town.
 
For tourism information, please visit http://salem.nic.in/ptour.htm.
 
 
Travel
 
Salem is well connected by road and rail to the rest of India. A major railway hub, trains from all over the country pass through the Salem junction at all hours of the day and night. Please visit http://irctc.co.in/ to book your ticket online on one of these trains. For neighboring cities, travel by bus is also an option. The State transport corporation buses have frequent buses in and out of Salem. KPN, a private transport agency has operations in several states and has its head office in Salem. Please visit http://kpntravels.in/.
 
If you are driving to Salem Google maps gives you an orientation of where to head. View Route
 
If you are having difficulty finding a transportation means to get to Salem, please contact us at nac-ciss15@sonatech.ac.in and we will be happy to help with more information.
 
 
Accomodation
 
There are several options for reasonable and comfortable accomodation in Salem. If you are arriving by bus, there are several hotels and restaurants right across from the bus stand (called as the New Bus Stand). Sonatech is a short two kilometers from the bus stand. Please contact us if you require help with accomodation at nac-ciss15@sonatech.ac.in.
 
Hotels 
 
Hotel Saravanapriya
S.V. Complex,
222, Omalur Road,
Opp. New Bus Stand, Salem - 63 004
        
Hotel Viswa
Opposite to Sona college of Technolgy
       
Hotel Ganesh Mahal
323, omalur Main Road,
Near New Bus Stand, Salem - 636 009
Ph: 0427 2333830, 2332821-23
      

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