Salem, Tamil NaduSalem is a bustling mid-sized town located in the central part of Tamil Nadu, India. Almost completely surrounded by hills, Salem is one of the major textile centers in the country. It also has a steel plant run by the Steel Authority of India and the brand 'Salem Steel' is very widely known.
Salem also is the capital of Salem district whose other major locations are Sankagiri, Mettur & Attur. The district is well connected by rail and road networks. Salem is also at the base of the renowned tourist destination of Yercaud hills, which offers breath-taking views both during the ride up the hill and from the peak.