Salem to Trivandrum route is spread over at a distance of 553Kms by road. 5 different operators provide bus service from Salem to Trivandrum with 10 daily buses. Major operators who operate buses from Salem to Trivandrum are Kallada Travels (Suresh Kallada), SRM Transports, A1 Travels Coimbatore having the maximum number of services. On Average, Salem to Trivandrum travel time is 7hrs 5min and can go up to 11hrs 45min depending on the type of bus, operator and traffic conditions. The first bus takes off around 05:45 PM and last bus at 11:55 PM. The lowest Salem to Trivandrum bus fare being Rs.700 and the highest being Rs.1575 depending on the type of bus.
Travelling from Salem to Trivandrum can be comfortable and easy as there are many types of buses available for travellers. Different type of buses are available in this route like Volvo A/C Multi-Axle Semisleeper, Mercedes Benz A/C Sleeper, Volvo A/C Multi-Axle SemiSleeper, Non A/C Semisleeper, Volvo A/C Multi-Axle Semisleeper. Now that redbus has tied up with many operators, booking tickets from Salem to Trivandrum has become very easy.
Salem, a district located in the state of Tamil Nadu, is commonly known as the Mango city, Steel city, Agro city and Electric City. The city gets the name from the word ‘Sela’ or ‘Shalya’ which means ‘the country around the hills’. Poiman Karadu, Mettur Dam, Namakkal, and Tharamangalam are a few sightseeing options in and around Salem. Jama Masjid, built by Tipu Sultan, and situated on the banks of Thirumanimuthu River is the oldest mosque in Salem. Yercaud Hills, a hill station, is located 22 km away from Salem in the Shevaroy range of hills in Eastern Ghats. Places like Siddhar Temple, Kottai Mariamman Temple, Skandhashram, Kothandaramar temple, Sithar Koil, Othumali Murugan temple, Pandurangan Hill temple, Kumaragiri Hill Murugan temple, ISKON, Kariperumal Karadu Hill temple are a few temples located in Salem. Kurumbapatti Zoological Park, Anna Park, Anamarathupatti lake, Paravasa Ulagam, Kiliyur Falls, and Dream Land attracts fair amount of visitors.
Trivandrum, also known as Thiruvananthapuram is the capital city of Indian state Kerala. Located on the west coast of India, Trivandrum beholds coastal hills and commercial alleys hand in hand. Thiruvananthapuram is known as the 'Evergreen city of India'. Trivandrum is well connected to the rest of the world through road, rail and airways. National Highway 47 and state highway connects Trivandrum bus routes to its neighboring cities and states. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) governs Thiruvananthapuram bus ranges and manages Trivandrum bus timings. Trivandrum to Bangalore, Trivandrum to Kanyakumari, Trivandrum to Kollam, Trivandrum to Chennai etc. are some of the most popular Thiruvananthapuram bus routes.
Bus was supposed to arrive at 8AM. But it reached at 10:30AM. There were some confusions that happened between the staff and some of the customers which created a scene and made it tough to take a nap. I have experienced the same before also. I would say, the Bus is comfortable but the management should be more careful to avoid issues. Being late is fine and we can understand that, but creating a mess inside the bus at 3AM is not acceptable.
It was a nice experience...