Salem and Kanyakumari are located at a distance of 495Kms from each other. Kanyakumari can be reached in about 8hrs 15min.Bus travel is a popular travel option between these two cities, and many buses ply between Salem and Kanyakumari. SRS Travels is a major operator along this route. The first SRS Travels bus starts at 11:30 PM, and you can easily access buses till 11:30 PM. The lowest fare for these buses starts from Rs.699, and the maximum fare is around Rs.799.
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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.
Kanyakumari, formerly known as Cape Comorin, lies at the southernmost tip of India. This popular tourist destination gets its name from the Hindu Goddess Kanyakumari. A temple dedicated to Kumara Amman is located at the confluence of the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean. Kanyakumari is famous for its great vantage point for viewing an uninterrupted sunset and sunrise. During Chithra pournami one can even watch the sunset and moonrise at the same time. Other than the Kanyakumari temple, this place is famous for the Vivekananda rock memorial, Gandhi memorial building, Dhyana mandapam, and the 41m tall statue of Tamil saint-poet Thiruvalluvar. Spots like Padmanabhapuram Palace, Courtellam Falls, and Suchindram are not very far from Kanyakumari and can be visited from here. Kanyakumari is also known for its shell products that is a thriving cottage industry here. The multi-coloured beach is the best place to spend an evening.
First- this bus came one and half hour late at salem. Then instead of giving priority to passengers, driver and helper were more interested in Cargo. Every station they stopped for more than half and hour like salem, anger coil and in between,I dont know the name. When asked to driver he said I am just doing my duty. If you want to complain ask SRS company. He started misbehaving with passengers. Finally reached kanyakumari at around 10:30 instead of 7:45. One of the worst journey of my life.