The distance between these two cities is around 225Kms, and can be reached in approximately 3hrs 45min.Bus travel is a popular travel option between these two cities, and many buses ply between Salem and Palakkad. Orange Tours And Travels is a major operator along this route. The first bus starts from 10:15 AM and you can catch buses till 10:15 AM. The Orange Tours And Travels buses have a minimum bus fare starting from Rs.600, and the maximum bus fare is Rs.600.
You can now book online tickets from Salem to Palakkad at redBus.in at affordable prices.
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.
Palakkad, also known as Palghat, is a district in Kerala which connects the state to Tamilnadu through Palghat Gap located in the Western Ghats. The largest district in Kerala, Palakkad is bestowed with rivers, hills and paddy fields. Palakkad Fort which was built by Hyder Ali in the year 1766 is the main place of tourist interest. The fort changed many hands, from Zamorins to the British, and is known as Tipu’s Fort. The fort has a functioning jail and a Hanuman temple inside. Among the other temples, Vadakkanthara Bhagavathy temple, Meenkulathi Bhagavathi temple, Perungottukavu Bhagavathi temple, Manappullikkavu temple, and Nallekkavu Ayyappan temple are worth mentioning. Another important site is the historical Jain temple in Jainmedu where the remnants of Jainism can be found. The Dhoni Waterfalls and the Silent Valley forests are popular trekking spots for the tourists. The Malampuzha Dam and Gardens also attract a lot of tourists.