Bangalore also known as Bengaluru is the capital of Karnataka. It is the third largest city in India and is also one of the most populous. It is considered to be the IT capital of the country. Formerly Bangalore was popularly known as the garden city of India but the rapid growth of the IT sector has earned it the name Silicon Valley of India. Bangalore is directly connected to most of the major cities in India. Bangalore is considered as one of the most favorable industrial locations in the world.
Salem is a city in Salem district situated in the state of Tamil Nadu. Also known as the ‘mango city’ it has the 5th largest population in Tamil Nadu. The hill station Yercaud which is a part of the Shevaroys range of hills is located in the Salem district. Some of the popular tourist attractions here are the Yercaud Lake, Pagoda Point, Killiyur Water Falls and Horticulture Farms. The average altitude of Salem is 278 m above sea level. Salem is otherwise known as Steel City because of the presence of a steel plant in the city.
Bangalore is one of the major cities in India and is well connected by air, rail and road. Many international and domestic fights make Bangalore easily accessible from any part of the world. The Salem airport was established in 1993. As a result of poor patronage the airport discontinued its service in 2011. Salem is located at a distance of 115 km from Tiruchirapalli Airport. Another major airport near Salem is Coimbatore airport which is situated at a distance of 157 km. Many domestic flights ply from these airports to major cities in India.
There are many trains that directly connect Bangalore to several parts of India. The distance from Bangalore to Salem is 195 km. Trains that ply from Bangalore to Salem are Kongu Express (12648), Bangalore City-Ernakulam Intercity Express (12677), Mumbai CST-Trivandrum Weekly Express (16331), Mumbai CST-Nagercoil Express (16339) and Hubli Kochuveli Express (02777). Express trains from Bangalore to Salem are available seven days a week.
There are many buses from Bangalore that take about 3 to 4 hours to reach Salem. The different types of buses available are A/C sleeper, Non A/C sleeper, Non A/C semi sleeper, Volvo A/C multi axle, Volvo A/C multi axle semi sleeper and A/C seater. The bus fares depend on the type of bus you choose for your journey. Bus journey is more suited for youngsters and backpackers, who tend to be more adventurous. You can also hire taxis for a more comfortable journey. This mode of travel is mostly recommended if one is travelling along with families consisting of kids and elders.