A city and a municipal corporation in the Salem district and in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Salem is a renowned city of Tamil Nadu. It is indeed the fifth largest Municipal Corporation and urban agglomeration in the state after Madras, Coimbatore, Madurai and Tiruchirapalli. Salem has established itself as one of the reputed textile centers of Tamil Nadu and presently has more than 125 spinning mills, weaving mills and garment units that comprise the economy of the city. It is also famous for its steel plants that provide job opportunities to large number of people and has been in news for it.
Education in South India is of prime importance with many college state and institutes in place. Government College of Engineering is indeed the oldest college that has been the center of attraction of students here.
The city is has well-connected roads, railways and transport connectivity day and dark that makes life easy and smooth. The city each year experiences huge tourism due to its enthusiastic lifestyle and rich exposure. Tourist can easily board Chennai train to reach the city and explore it. For stays there are many reputed hotels. Furthermore it hasmany local markets with big retailers- Lee, Levi, Lacoste, Nike and Lifestyle, having established their shops here at Car Street, Bazaar Street, Agraharam and others.