Vada Badrakaliamman Temple, Mecheri, Salem – Connectivity
Mecheri lies on State Highway 20, which is Bhavani – Thoppur connection, Thoppur is 20 km from Mecheri, Which further leads to Dharmapuri Via National Highway -44 (National Highway 7 (India)(old numbering)) (major North - south connection from Kashmir - Kanyakumari). Bhavani is 60 km away, which connects to Erode and Coimbatore via NH-47.
Another MDR (Major District Road) from Mecheri is Destine to Omalur (20 km away) to reach Salem, after Omalur it will join with NH-44 till Salem city. Direct Bus facilities are available at every 5 Mins to Salem and Mettur (To and Fro) and 10 mins to Dharmapuri and erode to and fro during day time.
Road network connectivity is properly linked from Mecheri to all villages/towns in and around, government and private buses are also plying between all nearby town like Pennagaram, Tharamangalam, Nangavalli, Jalakandapuram, Thoppur, Vellar etc., and across major village settlements from Mecheri.
Scheduled Government Buses are available from Chennai, Bangalore, Erode, Coimbatore, Mel Madeswaram, Mysore etc. and Omni Buses are available to Chennai, Bangalore etc. operated by MSS and KPN bus services.
· 31 Km in Salem Bus stand
· 42 Km in Dharmapuri Bus stand
· 15 Km in Mettur Bus Stand
· 35 Km Pennagaram Bus Stand
· 74 Km in Erode Bus Stand
Rail connectivity is available at a distance of 4 km from Mecheri town at Mecheri road railway station, which is in the Salem–Mettur Dam railway division. Trains starting from Mettur are en route to Salem and Erode Junction. From Salem and Erode rail connectivity is available for the whole of India.
Link train facility is available to connect with the Chennai – Salem Superfast Express, which is a daily service to Chennai Egmore starting from Mettur Dam, similarly in the return direction.
· 30 Km in Salem Junction
· 40 Km in Dharmapuri Railway station
· 03 Km in Kuttapatti Railway station
· 13 Km in Mettur Railway station
· 09 Km in Omalur Railway station
· 05 Km in Karuvalli Railway station
Salem Airport (India) (IATA: SXV, ICAO: VOSM) is sited 20 km from Mecheri, along Salem-Bangalore Highway (NH-7) in a place called Kaamalapuram near Omalur.
Though the Airports Authority of India (AAI) had spruced up the airport and made it ready for operation in 1993, airlines did not show interest to fly fearing low patronage.
Kingfisher Airlines, did provide a service from Chennai, but terminated the service in 2012 owing to its financial problems. In recent times however, Spicejet has shown some interest in starting flights to Salem.
Nearest major Airports are located at Trichy & Coimbatore.
· 15 Km in Salem Airport
· 198 Km in Bangalore Airport
· 343 Km in Chennai Airport
· 178 Km in Trichy Airport
· 171 Km in Covai Airport