Mettupalayam

Coimbatore is growing fast and catching up with other metros in India, in fact the day is near when it will surpass them all as the most favorable metro city. But along with the metro city role, it has also maintained a rural background. Mettupalayam is one of the rural regions of Coimbatore.

Tourist Places in MettupalayamMettupalayam is the third largest township in the Coimbatore rural district located about 38 km to the north of downtown Coimbatore and is one of the fast developing suburbs. Mettupalayam is located 314 meter above sea level, in the midst of an endless spread of Arecanut plantations with buzzing bees, scenic huge Nilgiri mountains, a canopy of forest trees and fauna covered by fresh dew, gently flowing clouds, refreshing breeze, tall coconut trees, banana cultivation in the midst of beautiful creepers, that almost looks like a foothill covered with green silk carpet and blessed for prosperity with Bhavani River.

How to reach Mettupalayam from Coimbatore

By Bus
Buses are available in three different routes- Coimbatore route, Tirupur route and Erode route. Buses ply from 5:45 am to 9:15 pm.  
By Air
The nearest airport is Coimbatore International airport located about 50 km from Mettupalayam. Coimbatore airport is well connected to all the major cities in India and the world. From airport you can book a cab, hire a taxi or take auto.
Car rental- Charges (Rs. 2000-2500) - Telephone- 08030003000
Book a cab- Charges (approx. Rs. 700) - Telephone: 0422-60609090, 0422 4270333
Auto- price- Charges (approx. Rs. 350)
Note: Rates may increase by almost 35% while travelling at night.
By Train
The nearest railway station is Mettupalayam railway station. Mettupalayam railway station  is famous for its Ooty train "Nilgiri Passenger", the only rack and pinion railway in Asia.

Places to visit in Mettupalayam

About MettupalayamNilgiri Mountain Railway

Nilgiri Mountain Railway was built by the British in 1908, it was declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO in July, 2005. Nilgiri Mountain Railway hence became to be known as “Mountain Railways if India”. The railway still operates on steam locomotives which have vanished from India except the toy train operating in Darjeeling.

The train runs amidst a picturesque landscape with greenery and tea gardens all around. It leaves from Mettupalayam station and ends up at Ooty station covering 46 km and vice versa, crossing through 16 tunnels and 250 bridges. The uphill and the downhill track is the steepest track in Asia.

It has also been featured in a series of three documentaries dealing with Indian Railways made by BBC in UK. One of the station was used as location in a foreign film “A Passage to India”, apart from this many stations has been used as shooting locations in numerous films in South India. It was also used in the Bollywood movie “Dil se” where the famous actor Shahrukh khan danced on the roof top of Nilgiri Mountain Railway.

Oothimalai

Oothimalai temple is located on one of the hill near Punjai Puliam Patti. This is one of the famous temples of Lord Muruga. Oothimalai is a temple built on top of hills, you have to climb almost 2000 steps to reach the temple. Specialty of this temple is the Lord Muruga idol having eight hands and five faces. The place is very calm and soothing to your soul. However please note that thetemple is open for visit only on Mondays, Fridays, full moon & new moon days, Krithigai and on other special pooja days.

You can reach here from Puliam Patti by mini Bus. Buses are available from Mettupalayam to Puliam Patti Town, both public and private buses are avaiable. Bus stop name closest to this place is “Irumbarai”

Hotels and Restaurants in Mettupalaym

Annapoorna Hotels
Address: 418, Mettupalayam, Coimbatore- 641043, Opposite Avanashi Lingam Home Science College
Telephone: (0422) 4382121

Hotel Sree Saravana Bhavan
Address: Ooty main Road, Mettupalayam, Coimbatore- 641301, Near Black Thunder
Telephone: 9443121778

Sri Ambika Hotel
Address: Ooty Main Road, Opp to Mtp bus stand, 375, Coimbatore - Ooty - Gundlupet Hwy, Mahadevapuram, Mettupalayam- 641301 ?
Telephone: 099 42 702176

Hotel Zam Zam
Address: Opposite Registrar Office, Near Bus Stand, Ooty Main Road, Coimbatore - Ooty - Gundlupet Hwy, Mettupalayam, 641301
Telephone: 099 52 415072

Hotel Welcome Inn
Address: Opposite to Register office, Mettupalayam, Coimbatore - Mettupalayam road., Coimbatore - Ooty - Gundlupet Hwy, Mettupalayam, 641301 ?
Telephone: 094 43 096025

Maruthi Food Link
Address: 631, Union Office Road, Union Office Road, Near Bus Stop, Kavundam Palayam, Coimbatore, 641030 ?
Telephone: 097 87 534254

Hotel Rex
Address: 605, Mettupalayam Road, Mettupalayam Road, Near Pasuvannna Kovil, R.S. Puram, Coimbatore, 641002 ?
Telephone: 0422 254 6601

Black Thunder
Address: Ooty Main Road, Mettupalayam, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641305
Telephone: 04254 226 632

Glen View Resorts
Address: Near Mariamman Temple, Bokkapuram,Masinagudi, Tamil Nadu
Telephone: 099 00 179441

Sri Ambika Hotel
Address: Ooty Main Road, Opp to Mtp bus stand, 375, Coimbatore - Ooty - Gundlupet Hwy, Mahadevapuram, Mettupalayam, Tamil Nadu 641301
Telephone: 099 42 702176

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