Mettupalayam is a taluk of Coimbatore Rural district, located northern part of the city Coimbatore on the way to Ooty. It is located in the foot hills of Nilgiri hills which are about 38 km north of downtown Coimbatore, in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Mettupalayam is one among the fast developing suburbs of Coimbatore in the northern direction.
The Kotagiri road is a fabulous walking spot for Mettupalayam locals, where one can watch spotted deers and elephants. Forest College is also situated in kothagiri road.
For a magnificent view of the hillside covered with forests, a train journey from Mettupalyam to Ooty is recommended. This narrow gauge mountain train winds through 46 km of forests, tea plantations, 16 tunnels and more than 250 bridges, starting from Mettupalayam on the plains. It moves at a pace that is just a little faster than walking, the journey takes four and half to five hours, but is more than compensated by stunning views of the hills and the plains. Train journey to Mettupalayam is one of the most entertaining moments for tourist. This steam engine train is built in British periods.
Black Thunder is a water theme park located 3 km from the town, that attracts many tourists.It has attractive rides such as The Lazy River, Wave Pool, Thrillarium, surf hill, cannon ball, aqua bowl, side winder Etc.; are some of the famous rides here.