Mettupalayam is located in the foothills of Nilgiri Hills, in the district of Coimbatore. It is the third largest township of the district and considered one of the fastest developing suburbs. Mettupalayam tourist places include the famous sanctuaries, such as Vana Bathrakaliamman Koil and the Thiruppathy Temple. They can also visit other shrines like Idugampalayam Aanjineyar Temple, Subramaniya Swamy Temple, Kurunthamalai Palani Dhandayuthapani Murugan Kovil and Kumaran Kundru Murugan Kovil.
A very famous Shiva Temple is located at Kuttaiyur, where tourists can pay a visit during their Mettupalayam tour. The Karamadai Ranganathar Temple is another important shrine which is far-famed for its car festival. During the time of this festival, thousands of devotees throng to the temple to seek the blessings of Ranganathar and see his holy car.
Other tourist places in Mettupalayam include 'Black Thunder', which is a theme park located 3 km from the city. The water park attracts a large number of tourists with its exciting rides like Cannon Ball, Surf Hill, Wave Pool, Lazy River, Thrillarium and Aqua Bowl.
During the stay at Mettupalayam, tourists can enjoy a stroll on the Kotagiri Road where they might get a chance to spot elephants and spotted deer. A trip to Ooty by Nilgiri Express can also be planned while enjoying sojourn. 250 bridges, 16 tunnels, numerous tea plantations and lush green forests through which the train pass will make this short journey memorable. Besides, tourists can shop for decorative items in Mettupalayam and savour the taste of local delicacies.