About Mettupalayam

Mettupalayam is located at 11.3000° N 76.9500° E. It has an average elevation of 314 metres (1033 feet). Mettupalayam is situated on the bank of Bhavani River at the foot of the Nilgiri mountains). Mettupalayam is the railhead for the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, and provides the interchange for passengers of this subline to the broad gauge railway.

Mettupalayam is the starting point for two of the Ghat Roads into the Nilgiri Hills. Subsequently it has established itself for the trade of fresh

fruits & vegetables coming down from the hills and also for produce that grows in the plains and is destined for the hills. Fresh produce from here is supplied to most parts of Coimbatore district.

Coimbatore (Manchester of South India) is 34 km by road from Mettupalayam. The nearest airport is in Coimbatore which has regular (Air timings) flights from Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calicut, Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad, Jammu, Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi and Sharjah.

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