Mettupalayam is an important tourist location, lying on the way from Coimbatore
. It is 45 km from Coimbatore.
Mettupalayam is the gateway to Ooty. A narrow gauge slow toy train, Blue Mountain Express, is functioning from Mettupalayam to Ooty and the journey is entrancing. Scenic beauty of the Nilgiri unfolds during this 46 km journey.
The main attraction of Mettupalayam is the Black Thunder Amusement Park.
Vanabadrakali Amman Temple is also worth visiting. Frequent buses are available from Coimbatore to Mettupalayam.