Mettur is a charming picnic spot and dam site located 50 km west of Salem
, in Tamil Nadu
. It is also a major industrial center in the state. Mettur is 107 km west of Yercaud
Major point of attraction of Mettur is the Mettur Dam, built across River Cauvery. Surrounded by verdant hills from all sides, the place presents itself a charming picture of natureís splendor at work. The well-maintained gardens provide an ideal place to sit and relax, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The Hydro Electric power stations are also worth a visit.
Mettur Railway Station is a terminus station on the Salem - Mettur meter gauge line. Nearest major railway station is at Salem. Regular buses to Mettur are available from Salem Bus Station.