Gobichettipalayam is located in Erode District
of Tamil Nadu
and is around 35 km north-west of Erode
The place, also called Gobi, had derived its name from an old man named Godi Chetti, who lived here. The Bhavani River flows through the town. Places of tourist interest include the Pariyur Amman Temple and the Kodavari Dam.
The nearest airport is at Coimbatore. Nearest major railhead is at Erode.