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Mettupalayam is a town located n Coimbatore District In Tamil Nadu. Mettupalayam is located 36 kilometres away from Coimbatore and the River Bhavani runs through the town. It sits on the foothills of the Nilgiri mountains.
Mettupalayam is only 40 kilometres from Ooty and the toy train is a great way to get from Ooty to Mettupalayam, as it winds along a scenic route.
Mettupalayam is also called as the Vegetable market of South India, as the Nilgiri area around Mettupalayam is a rich agricultural region and the local people rely heavily on the market.
There are many temples close to Mettupalayam. Bhavani Amman Temple is 3 kilometers from Mettupalayam town. 15 days in May are celebrated in at this temple with special poojas and aradhanas. Sree Nanjundeswarar Temple is located about 8kms from Mettupalayam and the true history of the temple is not known. One view is that this temple was constructed some 1500 years ago and the other is that the lord najundeswarar was transferred by the Vokkaliga community during the invasion of the troops of Tipu Sultan. Sri Matheswara Temple is about 3 kms from Mettupalayam and worth a visit. The history is that a cow had milked itself on a Suymabu and as a result, it is very sacred among the farmers of the area.